[CentOS] I'm looking forward to the future of CentOS Stream

Fri Dec 11 17:33:38 UTC 2020
Kay Schenk <kay.schenk at gmail.com>

On 12/11/20 12:23 AM, Gordon Messmer wrote:
> On 12/10/20 6:28 PM, Konstantin Boyandin via CentOS wrote:
>> Allow me to disagree. We both trust Chris Wright's words, don't we? CTO
>> won't lie. Citing him:
>> "To be exact, CentOS Stream is an upstream development platform for
>> ecosystem developers. It will be updated several times a day.
> So, like Fedora?  People run servers on Fedora now, and I think that's 
> fine.
>> This is not a production operating system."
> Does he say that CentOS is a production operating system?
> As far as I know, Red Hat has never endorsed running CentOS in 
> production, so I don't understand why it's significant that they also 
> don't endorse running CentOS Stream in production.

I'm happy you made this point. Yes, CentOS is asssumed to be as 
"stable"  as the release it's based on, but there are changes.

I think it's good to keep this in mind and consider an actual RH license 
if 100% stability and compatibility are the goals.

>> And even if I reduce the number of CentOS Stream upgrades to
>> minimal one, the base advantage of CentOS is lost: predictability.
> It's really difficult for me to look at a distribution that just stops 
> getting updates for 4-6 weeks, twice a year, and use the word 
> "predictable" to describe it.
> My first reaction to the announcement was pretty negative, too. But 
> when I stepped back and looked at the current situation *real* 
> honestly, I had to admit that CentOS just doesn't offer any of the 
> things that people are complaining about losing.
> And I hope that the CentOS maintainers don't interpret that as 
> criticism, because it isn't intended to be.  They've always maintained 
> that if you need updates/patches in a timely manner, then you should 
> be paying Red Hat for RHEL.  I agreed with them then, and I still do.
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