[CentOS] RHEL changes

Fri Jan 22 15:46:04 UTC 2021
Nicolas Kovacs <info at microlinux.fr>

Le 22/01/2021 à 16:16, Lamar Owen a écrit :
> For my uses and purposes, Fedora's six month cycle is too fast (I've been on
> that roller coaster before, no desire to go back to it). CentOS Stream's
> continuous release cycle is too fast, especially in the kernel ABI department. 
> I believe that, for my uses at least, a two-to-five year cycle is going to be
> the sweet spot.  And the fact of the matter is that CentOS and the ten-year
> cycle isn't nearly as stable as you might first think; install CentOS 7.0 on a
> test VM and carefully compare to 7.9, especially on the workstation side with
> Firefox and Thunderbird!

Back in 2017, I installed an intranet server for a south french regional
administration. Their intranet CMS was a heavily modded SPIP and depended on
PHP < 5.6. In-house development in these administrations is slow and takes
years. So I simply offered to use CentOS 7 with PHP 5.4 and support until 2024.
They're happy because that leaves them plenty of time.

As for desktops and workstations, I'm a big fan of OpenSUSE Leap, a hybrid
solution based on a semi-rolling model on top of a rock-solid SUSE Linux
Enterprise base system.

On servers, I only run RHEL clones (and sometimes the real thing).


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