[CentOS] Getting ready for CentOS 5.4

Phil Schaffner Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov
Mon Mar 23 13:20:31 UTC 2009

mbneto wrote:
> Hi,
>     There were some unusual situations with core developers this time
>     around.
> This is something that we should address don't you think? 

Well, Karanbir has already weighed in on the thread.  If he needs help 
I'm sure he knows where to ask.

>     Some additional resources could help but since CentOS developers are
>     unpaid, raising money for human resources may not be the correct
>     approach.  Beefing up the buildsystem has been noted as something
>     desirable.
> I think that this is somewhat contradictory.  If the developers are 
> unpaid we should be considering at least some help (paid one) so we can 
> expect a more regular approach not a best effort one.

Hiring and managing employees has substantial overhead involved.  I 
doubt this is worthwhile.

>     And who is going to develop such nice automation?  There has been
>     regular news:
>     <http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=18223&forum=37>
> Well, there is no need to automation.  This paid help would send one 
> email per day with the summary.

If you need faster updates or more support than CentOS can provide, 
please consider RHEL as an option.  CentOS would not exist without them.

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