On Sat, 10 Aug 2019 at 16:18, Andrew C Aitchison <andrew@aitchison.me.uk> wrote:
On Sat, 10 Aug 2019, Richard Grainger wrote:

>> On 10 Aug 2019, at 20:23, Miro HronÄ ok <mhroncok@redhat.com> wrote:
>> While I really tried to do my best, it seems that I broke CentOS by
>> retiring python36. Should it be unretired? Or is it reasonable to
>> say: Please wait for CentOS 7.7?
> This is why I believe we need a “CentOS-EPEL† repo that mirrors EPEL
> generally, but that is frozen in the period between a RHEL and
> CentOS release.

The same could be said for a Scientific-Linux-EPEL.
Would it be clearer to have an EPEL7.6 and an EPEL7.7 ?

This was the purpose of the various branching proposals. The main issue there are not enough time/manpower resources to make any of the proposals work as it needs build system changes, a full time release manager and packagers who want to deal with it. In the end though this is a volunteer project done on the side by various people in the Fedora community. If we were to move this elsewhere, it would still be a volunteer activity. 

I wish I had a better answer but after seeing us break the world every RHEL-X.Y release.. I don't.

Stephen J Smoogen.