[gluster-packaging] Fwd: [CentOS-devel] https://blog.centos.org/2020/12/future-is-centos-stream/

Niels de Vos ndevos at redhat.com
Wed Dec 9 08:34:48 UTC 2020

On Tue, Dec 08, 2020 at 09:00:35PM +0530, sankarshan wrote:
> FYI. Would likely be important in context of packaging, testing and
> release content

Indeed, we currently build packages in the CentOS Storage SIG against
CentOS Linux, and not against CentOS Stream. But other than that, I do
not expect major visible changes for our users.

The main advantage is that we can more directly contribute to the
distribution. CentOS Stream allows us to send PRs that get reviewed by
Red Hat Enterprise Linux developers and potentially get included.  That
means, enhancements to FUSE or other components do not need to rely on
the work Red Hat is planning, but could be worked on by our community
and get included earlier.

If there are any concerns, I'd love to hear about it.


> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Rich Bowen <rbowen at redhat.com>
> Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2020 at 19:37
> Subject: [CentOS-devel] https://blog.centos.org/2020/12/future-is-centos-stream/
> To: The CentOS developers mailing list. <centos-devel at centos.org>,
> CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> The future of the CentOS Project is CentOS Stream, and over the next
> year we’ll be shifting focus from CentOS Linux, the rebuild of Red Hat
> Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to CentOS Stream, which tracks just ahead of a
> current RHEL release. CentOS Linux 8, as a rebuild of RHEL 8, will end
> at the end of 2021. CentOS Stream continues after that date, serving as
> the upstream (development) branch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
> Meanwhile, we understand many of you are deeply invested in CentOS Linux
> 7, and we’ll continue to produce that version through the remainder of
> the RHEL 7 life cycle.
> https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/#Life_Cycle_Dates
> CentOS Stream will also be the centerpiece of a major shift in
> collaboration among the CentOS Special Interest Groups (SIGs). This
> ensures SIGs are developing and testing against what becomes the next
> version of RHEL. This also provides SIGs a clear single goal, rather
> than having to build and test for two releases. It gives the CentOS
> contributor community a great deal of influence in the future of RHEL.
> And it removes confusion around what “CentOS” means in the Linux
> distribution ecosystem.
> When CentOS Linux 8 (the rebuild of RHEL8) ends, your best option will
> be to migrate to CentOS Stream 8, which is a small delta from CentOS
> Linux 8, and has regular updates like traditional CentOS Linux releases.
> If you are using CentOS Linux 8 in a production environment, and are
> concerned that CentOS Stream will not meet your needs, we encourage you
> to contact Red Hat about options.
> We have an FAQ - https://centos.org/distro-faq/ - to help with your
> information and planning needs, as you figure out how this shift of
> project focus might affect you.
> [See also: Red Hat's perspective on this.
> https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/centos-stream-building-innovative-future-enterprise-linux]
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