[Fwd: Wikipidia - Goodbye Red Hat and Fedora]

Ralph Angenendt ralph+fedora at strg-alt-entf.org
Sat Oct 11 20:57:06 UTC 2008

Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> 2008/10/11 Ralph Angenendt <ralph+fedora at strg-alt-entf.org>:
> > Not having publicly available SRPMs for the beta versions (meaning
> > available via public ftp) might be another reason.
> I thought the SRPMS were available, as Scientific Linux uses the
> public ones to build their Betas.

Scientific builds Betas from the *released* version, not from the RHEL beta
versions. So maybe we should come to terms with "what does Beta mean" ...

> I thought it was more a level of priority. CentOS is a volunteer
> project with a lot of costs shouldered by the developers. There is
> usually a shortage of diskspace, slow net links to various build
> machines spread around the world, the fact that various devs have full
> time jobs (there is no full-time build manager like Fedora and SciLin
> have), and various other items. Any of which puts making betas a lower
> priority than dealing with current issues.

Sure, that also comes into play.

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