[CentOS-devel] CentOS Streams q&a

Jim Perrin

jperrin at centos.org
Tue Sep 24 21:04:10 UTC 2019

On 9/24/19 1:57 PM, Fabiano Fidêncio wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 8:24 PM Jim Perrin <jperrin at centos.org> wrote:
>> Okay, now that the release is out, and everything is announced properly.
>> I'm happy to answer questions about Stream.
> Still about libosinfo, but from a different perspective ...
> Of course we want to have CentOS 8 and CentOS Stream added to
> libosinfo (with unattended installations support). However, we have
> messed up in the past when adding CentOS 7 as we conuted that CentOS 7
> would follow exactly the same numbering as RHEL 7. After some time,
> turned out that we (libosinfo) should have added CentOS 7 as "centos7"
> and not as "centos7.0".
> In order to avoid the same mistake:
> - Shall we go for CentOS 8 as a "rolling 8", meaning, no 8.1, 8.2 ... just 8?

I believe CentOS 8 should be a rolling 8, the same as 7, but I'll defer
to smarter people like Brian or Fabian to tell me if I'm wrong.

> - Shall we go for CentOS Stream or shall we target the Stream as *8*
> Stream (and here implying that we'll always see a major stream
> release)?

This one is slightly tricky. There is only "CentOS Stream" for now, but
for technical reasons we've tagged it in yum/dnf as '8-stream' via the
stream variable. This may take some discussion before I can give you an
official answer.

Jim Perrin
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