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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 released for IBM Z and LinuxONE

By Elizabeth K. Joseph posted Wed November 10, 2021 02:51 PM


I don't always publish a blog post about the dot releases for each Linux distribution that supports IBM Z and LinuxONE, but Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 is a notable release due to the inclusion of .NET 6, the latest version of .NET and the first to run on Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE.

In a blog post published today on Red Hat Developer, RHEL 8.5: OpenJDK 17, .NET 6, and more, Don Pinto shares various developments, including:

"RHEL 8.5 includes .NET 6, which is a long-term release. In addition to x64-architecture (64-bit Intel/AMD), .NET 6 is also available for arm64 (64-bit ARM), and s390x (64-bit IBM Z). .NET Core 6 builds on the success of .NET Core 5 and adds performance improvements to the base libraries, garbage collector, and Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler. With C# 10 and F# 6 support, you can modernize your applications with the latest language features, such as using the new minimal API for creating web applications with less code."

For more, I've written a blog post in our new .NET topic group (you can join!): .NET 6 comes to IBM Z and LinuxONE.

Read more about this release more generally in the Red Hat Blog: What's new in RHEL 8.5.