[CentOS] OT: Centos versions in the future?

Fri Apr 30 19:20:55 UTC 2021
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

This will be fully OT.

On 4/30/21 12:53 PM, Gordon Messmer wrote:
> On 4/30/21 6:19 AM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> Why do, you, people use “creative editing”? Cite the whole piece I 
>> said, and place your question there, don’t tear single phrase out of 
>> context.
> It's not "creative editing", it's quote trimming in a forum which 
> provides threaded discussions.

This will be totally OT. And in general I kind of don't care if any of 
my phrases are taken out of context. And here is why.

I got my university [technical] education in place where political 
courses were mandatory, and they were grossly oriented to _that_ 
government politics. Basically, in those political courses you were 
taught not how to think, but what to think. Now technical people, ah, 
had kind of special attitude towards these political courses. And some 
were sometimes making fun out of "the grounders" of these theories by 
doing the following: they were taking some "fundamental" book or paper 
of that grounder, and were taking [literally, but out of context] 
sentences and phrases; which made the grounder saying the things quite 
opposite to what his beliefs are. All with precise literal citation 
[though purposefully taken out of context].

That is why I prefer to not edit away what other people said, though I 
have seen what hopefully made me immune from having "attitude" to the 
same done with what I wrote (kind of "I've see worse" ;-)

>  It's the recommended etiquette for this 
> forum, and has been for decades.

Hopefully, the above explains why I prefer to not follow etiquette in 
respect of trimming, but leave what others said as is in full... Just me.


> Context can be readily provided from 
> the parent message which is available to everyone who received my 
> reply.  But if it makes you happy, I'll expand the quote and ask the 
> question again:
> On 4/29/21 8:51 AM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> A. "I am going to install CentOS which is binary replica of RedHat 
>> Enterprise", so whatever works on RedHat Enterprise will work on 
>> CentOS [implying my reputation behind merely an ability to install 
>> binary packages and common sense of what binary files are there on 
>> both systems in questions]
>> B. There is CentOS which is promised (I am borrowing your phrasing 
>> here) "WILL BE extreamly similar to RHEL + a couple months"
>> but in the second  case I can not put my reputation at stake and 
>> finish my phrase with "whatever works on RedHat Enterprise will work 
>> on CentOS". 
> 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?
> (And if you don't trust point releases, why would you use the OS at all?)
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Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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