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

Tue Dec 8 20:03:54 UTC 2020
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On 08/12/2020 20:01, Phelps, Matthew wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 9:06 AM Rich Bowen <rbowen at redhat.com> wrote:
>> The future of the CentOS Project is CentOS Stream, and over the next
>> year we’ll be shifting focus from CentOS Linux, the rebuild of Red Hat
>> Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to CentOS Stream, which tracks just ahead of a
>> current RHEL release. CentOS Linux 8, as a rebuild of RHEL 8, will end
>> at the end of 2021. CentOS Stream continues after that date, serving as
>> the upstream (development) branch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
>> Meanwhile, we understand many of you are deeply invested in CentOS Linux
>> 7, and we’ll continue to produce that version through the remainder of
>> the RHEL 7 life cycle.
>> https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/#Life_Cycle_Dates
>> CentOS Stream will also be the centerpiece of a major shift in
>> collaboration among the CentOS Special Interest Groups (SIGs). This
>> ensures SIGs are developing and testing against what becomes the next
>> version of RHEL. This also provides SIGs a clear single goal, rather
>> than having to build and test for two releases. It gives the CentOS
>> contributor community a great deal of influence in the future of RHEL.
>> And it removes confusion around what “CentOS” means in the Linux
>> distribution ecosystem.
>> When CentOS Linux 8 (the rebuild of RHEL8) ends, your best option will
>> be to migrate to CentOS Stream 8, which is a small delta from CentOS
>> Linux 8, and has regular updates like traditional CentOS Linux releases.
>> If you are using CentOS Linux 8 in a production environment, and are
>> concerned that CentOS Stream will not meet your needs, we encourage you
>> to contact Red Hat about options.
>> We have an FAQ - https://centos.org/distro-faq/ - to help with your
>> information and planning needs, as you figure out how this shift of
>> project focus might affect you.
>> [See also: Red Hat's perspective on this.
>> https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/centos-stream-building-innovative-future-enterprise-linux
>> ]
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> All,
> Please sign this petition if you don't want the CentOS Board to implement
> this decision:
> https://www.change.org/p/centos-governing-board-do-not-destroy-centos-by-using-it-as-a-rhel-upstream
> Or... don't if you are happy with the change.
Or don't and speak up here. Why diluting the effort by halving it?