On 12/23/20 12:26 AM, Mark Mielke wrote: > hat? .28.1 wasn't in 8.3. Check the changelog for 4.18.0-240.1.1. > Where did it come from? Oh right. It's called a branch. That's right. Because it comes from RHEL, where point releases are branches. That's what we keep saying: RHEL point releases are branches. > I know you are stuck on the "c7" being a branch, and using terms like > "VCS" to fill in some background. But, as already mentioned - "c7" is > a flattened set of imports and de-branding. That's right. CentOS major releases are flattened. That's what we keep saying: There is only one supported branch in CentOS at any given point in time. That's all that Matthew was pointing out, really. If you have an application that needs an ultra-stable base OS, with security updates but no new features for more than (roughly) 6-8 months, Red Hat can provide you with such an OS. CentOS doesn't.