The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team has announced that the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 Release Candidate is now available to partners, marking Red Hat's entrance into the final stages of product delivery for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Release Candidate is being made available to a small set of strategic testing partners, including Red Hat's original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners, and Red Hat's independent software vendor (ISV) partners. The RHEL team encourages all ISV partners to enable their joint customers to experience the enhancements in performance, reliability and security offered in this version of what is intended to become Red Hat's new flagship platform by accelerating testing and final certification of ISV offerings on the Release Candidate. The RHEL team said it expects no further changes to the ABI or API that might otherwise affect application compatibility as they finalize the release. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 will be generally available later this year.
For more information on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, including access to the product betas, visit here. Existing Red Hat ISV partners can visit here to learn more about how to access the Release Candidate.