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Re: Release and update procedure for EPEL

On 3/6/07, Ralph Angenendt <ra+redhat strg-alt-entf org> wrote:
Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 10:25:29AM -0600, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> > 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.
> 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.

Ummm. No. I don't think RH still maintains 4. Or 4U1. Or 4U2. So we
don't either. All updates are going against the latest (misnomed)
'quarterly' update. And I don't think that SL does it any different,
although I might be wrong there. Because every quarterly update is a big
update set against the previous one (including updates).

Yes Red Hat ONLY supports the latest version of its product until
4.5.0 is released. At that point they will be moving to a newer
support paradigm similar to the Scientific Linux. Basically if I am
understanding things correctly.. 4.5.1 will be security updates only
to 4.5.0 and not enhancement additions. 5.0.1 will be the same.

They will also not be back-supporting 4U1->4U4. Only 4.5.0,4.6.0, and
maybe if they have a 4.7.0 is going to be generally maintained as

Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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