On Fri, Dec 09, 2016 at 11:07:32AM -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> Anyways, in the big picture, while I don't speak for
> the Project Atomic side, I personally point users at CentOS first,
> unless I have some reason to think they want Fedora. Something like
> 80% of Fedora usage hitting the mirrors was desktop systems, right?
> I don't expect that to change personally.
Although..except for EPEL. And how EPEL works should obviously be
part of this. Things would feel clearer if EPEL lived in CentOS now
Right; in mirror traffic, EPEL is to Fedora Workstation as Workstation
is to Server. :)
EPEL packages *are* Fedora packages, though — moving the project to
CentOS isn't completely crazy, but would require a lot more integration
and cooperation between the projects.
That's something I'd like to see anyway. I think there are a lot of
opportunities for this with containers and modularity — if you can just
run Fedora containers on CentOS or RHEL *directly*, why bother
rebuilding them? For a lot of the software that's in EPEL, that's
completely sufficient. For other software, where users would like the
version to match more closely the long lifecycle, maybe there could be
a hand-off from Fedora version to CentOS version.
Fedora Project Leader