Hello, Community! AlmaLinux OS is proud to announce AlmaLinux OS 9.0 Beta for all 4 architectures: x86_64, aarch64, ppc64le and s390x, achieving architecture parity with upstream.
As 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 somehow, somewhere to see how things will work in 9.0 stable, you’re on the right track.
Cloud Images and Containers
Cloud images and containers are in process and we anticipate the first batch to be ready in 1-2 days.
Release Notes and More Information
AlmaLinux OS 9.0 Beta is based on upstream kernel version 5.14 and contains enhancements around cloud and container development and improvements to the web console. This release also delivers enhancements for security and compliance including additional security profiles. Other various updates include Python 3.9, GCC 11 with the latest versions of LLVM, Rust and Go to make modernizing the applications faster and easier. You can read more about it by checking out the Release Notes.
Please make sure to stay tuned to the blog, community chat and various social channels and mailing lists (links below) for the upcoming announcement of test days, where we will gather together and have ourselves a good ole’ fashioned bug hunt.
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.
You can also pop into the AlmaLinux Community Chat and join our Testing Channel, post a question on our 9.0 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.