[Beowulf] [External] RIP CentOS 8
pbisbal at pppl.gov
Tue Dec 8 18:07:08 UTC 2020
Also, I'm not surprised at all by this. It seemed like it would be only
a matter of time after RH ntook control of CentOS that they'd do
something to stop it from competing with RHEL. Why support a free
product that cannibalizes your commercial sales?
On 12/8/20 11:27 AM, Chris Samuel wrote:
> Hi folks,
> It looks like the CentOS project has announced the end of CentOS 8 as
> a version that tracked RHEL for the end of 2021, it will be replaced
> by the CentOS stream which will run ahead of RHEL8. CentOS 7 is
> unaffected (though RHEL7 only has 3 more years of life left).
> > 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.
> I always thought that Fedora was meant to be that upstream for RHEL,
> but perhaps the arrangement now will be Fedora -> CentOS -> RHEL.
> I wonder where this leaves the Lustre project, currently they only
> support RHEL7/CentOS7 as the server, and more interestingly, people
> who build Lustre appliances on top of CentOS.
> Then there's the question of projects like OpenHPC who've only just
> announced support for CentOS8 (and OpenSuSE15). They could choose to
> track CentOS Stream instead, probably without too much effort.
> I do wonder if this opens the door for the return of something like
> Scientific Linux.
> All the best,
Lead Software Engineer
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
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