[CentOS-devel] CentOS 8/7.7

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Tue Sep 10 20:33:59 UTC 2019

On 9/10/19 3:24 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 9/10/19 6:10 AM, victor mason wrote:
>> What's the hold up on both of these? Are we back to the old days?
>> https://linux.slashdot.org/story/09/07/30/130249/CentOS-Project-Administrator-Goes-AWOL
>> The whole point of setting the update page
>> at https://wiki.centos.org/About/Building_8 was so people didn't
>> constantly ask about release dates. Redirecting queries there is
>> completely fair if someone updates the damn thing. It's now been a few
>> weeks with complete radio silence.
>> It's been 4 months since RHEL8 was released and we are coming over a
>> month for 7.7 with a bunch of security updates piling up.
>> Nobody from the outside who depends on this has any visibility into it
>> and it's frustrating. Is this an IBM thing? What the hell is going on?
> WRT 7.7.1908 .. CR is released:
> https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-cr-announce/2019-August/thread.html
> WRT CentOS 8 .. it has taken a back seat to 7.7.1908.  Millions of users
> already use CentOS Linux 7.  Those people needs updates.
> I updated the CentOS-7 build page .. we have to build new kernels for
> aarch64 and power9 because Red Hat dropped support for those in RHEL
> (they were tech previews there); however CentOS does not want to drop
> those users, so we are engineering a kernel for them.
> Anyway .. the os/ trees for 7.7.1908 are now (very recently added) to
> the QA tree.  They need full QA .. then we can build updates for the
> 7.7.1908 release.  We can't build them now, because if the os/ dir is
> broken .. the updates built from it will also be broken.
> Once the updates are built .. and tested .. then the 7.7.1908 tree will
> he released.
> Then we will get back to CentOS 8 .. since because no one has it yet ..
> it is not a priority.

I would also like to point out .. there are 3 people who work on CentOS
Linux.  We do not have 1500 engineers to get work done.

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