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: stay clear?
by orestes on Tue 12th Jul 2011 08:45 UTC in reply to "stay clear?"
orestes
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2005-07-06

Let's be honest here. Most serious, as in real world day to day business relying on it, users of an Enterprise OS aren't going to really care about jumping on a new major version the moment it's released or even a month or three late for that matter. No sane admin is frothing at the mouth to toss an OS they haven't personally tested with their setup upon release when the existing OS is working well and still supported.

What hurt CentOS wasn't so much the slowness of release, but the relative lack of communication about tangible progress/holdups and community rumblings around the reasons for the slow release.

Edited 2011-07-12 08:46 UTC

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RE[2]: stay clear?
by unoengborg on Tue 12th Jul 2011 10:08 in reply to "RE: stay clear?"
unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

While waiting for the CentOS releas I setup SF Linux (another Red Hat clone) on a test machine. It turned out to be terribly buggy. If that reflected the state of Red Hat at that time or if it was something the SF Linux people had managed to add I don't know, but it certainly wasn't production ready.

In the mean time my systems have rlun CentOS 5.x without any problems. If the CentOS guys now have something that actually works, I will congratulate them and say that it was time well spent. If not I will happily run 5.x a bit longer as long as I get bug fixes. To me upgrading isn't a that big deal. The software I need run just fine on 5.x.

However, I think they should have given us more information on the state of things. I realize that it takes time to provide such information, and that time may have to be taken from the time available to get the release ready, but if you don't provide it everybody is going to ask how far you are from a finished distro, and that will consume time too.

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