Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2011 16:21 UTC, submitted by Elv13
Red Hat "We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-6.0 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. CentOS-6.0 is based on the upstream release EL 6.0 and includes packages from all variants. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with. There are some important changes to this release compared with the previous versions of CentOS and we highly recommend reading this announcement along with the Release Notes."
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RE[2]: stay clear?
by foregam on Tue 12th Jul 2011 11:33 UTC in reply to "RE: stay clear?"
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2010-11-17

Well the problem is that it isn't community driven. Its like 3 guys doing it whenever they feel like it. And they will tell you if you don't like it, tough crap.

Quite. There're two insightful threads on @centos-devel from February and March. If you have the patience to go through all messages, you'll see things like
CentOS is for the community, it is not built by the community.

On documenting undocumented build-time dependencies ("we don't use any super magic juice anywhere"):
Red Hat did not tell me how to build it. The purpose of the CentOS Project is to produce an operating system that you can choose to use or not to use. It is not to tell someone else how to produce an operating system.

And the main problem with CentOS as I see it:
Have you ever considered the idea that the CentOS developer community are all people who have @redhat.com email addresses?

By 2011-03-10 CentOS 6 was supposed to be 30 packages away from ready. It took them another four full months to get it out the door. The devteam seems to have some very serious communication&community issues to handle.

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