Redhat Enterprise Linux released a beta version of 7.0 in the last month of 2013, and then GA release is usually in 4-6 months, which should be around May, 2014. So what’s the major changes in this major release?
Here is a summary list from system admin view,
- Kernel 3.10 and Grub 2
- Default MTA changed from Sendmail to Postfix
- MariaDB has replaced MySQL, and the default version in RHEL-7.0 is 5.5
- Default file system is now XFS, which replaces the ext4 used by default in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Common applications that used in this release have versions as below,
- Ruby 2.0.0
- Python 2.7.5
- JAVA 7
- GNOME 3 and GTK+ 3
- KDE 4.10
- Apache 2.4
- MariaDB 5.5 and PostgreSQL 9.2