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.


2017-10-27 (27 Oct 2017)

The qclib 1.3.0 package with support for the STHYI instruction in LPAR environments is now available for download.

2017-09-25 (25 Sep 2017)

New s390-tools-2.1.0 package available on GitHub.

2017-09-15 (15 Sep 2017)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 4.11 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on z Systems team:

2017-09-13 (13 Sep 2017)

A new document Getting started with pervasive disk encryption, describes the steps for setting up encrypted data volumes. Pervasive disk encryption forms the foundation of a new security initiative introduced with IBM z14.

2017-09-06 (06 Sep 2017)

  • New documentation available for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3:

2017-08-21 (21 Aug 2017)

New s390-tools-2.0.0 package available on GitHub under MIT license.

2017-08-01 (01 Aug 2017)

  • New documentation for RHEL7.4 - refer to the RHEL7.4 documentation page for new documentation tailored for RHEL7.4: as well as links to closest matching 'Development Stream' documentation.
  • The Distribution hints Red Hat Enterprise Linux have been updated for RHEL7.4.

2017-07-28 (28 Jul 2017)

New s390-tools 1.38.0 and s390-tools 1.39.0 packages are now available on developerWorks.

2017-05-29 (29 May 2017)

An updated version of Docker is now available for RHEL7.3 (update to Docker version 17.05.0-ce).

2017-04-13 (13 Apr 2017)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 4.10 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on z Systems team:

2017-04-05 (05 Apr 2017)

A new smc-tools 1.0.0 package is now available on developerWorks.

2017-03-17 (17 Mar 2017)

A new s390-tools 1.37.1 package is now available on developerWorks.

2017-01-27 (27 Jan 2017)

A new s390-tools 1.37.0 package is now available on developerWorks.

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History of changes

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