[CentOS] EL 6 rollout strategies? (Scientific Linux)

Thu May 12 13:43:04 UTC 2011
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 05/10/2011 08:19 PM, Craig White wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-05-11 at 03:12 +0200, Dag Wieers wrote:
>> On Tue, 10 May 2011, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
>>> Alain Péan wrote:
>>>  > The problem is that when C6.0 will be released, it is likely that RHEL
>>>> 6.1 will be already released. So there will be no security updates for
>>>> C6.0, and it will be better to stay under SL6, until the release of
>>>> C6.1. I already installed three machines under SL6, and it works fine.
>>> Once 6.0 packages are figured out (how to compile them), newer versions
>>> of those packages in 6.1 will be much easier to compile, so I expect no
>>> more then one month to pass from C6.0 to C6.1
>> Do you expect the C6.0 -> C6.1 differences to be more complex, or less 
>> complex than the C5.5 -> C5.6 differences ?
>> And given that C5.6 took 3 months, are there any reasons why C6.1 would 
>> take no more than 1 month ?
> ----
> exactly, and there are additional packages in 6.1 that weren't ready
> when 6.0 was released.
> Craig

A couple of packages added to the list is not the same as a ZERO point
release with no build system.  Upstream is now building on a released
6.0 tree ... before they were building on a hodge podge mix that was
only in their proprietary build system and nowhere else.  On top of that
upstream as packages in a optional channel that is not on any ISO set
and not easy to obtain for checking purposes.

Most of these problems will not be encountered on the NEXT build.

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