We’ve gotten this feedback a lot when discussing availability and support of development packages. To address this dichotomy, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta has built in the concept of to deliver userspace packages (programming languages, compilers, databases, etc.) more simply and with greater flexibility – this addresses the “too slow”. For the “too fast” requirement, there are also “Core” components that have the same lifecycle as the operating system – 10 years. Users will often have a version in each grouping. Application Streams – think of them as “son of Software Collections” – are a simpler way to deliver this modularity with improved installation, use, and re-use. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta is here. And it’s been built with production stability and development agility in mind. There’s so much to say about RHEL 8 Beta, but I want to focus on just a few points from the corporate announcement that highlight Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta as a developer platform that:. Yes, Red Hat has recently released the Beta version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8. This is still in a rigorous testing and development phase, so there could be some changes compared with ‘Stable’ release later..