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title: CentOS Stream 9
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**CentOS Stream 9** is the next major release of the CentOS Stream distribution. CentOS Stream is developed in collaboration with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) engineering team, and with you, the CentOS community.
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[Get it now](https://www.centos.org/centos-stream/#tab-3) 💿
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[Read the announce blog post](https://blog.centos.org/2021/11/introducing-centos-stream-9/) 📰
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[What is CentOS Stream?](https://youtu.be/4_tV0UJAqXM) 🎥
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[How contributions to CentOS Stream work](https://youtu.be/0dkQ-WjHnew) 🎥
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[![](/assets/img/path_to_rhel_thumb.png)](/assets/img/path_to_rhel.png)
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### Timeline
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* Initial [announcement](https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/faq-centos-stream-updates): 2020-12-08
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* [Sources](https://gitlab.com/redhat/centos-stream) available: 2021-02-19
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* [Build system](https://kojihub.stream.centos.org/) available: 2021-04-26 ([announcement](https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2021-April/076772.html))
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* [Compose infrastructure](https://composes.stream.centos.org/) available: 2021-04-29 ([announcement](https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2021-April/076802.html))
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* First community contribution: 2021-04-20 ([submitted](https://gitlab.com/redhat/centos-stream/rpms/pipewire/-/merge_requests/1)), 2021-05-05 ([merged](https://gitlab.com/redhat/centos-stream/rpms/pipewire/-/merge_requests/1#note_4322c388ba6206e482b664e25cbe13196abfddcc))
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* Manually-signed composes available: 2021-08-12
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* Available in [SIG build system](https://cbs.centos.org): 2021-09-03 ([announcement](https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2021-September/077320.html))
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* [Containers](https://quay.io/centos/centos?tab=tags) available: 2021-09-18
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* Automated signing for composes: 2021-09-15
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* Available on [mirrors](http://mirror.stream.centos.org/): 2021-09-30 ([announcement](https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-mirror/2021-September/024979.html))
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* Available in CI infrastructure: 2021-10-20 ([announcement](https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2021-October/077383.html))
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* Expected EOL: End of RHEL9 "[full support](https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata#Full_Support_Phase)" phase (Estimated 2027)
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### Contribute
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Contributions to CentOS Stream are being accepted now. Proposed contributions are evaluated by the RHEL engineering team, since a contribution to CentOS Stream is a contribution to RHEL.
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See the [CentOS Stream Contributor's Guide](https://docs.centos.org/en-US/stream-contrib/quickstart/) for details on how this process works, and to make your first contribution.
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Notable community contributions so far:
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* Neal Gompa updated PipeWire to 0.3.32 and enabled JACK ([BZ#1956854](https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1956854))
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* Davide Cavalca added default configs to enable systemd-oomd and make it usable out of the box ([BZ#1962255](https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1962255))
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* Neal Gompa added Wayland support for the GNOME Classic session ([BZ#2015914](https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2015914))
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* Andrew Lukoshko added product config for AlmaLinux ([BZ#2004653](https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2004653))
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