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

Thu Dec 10 12:22:21 UTC 2020
Josh Boyer <jwboyer at redhat.com>

On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 3:53 PM Oliver Paukstadt <pstadt at sourcentral.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2020-12-09 at 05:38 -0500, Konstantin Boyandin via CentOS-devel
> wrote:
> >
> > https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/#Life_Cycle_Dates
> >
> > Yeah, deeply, in many a sense. I am a sysadmin, attending to quite a
> > lot of systems, and CentOS was a real blessing.
> >
> > Now, as I see it, CentOS is becoming a sandbox for upcoming RHEL
> > minor releases, so one can bid farewell to free to use, stable,
> > reliable and predictable OS.
> It is for the ISVs now. 3rd party software vendors which do not need to
> buy a RHEL license to provide software for RHEL. They can test next
> releases now without troubles. RedHat does not want personal users,
> they only want business.
> First thing if you switch to streams, it installs subscription-manager.
> If you try to uninstall it, tuned is going to be removed. Feels like
> bullying on all levels.

Can you file a bug on subscription-manager for that, please?  That
seems unnecessary and likely a side-effect of Stream being directly in
the path of RHEL development.  We should look at adjusting it to make
Stream a bit more usable there.


> > 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.
> I am really disappointed: A year ago they promised nothing will change
> for the rebuild version when streams was announced. Since then I have
> migrated all of my personal CentOS 6 to CentOS 8. And right after the
> end of CentOS 6, CentOS 8 rebuild is going to be destroyed within a few
> months. I don't believe in coincidence, this is very dishonest move.
> So lets support the free linux distributions or create another rebuild
> project.
> Regards,
> Oliver
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