[CentOS] Centos versions in the future?

Fri Jul 9 11:57:13 UTC 2021
Nikolaos Milas <nmilas at noa.gr>

On 9/7/2021 1:14 μ.μ., Gionatan Danti wrote:

> While I fully understand & agree on the motivation for keeping Rocky 
> (and other clones) 1:1 with Red Hat, it should be understood that 
> current RHEL packages selection itself is drifting away from 
> small/medium business needs. So the core issue is a more fundamental 
> one: Red Hat, our upstream, is walking away from traditional server 
> needs. 

IMHO, this is a more fundamental discussion, which is beyond future 
CentOS versions and alternative RHEL-compatible projects and it deserves 
a separate thread.

In any case, I think that the existence and continuous availability / 
maintenance of external RHEL / CentOS-compatible repositories probably 
provides a solution for most use scenarios. Of course, I cannot possibly 
know all actual needs, so I may be wrong.

I need to recognize the fact that it appears there is still a shortage 
of packages for CentOS 8, even though it is active for quite long 
already. Maybe this is mainly due to EPEL difficulties.