Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jul 2014 21:23 UTC, submitted by Ari
Red Hat

The CentOS Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS 7 for x86_64, including images for docker, and various cloud providers. There are many fundamental changes in this release, compared to previous releases of CentOS. Notably the inclusion of systemd, Gnome3, and a default filesystem of XFS. For more information about what makes CentOS 7 stand out, please see our release notes.

CentOS 6 can be upgraded to 7, but that functionality is still being tested.

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RE[3]: desktop?
by SeeM on Thu 10th Jul 2014 05:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: desktop?"
SeeM
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2011-09-10

"And prepare for rebuilding tons of packages from Fedora 19/20 in near future. It doesn't hurt, but takes a lot of time and you end with gazillion devels installed. Unless you will rebuild them on virtual machine and create your own yum repo there.


Why would you? Unless you can't find those packages in EPEL (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL) or some other 3rd party repo I don't see the need to recompile software from Fedora (which is basically what EPEL does).
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EPEL doesn't have everything. Python-visual and avidemux are just two examples of dependency hell you'll have on CentOS.

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RE[4]: desktop?
by richarson on Thu 10th Jul 2014 14:46 in reply to "RE[3]: desktop?"
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2014-05-24

"[q]And prepare for rebuilding tons of packages from Fedora 19/20 in near future. It doesn't hurt, but takes a lot of time and you end with gazillion devels installed. Unless you will rebuild them on virtual machine and create your own yum repo there.


Why would you? Unless you can't find those packages in EPEL (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL) or some other 3rd party repo I don't see the need to recompile software from Fedora (which is basically what EPEL does).
"

EPEL doesn't have everything. Python-visual and avidemux are just two examples of dependency hell you'll have on CentOS. [/q]

Fair enough, EPEL doesn't have everything that Fedora carries, but you now went from "tons of packages" to just two examples.

If you add another 3rd party repo like repoforge, I'm sure you would avoid the need to compile anything.

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