[CentOS] Centos 6 Update?

Mon Apr 4 23:29:21 UTC 2011
Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at SoftDux.com>

On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 1:22 AM, Brian Mathis
<brian.mathis+centos at betteradmin.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 6:57 PM, R P Herrold <herrold at owlriver.com> wrote:
>> 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
> Russ,
> Appreciate your efforts, but let's make one thing clear:
> The SINGLE source of ALL the current community issues (or "whining" as
> you put it) is:
> about what is going on.
> No one cares if it's going to take another 3 months.
> All that is needed to stop the weekly explosions are some regular
> updates about the process.  Something like "Working on xyz package but
> ran into this problem.  Still have to look at packages abc and def"
> would more than satisfy a vast majority of people complaining here.
> It's mind boggling that the project just doesn't seem to understand
> that.
> // Brian Mathis
> _______________________________________________

and prolong development even further..........

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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