Within this web page, 'Linux on System z' and 'Linux on z Systems'  are used synonymously to refer to Linux running on an IBM mainframe system.

Here you can find the latest updates of our web-site. Please refer to the history of changes for older entries.

2015-08-28 (28 Aug 2015)

The qclib 1.0.0 package (qclib for 'Query Capacity library' ) is now available for download.
qclib provides a C API for extraction of system information for Linux on z Systems.

2015-07-10 (10 Jul 2015)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 4.0 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on z Systems team:

2015-06-01 (01 Jun 2015)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 3.19 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on z Systems team:

2015-05-13 (13 May 2015)

An updated version of Docker is now available (update to Docker version 1.6.0).

2015-04-08 (08 Apr 2015)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 3.18 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on z Systems team:

2015-03-25 (25 Mar 2015)

An updated version of Docker is now available (bugfix for segmentation faults).

2015-03-05 (05 Mar 2015)

Docker, a tool for deploying, executing, and managing containers is now available for Linux on z Systems. An experimental version of Docker for RHEL7 and SLES12 can now be used.

2015-03-05 (05 Mar 2015)

2015-02-20 (20 Feb 2015)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 3.17 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on z Systems team:

2015-01-14 (14 Jan 2015)

This developerWorks update is triggered by the 2015-01-14 Announcement:

The Announcement for the z13 includes a re-branding of 'IBM System z®' to 'IBM z Systems™', which renames 'Linux on System z' to 'Linux on z Systems'.

The Technical details page of the Development stream has been updated to reflect the z13.

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History of changes

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