Fedora 21 for IBM System z release

Joe Brockmeier jzb at redhat.com
Thu Dec 18 22:45:48 UTC 2014

Another new release announcement that would be great for Fedora Magazine
if somebody has time to put it into a post format.



On 12/18/2014 06:32 AM, Dan HorĂ¡k wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Fedora 21 GA release for the IBM System z (s390x) is here. This time
> only 9 days after primary release. The difference against primary
> Fedora is smaller than it was in Fedora 20, but we are still missing
> packages related to nodejs (v8 engine not publicly ported to s390x) or
> golang (but work is being done on gcc-go, so this should change in the
> future) and most of ocaml modules (native port would be required). For
> details see http://fedora.danny.cz/s390/rebuild/koji-compare-f21.txt
> The links to the actual release are here:
> http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist/Fedora/21/s390x/ or
> directly at
> http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/21/Server/s390x/
> http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/21/Everything/s390x/os/
> Currently Fedora for s390x is available as the Server flavor (refer to
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora.next for more information). The
> first directory contains the installation tree as well as one DVD ISO
> with the complete release. There are plans on adding Cloud flavor in
> the future, but it depends on s390x support in several related
> projects. Everything as usual contains, well, everything. :)
> For general Fedora documentation please see
> http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
> and Fedora 21 common bugs are documented at
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F21_bugs
> Additional information about known issues, the current progress and
> state for future release, where and how the team can be reached and
> just anything else Fedora on IBM System z related can be found here:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/s390x/21
> For architecture specific release notes, please read it as there are
> changes in the interactive installation process. It's a wiki so don't
> hesitate to add your knowledge there. You can find useful information
> also in the previous release notes linked from the current ones. 
> More information about Fedora on IBM System z can be found at
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/s390x
> Our team got expanded during the last year so my thanks also go to the
> other team members and to everyone involved in making this happen!
> Your Fedora/s390x Maintainers

Joe Brockmeier | Principal Cloud & Storage Analyst
jzb at redhat.com | http://community.redhat.com/
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