[CentOS] [CentOS-devel] CentOS 8 future

Wed Dec 9 11:23:28 UTC 2020
Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>

Am 09.12.20 um 04:18 schrieb Mike McGrath:
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 7:30 PM Leon Fauster via CentOS-devel 
> <centos-devel at centos.org <mailto:centos-devel at centos.org>> wrote:
>     Am 08.12.20 um 23:22 schrieb Matthew Miller:
>      > On Tue, Dec 08, 2020 at 12:44:36PM -0600, Robert G. (Doc) Savage
>     via CentOS wrote:
>      >>> CentOS 8's future is not looking bright. Recently deployed
>     CentOS8 on my
>      >>> production workload and now hearing this. What do other folks think
>      >>> about this?
>      >> Speaking only for myself, I am ready to give up on CentOS (and
>     Red Hat)
>      >> entirely. Fedora meets all my clients' needs with none of the chaos.
>      >
>      > I definitely appreciate the vote of confidence in Fedora! You're
>     not alone
>      > in using Fedora in a lot of serious ways.
>      >
>      > However, I really encourage everyone to give this a chance. This is
>      > (post-Fedora) RHEL development opening up in a new way, and CentOS is
>      > central to it. That's a good place to be!
>      >
>      >
>     Its important to distinguish two aspects here in this whole discussion.
>     Its great that RH opens their "firewalls". CentOS Stream is great
>     for that but what actually pissed the people off is the termination
>     of CentOS8 Linux. So all arguments for C8S doesn't touch the problem
>     that people have now. And no - C8S is not a valid substitution. Its
>     valid for a different usage scenario that is of course worth to get a
>     chance but the mentioned problem don't get addressed ...
> I agree the timing of this isn't great but keep in mind the vast 
> majority of CentOS users are on CentOS Linux 7, they have the full 
> lifecycle they expected.
> The relatively fewer that are on CentOS Linux 8 have some decisions to 
> make.  The end of 2021 is sooner than they were expecting *but* there is 
> a fully available upgrade path from CentOS Linux 8 to CentOS Stream 8 
> (IE: not a reinstall), and that will take them to 2024.  That's half of 
> the 10 years they might have expected, but it should let them give 
> Stream a try and see if it is for them or not.

If "Stream" is the base for the next RHEL8.x where are the updates until 
2029 coming from, when CentOS Stream 8 will be shutdown at 2024?