On Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:03 PM, Gena Makhomed <gmm at csdoc.com> wrote: > On 18.02.2021 21:40, redbaronbrowser via CentOS-devel wrote: > > > Key questions I still can not find the answer to: > > What is the expected lifespan remaining on Stream 8? > > The duration of the RHEL 8 Full Support Phase, 5 years. > https://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/CentOSStream # Q7 > https://centos.org/distro-faq/ # Q13 Let me rephrase the question then, will Stream 8 ever recieve the resources to close the openness gap (provide all the resources expected of being the Upstream) before focus shifts to Stream 9? Answer to Q7 leaves things vague: "Around the time the RHEL 9 Public Beta is issued, an additional set of CentOS Stream repositories and ISOs will be available. The existing CentOS Stream repositories representing RHEL 8 bits will continue to be available, and changes to these bits will continue as before for the duration of the RHEL 8 Full Support Phase. At that time, the older repositories will be discontinued, although sources will continue to be available." It sounds like if Stream 9 is released later this year then progress in closing the openness gap for Stream 8 will come to a halt. Or as state in the FAQ: "changes to these bits will continue as before for the duration." The fact RHEL 8 has a 5 year life span does not mean Stream 8 will ever reach a meaningful Upstream status.