Huawei Releases openEuler, A CentOS-Based Linux Distribution


Huawei has released the source code of openEuler, a CentOS-based Linux distribution. Enterprise edition of openEuler called EulerOS is already available, and now Huawei has released its community edition. However, as many would expect, the source code of openEuler is not available on Github, it’s published on Gitee, a Chinese Github alternative.

When you visit the source code of openEuler Linux distribution, you’ll find two components:

  • Code source – Used to store the source code.
  • Package source – Used to store software packages to build the OS.

In its announcement blogpost, Huawei has specifically recommended two particular packages – iSulad and A-Tune. iSulad is a lightweight gRPC service-based container runtime and is written in C.

Its interfaces are compatible with OCI and will be used for IoT and Cloud infrastructure. A-Tune, on the other hand, is a system software to auto-optimize the system adaptively to multiple scenarios with embedded AI-engine.

Moreover, Huawei says that it has built these systems on the Huawei Cloud through script automation.

As of now, there are about 1,000 software packages on Gitee, and each software package offers both ARM64 and x86 architecture versions.

How to download openEuler Linux Distribution?

If you want to test openEuler, you can download its ISO from Huawei’s official website. However, you’d face difficulty with its documentation as it’s not available in English yet.

openEuler Linux distribution seems to be intended for hardcore Linux fans rather than for hobbyists. It remains to be seen how Huawei will bring openEuler to compete with other Linux distributions.

What are your thoughts about openEuler Linux distribution?

Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol is a tech journalist who handles reportage of cybersecurity and Apple and OnePlus devices at Fossbytes. He's an ambivert who is striving hard to appease existential crisis by eating, writing, and scrolling through memes.
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