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    Phoronix: CentOS Stream Announced As Developer-Forward Distribution, Rolling Release Of RHEL

    CentOS Stream is a new forward-looking distribution running in parallel with CentOS 8 and in cooperation with Red Hat and the CentOS Project...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...=CentOS-Stream

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    This is awesome, really looking forward to seeing what’s next for RHEL and CentOS. This is a great initiative.

    Cheers,
    Mike

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mroche View Post
      This is awesome, really looking forward to seeing what’s next for RHEL and CentOS. This is a great initiative.

      Cheers,
      Mike
      Is this just Rawhide rebranded?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by FireBurn View Post

        Is this just Rawhide rebranded?
        This is essentially RHEL Rawhide, which didn't publicly exist before (outside of the beta repos given to customers). We'll now have the following visible development chain:

        Fedora (general) > [branch from Fedora] > CentOS Stream > RHEL > CentOS.

        Cheers,
        Mike
        Last edited by mroche; 09-24-2019, 01:43 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FireBurn View Post

          Is this just Rawhide rebranded?
          No. Rawhide is the development branch of Fedora. Centos Stream is a branch of CentOS. Quite different

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          • #6
            The name sounds like a weather phenomenon.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post

              No. Rawhide is the development branch of Fedora. Centos Stream is a branch of CentOS. Quite different
              But CentOS tracks RHEL and RHEL picks a Fedora release (more or less) to base itself on - then patches that adfinitum

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              • #8
                A rolling release of CentOS makes about as much sense as a rolling release of Debian Stable or Arch LTS. They're two opposing concepts.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by FireBurn View Post

                  But CentOS tracks RHEL and RHEL picks a Fedora release (more or less) to base itself on - then patches that adfinitum
                  Even if that was entirely true, obviously RHEL development will diverge significantly from Fedora development branch over time given the longer release cycles of RHEL but the real picture is not so simple.

                  Red Hat has a very long time kept an independent branch of RHEL for RHEL development because there are occasionally features that land first in RHEL long before it hits Fedora and occasionally RHEL does something quite different from Fedora (ex: No x86_32 bit support in RHEL 7, GNOME classic mode by default in RHEL 7, No /usr/bin/python by default in RHEL 8) RHEL development isn't simply picking a Fedora release and then patching. There is more cross pollination between Fedora, RHEL and upstream development depending on the timing of the development. CentOS stream is more public availability of the branch that Red Hat has used for a long time internally.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by alcalde View Post
                    A rolling release of CentOS makes about as much sense as a rolling release of Debian Stable or Arch LTS. They're two opposing concepts.
                    Not necessarily. You can have a stable base and rolling release of the leaf components

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