[CentOS] Centos versions in the future?

Thu Jul 8 17:53:07 UTC 2021
Gionatan Danti <g.danti at assyoma.it>

Il 2021-07-08 16:46 Leon Fauster via CentOS ha scritto:
> Maybe "we" could fill this gap? Describe this state of EPEL? Did you
> requested such missing packages? From the early on (EL8.0) I requested
> such EPEL packages, some fedora maintainers branched there packages 
> into
> EPEL8. Even a request for a devel package was honored and the rpm was
> included by RH later in 8.1. This is a community, so communicate!
> Everything else is a product in ready state that must be paid.

For what it is worth, I opened various RH bugzilla enhancement request 
in the 10+ years of using CentOS. One of the last: 

That said, lets face in: current CentOS is not really a community, at 
least in the sense that a community can steer the project direction. 
Nobody polled for Stream or asked about it. Stream simply happened due 
to an unilateral Red Hat decision. *Which is PERFECTLY fine*, unless 
trying to masking it behind the "community" word.

My view is that RH/CentOS would be relatively inadequate for many roles 
without the outstanding work done by EPEL and the rest of the CentOS 
community, unless you are an hyperscaler who can do its own internal 
package additions. Red Hat failing to recognize the enormous value of 
EPEL and former CentOS model really baffles me.


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