[CentOS] What happened to 6.1

Sun Oct 30 12:36:01 UTC 2011
William Warren <hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com>

On 10/21/2011 9:23 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 10/21/2011 06:25 AM, Steve Walsh wrote:
>> On 10/21/2011 10:16 PM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
>>> Vreme: 10/21/2011 12:25 PM, Fajar Priyanto pis(e:
>>> 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
>> Nope.
>> http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/CR
>> "The continuous release ( CR ) repository makes generally available
>> packages that will appear in the next point release of CentOS, on a
>> testing and *hotfix* basis until formally released. "
>> "System administrators who choose to opt-in to this process can access
>> the newly built packages, as soon as they are exported from the build
>> system. They are less comprehensively reviewed in the QA validation stage. "
> There is SOME QA ... just not all the QA that they get as part of the
> main release.
> They are not right off the build and into the server ... we do our
> functionality test suite prior to pushing CR (and other tests, and look
> for repo closure).  They are fairly well vetted.
> We are trying to serve two masters here ... fast release and fully
> tested release.  CR is the middle of that and a compromise that should
> work and not break things AND still allow us to do the testing we want
> for the main release too.
> So, you should expect more issues from CR than the main tree ... but the
> risk should be minimal for any kind of major breakage.
> For what its worth, I use CR on the machines I manage in production.
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I think many of us would like to see releases in a timely manner.  
Centos is now months behind in nearly every version with the onset of 
cent6.  I've started moving boxes to ubuntu due to this increasing 
delay.  The security of many machines is now at stake with these 
continued delays.