[Ci-users] upcoming CentOS Linux 7 release

Mon Nov 23 23:30:47 UTC 2015
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

hi guys,

RHEL 7.2 was released a few days back and we've been busy sorting
through the code and working on the downstream CentOS Linux release (
its going to likely be released in November and will be called 7.1511 ).

I'd like to make that content available on ci.centos.org ahead of public
release. And there are a couple of ways to do this :

1) either we update the provisioning service, so all requests for a
centos linux 7 machine will give you a 7.1511 build ( its 7.1503 at the
moment ), with all the updates etc posted in sync that way. This also
means that mirror.centos.org inside the ci infra will look DIFFERENT
from mirror.centos.org the real users see, since it will be setup to
look like the next release.

2) we make the content available in a new set of repos, called
CentOS.next or something; and the ci users are able to optionally tweak
their build scripts etc to include or not include these new changes.

3) we dont make this content available before its publicly released.

of all those bits, I like (1) best; (2) only delays the content from
hitting the ci infra by a week or 10 days. We dont usually take longer
than that from when the builds are done to when the distro update is
released. (3) just means that if there are changes, failures or
breakages in the ci tested code, we only find out at the same time as
the users - which isnt nice.

thoughts ?

Karanbir Singh
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