[CentOS] https://blog.centos.org/2020/12/future-is-centos-stream/

Tue Dec 8 14:48:47 UTC 2020
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 12/8/20 8:35 AM, Bill Gee wrote:
> Aside from the the latest shiny - what are the advantages of CentOS 8 Stream?  What are the benefits?
> I read through the announcement and FAQ, but they do not address that question.  Is it just a name change?  Is it an attempt to put CentOS on a subscription model?

Stream is the RHEL sorce code for rhel + 0.1 .. so durng the 8.3 rhel
cycle, stream will be rhel 8.4 source code.

It is not very far ahead of the current code.  It is indeed the code you
will get in 6 months.  It is not 'new shiny' .. it is newer enterprise.

What are the benefits:

1)  Many people (like Intel and Facebook) are providing feedback in real
time.  So can any user.  They should have in place, before RHEL 9
development starts, the ability to accept public community pull requests
into stream.

2)  This code is still RHEL source code .. it is just not released in
rhel yet.  Almost all of it will be released in the upcoming RHEL point

3)  Most bugs will get fixed faster, if the code is pulled into stream.
 Many times you don't get the fix until the next point release .. and
this will be what stream is.