[CentOS] Any update on 5.6 / 6?

Wed Feb 16 15:11:22 UTC 2011
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Hi David,

its me again :)

On 02/15/2011 05:11 PM, David Hornford wrote:
> "When will CentOS 6 be out?"
> "The CentOS team does not have a fixed release schedule following an
> upstream release. The release timeframe is based upon the number of bugs

In many cases's its still helpful to have some sort of a timeframe in 
mind. Eg. for 5.6 we were hoping to start seeding last weekend, but it 
looks like were slipping 3 - 4 days on that now.

Similarly with C6, getting a release ready for end of this month isnt 
hard and *should* happen.

In many cases, the slippage happens with a : people doing this just 
didnt have enough time during the period. And that isnt, contrary to 
what many people think, an easy problem to solve. For every new person 
who becomes a part of the process - it needs a significant time on the 
part of people doing this stuff to bring that person upto speed. So 
doing this at a time when its pretty much nose on the grinding stone 
kind of pace, isn't ideal. On the other hand, having people who stick 
around and understand the process, when there isnt a deadline looming is 
hard and counter productive. A lesson learnt the hard way with the c6 
effort in the first few weeks.

Anyway, I'm not trying to solve any issue here - just putting my 
perspective across.

- KB