On Fri, 2016-12-09 at 11:17 -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
On Fri, Dec 09, 2016 at 11:07:32AM -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> > Anyways, in the big picture, while I don't speak for everyone on
> > 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
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.
Right, it would have to be easy for maintainers to contribute in both.
That's something I'd like to see anyway. I think there are a
opportunities for this with containers and modularity — if you can
just run Fedora containers on CentOS or RHEL *directly*, why bother
I agree that can be an option in some cases, however, I can think of a
few cases which it cannot. (a) running centos7 on a container, without
epel you cannot have that additional software, (b) kernel features
which are available in Fedora but not in centos7, may cause the
software not to work if they don't detect the features on runtime, (c)
simplicity; not having to go through the path of having to run special
tools for scanning vulnerabilities in running containers.