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

Fri Dec 11 13:40:44 UTC 2020
Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>

On 12/11/20 2:02 PM, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 6:43 AM Louis Lagendijk <louis at fazant.net> wrote:
>> On Thu, 2020-12-10 at 20:02 -0500, Konstantin Boyandin via CentOS-devel
>> wrote:
>>> What's not nice is that CentOS community will inevitably be
>>> disrupted
>>> and dispersed.
>>> Unless the RH announcement was a shortsighted and dumb sacrifice to
>>> Money, I assume they just brush away what they consider "unnecessary
>>> expenses". In any case, I continue to evangelize open source, Linux
>>> included, it's just CentOS and RH that won't be promoted (by me) any
>>> more.
>> I interpret the Centos change of direction as indicative of the change
>> in direction for RedHat: RHEL has become much less important as IBM
>> focuses on web applications, cloud tooling etc. That is where the money
>> is and that is what they bought RedHat for. So RHEL has to optimize OS
>> costs as is it no longer key. So it is only logical to optimize the
>> development process and outsource some of the testing to the public in
>> Centos Stream, and not waste resources on a true free competitor for
>> RHEL.
>> Now For Stream I am mainly worried about 2 things:
>> 1 - the kernel and its impact on drivers from Elrepo and other external
>> repos (OpenZFS!). Not important for RHEL, but important for people that
>> use old hardware that requires drivers not in RHEL.
> Others have expressed this concern, and it's a good one.  It would be
> interesting to see if someone could create a CentOS Stream SIG that
> did automated rebuilds of those drivers with every Stream kernel
> update.

The whole idea ( ok, maybe not the whole but certainly one of the most 
important ideas ) behind ELRepo packages is to take advantage ( as much 
as possible ) of the weak-modules mechanism and _not_ rebuild the 
drivers at each kernel update :)