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Discussion in 'CentOS, Redhat & Oracle Linux News' started by buik, Dec 29, 2019.

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  1. buik

    buik “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Premium Member

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    Busy like s**** lately so i didn't notice it at all.
    But apparently, CentOS 8.1 has been released since christmas(Currently only as CR option).


     
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    buik “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Premium Member

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    I wonder aloud whether this will ever be realized.
    With the introduction of App-stream, EPEL is still a mess, and the EPEL developers can do little about it.

    Before the introduction of CentOS Stream the 3 developers, already struggled with the release of the normal CentOS cycle and now it is completely slow-slow. The result is: various CVEs that are not fixed for months.

    The solution is simple.

    Stop with CentOS Stream.
    App-stream is a should have but there always should be a full stack on LTS.
    There is already Fedora for edgie beta testing.
    Stop with CentOS arm, x86 and all other unofficial ports.
    Stop with all the community managers, release managers and other managers.
    There are only 3 developers working on CentOS itself.... that says enough


    There is simply no real time for it and if there is time, it should be a could have.
     
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    I don't keep up with the development of CentOS, but that doesn't sound great.

    Is the long-term future or viability of the OS in jeopardy?
     
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    buik “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Premium Member

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    Fair question.
    I honestly don't know.

    Despite the fact that various people, including employees, are involved within the CentOS project.
    Very little information is available about the CentOS release process and the status of upcoming releases.
    This is, in my opinion, a point of attention.

    The CentOS release manager can easily provide up-to-date information. This is many times easier than porting RHEL to CentOS itself.

    Back to the CentOS delay.
    There are even rumors that CentOS is deliberately delayed in order not to stand in the way of RHEL sales.

    My advice in the medium and long term, Centminmod related or Centminmod not related.

    Take a look at Oracle Linux as short term back-up.
    Just like CentOS, Oracle Linux is freely available and also compatible with RHEL and releases are often within a week compared to that of the Red Hat release.

    Disadvantages of Oracle Linux, if you ask me.
    Oracle adds its own code to its RHEL clone.
    And Oracle is powerful, up-to-date Oracle Linux packages are available on its own repo only. So if they cancel free access to their repo, it is simply gone.
     
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    Fulll release seems on its way, including the ARM (armhfp,arm7) port.
     
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    cheers. Going to use Aussie mirror for my local virtualbox testing Index of /8.1.1911 :)
     
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    But there is more good news:

     
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    Does this getting us closer to support for CentminMod? Would really love to do a fresh install on Centos 8 and move over my sites.
     
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    See CentOS 8 compatibility worklog at for issues I need to resolve https://community.centminmod.com/threads/centmin-mod-centos-8-compatibility-worklog.18372/ alot of it is with 3rd party YUM repos as well so CentOS 8.1 release doesn't really help further that along. There's some work done on OpenDKIM EPEL packages it seems 1754540 – build of opendkim for EPEL 8 but MariaDB YUM repo still work in progress [MDEV-20673] MariaDB-server package not listing on CentOS 8 - Jira and 1780363 – When excludepkgs is set for one repository, package from a different repository is ignored as well