On 7/8/21 4:08 PM, Neal Gompa wrote: >> 1. Change mirrorlist to respond to 8 repo requests with 8-stream repos >> at the EOL date. This ensures that CentOS Linux 8 systems continue to >> get security updates by way of converting them to CentOS Stream 8. It >> also reinforces that CentOS Stream 8 is the latest CentOS 8. >> Obviously people who are not fans of the new project direction will >> view this negatively and lash out about Red Hat for supposedly forcing >> them to use CentOS Stream 8. >> >> 2. Same as 1, but wait some period of time after the EOL date, such as >> 1-3 months. Waiting much longer than that would result in effectively >> updating from 8.5 directly to 8.7, which is less appealing. >> > I would prefer to do this change 1-2 months after December 31, though > I'm quite fine with doing it on the EOL date. Having run CentOS Stream > 8 for two years now, I feel that it's a solid experience and most > people aren't going to have issues with it after upgrading from > classic CentOS 8. And frankly, it's nice having people respond to my > bug reports and actually*do* something about it. Strictly speaking, > that's an upgrade from the experience with classic CentOS 8. > While I agree with you, that it's an upgrade, I anticipate that moving people from CentOS Linux 8 to CentOS Stream 8 automatically will result in a lot of backlash from people who continue to believe that Stream is a alpha/beta/testing/buggy/unstable/[pick your favorite complaint] distribution. Y'know, once they noticed that it had happened. Surprising users seldom goes well, even if it's an overall positive surprise.