[EXTERNAL] Re: New Openstack Deployment questions
C-Albert.Braden at charter.com
Fri Dec 11 14:09:34 UTC 2020
Centos Stream is fine for those who were using Centos for testing or development. It's not at all suitable for production, because rolling release doesn't provide the stability that production clusters need. Switching to Centos Stream would require significant resources to be expended to setup local mirrors and then perform exhaustive testing before each upgrade. The old Centos did this work for us; Centos was built on RHEL source that had already been tested by paying customers, and bugs fixed with the urgency that paying customers require.
Adding an upstream build (Stream) to the existing downstream (Centos 8.x) was fine, but I'm disappointed by the decision to kill Centos 8. I don't want to wax eloquent about how we were betrayed; suffice it to say that even for a free operating system, suddenly changing the EOL from 2029 to 2021 is unprecedented, and places significant burdens on companies that are using Centos in production. I can understand why IBM/RH made this decision, but there's no denying that it puts production Centos users in a difficult position.
I hope that Rocky Linux , under Gregory Kurtzer (founder of the Centos project) will turn out to be a useful alternative.
From: Luigi Toscano <ltoscano at redhat.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:51 PM
To: Thomas Wakefield <dwakefi2 at gmu.edu>; openstack-discuss at lists.openstack.org
Cc: Satish Patel <satish.txt at gmail.com>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: New Openstack Deployment questions
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On Thursday, 10 December 2020 15:27:40 CET Satish Patel wrote:
> I just built a new openstack using openstack-ansible on CentOS 8.2
> last month before news broke out. I have no choice so i am going to
> stick with CentOS.
> What is the future of RDO and EPEL repo if centOS going away. ?
Continue as before on CentOS Stream.
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