[NCLUG] What's happening with CentOS?

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Thu Apr 7 17:53:11 MDT 2011

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On 04/04/2011 09:22 PM, R P Herrold wrote:
> The article is long on speculation, based on reading selected 

First of all, let me say thanks for the reply to this...

I think the article is just trying to make a different point than you
are wanting it to make, and that is that more support from the people who
use CentOS could provide more support to the project.

But, admittedly, I know Jon Corbet personally, and he's a good guy in my
mind.  I'd give him the benefit of the doubt.

> feature-set.  My question at the threshold would be: what of 
> the upstream's version 6 is a needed feature [there _is_ mneat 

With RHEL 6, the situation is pretty tough, because there was such a long
period between 5 and 6...  Right now we're at a point where 4.x boxes EOL
in less than a year, and upgrading to CentOS 5 gives us only 3 years before
it's EOL.

Many customers require extensive amounts of time to migrate from one distro
to another, between application and database testing and fixing issues they
run into.  And doing that and then doing it again 2 years later is not
something many of them want to do.

IMHO, Red Hat left it too long from 5 to 6.

But, that's the compelling feature for 6.  If it takes another 6 months for
6, it will be a big issue.

> The Anaconda developers think that GUI installs are the way to 
> go, and that text mode installs are deprecated.  I hit some 

Well, I tend to do text installs when I'm doing an install on a remote KVM.
So, maybe 95% of my installs I prefer text mode.  I *CAN* install GUI, but
I usually use the keyboard anyway, sometimes the mouse is more annoying
than it's worth.

Thanks for the reply.

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