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CentOS 8/7.7

What's the hold up on both of these? Are we back to the old days?

<a href="https://linux.slashdot.org/story/09/07/30/130249/CentOS-Project-Administrator-Goes-AWOL" title="https://linux.slashdot.org/story/09/07/30/130249/CentOS-Project-Administrator-Goes-AWOL">https://linux.slashdot.org/story/09/07/30/130249/CentOS-Project-Administ...</a>

The whole point of setting the update page at
<a href="https://wiki.centos.org/About/Building_8" title="https://wiki.centos.org/About/Building_8">https://wiki.centos.org/About/Building_8</a> was so people didn't constantly
ask about release dates. Redirecting queries there is completely fair if
someone updates the damn thing. It's now been a few weeks with complete
radio silence.

It's been 4 months since RHEL8 was released and we are coming over a month
for 7.7 with a bunch of security updates piling up.

Nobody from the outside who depends on this has any visibility into it and
it's frustrating. Is this an IBM thing? What the hell is going on?

Comments

Re: CentOS 8/7.7

By Jeffrey Layton at 09/10/2019 - 07:24

I've been using CentOS for a long time and love it! Thanks for all of the
hard work, long hours, and lack of sleep. Also thanks to the mailing list -
lots of great questions and answers. This is a great place to even get
general Linux questions answered. There are precious few places where this
is possible.

However, I have to admit that 4 months for CentOS is a bit longer than
usual. I know that once it is out, everything will be fine. To be honest, 4
months is too long for my needs. I went ahead and bought RHEL 8.0. I hated
spending money on it since it felt like I was betraying CentOS but I just
couldn't wait any longer. Sorry CentOS.

But one person pointed out to me that perhaps Red Hat, since it "owns"
CentOS, may actually want to delay it to get people, like me, to buy RHEL.
I think this is a little too conspiracy for me, but you have to admit that
the longer it is held up, the greater the possibility people will buy RHEL.
I'm in the HPC world so spending a bunch of money for RHEL for every node
in the cluster is not likely to happen so CentOS has an advantage there.
The HPC world will wait for CentOS.

Thank you CentOS team and thanks for all of the hard work.

Jeff

Re: CentOS 8/7.7

By Karanbir Singh at 09/10/2019 - 07:13

On 10/09/2019 12:10, victor mason wrote:
just want to clarify this scare mongering is unfounded - for content
released, there are no pending updates, the CR repos were populated a
while back.

regards