Version 9.1 of Rocky Linux has been released. The availability of Keylime, a remote boot attestation and runtime integrity monitoring solution employing Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs), is one of the most significant advancements. Version 9.1 also features the debut of the first module streams for node.js 18, php:8.1, maven:3.8, and ruby:3.1. The latest versions of the compiler toolsets are GCC 12, LLVM 14.0.6, Rust 1.62, and Go 1.18.
As a popular replacement for CentOS, Rocky Linux is an open-source server operating system (OS) designed to be 100% bug-for-bug compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. it was developed by one of the original CentOS founders, Gregory Kurtzer. The Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) is in charge of hosting it.
The GenericCloud, EC2, and Azure images include additional variations that use Logical Volume Manager (LVM) rather than conventional partitioning, thanks to the work of the Rocky Linux Cloud Special Interest Group (SIG). Along with generic (OpenStack) and container images for all four main architectures – x86 64, aarch64, ppc64le, and s390x – these new image variations are added to the lineup of images for Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, and Google Cloud Platform. Rocky Linux users are invited to get involved with the Cloud SIG by joining them on Mattermost.
Users of Rocky Linux 9 can upgrade to 9.1 via PackageKit and associated interfaces or the dnf update (GNOME software, et cetera). The migrate2rocky conversion tool enables users of other Enterprise Linux 9 editions to upgrade and switch to Rocky Linux 9.1. Keep in mind that there is no supported path to upgrade from Enterprise Linux 8 to Enterprise Linux 9.
To guarantee accuracy and stability, Rocky Linux versions undergo extensive testing. The testing consists of hundreds of manual and automated checks covering all manner of environments and configurations.
Before being approved by the team, Rocky Linux 9.1 was put through extensive testing for more than nine days. On chat.rockylinux.org, anyone who wants to participate in the Rocky Linux upstream process can join the group. The forums, IRC on Libera.Chat, Reddit, and RESF email lists are additional venues for participation.