[CentOS-devel] CentOS 8/7.7

Akshay Kumar

akshayk at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 12:08:38 UTC 2019

Easy to put this all to bed if someone just updates folks on what the
current status is. Can you just categorically state this is not related to
the IBM acquisition and put an end to all these conspiracy theories?

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 12:24 PM Jeffrey Layton <laytonjb at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've been using CentOS for a long time and love it! Thanks for all of the
> hard work, long hours, and lack of sleep. Also thanks to the mailing list -
> lots of great questions and answers. This is a great place to even get
> general Linux questions answered. There are precious few places where this
> is possible.
> However, I have to admit that 4 months for CentOS is a bit longer than
> usual. I know that once it is out, everything will be fine. To be honest, 4
> months is too long for my needs. I went ahead and bought RHEL 8.0. I hated
> spending money on it since it felt like I was betraying CentOS but I just
> couldn't wait any longer. Sorry CentOS.
> But one person pointed out to me that perhaps Red Hat, since it "owns"
> CentOS, may actually want to delay it to get people, like me, to buy RHEL.
> I think this is a little too conspiracy for me, but you have to admit that
> the longer it is held up, the greater the possibility people will buy RHEL.
> I'm in the HPC world so spending a bunch of money for RHEL for every node
> in the cluster is not likely to happen so CentOS has an advantage there.
> The HPC world will wait for CentOS.
> Thank you CentOS team and thanks for all of the hard work.
> Jeff
> On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 11:11 AM victor mason <vm2196 at gmail.com> 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?
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