[CentOS-devel] RHEL 7 beta 2?
masoud.sharbiani at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 23:13:54 UTC 2014
Pardon if the question is extremely obvious, but where is the builder
script itself located? I can see the mock config files in the repos.
On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 12:06 PM, Jim Perrin <jperrin at centos.org> wrote:
> On 03/04/2014 01:04 PM, Masoud Sharbiani wrote:
> > Hi Johnny,
> > Are the build systems you guys are working on available to the public?
> > Checked in somewhere we can check out and/or potentially contribute to?
> > cheers,
> > Masoud
> They will be when they're ready, yes. Until then, you can see the
> progression for some of the build system scripts and configs at
> https://git.centos.org, or https://github.com/CentOS
> You can contribute to the scripts/configs currently. Once the build
> system is up, contributions to packages will come via the SIG groups
> (the core builds don't change, so no contribution accepted there).
> > On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 6:56 AM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
> >> On 03/03/2014 08:23 AM, Tom McManus wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>> Apologies if this topic is covered elsewhere. Will CentOS wait for the
> >>> release of RHEL7 or will it start work on betas
> >> The CentOS team is building the Beta packages so that we have the
> >> packages available for future use, can find any issues building them,
> >> and look for branding issues, etc. ... however we feel that it is
> >> counterproductive to release anything to the public.
> >> The reasons are:
> >> 1. RHEL 7 Beta is free to download and anyone who wants to get it can
> >> do so. The CentOS team highly recommends any interested parties download
> >> and test RHEL 7 Beta following Red Hat's announcement and guidelines.
> >> 2. RHEL 7 beta is "beta quality" and Red Hat wants the public to
> >> download and test it and provide feedback to get issues fixed before the
> >> actually RHEL 7.0 GA release. If you want to make CentOS-7 better,
> >> download and test RHEL-7 Beta and provide feedback to Red Hat to fix as
> >> many issues as possible before they release.
> >> 3. The CentOS team feels that adding potential problems from our
> >> building of packages that may not be present in the released RHEL 7 Beta
> >> is counterproductive and possibly dilutes the upstream beta process.
> >> 4. The CentOS team does not want to act as the middle man to the actual
> >> reporting of incidents that might happen if we release a rebuild of RHEL
> >> 7 Beta. That is, people report things to us about our beta that should
> >> have instead been reported to Red Hat and those issues somehow get lost
> >> in the process.
> >> =====
> >> So, while we are not planning to release a rebuild of the Beta's at this
> >> time, we will be building and saving beta packages and creating our
> >> build processes/system to ensure we can get CentOS-7.0 built and
> >> released quickly. Any packages we get built during these processes that
> >> do not change are things we don't have to build later. Any problems we
> >> solve, even for packages that change during the beta process, may be
> >> relevant to newer packages that come out in the beta process, so will
> >> still likely help us.
> >> I can not stress it enough ... CentOS users who want to help should
> >> download and test the RHEL 7 Betas and provide feedback for any problems
> >> to Red Hat so CentOS-7.0 can happen faster and be better quality when we
> >> release it.
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