[CentOS-devel] First round of RHEL programs announced

Tue Feb 2 12:40:25 UTC 2021
Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>

Am 02.02.21 um 13:25 schrieb Neal Gompa:
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2021 at 7:22 AM Phil Perry <pperry at elrepo.org> wrote:
>> On 02/02/2021 05:03, redbaronbrowser via CentOS-devel wrote:
>>> On Monday, February 1, 2021 4:57 PM, Neal Gompa <ngompa13 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> The other stuff is in Fedora under the Fedora CI banner.
>>> That is fine but the messaging of what, where, when and how of Stream has been extremely poor.  I can't find a reference to that on the CentOS blog or FAQ.
>>> In fact, the Karsten Wade blog post was worded in a way that implied these tests were already being applied to Stream.
>>>> That will have much more of an impact when CentOS Stream 9 opens
>>>> in three months.
>>> Hopefully someone can walk me through this part.
>>> So, we have been told the life cycle of Stream is 5 years.
>>> Stream 8 was released September 24, 2019 so a period of 5 years should go at least to September 2024.
>>> We will have both a Stream 8 and a Stream 9 from May 2021 to September 2024?  And then Stream 9 will continue to May 2026?
>> I believe the 5 year starting point is from the release of RHEL 8 (e.g,
>> May 2019), not the release of Stream 8. i.e, Stream runs for the 5 year
>> Full Support period and ends when the underlying (downstream) product
>> enters it's Maintenance Support phase.
>> https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata
> Yes. That means the clock on CentOS Stream 9 starts when Red Hat
> Enterprise Linux 9 is GA (which would be in 2022). Thus, CentOS Stream
> 9 will be around for *six* years, not five.

Just a though - the full support phase between RHEL7 and RHEL8 is 
already not equal. The latter also make a difference between baseos
and appstream. There is a chance that the next major RHEL will bring
an update.