[CentOS] 6.8 CR Packages

Thu May 12 13:27:00 UTC 2016
Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>

Am 12.05.2016 um 14:24 schrieb Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>:
> We should have the CR packages, that will eventually be turned into the
> full 6.8 point release and ISO set, to the QA team today for testing.
> I expect that it will take 1 to 2 days in QA and then those will be
> ready for release into the 6.7/cr/ repository.  That means that no later
> than Monday, May 16th (and maybe as early as sometime within the next 24
> hours), the CR packages, including the openssl update everyone is
> interested in, should be available.  That is assuming we find no major
> issues requiring rebuilding during this testing.
> I will also remind everyone that Red Hat gets 6 months of QA testing
> after a private beta release to get these out and correct any issues ..
> while the CentOS team only gets this Source Code on RHEL release day. 
> That is when we can start building.  We have to build major packages
> like gcc and glibc and kernel first as we want the latest of those in
> the other build roots.  Then we have to build the new packages on which
> others depend on as a requires.  Then we can build the other packages. 
> There were 350 (ish) SRPMs that have produced about 3050 RPMs that all
> need to be vetted before release.
> This process NORMALLY takes 10 days (when you get your first security
> udpates) for CR packages and 21 to 30 days for full tree release.  It
> has been this way for 12 years, and it will be so i the future.  If you
> can't wait 10 days to get the CentOS updates .. then buy RHEL.
> If you have no idea what CR is .. ask and people can help you on the
> list.  Here is the info in the wiki:
> https://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/CR
> Any if you are wondering why not earlier (though, 2 days is pretty fast
> if you ask me) ...this timebomb bug rendered both the openssl updates
> unbuildable:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1335097
> There where also a bugs where glutserfs, xmlgraphics-commons, and
> certmonger  would not build.
> The full release of the entire 6.8 tree and isos is still some time
> (10-20 days) away, but we should have CR packages soon.

Thank you Johnny and all others from CentOS. Great effort!