[CentOS] Centos 6 - What are you looking forward to?

Mon Mar 7 18:31:49 UTC 2011
Simon Matter <simon.matter at invoca.ch>

> On Mon, 7 Mar 2011, Laurence Hurst wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 03, 2011 at 03:11:52PM +0000, Digimer wrote:
>>> How about the rest of you? What are you looking forward to in CentOS 6
>>> when it is released?
>> For me the big wins with CentOS 6 should be SSSD to simplify and
>> centralise
>> (on the machine) network authentication and (hopefully!) graphics
>> drivers
>> which work with our hardware out-of-the box.
> Yes, SSSD is of interest to me too.  The last version I used was
> sufficiently
> less adept at matching winbind or nss_ldap in functionality that it wasn't
> all
> the good for use against Active Directory.  I'm assuming nested group
> handling
> has improved somewhat since I last tried it with CentOS 5, which was the
> killer when I last tried.
> It certainly sounds like a massively improved model compared to nss_ldap,
> you'd hope for much better resilience and performance.
> I'm not sure I see graphics drivers as a big deal.  Have your own local
> repo,
> add in a suitable package from elrepo, and install it at kickstart time.

Graphics drivers can be a big deal. For some netbook hardware I really
need Intel GMA3150 support but AFAIK that's a no go with EL5. I may be
wrong but, has anyone got it to work?