On Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 8:07 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. > > [See also: Red Hat's perspective on this. > > https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/centos-stream-building-innovative-future-enterprise-linux > ] > > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > https://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos Wow, major shift in philosophy, thanks for all the hard work over the years but if I wanted to be a beta tester there are many distributions that will serve that purpose, real shame. The king is dead, long live the king!