Announcing the release of Gluster 5 on CentOS Linux 7 x86_64

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I am happy to announce the General Availability of Gluster 5 for CentOS
7 on x86_64. These packages are following the upstream Gluster Community
releases, and will receive monthly bugfix updates.

Gluster 5 is expected to receive updates until the end of October 2019.
The maintanance and release schedule can be found at:
https://www.gluster.org/community/release-schedule/

Users of CentOS 7 can now simply install Gluster 5 with only these two
commands:

# yum install centos-release-gluster
# yum install glusterfs-server

The centos-release-gluster package is delivered via CentOS Extras repos.
This contains all the metadata and dependency information, needed to
install Gluster 5. The actual package that will get installed is
centos-release-gluster5. Users of Gluster 4.1 can stay on that release
until June 2019.

Users of Gluster 4.0 and earlier will need to manually upgrade by
uninstalling the centos-release-gluster-legacy package, and replacing it
with either the Gluster 5 or 4.1 version. Additional details about the
upgrade process are linked in the announcement from the Gluster
Community:
https://lists.gluster.org/pipermail/announce/2018-October/000115.html

We have a quickstart guide specifically built around the packages are
available, it makes for a good introduction to Gluster and will help get
you started in just a few simple steps, this quick start is available at
https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/Storage/gluster-Quickstart

More details about the packages that the Gluster project provides in the
Storage SIG is available in the documentation:
https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/Storage/Gluster

The centos-release-gluster* repositories offer additional packages that
enhance the usability of Gluster itself. Utilities and tools that were
working with previous versions of Gluster are expected to stay working
fine. If there are any problems, or requests for additional tools and
applications to be provided, just send us an email with your
suggestions. The current list of packages that is (planned to become)
available can be found here:
https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/Storage/Gluster/Ecosystem-pkgs

We welcome all feedback, comments and contributions. You can get in
touch with the CentOS Storage SIG on the centos-devel mailing list
(https://lists.centos.org ) and with the Gluster developer and user
communities at https://www.gluster.org/mailman/listinfo , we are also
available on irc at #gluster on irc.freenode.net, and on twitter at
@gluster .

Cheers,
Niels de Vos
Storage SIG member & Gluster maintainer

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