CentOS 7.4 1708: Red Hat released it Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 on 1th August 2017. Of course, as I mentioned, since then I've been waiting (and probably all the distribution friends) for the upcoming 'Release Point' of CentOS, which means that the main version of a distribution (in this case CentOS Linux 7) will be updated to version 4 by source code of Red Hat.
Actually according to a CentOS blog post, the upcoming version of CentOS Linux 7 (1708) is already on the developers screens. Let's mention that the Red Hat source code has updated distribution in about 700 packages.
So the upcoming version of CentOS 7.4 1708 should have the corresponding updates. The procedure followed by CentOS Project for each new release is as follows:
When there is a new version of the RHEL 7 source code, the public version of the source code goes up on the CentOS git server (git.centos.org). They then use a published set of tools to create RPM sources from the git source code. This is how the development of the CentOS Linux update will begin. A program called mock is used to create binary RPM bundles from SRPMs.
According to published on 4 August 2017, by that date they had completed 574 packages of the approximately 700 SRPM required for the update. Let's say it will be the largest number of updated packages to release after the official announcement.
Upon completion, a new repo will appear for the necessary beta tests. The address that will appear in the repository and the installation media will be: mirror.centos.org. It will be in a folder called 7.4.1708.
Package release announcements.
To add it CR (Continuous Release (CR) repository) use the command:
yum-config-manager --enable cr
After upgrade: yum update