[CentOS-devel] [CentOS] CentOS 8 future

Wed Dec 9 21:24:25 UTC 2020
Oliver Paukstadt <pstadt at sourcentral.org>

On Tue, 2020-12-08 at 21:18 -0600, Mike McGrath wrote:
> I agree the timing of this isn't great but keep in mind the vast
> majority of CentOS users are on CentOS Linux 7, they have the full
> lifecycle they expected.

During the last year I updated several of my personal C6 Server to C8
according to this promise:

> The relatively fewer that are on CentOS Linux 8 have some decisions
> to make.  The end of 2021 is sooner than they were expecting *but*
> there is a fully available upgrade path from CentOS Linux 8 to CentOS
> Stream 8 (IE: not a reinstall), and that will take them to 2024. 
> That's half of the 10 years they might have expected, but it should
> let them give Stream a try and see if it is for them or not.

I would recommend a distupgradable distribution not using rpm.