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CentOS Project shifts focus to CentOS Stream
Arehandoro 9 Dec, 2020
The article is quoted. You can see the original post here: From their website: https://blog.centos.org/2020/12/future-is-centos-stream/

QuoteThe future of the CentOS Project is CentOS Stream, and over the next year we’ll be shifting focus from CentOS Linux, the rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to CentOS Stream, which tracks just ahead of a current RHEL release. CentOS Linux 8, as a rebuild of RHEL 8, will end at the end of 2021. CentOS Stream continues after that date, serving as the upstream (development) branch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Meanwhile, we understand many of you are deeply invested in CentOS Linux 7, and we’ll continue to produce that version through the remainder of the RHEL 7 life cycle.

CentOS Stream will also be the centerpiece of a major shift in collaboration among the CentOS Special Interest Groups (SIGs). This ensures SIGs are developing and testing against what becomes the next version of RHEL. This also provides SIGs a clear single goal, rather than having to build and test for two releases. It gives the CentOS contributor community a great deal of influence in the future of RHEL. And it removes confusion around what “CentOS” means in the Linux distribution ecosystem.

When CentOS Linux 8 (the rebuild of RHEL8) ends, your best option will be to migrate to CentOS Stream 8, which is a small delta from CentOS Linux 8, and has regular updates like traditional CentOS Linux releases. If you are using CentOS Linux 8 in a production environment, and are concerned that CentOS Stream will not meet your needs, we encourage you to contact Red Hat about options.

We have an FAQ to help with your information and planning needs, as you figure out how this shift of project focus might affect you.

There is a shitstorm on Reddit about this. What do you think?

Last edited by Arehandoro on 9 December 2020 at 1:58 pm UTC
Basiani 10 Dec, 2020
I don't know what others are thinking, but personal me have very bad words to blame them.
wvstolzing 10 Dec, 2020
Just heard about this:
https://rockylinux.org/

It sounds like a new 'fork' of RHEL, led by the original CentOS founder.
Arehandoro 10 Dec, 2020
Quoting: wvstolzingJust heard about this:
https://rockylinux.org/

It sounds like a new 'fork' of RHEL, led by the original CentOS founder.

Fantastic! I knew there were talks about it, but didn't think the reaction was going to be so quick! And the name it's even cooler :D
wvstolzing 10 Dec, 2020
Check this out as well: https://centos.rip/

(the 'consider becoming a sponsor' link is pretty funny.)
wvstolzing 29 Dec, 2020
Another initiative from 'Cloud Linux': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZEfgKEdKr0
Arehandoro 30 Dec, 2020
Quoting: wvstolzingAnother initiative from 'Cloud Linux': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZEfgKEdKr0

Never heard of Cloud Linux before, doesn't sound too bad. I think, if I was to change my home server distro, I would go back to Debian or try OpenSuse though.
Interview with founder of CentOS -- & Rocky Linux now: https://youtu.be/KAmmZ1BvLe0

My (tiny, but useful) VPS is on CentOS; I think I'll just migrate it to Debian. At this point it just runs a matrix synapse server (a Python application), postgres & nginx; & I kind of prefer the Debian folder structure for these anyway.
Quoting: wvstolzingInterview with founder of CentOS -- & Rocky Linux now: https://youtu.be/KAmmZ1BvLe0

My (tiny, but useful) VPS is on CentOS; I think I'll just migrate it to Debian. At this point it just runs a matrix synapse server (a Python application), postgres & nginx; & I kind of prefer the Debian folder structure for these anyway.

I'm actually slowly moving into managed services (thegood.cloud, posteo.de, codeberg.org, wallabag.it, bitwarden.com, matrix.org), nnot enough time to keep them all nicely updated, backed up, etc and my friends/family not interested in these services anyway. Less incentive for me to have them. It's not the same level of customization, but the only real thing that I miss are the bridges for Matrix and the integration with Jitsi.

At home, I'm running a little CentOS server with Jellyfin, Pi-Hole, etc, which I will move to Rocky Linux next year if everything goes well or directly to Debian 11. Or maybe I do the change to CentOS Stream and forget about it.
Quoting: ArehandoroI'm actually slowly moving into managed services (thegood.cloud, posteo.de, codeberg.org, wallabag.it, bitwarden.com, matrix.org), nnot enough time to keep them all nicely updated, backed up, etc and my friends/family not interested in these services anyway. Less incentive for me to have them. It's not the same level of customization, but the only real thing that I miss are the bridges for Matrix and the integration with Jitsi.

At home, I'm running a little CentOS server with Jellyfin, Pi-Hole, etc, which I will move to Rocky Linux next year if everything goes well or directly to Debian 11. Or maybe I do the change to CentOS Stream and forget about it.

Yeah I gave up on Nextcloud for a similar reason (& couldn't get my family to use Jitsi either). Self-hosted & open to the outside world takes a lot of work.
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