CoreOS For Linux Has Been Updated With Support For New Features
CoreOS Linux operating system is an open-source lightweight OS that is based on the Linux Kernel. It is build to provide infrastructure to cluster deployments at the same time focusing on automation, security, ease of application deployment and scalability,
The OS is not geared to normal everyday users as it provides minimal functionality, a feat required for deploying applications within software containers.
The team behind the development and maintenance of Core Linux have been teasing the next build of the operating system for a while now and it looks like everything set to be released to the general public.
The new build which is powered by the Linux Kernel 4.6.3 will be version of 1068.6.0 of the operating system and brings new features as well as introduced updates for many parts of the system.
Among the list of changes that CoreOS Linux will be bringing includes coreos-metadata 0.4.1, the systemd 229 init system, Docker 1.10.3 application container engine, Bash 4.3_p46 GNU shell, rkt 1.7.0 App Container runtime for Linux, etcd 0.4.9 and 2.3.2 service discovery packages, as well as fleet 0.11.7 distributed init system.
One of the most important issues reported by users that the update is going to be take care of is with empty SSH (Secure Shell) host keys, the implementation of a default group for /dev/kvm. There is better support ofr transient services,improved handling of the Unicode characters found in Bash and also a patch for a systemd-sysusers crash that some users were plagued with.
“The Stable channel has never contained a version which included the kubelet. If an instance was booted from the Beta or Alpha channels and then moved to the Stable channel, it would lose the kubelet when it updates to this release,” was the post on the official website letting users know what exactly they should do before download.