[CentOS] Getting ready for CentOS 5.4

Mon Mar 23 12:32:00 UTC 2009
Morten Torstensen <morten at mortent.org>

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> That would be very wrong. Since people might think there were financial 
> reasons behind the delay, and there is nothing of that nature.

Can gcc/make be distributed? Could people dedicate their CPU time ala 
SETI or folding at home to test builds and compiles? I am not sure where 
the bottleneck is, and I know throwing money and manpower does not 
always help when it comes to software development :)

One thing is delays (and with CentOS, I feel a 6-8 weeks delay is not 
that much, ymmv etc etc), but what I worry about is members of the core 
CentOS team burning out and quitting... that would be much worse for 
CentOS than a few weeks delay here and there. For me it is important for 
the core team to know that they can take the time off they need for real 
life events without feeling bad or guilty about delaying a free, 
community driven project.

For people that are directly affected by a delay, there is always the 
excellent RHEL product to buy for a small amount of dollars.