[CentOS] Re: Will CentOS 6's upstream be based on Fedora 10?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 23:29:36 UTC 2008

Scott Silva wrote:
>> I have always wanted a distro in-between long term support and cutting 
>> edge.
>> Say one that uses the kernel/command line part of a long term distro 
>> and the gui and gui apps of a cutting edge distro (maybe 1 back from 
>> the cutting edge).
>> An kernel upgrade cycle of say 3 years, but a GUI that stays current 
>> within it's release.
> Current within the Distro's release, or current to the GUI's release?
> Cutting edge is sort of the middle. On both sides you have bleeding edge 
> and Enterprise stable. Then on the bottom you have stale and locked

At least with Centos getting a fairly current firefox and OOo in the 5.2 
update things aren't quite as stale on the desktop as usual.

> I think the API's and ABI's change radically in the two mainstream GUI's 
> (Gnome and KDE). It would be a juggling act to balance their upgrades 
> and the re-compile and re-download of all the binaries that hook into 
> them. I think Gentoo is much closer to this then anything else, but if 
> you leave a system too long, they can get so out of sync that they won't 
> upgrade through portage anymore. But Gentoo upgrades the kernel along 
> with everything else.

Couldn't it be mostly-automated to build a just slightly outdated fedora 
desktop (everything that depends on the KDE or GNOME libs) on top of an 
otherwise stock Centos?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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