[CentOS] Centos versions in the future?

Thu Jul 8 21:21:37 UTC 2021
J. Adam Craig <jacraig at vcu.edu>

On Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 5:12 PM Leon Fauster via CentOS <centos at centos.org>

> Right now, I am seeing a lot of requests in the Rocky forum, to add
> new shiny stuff to the distribution and the answer to most of this
> is (more or less); "we (Rocky) are a 1:1 rebuild of upstream and we can
> not add new stuff in an arbitrary way". So, when talking about a
> community then we have different concepts behind it.

Well said.  It is worth pointing out also that, while Kurtzer and other
Rocky community leads are devoted to keeping Rocky 1:1 with upstream, they
are also committed to engaging with the CentOS Stream community themselves
(if they find a bug in upstream code and they can fix it, Kurtzer and
others have stated multiple times that they will contribute the fix into
Stream), and to encouraging such engagement among those who desire to see
improvements with upstream.  In other words, if we are uncomfortable with
the direction Stream is going, the preferred approach is mobilisation
within and engagement with the Stream community to have those changes
realised there, so that they flow into Enterprise Linux and everyone