These are the release notes for AlmaLinux OS 8.5 Stable for both the x86_64 architecture and the ARM architecture, codenamed Arctic Sphynx.

New modules:

nginx 1.20
Node.js 16
Ruby 3.0

Updated components:

PHP 7.4.19
Squid 4.15
Mutt 2.0.7

Compiler Updates:

GCC 11
LLVM Toolset 12.0.1
Rust Toolset 1.54.0
Go Toolset 1.16.7

The nearest mirror will be automatically selected in the network installation mode.

New deposits have been added:

Resistant storage

The SCAP security guide includes new profiles and enhancements for existing profiles:

A new profile aligned with the Information Security Manual of the Australian Cyber Security Center (ACSC ISM).
AlmaLinux Center for Internet Security (CIS) profile. (a new window opens) restructured into four different profiles (Level 1 workstation, Level 2 workstation, Server level 1, Server level 2).
Security Profile The Technical Security Implementation Guide (STIG) has been updated to version V1R3.
A new STIG profile compatible with the server with GUI installations.
A new high-level profile of the French National Security Agency (ANSSI), which completes the availability of profiles for all levels of reinforcement ANSSI-BP-028 v1.2 in the SCAP Security Guide.

There are three installation ISO images available:

AlmaLinux-8.5-x86_64-boot.iso - a single network installation CD image that downloads packages over the Internet.

AlmaLinux-8.5-x86_64-minimal.iso - a minimal standalone DVD image that makes offline installation possible.

AlmaLinux-8.5-x86_64-dvd.iso - a complete installation DVD image that contains mostly all AlmaLinux packages.


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