What's new

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

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

2018-09-28 (28 Sep 2018)

  • Documentation updates for the following Linux on z Systems manuals:
    • Device Drivers, Features, and Commands
    • Kernel Messages

2018-08-17 (17 Aug 2018)

A new s390-tools-2.6.0 package is available on GitHub.

2018-07-31 (31 Jul 2018)

  • Documentation updates for the following Linux on z Systems manuals:
    • Device Drivers, Features, and Commands
    • Using the Dump Tools

2018-07-16 (16 Jul 2018)

  • New documentation available for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15:
    • Device Drivers, Features, and Commands on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
    • Using the Dump Tools on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
    • Kernel Messages on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
  • Documentation updates for the following Linux on Z manuals:
    • libica Programmer's Reference Version 3.3

2018-07-03 (03 Jul 2018)

New qclib 1.4.1 and smc-tools 1.1.0 packages are now available on developerWorks. A new s390-tools-2.5.0 package is available on GitHub.

2018-05-18 (18 May 2018)

  • Updated documentation for the Development stream:
    • Documentation updates for the following Linux on z Systems manuals:
      • Device Drivers, Features, and Commands
      • Using the Dump Tools
      • Kernel Messages
  • A new s390-tools-2.4.0 package is available on GitHub.

2018-04-10 (10 Apr 2018)

2018-01-18 (18 Jan 2018)

A new qclib 1.3.1 package is now available on developerWorks, and a new s390-tools-2.2.0 package is available on GitHub.

2017-11-28 (28 Nov 2017)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 4.12 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on Z and LinuxONE team:

  • Updated Linux components:
  • Updated documentation for the Development stream:
    • Documentation updates for the following Linux on z Systems manuals:
      • Device Drivers, Features, and Commands
      • Device Drivers, Features, and Commands for Linux as a KVM Guest
      • Using the Dump Tools
      • Kernel Messages

Note: This developerWorks update implements the renaming of 'Linux on z Systems' to 'Linux on Z and LinuxOne' to a reasonable extent.
Note: Furthermore, this developerWorks update activates a new layout for the active pages. Older pages still use the old layout, please excuse any inconvenience. It is not yet clear whether these old pages can all be migrated to the new design.

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:

  • Updated Linux components:

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:
    • Device Drivers, Features, and Commands on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
    • Device Drivers, Features, and Commands on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 as KVM Guest
    • Using the Dump Tools on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
    • Kernel Messages on 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:
    • Device Drivers, Features, and Commands
    • Using the Dump Tools
    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:

  • Updated Linux components:
  • Updated documentation for the Development stream:
    • Documentation updates for the following Linux on z Systems manuals:
      • Device Drivers, Features, and Commands
      • Device Drivers, Features, and Commands for Linux as a KVM Guest
      • Using the Dump Tools
      • Kernel Messages

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.