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CentOS 8.x Bye bye CentOS

Discussion in 'CentOS, Redhat & Oracle Linux News' started by buik, Jun 6, 2020.

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  1. buik

    buik “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” Premium Member

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    I already had my suspicions in 2018 and now it seems to be true.

    Red Hat plans to change CentOS from just rebuilding RHEL source RPM's to becoming an RHEL beta. The current CentOS Stream (not to be confused with Application Streams, which is something else).

    Should this continue, CentOS would be virtually useless. But that's my opinion.
    Bye bye CentOS. It was a good time.
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Actually that would mean CentOS development would become like Nginx's mainline branch which develops to eventually be the next Nginx stable version? It would mean more focus on CentOS development not less. That is how I read it. But guess we'll see.
     
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    buik “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” Premium Member

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    Fedora is and stays edgy technology, CentOS; Rhel's soon to be distro (for example CentOS 8.3 or CentOS 9.0) and thus more or less a stable beta and Rhel the stable enterprise distro 8.3, 9.0 at the end. As can been seen in the image.

    Or to stay in terms of Nginx's model.
    Nginx Mainline is CentOS Mainline but there is and there will be no Nginx Stable or CentOS Stable available as CentOS Mainline will become Rhel after its own periode. After that the whole cycle repeats itself.

    Don't think so.

    It's a whole new approach.
    If the CentOS stable release remains, they could have simply added that in one sentence. That didn't happen. 'Shift of the CentOS project' and 'producing a new Linux distro' says it all.

    Unfortunately, it's literally there.
    I don't like it at all to be honest.

    But guess we'll see is the only thing we could do. after all, what can we simple jokers do about it? :D
     
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