[CentOS-devel] CentOS Streams q&a

Paul Graydon

paul.graydon at oracle.com
Tue Sep 24 21:55:05 UTC 2019

Honestly, I read the announcement on the RedHat site and got even more 
partly because there were extra products there I wasn't aware of. I 
think I have my head wrapped around it now.

* To borrow someone else's attempt at understanding, is this along the 
right lines?

Currently: fedora --> RHEL --> centos,

New: fedora --> centos stream --> RHEL --> centos

You're describing CentOS Stream as parallel to CentOS in the blog post 
linked above, but then from the rest of it it looks like it's being used 
to feed stable features in to RHEL, which would naturally then make 
their way in to CentOS, same as things do currently.

* "It is a single, continuous stream of content with updates several 
times daily, encompassing the latest and greatest from the RHEL codebase."

What level of changes/updates are we talking about?  More up to date 
applications or libraries, or more of just the same kinds of updates as 
we'd expect to see between, say, 8.0 and 8.1 (typically more minor 
upgrades of libraries and applications.)

Finally, how does this relate to RedHat Application Streams, or does it 
not at all?  If it doesn't relate, that feels like a bit of a branding 
overload of a term that may unintentionally cause some confusion.


On 9/24/19 05:45, Lamar Owen wrote:
> So, now that Earth has caught up to the TARDIS......
> Would someone from the CentOS team like to explain CentOS Streams?  I 
> saw an article at The NewStack yesterday that gave some info; oddly 
> enough that article is giving a 404 right now, but Google still has it 
> in cache.  But Johnny's statement a few days ago, and then this 
> announcement, makes this new CentOS Streams business look 
> interesting.  I see a new directory on the mirrors called 8-stream 
> with interesting content......
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