Thursday, July 19, 2012

Scientific Linux 6.3 Beta 1

Pat Riehecky has announced the availability of the first beta version of Scientific Linux 6.3, a distribution built from source packages of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and enhanced with extra applications useful in academic environments: "There should be no expectation that a 'yum' upgrade to SL 6.3 will work. A new install is the recommended method to move from 'sl6rolling'(this alpha release) and the released 'SL 6.3'. Major changes made: LibreOffice - has been replaced with LibreOffice. The LibreOffice packages 'provide' the right packages to maintain compatibility for Kickstart and yum installs; Anaconda - Anaconda now alerts users to the beta status of a release when it is tagged appropriately, upstream has added this functionality and we are taking advantage of it for the beta cycle...." Read the full release announcement. Download the DVD images: SL-6.3-i386-DVD.iso (3,464MB, SHA), SL-6.3-x86_64-DVD.iso (4,093MB, SHA256).

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