>From Karanbir Singh: > Now back to the question on hand, centos-release-cr in 5.7.. > Perhaps the best place for the centos-release-cr is in the updates/ > repo, rather than the /cr/ repo, since that way it would further reduce > the barrier for people to opt-in, a simple 'yum install > centos-releae-cr' would get them on the track, and keep them there till > such time as they want to opt-out. Yes, that is the type of solution I am looking for! > The important bit being that we keep the CR repo opt-in, and do our best > to create awareness of this repository, what it hopes to achieve and how > people can get it installed on their machines. I understand the desire to keep the CR repo for opt-in. I would like to see it as easy as possible to perform the opt-in. If it could be provided as a noarch package in the update repo then it will be much easier to instruct users to install via rpm or yum. > Now w.r.t release version of centos-release-cr, its at 5-6.el5.centos > since that reflects the state of CR. So you can see what condition of > the machine is. Even if you were to install centos-release-cr today, it > should still be 5-6.el5.centos since that was the last cr/ repo > populated. With the first rpm release into 5.7/cr/ would come the > centos-release-5-7.el5.centos rpm; which should get updated to everyone > who has opted-in, and would then correctly reflect the status of the > machine ( in that there would be a centos-release-5-7 and a > centos-release-cr-5-7 ). > Is this version scheme causing more confusion than its clearing out ? If the 5.6/CR packages where based on Upstream 5.7 packages then it would make more sense to me that it would be called 5-7. Likewise, if the 5.7/CR directory is planned to contain packages based on Upstream 5.8 then it would make more sense to me that it would be called 5-8. However, I feel this point is nitpicking and can live with the current version system. > Should there be a centos-release-cr-5-7.el5.centos available *NOW* in > 5.7/cr/ and in 5.7/updates/ ? I would like to see a centos-release-cr-5-8.el5.centos.noarch.rpm in 5.7/updates to allow users to clearly pre-opt-in now for packages based on Upstream 5.8 when they become available. > : Maybe we got the name wrong, NextRelease might have been clearer on > the goals and deliverables of that repo rather than ContinuousRelease. > And be easier to spell too :) I think now that "CR" has been used it will just create more confusion to change it. I personally would have picked PR (Pre-Release).