[CentOS] CentOS Stream from bottom works, what is this?

Thu Dec 10 14:54:19 UTC 2020
Simon Matter <simon.matter at invoca.ch>

> On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 7:19 PM Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org> wrote:
>> [...]
>> In the cases where RHEL + 0.1 (note not +1) won't work, I think it's
>> incredibly likely that this will be covered by the expanded low- and
>> no-cost
>> RHEL offerings.
>> Part of the buried lede here is that with more RHEL accessibility, a lot
>> of
>> the function that CentOS served for users will not be necessary anymore.
>> [...]
> If RH plans to release a successor for CentOS 8 like RHEL 8 Free or so,
> this has become a communication disaster par excellence. The announcement
> with all the associated uncertainties and criticism was already picked up
> by the major press. I've no clue who is in charge of RH for the
> communication, but the team was quite bad in their job.
> If I plan something like this I would say, listen, CentOS will be released
> as Stream only in the future but the deprecated CentOS versions will be
> replaced by X. Before we do this change we'll provide to you a script that
> transforms your current CentOS installation into the designated successor.

Do you mean something like this?


> I'm quite relaxed as I don't use CentOS anymore except for private stuff.
> But I can fully understand those who already upgraded to C8 with the
> assumption in mind that they can use CentOS for the next few years with
> the
> expected behaviour.
> Changes are part of the IT and maybe the situation won't become as
> dramatic
> as the one or other may fear (especially if a kind of RHEL 8 Free will be
> released), but the communication around this change is a perfect example
> how you shouldn't do the communication.
> Kind regards Thomas
> --
> Linux ... enjoy the ride!
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