[CentOS-devel] https://blog.centos.org/2020/12/future-is-centos-stream/

Wed Dec 9 11:29:39 UTC 2020
Konstantin Boyandin <lists at boyandin.info>

On 09.12.2020 17:42, Julien Pivotto wrote:
> On 09 Dec 05:38, Konstantin Boyandin via CentOS-devel wrote:
>> Hello,
>>   > The future of the CentOS Project is CentOS Stream, and over the next
>>   > year we’ll be shifting focus from CentOS Linux, the rebuild of Red
>>   > Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to CentOS Stream, which tracks just ahead of
>>   > current RHEL release. CentOS Linux 8, as a rebuild of RHEL 8, will
>>   > at the end of 2021. CentOS Stream continues after that date, serving
>>   > the upstream (development) branch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
>>   >
>>   > Meanwhile, we understand many of you are deeply invested in CentOS
>>   > 7, and we’ll continue to produce that version through the remainder
>>   > the RHEL 7 life cycle.
>>   >
>> [...]
>> I am currently in process of upgrading multiple CentOS-driven systems,
>> so this piece of news has become a nasty surprise. Looks like a major
>> decision should be taken right now.
>> Apart from migrating to Oracle Linux (which I wouldn't like at all), and
>> buying RHEL itself, what are other possible alternatives (just curious)?
>  From what I see and hear from the community it seems that by the end of
> 2021 there might be another RHEL rebuild, under another name.

I would be eager to see one raising, and support, as I did support 
CentOS in whatever amounts I could, all these years.

I will also look into Springdale Linux, mentioned by Sandro Bonazzola.


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