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Re: Release and update procedure for EPEL



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.  or are you talking about CentOS plus  or 
some such  


-- 
Dennis Gilmore, RHCE


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