[CentOS-devel] [CentOS] CentOS 8 future

Wed Dec 9 17:06:44 UTC 2020
Scott Dowdle <dowdle at montanalinux.org>


----- Original Message -----
> > 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 ...
> And the high-quality QA killed sound in the process
> https://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=17767

There have always been exceptions, especially with desktop applications... and in situations where upstream has long dropped support... and backporting security and critical bug fixes to such an old version has become so much work that rebasing is significantly easier.

Also, to address the "but there's still a bug" follow-up... yeah, bugs happen.  Given the thousands of packages and all of them being imperfect, every distro out there has thousands of bug reports... including RHEL.  One can only hope that updates always solve more problems than they create... for the majority of people.

Let's hope less people use this announcement as a platform to bring up every grievance they have / have ever had.  That isn't productive at all.

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