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Question about CentOS Stream OS

Hi,

I am referring to <a href="https://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOSStream" title="https://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOSStream">https://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOSStream</a> and
i am not sure if i understand it correctly, Is it a separate CentOS
distribution which is similar to
CentOS-8 (1905)?

Thanks in advance and i look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Kaushal

Comments

Re: Question about CentOS Stream OS

By Pete Biggs at 10/05/2019 - 10:01

In the future new features and upgrades will appear in Stream as a sort
of rolling release and it will form the basis of future RHEL releases
(and subsequently CentOS releases). It will also be the place for
community input into RHEL/CentOS. Think of it as halfway between the
cutting edge Fedora and the stable RHEL releases.

The industry still needs the absolutely rock solid platform that is
RHEL/CentOS for mission critical servers and as a basis for commercial
software. But there is clearly also a need for more up-to-date things
for desktops and so on that doesn't have the cutting edge "danger" of
Fedora.

P.

Re: Question about CentOS Stream OS

By Ljubomir Ljubojevic at 10/05/2019 - 09:51

On 10/5/19 3:00 PM, Kaushal Shriyan wrote:
I just wrote this for official CentOS Facebook group:

CentOS Stream is/will be work in progres to get new minor version. With
CentOS 8.0, CentOS Stream will be continually changed to reach packages
to be put into RHEL 8.1 (and after rebuilt CentOS 8.1). What Red Hat did
in-house to prepare new minor version (8.1, 8.2, 8.3, ...) now will be
transparent so that developers using CentOS and RHEL as platform for
their software can prepare their own software before new RHEL minor
version is released. EPEL, ElRepo, various SiG's will prepare needed
changes in preparation for new RHEL minor version.

So I do not advise use of CentOS Stream for production, better look at
it as a Beta -in-progress.