[CentOS-devel] [CentOS] CentOS 8 future

Wed Dec 9 16:42:40 UTC 2020
James Pearson <james-p at moving-picture.com>

Scott Dowdle>
>> Q13 is against the statement that stream is ahead of RHEL, if RHEL is
>> built on top of stream, there must be a stream to do the last 5 years
>> of RHEL8.
> While, for some reason, you draw that conclusion, they have clearly stated that is not the case.
> The last 5 years gets no package rebasing nor new feature as it shifts from Full Support mode
> to Maintenance mode.  In Maintenance mode they may do some hardware enablement as
> necessary but the bulk is just applying security and critical bug fixes.  Stream is for only for the
> Full Support phase where new features are being added.

That hasn't always been the case with previous EL versions - e.g. Firefox with EL6 went from ESR 68 to ESR 78 only 10 weeks ago - which was just before EL6 reached Maintenance EOL ...

James Pearson