[CentOS] Centos 6 Update?

Thu Apr 7 15:32:08 UTC 2011
MJang <mike at linuxexam.com>

On Thu, 2011-04-07 at 11:23 -0400, Brunner, Brian T. wrote:
> centos-bounces at centos.org wrote:
> > On 7.4.2011 16:58, Les Mikesell wrote:
> > 
> >> While SL and other distributions are perfectly fine for almost all
> >> uses, there's a certain irony in the fact the single advantage of
> >> CentOS is the ease of converting from it to a paid/supported RHEL
> >> installation, and the RH changes that make the rebuild difficult are
> >> driving people away. 
> > 
> > This sounds as if RH is responsible for not yet released CentOS 6 ?
> > What did I miss ? What changes do you talking about ?
> AIUI: In previous releases, RH distributed source + patches.  Starting
> 6.0 RH releases patched source.  This makes backing out a patch, or
> backporting patches from future development in Fedora (e.g.) far more
> nightmarish than before.
> Also AIUI, it appears the (undisclosed) RH build environment changed
> significantly, such that generating bit-for-bit identical binaries (a
> CentOS objective) requires mind-reading RH folks by CentOS folks (aka
> reverse-engineering the undisclosed RH build environment).
> These two square wheels make the CentOS wagon a bit slower than before.

I would appreciate an answer to one related question.

Will CentOS release CentOS 6.0 as a production release?

I see three possible answers: yes/no/TBD.