[CentOS-devel] First round of RHEL programs announced

Thu Feb 4 15:51:01 UTC 2021
Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>

On 2/4/21 4:54 PM, Lamar Owen wrote:
> On 2/3/21 1:44 PM, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
>> RHL 7 was the first boxed pointless and the plan was to try and 
>> engage in doing just updates for 1,2,3 but that turned into too much 
>> sticking in the mud compared to other boxed sets which were pushing 
>> they were faster to market than Red Hat Linux. So 8 became its own 
>> thing and then 9, and there were howls of protest from various people 
>> who had built their deployments around X being a major and Y being 
>> smaller changes.. however the kernel and other software were now 
>> moving at a rate where 8 engineers could not keep up with all the 
>> packages needed at different levels.
> It's hard to believe it was ever small enough that 8 engineers could 
> keep up at all; we're long past the days when a whole release fit on a 
> single 650MB CD.  You guys did a great job in those early days!
>>     ...A fun fact about Pensacola is, if I
>>     remember correctly, that it carried the MAJOR version of 2.1 through
>>     seven update cycles; ...
>> Yep.. the marketing reason was simple. The general IT manager rule 
>> for large deployments is NEVER deploy software which is 1.x or 2.0 . 
>> They will wait until 2.1 comes out. So like RHL 2.1, there was a 
>> RHEL-2.1 and yep.. people installed it a LOT more than RHEL-3 because 
>> it wasn't 3.1
> Oh, that is rich!  As I recall people were even happier when it hit 
> x.2, the 'real stable' release.  It threw everybody off-guard when RHL 
> 7.3 released....    People are funny, no?  Explains RHL 6.2E, too.  I 
> had often wondered why RHEL 2.1, now I know.  Thanks for that! 

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