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 release. 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.