[CentOS] Door not hitting me on my way out

Sun Apr 3 21:57:15 UTC 2011
Steve Clark <sclark at netwolves.com>

On 04/01/2011 09:37 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> Sorry, folks. I wish our release developers well, and hope that they
> can open up their processes to allow much needed community involvment.
> But I've hopped to Scientific Linux and find it much more usable due
> to their willingness to publish updates even without the entire new
> release bundled, and the much timelier updates from the upstream
> vendor. php53 and bind97 are directly available for their verison 5.x
> release, and their version 6.0 has now taken over my testing
> environments. This makes EPEL's version of drupal, and various Samba 4
> testing accessible, and I don't have to waste my time on backports
> that will be replaced by a release that is further, and further, and
> further behind.
> Perhaps in the future the configuration of the build and patch
> environments can be opened up, or the patching going on for the
> package rebundling can be published in just the way people with RHEL
> would publish their kernel patches, rather than presenting merely the
> results. But such ideas have been rejected as unnecessary, and even
> the suggestion was rejected with hostility.
> I know very well how much work such projects take, and regret that I
> was unable to assist further. My tweaks and bundles will now be going
> over to Fedora and Scientific Linux, rather than here or in the
> developer's list.
Big issue I saw with Scientific Linux was a lack of commitment to long term support matching what RedHat and Centos provide.

My $.02
Steve Clark

Stephen Clark
Sr. Software Engineer III
Phone: 813-579-3200
Fax: 813-882-0209
Email: steve.clark at netwolves.com
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