Based on Fedora 28 and the upstream kernel 4.18, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 provides users with a stable, secure, consistent foundation across hybrid cloud deployments with the tools needed to support traditional and emerging workloads. Highlights of the release include:
- Content is available through the BaseOS and Application Stream (AppStream) repositories.
- The AppStream repository supports a new extension of the traditional RPM format – modules. This allows for multiple major versions of a component to be available for install.
See Chapter 3, Distribution of content in RHEL 8 for more information.
- The YUM package manager is now based on the DNF technology and it provides support for modular content, increased performance, and a well-designed stable API for integration with tooling.