[CentOS] Centos 6 Update?

Thu Apr 7 18:05:31 UTC 2011
R P Herrold <herrold at centos.org>

On Thu, 7 Apr 2011, Tom H wrote:

> This is the kind of answer that CentOS as a project 
> shouldn't allow (KB's recent use-something-else email is 
> another example) because it makes the developers look like 
> rank amateurs.

It is _so_ easy to tell others what they should or should not 
do.  Easier still for a bystander to criticize to jeer and 
mock from the sidelines

Johnny has told people how to rebuild; I have told people how 
to do so; and KB has done so.  Over and over and over again. 
Ditto how to participate.  'Spoonfeeding answers' has been 
demonstrated to be a no-win proposition for this project -- it 
killed the value of the main IRC channel in short order when 
that 'nicer' approach was adopted. Check the wiki for further 
thoughts on the topic.  The tome of this list has driven 
several CentOS team members away from participating here 

As to kernel (and other package) build issues on a CentOS 6, I 
am sure I've mentioned here it is just not an issue ... 
continuing a 'centosplus' patched kernel 'just like before' 
may be trickier, but I am sure if enough folks are interested 
in scratching that itch, it will be solved

The Anaconda changes are nastier, as anaconda has grown wayyy 
too ornate, and an installer is a pretty necessary part of a 
distribution.  Chopping out parts comes to mind


The QA folks get (and seemingly enjoyed during the 5.6 
stabilization) indigestion from some early batches of the 
bread, and work to help the project release only 'production 
ready' bread

Was the little red hen wrong to eat first?

The pig, the dog and the cat were lucky that digital goods are 
infinitely identically replicable, and that the hen had a 
mirror network that Ralph and Tru take the lead in maintaining

The CentOS hens have grown a hard set of feathers, as a 

In drafting this, I considered also building analogies on:

and one on this quote from a well-known morality play although 
it is harder to construct in a 'friendly' fashion:
 	I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain
 	myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket
 	of the very freedom that I provide and then questions
 	the manner in which I provide it.

 	I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went
 	on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon
 	and stand the post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what
 	you think you're entitled to!

But then, friendly trolls are an oxymoron, right?  ;)

-- Russ herrold