Hello Community! AlmaLinux OS is excited to present AlmaLinux 8.7 Beta “Stone Smilodon” for x86_64, aarch64, ppc64le and s390x architectures.
Installation ISOs are available on mirrors now.
As usual, a simple reminder, this is a BETA release. It should not be used for production installations. The provided upgrade instructions should not be used on production machines unless you don’t mind if something breaks. Now if you wanna test this to see how things will work in 8.7 stable, you’re on the right track.
Also stay tuned to for some AlmaLinux 8.7 Beta Cloud and Containers options to test.
Release Notes and More Information
The AlmaLinux 8.7 Beta provides a more stable foundation for open hybrid cloud innovation, new enhancements and features to deliver workloads, applications and services for multiple environments more efficiently, security features and updates for risk reduction and better compliance maintenance.
New automation and management functionality is provided to make additional manual task automation, performing standard deployment processes at scale easier and to simplify day-to-day system management.
These enhancements include adding several system roles and the web console new options and features. As for containers, Sigstore technology was built into the container tooling.
You can read more about this release by checking out the Release Notes.
What you can do to help?
Test, test, test. Your feedback is what helps make great production releases.
Please report any bugs you may see on the Bug Tracker. Also, pop into the AlmaLinux Community Chat and join our Testing Channel, post a question on our 8.7 Beta Forum, on our AlmaLinux Community on Reddit or catch us on Twitter.
Please enjoy this Beta release, let us know what you think and stay tuned for more updates and announcements coming soon.