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Rocky Linux Recognized as a Digital Public Good

June 5, 2024

We are honored to announce that Rocky Linux has been recognized by the Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA) as a Digital Public Good. This recognition reflects our community's commitment to open sour...

Rocky Linux 8.10 Available Now

May 30, 2024

We are excited to announce the general availability of Rocky Linux 8.10. This release is now available for the x86_64 and aarch64 architectures. Please consult the release notes on the Rocky Linux Doc...

Rocky Linux 9.4 Available Now

May 9, 2024

We are excited to announce the general availability of Rocky Linux 9.4. This release is now available for the x86_64, aarch64, ppc64le, and s390x architectures. Please consult the release notes on the...

Rocky Linux included in new Azure Community Galleries Feature

April 23, 2024

Rocky Linux included in new Azure Community Galleries Feature Downloading Rocky Linux from Azure community galleries has been more accessible since November 2023, with prebuilt images for x86_64 and a...

GLIBC Vulnerability on Servers Serving PHP

April 22, 2024

Last week, CVE-2024-2961 was announced. In brief, systems using glibc and serving php content could potentially be at risk. The vulnerability is related to the ISO-2022-CN-EXT character set. While at ...

Secure Boot Key Refresh - 2024

April 5, 2024

Over the next few days, updates will be released for Rocky Linux 8 and 9 updating a number of “critical path” components due to the expiration of the x509 certificate used to sign the build artifacts...

SCaLE 21x Recap

March 27, 2024

The Rocky Community team had a great time at the Southern California Linux Expo, aka SCaLE 21x, in Pasadena, California. We intentionally support regional Linux events like this, because local engage...

Happy Birthday Rocky Linux

December 8, 2023

Reflections on Three Years of Growth Today we celebrate how far Rocky Linux has come since the ecosystem change that started it all. The early days were full of emotion and fire as a group of passiona...

12 Days of Rockmas

November 27, 2023

Hey, it’s almost Rocky Linux's third birthday! We will celebrate by counting down the next 12 days with games, giveaways, and gatherings to appreciate our community. And YOU are invited to join us. Ab...

Rocky Linux 8.9 Available Now

November 22, 2023

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Rocky Linux 8.9. This release is currently available for the x86-64 and aarch64 architectures. Please review the release notes in the Rocky Linux...

Rocky Linux 9.3 Available Now

November 20, 2023

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Rocky Linux 9.3. This release is currently available for the x86-64, aarch64, ppc64le, and s390x architectures. Please review the release notes i...

Special Interest Group Announcement - Security

October 4, 2023

Special Interest Group Announcement - Security The Rocky Linux Project announces the general availability of the Security Special Interest Group (SIG) packages and wiki, which provide extra security-r...

Statement Regarding OpenELA

August 31, 2023

By now, you’ve likely heard about a new open source project, known as OpenELA. We’ve received a few questions about how it is related to Rocky Linux. On August 10th, OpenELA was announced as an initia...

RESF Names Theodore Ts'o to Board

July 3, 2023

Theodore Ts’o has joined the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation’s Board of Directors. On June 10, 2023, the membership of the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) voted to approve Theodore Ts...

Keeping Open Source Open

June 29, 2023

Every user of Rocky Linux is valued and their contributions matter. From software engineers to IT professionals and hobbyists, together, we are all part of the Linux and open source community. The Roc...

Brave New World: The Path Forward for Rocky Linux

June 24, 2023

What is the power of an open source community? It is the ability to dig deep in critical moments, to rise above and carry on. This week the greater Enterprise Linux community was gifted one such criti...

Rocky Linux Expresses Confidence Despite Red Hat's Announcement

June 22, 2023

[Reno, NV, June 22, 2023] – Rocky Linux, a prominent community-driven open-source distribution of Enterprise Linux (EL), remains confident in its ability to continue as a bug-for-bug compatible and fr...

Rocky Linux 9.2 for PowerPC (ppc64le) is now available

May 30, 2023

After additional testing and thorough investigation into the architecture-specific bug we discovered, the Rocky Linux team is pleased to announce the availability of Rocky 9.2 for the PowerPC (LE) or ...

Rocky Linux 8.8 Available Now

May 20, 2023

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Rocky Linux 8.8. This release is currently available for the x86-64 and aarch64 architectures. Please review the release notes in the Rocky Linux...

Rocky Linux 9.2 Available Now

May 16, 2023

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Rocky Linux 9.2. This release is currently available for the x86-64, aarch64, and s390x architectures. Please review the release notes in the Roc...

Fresh Air - April 2023 Newsletter

April 14, 2023

Volunteer Appreciation April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! Words are not adequate. Millions of thanks to the people pouring out their time and energy to bring the Foundation to life, and create its...

Errata for Rocky Linux 9 Available Now

February 6, 2023

We are delighted to announce the release of Errata for Rocky Linux 9! To make this possible we have also released Apollo Errata Management v3. This release makes it possible for our users to enjoy err...

Introducing HelloTux as a Rocky Linux Merchandise Provider

December 16, 2022

We are excited to announce that we have added a new merchandise provider for the Rocky Linux project - HelloTux! This partnership will expand the options available for our community to show their supp...

Rocky Linux 9.1 Available Now

November 26, 2022

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Rocky Linux 9.1. This release is currently available for the x86-64, aarch64, ppc64le, and s390x architectures. Please review the release notes i...

Rocky Linux 8.7 Available Now

November 14, 2022

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Rocky Linux 8.7. This release is currently available for the x86-64 and AArch64 architectures. Please review the release notes in the Rocky Linux...

Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) Approves New Bylaws and Charter Designed to Ensure Open Community Control of Rocky Linux and Future RESF Projects

November 11, 2022

The Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) today published its charter and bylaws, documenting the organization’s governing structure and rules for hosting open source projects, including its nam...

Rocky Linux 9.0 Available Now

July 14, 2022

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Rocky Linux 9.0. Release notes are available in the Rocky Linux Documentation - these notes contain important information including known bugs an...

FIPS Validation Update - June 2022

June 11, 2022

We are excited to announce that Rocky Linux has reached a significant step in the FIPS 140-3 validation process; right on schedule, Rocky Linux is now named in the NIST Implementation Under Test List...

Rocky Linux 8.6 Available Now

May 16, 2022

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Rocky Linux 8.6. This release is available for the x86_64 and aarch64 architectures. Release notes are available in the Rocky Linux Documentation...

Rocky Linux Project shifts focus to Rocky GNU/Hurd

April 1, 2022

The future of the Rocky Linux Project is Rocky GNU/Hurd, and over the next year we’ll be shifting focus from Rocky Linux, the rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to Rocky GNU/Hurd, whic...

Community Update - December 2021 - Q4

December 10, 2021

Highlights Rocky Linux 8.5 The latest minor release of Rocky Linux was released on November 15, 2021. The speed at which the latest release was built is a testament to the dedication of the Rocky Linu...

Rocky Linux 1 Year Anniversary Party 🥳

November 25, 2021

It's hard to believe it's already been a year since the Rocky Linux project began! We're hosting an informal online party to mark the occasion. Come celebrate with us! Event Details Topic: Rocky Linux...

Rocky Linux 8.5 Available Now

November 15, 2021

Hello everyone. I am pleased to announce the general availability of Rocky Linux 8.5. This release is for the x86_64 and aarch64 architectures and is derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5. Please ...

Community Update - June 2021

June 28, 2021

Summary After seven months of long, hard work, we are beyond excited to announce that Rocky Linux 8.4 has reached General Availability for x86_64 and aarch64! We made fantastic progress with our relea...

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: ArchitectureMinimalDVDBoot...

Rocky Linux 8.4 RC1 Available Now

June 4, 2021

The Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) is pleased to announce the availability of the Rocky Linux 8.4 Release Candidate for: ArchitectureBootMinimalFull/Everythingx86_6...

Community Update - May 2021

May 28, 2021

Summary This has been a very exciting month for us. In the early hours of May 1, we published our release candidate for Rocky Linux 8.3. (If you haven’t yet, feel free to download that and get to test...

Rocky Linux 8.3 RC1 Available Now

April 30, 2021

The Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) is pleased to announce the general availability of the Rocky Linux 8.3 Release Candidate 1 for x86_64 and aarch64 architectures. To download the release...

Community Update - April 2021

April 26, 2021

Summary There’s been a flurry of activity this month as we approach the general availability of our release candidate for Rocky Linux 8.3. The Development team has been holding regular hack-a-thon ses...

Community Update - March 2021

March 31, 2021

Summary This month’s community update is being released a little bit later than the previous updates, as we had hoped to have additional information to announce regarding an initial build image for te...

Community Update - February 2021

February 22, 2021

Summary Release engineering is on pace with the timelines previously documented to provide a release of Rocky Linux by Q2 2021. The infrastructure team is working on automation in their area to facili...

Community Update - January 2021

January 20, 2021

Summary In the three-plus weeks since our last community update, a lot has happened. Frustratingly--but also necessarily--for many of you, the progress we’ve made has been behind the scenes. We’ve bee...

Community Update - December 2020

December 23, 2020

Summary Our teams are working to coordinate the many individuals and organizations that have offered to help advance The Rocky Linux Foundation, Inc. (Rocky Linux). The core team is working to lay the...