Rocky Linux 8.4 RC1 Released

Rocky Linux is a community enterprise operating system designed to be 100% compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The project’s latest version is a release candidate for Rocky Linux 8.4. A focus has been placed on kernel improvements, networking, and security.

The Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) is pleased to announce the availability of the Rocky Linux 8.4 release candidate for x86_64 and ARM64 (aarch64). Please note that a release candidate is not suitable for production use. The upgrade from Rocky Linux 8.3 RC1 to Rocky Linux 8.4 RC1 is not supported, meaning it will not be tested nor documented. Major changes:

  • IPsec VPN provided by Libreswan now supports TCP encapsulation and security labels for IKEv2
  • The scap-security-guide packages have been rebased to version 0.1.54 and OpenSCAP has been rebased to version 1.3.4
  • These updates provide substantial improvements, including improved memory management
  • The fapolicyd framework now provides integrity checking, and the RPM plugin now registers any system update that is handled by either the YUM or the RPM package manager.

Further information can be found in the distribution’s release announcement and release notes. Here is the Download page or here direct download.

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