[CentOS-devel] RHEL 7 beta 2?

Tue Mar 4 19:04:46 UTC 2014
Masoud Sharbiani <masoud.sharbiani at gmail.com>

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?

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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