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

Thu Dec 10 02:28:51 UTC 2020
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On Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:32:00 AM PST Phelps, Matthew wrote:
> This is really, really bad for the majority of us using CentOS.
> Is there any way we can lobby for the reversal of this decision? Remember
> that the -devel mailing list, and IRC channels *do not* represent the vast
> majority of CentOS users. Most of us are just sysadmins trying to keep our
> systems that have been using CentOS for many, many years running and our
> procedures for installing, and patching systems working after whatever
> changes have been mysteriously decided upon, and forced on us.
> We will be forced to look at other distributions now; and forced to do a
> ton of unnecessary work to deal with this.
> Thanks a lot.
> 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.

Maybe, maybe not. 

Take a look at Rocky Linux 

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