Wynton runs Rocky 8 Linux as of November 2023 #

Last updated: 2023-12-22

Wynton now runs Rocky 8 Linux. Previously, we were running CentOS 7 Linux, which will reach the end of life (EOL) on June 30, 2024.

What to expect? #

Rocky 8 is a modern Linux distribution that is similar and supersedes CentOS 7. It comes with newer versions of software tools and system libraries, which means that more software will install out of the box without having to go an extra mile to get them installed. We expect a lot of things to keep working as before, but some software tools may require you to tweak your scripts and to re-install for instance R and Python packages.

Here are some of the hurdles you may run into: