[CentOS] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: CentOS 5.2 is here!

Ralph Angenendt ra+centos at br-online.de
Tue Jun 24 12:38:01 UTC 2008

Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> >> Sorry to be dumb, but what is the point of calling it Centos-5.2?
> >> Is it just that if installing Centos from scratch,
> >> one could download a more up-to-date version?
> > 
> > Think of it as a rebase with added kernel drivers, some newer features
> > and so on, while still basically being CentOS 5.
> > 
> > Or - if you come from the windows world - CentOS 5, service pack 2.
> But does one actually get Windows XP SP3 
> simply by repeated "Windows Update"s?

If there is a service pack on the update servers - yes, you should get
that this way. 

> Re kernel drivers, are you saying that Centos only updates the kernel
> when there is a (minor) distribution change?

Yes. Feature changes *only* on minor upgrades (.0->.1->.2 ...), all
other updates are either bug fixes or security updates. And after a
certain lifetime, there will be no more minor updates (see CentOS 3,
where CentOS 3.9 is the latest), but only security updates, which is the
so called maintenance mode. 

All those questions and many more are answered in the FAQ section on
wiki.centos.org ...



> I'm not complaining, just slightly baffled by the nomenclature.

Erm, why?

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