[CentOS] Changes at Red Hat confouding CentOS (was: What happened to 6.1)

Tue Nov 15 12:56:33 UTC 2011
Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>

Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:

> Currently, CentOS build system should be in much better shape and we
> will see how it will do for coming 6.2 point release (already in beta).

Thanks very much for that.
I found your account most interesting and informative.

I guess one question that I've never seen raised
is if there has ever been a suggestion that Centos and SL
should combine, or at least work together?
They seem to have exactly the same aim.

I wonder why SL was set up,
rather than offering to help the CentOS team?

I saw statistics - I don't remember where - saying that
CentOS had 30% of the Linux market,
which I found very surprising, though also satsifying (to me).
SL had a tiny share.
(I remember now, it was someone complaining that Fedora's share
was slipping badly.)

I belong to what may be the silent majority
who don't really care if CentOS is absolutely up-to-date.
(As far as I can see, none of the changes in CentOS-6.1
would make the slightest difference to me.
I run CentOS on 3 home servers, and Fedora on my laptops.)

I was very struck by the ease with which I upgraded to CentOS-6,
compared with the nightmare (now hopefully over)
upgrading from Fedora-15 to Fedora-16.
It reminded me why I would never run Fedora on a server.

To me, the reliability and solidity of CentOS are what I relish,
and I'm very grateful to the CentOS team for their work.
I don't mind them getting a bit crotchety at times!

Timothy Murphy  
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