On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 11:03 AM Christopher Wensink < cwensink at five-star-plastics.com> wrote: > Understanding the flow of packages, is it a fair comparison to say that > moving forward: > Fedora packages could be considered alpha/beta releases of apps > Centos/Stream could be considered beta / Pre-release / Release > candidates of packages / partially stable > RHEL official releases would be considered final release / stable > > Where as before (done 12/2021) > Fedora Packages would be beta / pre-release > then RHEL and CentOS were final release / stable - one with commercial > support and the other with community only support. > > Is that accurate? > Eh, that's something of a mixture of metaphors and facts. Let me make a few approximate details plain. For RHEL 8 the base inheritance went like this: F27 -> RHEL 8 Alpha (internal) F28 -> RHEL 8 Beta (public) 8 Beta -> RHEL 8.0 8.0 -> RHEL 8.1 There were significant differences in kernel and of many cherry picked patches and rebases from upstream, but that was the baseline. For RHEL 9 it should look more like this (this is an approximation): Rawhide (pre-F34) -> ELN -> RHEL 9 Alpha (internal) F34 -> CentOS Stream 9 -> RHEL 9 Beta CentOS Stream 9 -> RHEL 9.0 CentOS Stream 9 -> RHEL 9.1 Similar to 8 there will be some cherry picked patches, rebases from upstream, etc, before things are 100% CentOS Stream, but the above is the approximate expected flow that shows how Fedora and CentOS Stream interact with a new major release, and the position of CentOS Stream as it relates to RHEL. On 12/9/2020 12:54 PM, Matthew Miller wrote: > > On Wed, Dec 09, 2020 at 09:40:22AM +0000, J Martin Rushton via CentOS > wrote: > >> And exactly the same applies to senior (or retired) admins on their > >> home computers. My main home machine runs about a dozen testbed > >> VMs, DHCP/DNS for the home network, Amanda, NFS and Samba for other > >> machines, ownCloud, Apache, Zotero and DokuWiki for the family. I > >> want a stable server under that lot, not a beta release. > > CentOS Stream will not be a "beta release". That's not how RHEL minor > > release development works. I personally think that it's going to be > stellar > > for your exact use case. > > > > -- > Christopher Wensink > IS Administrator > Five Star Plastics, Inc > 1339 Continental Drive > Eau Claire, WI 54701 > Office: 715-831-1682 > Mobile: 715-563-3112 > Fax: 715-831-6075 > cwensink at five-star-plastics.com > www.five-star-plastics.com > > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > https://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > -- Brendan Conoboy / Linux Project Lead / Red Hat, Inc.