[CentOS] Centos 6

Simon Matter simon.matter at invoca.ch
Fri Mar 4 17:48:03 UTC 2011

> On Wed, March 2, 2011 20:43, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> Do you think we are not trying or damnedest to get it done as fast
>> as we possibly can?
>> What, exactly, is the problem here?
> The problem here is fear.
> I am not now asking, nor to the best of my ability to recall have I
> ever asked, for when a particular version of CentOS will be made
> available.  I have nothing but admiration for those who contribute
> meaningfully to producing something that I value highly, including
> the folks at RedHat.  Nor do I feel that the CentOS project is in
> trouble.
> On the other hand, the first indication that a project is in trouble
> is usually prolonged and unexpected delay in getting the next
> anticipated release out.  As that time drags on the anxiety level of
> those who have committed themselves, and their companies, to a
> project naturally rises. Most of us take these things with more than
> a grain of salt.  We have seen it before and we will see it again. I
> came to CentOS through through CAOS which I came to from WhiteBox.
> And, if the need arises, I will no doubt find acceptable
> alternatives to CentOS.

I'm not sure that's true. You have to understand that at the same time
everybody should have worked on EL6.0, both EL5.6 and EL4.9 came out and
for very good reason those responsible for CentOS decided to build those
first. Just remember, the folks doing SL have been a bit faster with 6.0,
but they did IIRC not do the 5.6 nor the 4.9 yet (maybe they rebuilt some
packages to still be secure, but I think they didn't finish the full
distribution). So, I'm quite sure it's not as bad as you think.


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