[CentOS] What happened to 6.1

Fri Oct 21 13:09:45 UTC 2011
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 10/21/2011 06:36 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 10/21/2011 06:16 AM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
>> Vreme: 10/21/2011 12:25 PM, Fajar Priyanto piše:
>>> On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 6:22 PM, Steve Walsh<steve at nerdvana.net.au>  wrote:
>>>> Except.
>>>> If you have a 6.0 machine, and enable the cr/ repo, then you don't just
>>>> get the 6.0 updates. You get most of the post-6.0 updates, plus what's
>>>> been built for 6.1 (effectively still in QA), plus some post 6.1 updates
>>>> (Again, still in QA). As far as I'm aware, there's now way to say "Just
>>>> give me the 6.0 updates you have" when using the cr/ repo.
>>>> I am more than happy to be corrected on this operation of the cr repo
>>>> tho, as I've held off on updating boxes with the cr/ repo so as not to
>>>> get "untested" updates.
>> As far as I am aware, how I understood official explanation, packages 
>> that are introduced in CR repo already PASSED QA testing, but are in 
>> limbo because there are issues with building ISO.
> This is somewhat true ... there is some QA performed on the CR packages.
>  There is "MORE" QA performed on them as part of the release process
> though.  So, they are not "totally untested" ... just less tested than
> the main release.
> Obviously that means there is an "increased chance" that the CR packages
> are not totally correct, as compared to released packages, because there
> is somewhat less QA at that (the CR) stage ... but they SHOULD be
> correct and they SHOULD work.
> We added CR so that we can provide updates faster ... it is totally
> optional, but does provide more user choice.  What to use is up to you.
>  I personally "DO" use CR on the machines that I manage.
>>> The best policy is to stay with 5.7.
>>> Why would anyone want to use 6.x with the issue?
>>> All my boxes are still 5.7.
>>> Newer version doesn't mean better software.
>> 6.x is FAR too advanced for me to stay with 5.x. I am in no hurry, but I 
>> have my goal in replacing my systems one-by-one as time permits.
>> What interests me is where are centosplus kernels for 6.1/CR?
>> I only see them in Toracats testing repo: 
>> http://centos.toracat.org/kernel/centos6/centosplus-testing/
> we don't have a CR repo for centosplus ... and I do not see us creating
> one.  We are building and testing the plus kernels too and they will be
> there on release of 6.1 ... or you can use the ones from toracat's repo.

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