Huawei's openEuler is a CentOS-based Linux distribution, with an enterprise edition called EulerOS which is already made available on Gitee, a Chinese Github alternative.
While the source code of openEuler Linux distribution comprises of Code source (used in storing the source code) and Package source (Used to store software packages to build the OS), with Huawei promising to open up its technology in the field of ICT basic software, and the basic platform capabilities in the operating system, compiler / JDK and other fields to the openEuler community.
Huawei had specifically recommended two particular packages, A-Tune and iSula, with A-Tune as an intelligent performance optimization system software and iSula, a cloud-native solution that meets the multiple needs of ICT field, been a lightweight gRPC service-based container runtime written in C language.
More About EulerOS
EulerOS is an enterprise edition operating system currently supporting the TaiShan servers, and with strong competitiveness in terms of compatibility, performance, and power consumption.
It guarantees improvements in multi-core concurrency and enhance business performance; with L2 Cache sharing technology to improve access efficiency between different OSD processes, which for the first time, the kernel patch is implemented in Kunpeng processor architecture.
Additionally, the key features of the Kunpeng processor is performance breakthroughs in core business scenarios and contributions to the open-source communities such as virtualization, GCC, Linux kernel, OpenJDK, and Docker.
Where to download openEuler?
The source code of openEuler isn't yet available on Github, but it is published on Gitee, a Chinese Github alternative. And you can also download its ISO from Huawei’s official website.
However, there are some difficulties with its documentation as it’s not available in English; the openEuler Linux distribution appears to be aimed at hardcore Linux fans rather than just hobbyists. It will be interesting to see how Huawei intends to position openEuler to compete effectively with other Linux distributions.