[CentOS] Centos 6 Update?

Mon Apr 4 22:57:32 UTC 2011
R P Herrold <herrold at owlriver.com>

On Mon, 4 Apr 2011, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:

> OK guys. Why don't you fork the CentOS project and build your own???
> Why don't ANYBODY fork CentOS project? What are you/they waiting for?
> Whining is easy, build something on your own.

Too strongly stated.  I am aware of at least two private 
rebuild efforts that I have advised over the rough spots in 
the last 4 months.  But those efforts have not sought to 
replicate CentOS, but rather to 'scratch an itch' with a 
different goal than CentOS goals of replicating a rebuild of 
the upstream sources, with needed trademark and branding 
alterations, seeking binary identical-ness with all that the 
upstream ships insofar as possible

But re-producing CentOS through a fork is just not sensible, 
because CentOS is not just a pile of packages meeting some 
standard [it is also hard work to no obvious new good purpose]

CentOS is also the mirror network; it is the mailing lists; it 
is the builders being willing to ignore the temptation to 
release a 'rough draft' at the expense of breaking the 
reputation (justified by past releases) to quiet perhaps ten 
people whining for something, anything, at the expense of 
potentially harming millions of installations

There is a playpen for people who want the latest and greatest 
with a six month release cycle that use the RPM packaging 
system and the yum updater. But it not named CentOS

-- Russ herrold