[CentOS] RHEL 5.3 Beta released, beta-testers needed

Dag Wieers

dag at centos.org
Wed Oct 29 03:58:17 UTC 2008

Hi all,

The CentOS community is pretty limited in what we can do to the core 
distribution. Since our mantra is "aiming to be 100% compatible with Red 
Hat Enterprise Linux" we cannot fix bugs or improve the CentOS core 
without waiting for Red Hat to make those modifications first. We have 
limited leverage and a 6-month release cycle against us.

But that is not the complete truth, Red Hat usually has an internal, a 
vendor and a public beta period and everything that is found within that 
time-frame might get fixed before it is being shipped (and frozen) for the 
next 6 months.

Today RHEL 5.3 Beta was announced with a lot of interesting improvements.


So if we can improve the testing during the RHEL Beta program, everyone in 
the CentOS community directly benefits from that as well. Therefor it 
makes a lot of sense to encourage the large CentOS community to take part 
in the RHEL Beta program and help with improving the next CentOS releases. 
(You don't need my back patting, start already !)

If you are looking for the RHEL 5.3 Beta ISO images, go to Red Hat 
Network, log in, click on Download Software, expand the RHEL5 channel for 
your architecture and go to the Beta channel. There you can find the RHEL 
5.3 Beta ISO images for your architecture.


And please, if you find anything that is worth to fix, report your 
findings to Red Hat's bugzilla.

Thanks in advance,
--   dag wieers,  dag at wieers.com,  http://dag.wieers.com/   --
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