[CentOS] Centos versions in the future?

Tue Apr 27 14:29:36 UTC 2021
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On 4/27/21 8:55 AM, Pete Biggs wrote:
> On Tue, 2021-04-27 at 09:36 -0400, Carlos Oliva wrote:
>> Thank you for your response Rich. I have heard that Stream is beta
>> releases of RH -- rather distressing. Is this a proper characterization?
> You heard wrong.
> Stream is effectively a rolling early release of the next point release
> of RHEL. The packages in stream are fully tested and have gone through
> QA.  They are not beta releases.

With all due respect, - and avoiding the names to not scratch against 
"release,..." definitions, he is more correct in his feelings (that what 
you say) which I would formulate as "stream users are sort of Guinea 
pigs for RedHat releases".

And mind that I have no emotions about it as my servers are FreeBSD for 
over a decade. And new number crunchers and workstations going Debian 
since CentOS ceased to be RedHat Enterprise binary replica was such a 
minor change...

Just my $0.02.


> The disadvantage of Stream is that it doesn't have the full 10 year
> support of RHEL and doesn't have the full binary compatibility to RHEL.
> P.
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Valeri Galtsev
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