Scientific Linux 6 RC2 发布

We have released the second Release Candidate of Scientific Linux 6.
We are now in a feature freeze, and are only fixing bugs.

The release is at

DVD and Net Install downloads are at

***CHANGED SINCE Beta 3***
Repos were changed to point to 6.0
Mirrorlist was put in the config files, but there currently
aren’t any mirrorlist files.

Kickstarts updated. There is now minimal, small, all-groups,
match-tuv, and everything.
scripts added for customizing product.img and install.img
cleanup of configuration files.

removed java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin
This was removed to prevent confusion since it was removed by TUV
in java-1.6.0-openjdk updates. According to the bugzilla entry
they expect it to be in 6 Update 1.

mirrorlists are now available.

Installation Documentation

TUV documents published according to their guidelines.

If you are on a x86_64 machine, install the adobe repo, and install
flash-plugin and/or AdobeReader_enu, you will get AdobeReader_<random
language> in addition to what you asked for. You will also get many
i686 packages installed for dependancies.

If you do an install using the Everything DVD’s, you cannot select
external repo’s at the point where you can select external repo’s.

This is the proposed roadmap. These dates can always slip. We will not
release until we are ready.

RC 2.5 – Sometime in the first week of March, 2011
– This is really the release, down to the documentation.
– If there is no further bugs, RC 2.5 images are declared the official
release images.
– If there is a show stopping bug, we will have a RC 2.75

Release – A day or two after RC 2.5 – Hopefully in the first week of March.

Thanks to everyone who has tested and helped thus far.

The Scientific Linux Development Team

下载 Scientific Linux 6 RC 2

下载(目前只有i386 DVD 镜像可供下载): SL-6-i386-2011-02-25-Install-DVD.iso (3,508MB, SHA256).

关于Scientific Linux

Scientific Linux同Centos 类似由Red Hat Enterprise Linux重编译而成,由费米国家加速器实验室,欧洲核研究组织(CERN)以及世界各地的大学和实验室共同开发。旨在与Red Hat Enterprise Linux完全兼容,并提供了上游产品中未收入的额外软件包,这当中最值得一提的是各种文件系统,包括Cluster Suite和Global File System(GFS)、FUSE、OpenAFS、Squashfs、Unionfs,以及对Intel无线固件的无线网络支持、MadWiFi和 NDISwrapper、Sun Java及Java Development Kit(JDK)、轻量级的IceWM窗口管理器、面向统计计算的R语言环境,以及Alpine邮件客户端。