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CentOS 8.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 released

Discussion in 'CentOS, Redhat & Oracle Linux News' started by buik, Nov 4, 2020.

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    buik “A winner never stops trying.” Premium Member

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    Yup saw the news. Looking good. Also there's a proposal for what to do about EPEL 8 for CentOS/Redhat 8 as EPEL 8 is stuck it seems proposal: EPEL 8 Next - epel-devel - Fedora Mailing-Lists

     
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    Unfortunately, this also explains the growing problem called CentOS.

    In the short term

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9 was released 5 weeks ago.
    Because Centos 7.9 has not yet been released.

    Important updates are still missing. Important updates are always missing for at least months. Release after release. CentOS with Red Hat or as an independent CentOS organization. Again and again. The same thing every time.

    It is obvious that the focus is not on CentOS but on RHEL Free Beta Test Edition
    uuuh.... CentOS Stream.
    And perhaps more importantly. The focus will never be on CentOS.

    The question is whether it makes sense to stay with CentOS as all-in option.
    In my opinion, CentOS Stream is irrelevant.
    Since Fedora already serves the edgy software market.

    Should Red Hat approve both proposals. Then there is a big problem.

    1. CentOS without EPEL could be or is useless.
    2. CentOS Stream is not production ready, if you ask me.

    Mid long-term

    As Oracle Linux is or aimed to be 100% compatible.
    My first advice is to add support to Oracle Linux, so that Centmin Mod is not dependent and can bet on two horses, rather than on one.

    In the longer term, Debian might be an option? It sucks but it's getting more and more likely that CentOS will drive to the end of the road........

    I don't like to bring bad news. I'm sorry. But it doesn't look good.
     
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