[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: Release and update procedure for EPEL



On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 10:25:29AM -0600, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> On Thursday 01 March 2007 10:18:24 am Axel Thimm wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 08:49:02AM -0600, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2007-03-01 at 13:53 +0100, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > > > On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 08:30:50PM +0100, Matthias Saou wrote:
> > > > > FP! :-)
> > > > >
> > > > > Joke aside, I'd like to see which views we have on the release and
> > > > > update procedure to apply to EPEL.
> > > > >
> > > > > - Do we want a moving (and potentially breaking) set of packages
> > > > > which is constantly being updated?
> > > >
> > > > The CentOS way
> > > >
> > > > > - De we want a fixed set of packages when a RHEL release is made and
> > > > >   focus on major bugfixes and security updates from there on?
> > > >
> > > > More RHEL like
> > >
> > > FWIW, the CentOS people I spoke to at FOSDEM were very much interested
> > > in the "fixed set, with bugfixes and security updates only" model.
> >
> > Well, in the world of clones you usually pick Scientific Linux for
> > point in time releases and CentOS for rolling ones, that's the typical
> > distinction between the last standing major clones. But some recent
> > development will raise a higher incentive to support the RHEL model
> > better within CentOS soon.
> >
> > But that makes our lives more miserable, because it pushes towards
> > backporting.
> 
> Umm CentOS releases updates shortly after RHEL does. Im not sure what rolling 
> releases you are talking about.

Roling in the sense of the minor release integer.

> or are you talking about CentOS plus or some such

No, that's something different, that's an add-on repo which goes
beyond cloning.

Compare

http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/4/isos/i386/

to

https://www.scientificlinux.org/download/

E.g. the range of 4.x versions. SL follows RH in maintaining each
point release, while CentOS kind of EOLs the previous point releases.
-- 
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

Attachment: pgpOLKkCWs41G.pgp
Description: PGP signature


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]