Articles and News

CentOS Project Shifts Focus to CentOS Stream

»CentOS Linux 8, as a rebuild of RHEL 8, will end at the end of 2021. CentOS Stream continues after that date, serving as the upstream (development) branch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.«

marcan Is Creating Linux for Apple Silicon Macs

Without a doubt, Apple’s M1 is the most interesting SoC of the last years. Hector Martin “marcan” runs a Patreon campaign to bring Linux to the Apple Silicon Macs.

Thread-Per-Core Buffer Management for a Modern Kafka-API Storage System

Redpanda is a Kafka-API compatible system that can distribute mission-critical workloads across many-core systems. This article gives a detailed look into the systems architecture.

Bulk Loading Into PostgreSQL

The author compares the different options to bulk load data into PostgreSQL.

Projects and Releases

Kubernetes 1.20

  • Volume Snapshot Operations Goes Stable
  • Kubectl Debug Graduates to Beta
  • Beta: API Priority and Fairness
  • Dockershim Deprecation
  • Exec Probe Timeout Handling

Rocky Linux

»Rocky Linux is a community enterprise Operating System designed to be 100% bug-for-bug compatible with Enterprise Linux, now that CentOS has shifted direction.«

Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL

With Babelfish for PostgreSQL, applications written for Microsoft SQL Server can talk to a Postgres backend without changing the database drivers.


»Tectonic is a modernized, complete, self-contained TeX/LaTeX engine, powered by XeTeX and TeXLive.«

Qt 6

Qt 6.0 is the first release of the new major version. Areas of improvement:

  • Leveraging C++17
  • Next-generation QML
  • New graphics architecture
  • Unified 2D and 3D for Qt Quick
  • CMake build system

CentOS Linux 8 (2011)

CentOS Linux 8 (2011), derived from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.3 source code, was released. If you consider using CentOS 8 in production, keep in mind that maintenance support now ends in 2021.


kalk is a command-line calculator.