[CentOS] Re: Will CentOS 6's upstream be based on Fedora 10?

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Jul 30 23:09:06 UTC 2008


on 7-30-2008 3:39 PM Ross S. W. Walker spake the following:
> 
> I have always wanted a distro in-between long term support and cutting edge.
> 
> Say one that uses the kernel/command line part of a long term distro and 
> the gui and gui apps of a cutting edge distro (maybe 1 back from the 
> cutting edge).
> 
> An kernel upgrade cycle of say 3 years, but a GUI that stays current 
> within it's release.

Current within the Distro's release, or current to the GUI's release?
Cutting edge is sort of the middle. On both sides you have bleeding edge and 
Enterprise stable. Then on the bottom you have stale and locked


I think the API's and ABI's change radically in the two mainstream GUI's 
(Gnome and KDE). It would be a juggling act to balance their upgrades and the 
re-compile and re-download of all the binaries that hook into them. I think 
Gentoo is much closer to this then anything else, but if you leave a system 
too long, they can get so out of sync that they won't upgrade through portage 
anymore. But Gentoo upgrades the kernel along with everything else.

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