[CentOS-devel] 5.6 impact on 6.0 Release plan

John R. Dennison

jrd at gerdesas.com
Fri Jan 14 07:55:34 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 01:24:43AM -0600, Hubert Bahr wrote:
> >   
> If C5 doesn't cut the mustard you are forced to a different solution.  

	Yep, C5 base/updates and your 3rd-party repo of choice for
	userland and elrepo for drivers for more modern hardware in
	many cases.

>   Nobody has yet told me what the difference is between 5.5 + updates 
> and 5.6 that makes it essential to push back the rollout of 6.0.  I have 

	php53 and bind97 are show-stoppers for many; both are obtainable
	outside the official channels now, but having them as part of
	base is quite useful for many.  bind97, with the support for
	DNSSEC it offers, is a hard requirement in many industry sectors
	at the present time.

> no argument with security fixes, but aren't those already covered by the 
> updates?  Are the new features so essential to the installed base that 
> they need them before the rollout of C6?  How long a delay is that?  No 

	Yes, in many peoples opinions they are quite essential.

> EPEL 5 etal does not meet my needs for all of my systems although most 
> still use it.  I have avoided jumping to non-rpm based distributions, 
> but the temptation is still there.  On some of my systems they are the 
> easy way out due to specific applications which are not covered by epel 
> etal supplements. 

	epel is not the only game in town.

>     Yes I have already purchased some subscriptions, I would have 
> preferred to donate the money to CentOS.  It is now spent so it is no 
> longer available for donation.

	The project hasn't taken monetary donations since '09 as far as
	I know.  You are still supporting the project, albeit
	indirectly, by getting RH entitlements.  Supporting the upstream
	is always in the project's best interest.

>    Don't slam a different perspective, please try to understand it.

	Yep, please try to see the point that 5.6 is extremely important
	to many.

Much of what looks like rudeness in hacker circles is not intended to give
offense. Rather, it's the product of the direct, cut-through-the-bullshit
communications style that is natural to people who are more concerned about
solving problems than making others feel warm and fuzzy.

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