On behalf of the EPEL Steering Committee, I'm happy to announce the
availability of EPEL 8 Next. This is an additional repository that allows
package maintainers to build against CentOS Stream 8 instead of RHEL 8.
This is sometimes necessary when CentOS Stream contains an upcoming RHEL
library rebase, or if an EPEL package has a minimum version build
requirement that is already in CentOS Stream but not yet in RHEL. You can
read more about it in the wiki . Special thanks goes out to the Fedora
Release Engineering team for their help implementing this.