[CentOS] Re: Volume of patches for CentOS vs Fedora

Fri Jan 27 18:07:52 UTC 2006
Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com>

On Fri, 2006-01-27 at 09:19 -0800, Scott Silva wrote:
> Steve Bergman spake the following on 1/27/2006 12:18 AM:
> > I'm trying to come to a decision between CentOS 4.2 and Fedora Core 4
> > for use on a server.  One of the things the server will be serving is X
> > desktops so there are some advantages to Fedora.
> > 
> > However, one thing I can't help but notice is that the patch volume for
> > FC4 from Oct 11 2005 thru the present compared to CentOS 4.2 for the
> > same period is about 5 times greater.  In fact, since June, there are
> > 899 RPMs in the FC4 updates directory for FC4 which seems absolutely
> > insane.
> > 
> > CentOS is a smaller distro, but not that much smaller.  Also, I
> > understand that CentOS's parent distro (from a prominent North American
> > Linux Distributor) is supposed to be better tested before release than
> > Fedora.  But still, there must be some other factor to explain the
> > disparity.  Like CentOS only releasing a patch for security problems and
> > not bug fixes or something like that.
> > 
> > Could someone enlighten me?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Steve Bergman
> Think of Fedora as a giant public beta test, and the Enterprise versions as
> the result.
that's a bit simplistic. In some cases, that is true, in many cases, it
is not true. Fedora is a much richer Desktop experience which may be
what is desired.

I use Fedora for desktop and RHEL/CentOS for server.

There are different need/expectations.