[CentOS] RHEL 7 Beta is now public

Thu Dec 19 18:57:45 UTC 2013
Warren Young <warren at etr-usa.com>

On 12/17/2013 18:57, Andrew Wyatt wrote:
> Yes, there are many missing -devel packages.  It's possible that they
> didn't fit on the media though,

I've run into two of these myself: libedit and libgd.  Both of these are 
living, useful libraries, without direct replacements.[*]

Clearly there are RPMs shipped in the distro that require these 
libraries.  I guess Red Hat are saying that they don't intend that you 
develop your *own* software against these libraries.

[*] (libedit is API-compatible with readline, but most apps that use it 
do so in order to avoid the GPL.  There are many alternatives to GD, but 
none are API-compatible.)