July 16, 2014

IBM SDK for Node.js Version 1.1 for Linux on System z is generally available

IBM has published a version of the server side Javascript engine node.js for Linux on System z on developerworks. This gives you a stand-alone JavaScript engine also on System z.

You can also download the current development source for the components node and the Javascript engine v8 from github.

Hopefully the final version will be released later this year!

(updated 8/16/2014)

July 4, 2014

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7) released

After a long development phase Red Hat has finally announced the next major release of their enterprise distribution. Everything is new and updated, so it will take time to get familiar with the new distribution.

The kernel level of the GA version is kernel-3.10.0-123, however as this is a new release I strongly recommend everyone to apply the updates from Red Hat to get the bug fixes that didn't make the DVD! As of 7/4 the latest update kernel is kernel-3.10.0-123.4.

Here is my usual summary of links to more information:
As this is a brand new release there are some hick ups aka bugs to be expected. If you are hitting one, please open a bug report with Red Hat and/or IBM.

(updated 10/31/2014)