[CentOS-devel] CentOS Streams q&a

Phil Perry pperry at elrepo.org
Tue Sep 24 21:18:56 UTC 2019

On 24/09/2019 21:02, Mike McGrath wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 2:34 PM Phil Perry <pperry at elrepo.org 
> <mailto:pperry at elrepo.org>> wrote:
>     On 24/09/2019 19:24, Jim Perrin wrote:
>      > Okay, now that the release is out, and everything is announced
>     properly.
>      > I'm happy to answer questions about Stream.
>      >
>     Hi Jim,
>     Does the Stream kernel (kernel-4.18.0-144.el8) retain kABI
>     compatibility
>     with the RHEL/CentOS kernel during this development phase? IOW, is it a
>     viable target to develop against or is it purely a development
>     target in
>     it's own right?
> Insomuch as the next minor version of RHEL must retain kABI 
> compatibility yes, if you find otherwise its a bug and please let us know.

Brilliant - thanks Mike.

> Also just a quick intro from me.  I'm going to try to participate in 
> threads like this while we get CentOS Stream figured out.  I'm Senior 
> Director of Platform Engineering at Red Hat and I currently manage 
> Fedora, CentOS Infrastructure, CoreOS, and about 70% of the packages in 
> RHEL.  Jim and his team report up through me.  Some of you may remember 
> me from my earlier days in the community as Fedora Infrastructure Lead 
> (around the time EPEL was created).
> Keep the questions coming everyone and please do be patient with us 
> while we get things figured out.  We're trying to do it in the open but 
> that means we didn't build CentOS Stream behind the scenes for a grand 
> unveiling today.  It's going to be a bumpy few months so please do 
> pardon our dust.
>           -Mike

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