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

Mon May 16 20:50:33 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 5/16/2011 3:38 PM, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 05/16/11 1:18 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Yes, but whatever can't be automated here should benefit from doing the
>> trial-and-error in parallel.   And the potential improvements might come
>> in the automation process as much as the grunge work - you can't really
>> predict how an open project will develop.
> so you are volunteering to take over 4.next or 5.x or whatever when the
> time comes ?  you can come up with the build infrastructure and develop
> this automation in the meantime?  I'd suggest starting with recreating
> 5.6 by working from 5.5 and the RHEL 5,6 SRPMs exclusively.  let us know
> how long it takes from scratch, ok?   you don't mind that
> we-the-community would want our packagers vetted by demonstrating the
> ability to deliver...  consider this a test run.

No, but I'm not the only member of the public.  And your suggestion of 
starting by reproducing someone else's work from scratch instead of 
building on it would be like Linus telling everyone to just write their 
own unix-like kernel before trying to add to it.  If he had done that 
instead of letting others build on the existing work we wouldn't be 
talking about usable Linux distributions today at all.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com