[CentOS] Centos versions in the future?

Fri Apr 30 09:32:21 UTC 2021
Gionatan Danti <g.danti at assyoma.it>

Il 2021-04-30 06:55 Gordon Messmer ha scritto:
> Why do you think that?  Are RHEL (and CentOS) point releases backward
> compatible or not?  If you trust point releases to work, why would you
> hesitate to trust a distribution that resembles an upcoming point
> release?

Because it very often break kABI compatibility, with 3rd party module 
heavily affected.

Don't get me wrong: I understand that Stream is the way forward and that 
things are not going to change, and this is fine. But trying to ignore 
the key differences (shorter support, unknown upgrade from Stream-8 to 
Stream-9, broken kABI, etc) is not useful to anyone.

Stream is a *different* product, because is avoid (for the good or the 
bad) basically *all* things that make RHEL so special. And lets face it: 
kABI and long/quality support from RedHat are the only two things which 
make RHEL special. Stripping them from CentOS will produce a very 
different product. And, as a side note, things break more often on 
Stream-8 then CentOS8. Maybe Stream only needs to mature, but it still a 
different product.

My personal opinion is that RH created Stream to give cloud vendors a 
place to experiment/repackage *before* adding that to the main RHEL 
distro. Stream really does not seem targeted at small sites / "normal" 
sysadmins, rather at large cloud vendors.

Which, again, is perfectly fine unless trying to disguise it as an 
"almost-RHEL" distro.

Danti Gionatan
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