[CentOS-devel] CentOS 8/7.7

Johnny Hughes

johnny at centos.org
Fri Sep 20 16:50:50 UTC 2019

On 9/10/19 8:01 PM, Lance Albertson wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 3:12 PM Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org
> <mailto:johnny at centos.org>> wrote:
>     On 9/10/19 4:51 PM, Akshay Kumar wrote:
>     > One more thing I'd like to add is that there are a lot of people
>     who can
>     > contribute more help and resources beyond just testing. So right
>     now is
>     > probably not a good time but after the release perhaps it make
>     sense to
>     > see if more people can contribute. I can't speak for anyone else but I
>     > definitely have some bandwidth and maintained an internal build for
>     > RHEL3 bootstrapped from src on RH9 and then 4. Then we moved to
>     CentOS.
>     >
>     I have been building most of the CentOS releases for the the last 17
>     years. I know how to do it .. it just takes time to get it right.
>     But again, thanks for the offer.
> Given the people bandwidth constraints and the limited amount of people
> actually doing most of the work of the project (especially during
> releases), I think it might be a good idea to consider how to bring on
> other contributors who can help learn from you. It's rather scary
> thinking that if you were to be hit by a bus (let's hope that never
> happens!), a lot of that experience and knowledge would go away. I know
> I have that same problem with my org and myself!
> Would it be possible to look into bringing on additional folks who can
> help with releases after this one is done? It would also be great to
> bring in some "new blood" so you could maybe retire someday :) That
> could also help with the ability of having someone dedicated to the
> current release and someone else who could help with an upcoming release.
> I appreciate all of the hard work you and others have been putting into
> this and am looking forward to 8 when it's ready.

For anyone who wants to volunteer for doing things to speed development
of CentOS Linux 8 ... Please, Please read the announcement that is
released.  You will get a way to make that happen.

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