[CentOS] CentOS roadmap/EPEL

Tom Brown tom at ng23.net
Wed Jun 25 11:03:06 UTC 2008

> There are lots of exciting things happening in the CentOS ecosystem at 
> the moment, by which I mean "upstream" or "across stream" in Fedora 
> and RHEL.
> I'm thinking of projects that equip RH-like EL in general for serious 
> entry into the enterprise, things like the Fedora Directory Server, 
> and RedHat's Emerging Technologies projects such as Cobbler, FreeIPA 
> and Ovirt. Also JBoss middleware.
> Will these sort of packages end up in CentOS eventually, or are there 
> any major problems installing EPEL packages on CentOS?
> I know CentOS is very popular in the web hosting world, but enterprise 
> grade directory servers, provisioning servers and virtualisation 
> technologies could also see greater take up of CentOS in areas like 
> local government and education for example (medium sized but slightly 
> cash-challenged organisations).
> I suppose this is some kind of roadmap question, or a question about 
> using EPEL packages on CentOS. Personally, I'm interested in using 
> these "emerging technologies" in the local government environment.

personally i already use epel in CentOS and have had no issues - 
specifically i use this for cobbler/koan

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