Rocky Linux 8.4 GA Available Now

June 21, 2021

The Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) is pleased to announce the General Availability of Rocky Linux 8.4 for the following architectures:

Architecture Minimal DVD Boot Packages
x86_64 X X X X
ARM64 (aarch64) X X X X

Sufficient testing has been performed such that we have confidence in its stability for production systems. Free community support is available through the Rocky Linux Mattermost, IRC, and forums. Paid commercial support is currently available through CIQ.


Download Rocky Linux 8.4 Release Notes

The following are also available:

Stay tuned for announcements as we expand our offerings.

Bugs or issues can be reported via Bugzilla.

Release Party

Be sure to tune into our live release party Saturday, June 26 00:00 UTC on YouTube. More details available on the forums here.


Corporations come and go, their interests as transient as they are self-serving. But a community persists, and that’s who we dedicate Rocky Linux to: you.

Rocky is more than the next free and open, community enterprise operating system. It’s a community. A commitment to an ideal bigger than the sum of its parts, and a promise that our principles—embedded even within our repositories and ISOs—are immutable.

We’d like to extend a special thanks to our sponsors and our partners, whose contribution of resources, financial backing, software, and infrastructure were all critical in supporting our efforts:

Each one brings something special to the community, and we’re grateful for their support.


This is just the beginning, and the RESF is more than just Rocky Linux—it’s a home for those that believe that open source isn’t just a switch that can be toggled at will, and that projects that many rely on not be subject to the whims of a few. To this point, you can easily find all of our sources, our build infrastructure, Git repositories, and everything else anyone would need to fork our work and ensure that it continues if need be. Expect more from the RESF in the coming weeks and months.

When we announced our release candidate, we asked you to come build the next free, open, community enterprise operating system with us. Now we’re asking you for more: join us as we build our community.

“We set out to develop a free, open, community enterprise operating system that is bug-for-bug compatible with the upstream Enterprise Linux standard. What we built is so much more: a community.”

  • Gregory Kurtzer, Executive Director, Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation

Sincerely, The Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation https://rockylinux.org