Oracle Linux 9 Developer Preview Now Available for Download

June 13, 2022 | 2 minute read
Simon Coter
Director, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Product Management
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We are pleased to announce the availability of the Oracle Linux 9 Developer Preview release for the 64-bit Intel and AMD (x86_64) and 64-bit Arm (aarch64) platforms. Oracle Linux 9 Developer Preview is a major release that introduces many new features, enhancements, and changes. It is 100% application binary compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 General Availability (GA) release; Oracle Linux 9 Developer Preview can be leveraged by developers, ISV and IHV to get ready for the GA release of Oracle Linux 9.

Oracle Linux 9 Developer Preview includes security feature updates, networking, high availability, and file system improvements, and enhanced developer tools, compilers, and scripting language support. Oracle Linux 9 Developer Preview ships with the kernel-uek-5.15.0-0.23.1.el9uek Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 7 (UEK) and kernel-5.14.0-1.7.1.el9 Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK) packages. For details of the new features, enhancements, and changes, refer to the Oracle Linux 9 Developer Preview Release Notes.

Oracle Linux 9 Developer Preview content is now distributed through the following repositories:

  • Base OS Developer - Developer preview of Oracle Linux 9 BaseOS Packages
  • AppStream Developer - Developer preview of Oracle Linux 9 Application Stream Packages
  • CodeReady Builder Developer - Developer preview of Oracle Linux 9 CodeReady Builder Packages
  • Developer Preview of UEK Release 7 - Developer preview of UEK Release 7 for Oracle Linux 9

The BaseOS repository includes the core set of RPM packages that are needed to run Oracle Linux. The AppStream repository contains modules, which are sets of RPMs that can or must be installed together, and includes packages that provide additional support for a variety of workloads, such as user-space applications, runtime languages, and databases. The developer preview release should be deployed and tested as a bundle as shipped on the Oracle provided installation image, as downgrading kernel packages is not supported.  

If you are interested in trying out Oracle Linux 9 Developer Preview, you can download the ISO from the Oracle Technology Network website. We welcome your questions and feedback on Oracle Linux 9 Developer Preview. You may contact the Oracle Linux team at oraclelinux-info_ww_grp@oracle.com or post your questions and comments on GitHub Oracle Linux discussions.

Note: Oracle Linux 9 Developer Preview should not be used in a production environment.

For more information, visit the following links:

Simon Coter

Director, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Product Management

A 20-years Oracle veteran, Simon Coter is an experienced product manager and open source community member. He leads a team responsible for several Oracle Linux and Virtualization offerings, including Oracle Linux, the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux, Oracle Cloud Native Environment, Oracle Linux KVM, Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager, Oracle Linux Automation Manager, Gluster, Oracle VM, and VirtualBox. Prior to this, Simon was a technical consultant focused on project management, architectures definition, sizing and implementation, best practices, and technical references for customers.


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