CentOS 7.2 released.

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Yesterday, in the CentOS mailing list, Karanbir Singh, the CentOS project lead, announced the CentOS 7.2 release. Details are available in the CentOS 7 (1511) Releases Notes.

Also, the Docker container, Vagrant images, Cloud images and Atomic Host images will be released in the next few days with ARMv7 (armhfp), Aarch64 and i686 architectures coming slightly later. Furthermore, several SIGs (Special Interest Group) like Cloud SIG, Cloud Instance SIG, Virtualization SIG, Storage SIG, Software Collections SIG and Atomic SIG will release specific versions.

CentOS 7.2 globally brings the same main changes as RHEL 7.2: Systemd v219, Gnome 3.14, OpenJDK with ECC support, etc.

Finally, one line caught my attention in the CentOS 7 (1511) Release Notes:

“The initramfs files are now significantly bigger than in CentOS-7 (1503). You may want to consider lowering installonly_limit in /etc/yum.conf to reduce the number of installed kernels if your /boot partition is smaller than 4GB. New installations should consider using 1GB as the size of the /boot partition.”

This is something to think about, particularly in virtualized environments where VM size matters.
Otherwise, as Murphy‘s law says, if anything can go wrong, it will!

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