Opinion: RHEL 5 turns 3, Suggestions for Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (Tikanga) was released on March 14, 2007 and yesterday was RHEL 5′s 3rd birthday. Since then we have gotten 4 update releases.

Given the fact that Red Hat’s original plan was to have a new RHEL release every 18 – 24 months, one has to wonder where RHEL 6 is and why it is so late. My best guess is that RHEL 6 (which so far has had a non-public alpha release within Red Hat as witnessed in some Bugzilla reports) will come out sometime this summer… possibly in time for the Red Hat Summit in Boston (June 22-25, 2010). For that to happen I would expect a public beta for RHEL 6 to be released in the not too distant future. We’ll see how that pans out.

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