Hello glorious community. The AlmaLinux OS Foundation is proud to announce the availability of AlmaLinux 9.2 Beta “Turquoise Kodkod” for all supported architectures:
- Intel/AMD (x86_64) - ARM64 (aarch64) - IBM PowerPC (ppc64le) - IBM Z (s390x)
Beta ISOs are available at repo.almalinux.org https://repo.almalinux.org/almalinux/9.2-beta/isos/. Select a mirror closest to your geographic area listed on the mirrors.almalinux.org website to download a suitable ISO image more quickly.
Starting with the AlmaLinux 9.2 Beta release, beta repositories will now be available in the Vault https://repo.almalinux.org/vault/9.2-beta/ to reduce storage usage on mirrors.
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 somehow, somewhere to see how things will work in 9.2 stable, you’re on the right track. Release Notes and More Information
You can read more about this release by checking out the Release Notes https://wiki.almalinux.org/release-notes/9.2-beta.html.
The AlmaLinux 9.2 Beta provides enhancements and features to the hybrid cloud’s foundation and delivers workloads, applications and services for multiple environments faster and with less effortless. The release includes security updates such as the realmd system role, a SCAP profile, and Ansible content for enhanced system checks to simplify managing security and compliance. Improvements to application streams provide compilers, runtime languages, databases and web server updates. Enhancements to the web console and new system roles make it easier to automate and standardize systems. As for containers, new capabilities allow the developing and managing containerized deployments more easily. I want to help. What can I do?
Test, test, test. Your feedback is what helps make great production releases.
Please, report any bugs you may see on the Bug Tracker https://bugs.almalinux.org/. Also, pop into the AlmaLinux Community Chat https://chat.almalinux.org and join our Testing Channel, post a question on our 9.2 Beta Forum https://almalinux.discourse.group/c/devel/9-2-beta/39, on our AlmaLinux Community on Reddit https://reddit.com/r/almalinux or catch us on Mastodon https://fosstodon.org/@almalinux & Twitter https://twitter.com/almalinux .
Please enjoy this Beta release, let us know what you think and stay tuned for more updates and announcements coming soon.