[CentOS-devel] CentOS betas (was: [Fwd: Re: [Fwd: Wikipidia - Goodbye Red Hat and Fedora]])

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams ivazqueznet at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 17:11:56 UTC 2008


Well, there you have it.

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From: Jesse Keating <jkeating at redhat.com>
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To: fedora-devel-list at redhat.com
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Wikipidia - Goodbye Red Hat and Fedora]
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2008 09:55:33 -0700

On Sat, 2008-10-11 at 04:06 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> 
> There's no lead time for your own local development and testing.  You 
> would never expect one of the old RH X.0 releases to be production-ready 
> but the new releases would have new kernels, libraries, and utilities so 
> you could incorporate their features in your own work, which was likely 
> to proceed at approximately the same rate as the distro evolved toward 
> stability.  With Centos you don't get anything to work with and test 
> ahead of time, and if you'd tested on an earlier Fedora there may or may 
> not be any relationship.  A side effect was that the community of RH 
> users that reported/fixed bugs in the X.0 got something for their effort 
> in being able to continue using the updated release instead of being 
> abandoned as a wildly new X.0 came out.

CentOS should be putting out betas that match the RHEL betas so that you
can get access to it before the release.  Use Fedora as the technology
driver, use Betas as the bugfix cleanup for platform issues, and
eventually you get the "Enterprise" release.

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