[CentOS] OT: RHEL 6.1 is out

Mon May 23 13:08:51 UTC 2011
R P Herrold <herrold at owlriver.com>

On Mon, 23 May 2011, Les Mikesell wrote:

> Community effort or not, it did once seem like you had goals 
> for timeliness as well.  Are you happy with the current 
> situation?  If more community participation is off the 
> table, what else could help?

Johnny points out that we get crickets at he end of these 
threads ... the last paragraph of this email proposes a 
solution YOU should like and find COMPLETELY meets your needs

The issuance sequencing of the recent 4 and 5 updates were 
intentionally placed ahead of 6.  I've published such a method 
for non-root rpm building in my personal 'tips' webpage dating 
from before there WAS a CentOS, in the CentOS wiki, and in 
this mailing list. We have an unsolicited confirmation on this 
mailing list that the method outlined used works, for those 
people who find themselves constrained by the requirements of 
self or others to 'front-run CentOS' release of such, and put 
non-centos content in place pending CentOS' formal release of 

If a person NEEDS updates the second the upstream issues them, 
and is unwilling to follow the self-build front-run method, 
they probably need a SLA from a vendor meeting their 
requirements.  CentOS does not offer such, and has no 
intentions of doing so

Tell you what, Les -- YOU build what you want, optionally 
gathering a 'community', and document what YOU want, and tell 
us the URL.  We'll all be richer for it.  I'll be happy to see 
more than talk from you.  But then I expect to hear ... 

-- Russ herrold