[CentOS] State of CentOS 8

Mon Dec 23 03:38:47 UTC 2019
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

> On Dec 22, 2019, at 7:07 PM, Leon Fauster via CentOS <centos at centos.org> wrote:
> Am 22.12.19 um 21:31 schrieb Michael Kofler:
>> Hi,
>> I have been a happy user of CentOS 7 in the past. I am now considering switching to CentOS 8.
>> However, since end of Oct. 2019, I have not received any updates on my CentOS 8 test installations. Since then, RHEL 8 has published several critical security updates.
>> Obviously, this make the use of CentOS 8 in production dangerous.
>> I guess the missing updates have to to with RHEL version 8.1, which is not yet available for CentOS.
>> Basically, I would like to ask how the CentOS team sees the state of CentOS 8. Is the current version only intended for testing/evaluation? When does the CentOS team consider CentOS ready for production use? Is there any public documentation on this matter?
> Here you can find information that explains why there is gap between RH and CentOS releases. Basically its not intentionally but just hard work:
> https://wiki.centos.org/About/Building_8
> https://wiki.centos.org/About/Building_8.x

And thanks for all hard work from us, users!


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Valeri Galtsev
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