[CentOS] Getting ready for CentOS 5.4

Sun Mar 29 16:14:42 UTC 2009
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Michael A. Peters wrote:
>> First I'd like to make sure I am not complaining about this delay 
>> between the RHEL and CentOS releases per se.  I did not help in any way 
>> to make it happen faster and usually I don't mind having a three weeks 
>> gap between them.   But I've noticed that we had two security related 
>> kernel updates from RHEL since the RHEL 5.3 release and there is no word 
>> on when it will be released or why is it taking so long.
> You can buy RHEL you know.
> You can also get RHEL src.rpm for packages with critical security that 
> impact you and rebuild them.

Or there is Scientific Linux (https://www.scientificlinux.org/) which 
has done the 5.3 release.

>> So, if this is really the case I'd suggest making some sort of campaign 
>> to raise money and provide the necessary resources in order to speed 
>> things up.  If RH maintains the 4-6 month schedule it can happen again 
>> in less than three months.
> Wow, I really must be out of the loop. New versions of RHEL every 4-6 
> months?
> Damn. I left Fedora because their release schedule was too frequent ...

The Fedora releases change behavior wildly with each release.  The point 
of enterprise versions is that they maintain backwards compatibility 
even if they add some new features.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com