[CentOS-devel] Building or maintaining CentOS EUS releases

Wed Sep 22 08:18:25 UTC 2010
Fabian Arrotin <fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net>

carlopmart wrote:
> Hi all,
>   Would it be possible to release CentOS EUS with their respective patches like 
> upstream vendor does?? For example two releases or one release back: 5.4 and 5.3 or 
> 5.4 only.
>   Why? Because for example for important bugs detected on upstream 5.5 version like 
> this: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=583218. This bug doesn't exists 
> under 5.4 release, and IMHO, it is a very important bug (it is marked as urgent on 
> upstream).
>    I think it would be nice to have the possibility to choose between one version 
> and another according to the problems that arise.
>   Many thanks.

Can you imagine the work behind maintaining 5.y itself ? So adding 
sub-branches like 5.x.z is not feasible and it was discussed the need or 
not to provide and support such .z branches.
I can understand that such bug isn't good to have on production 
machines, but if you still need such support on production machines, why 
not subscribing to the real .z branch maintainer, aka Red Hat ?
Just my personal opinion though ..

Fabian Arrotin