CentOS 5, RHEL 5.6, and security updates
Posted Feb 24, 2011 4:20 UTC (Thu) by ESRI
In reply to: CentOS 5, RHEL 5.6, and security updates
Parent article: CentOS 5, RHEL 5.6, and security updates
Oracle released Unbreakable Linux 5.6 on January 20th. Scientific Linux has a rolling 5.6 release (as they do with 6.0).
Obviously, Oracle has a lot of resources to devote to their releases, and I'm not really sure how SL does their work, but I believe they have some financial backing (full-time people?).
For CentOS it seems to be a manpower shortage... how to solve it remains to be seen (it's not easy to become a member of the "core" group where likely the most help is needed). I think it might not hurt them to recruit or bring in someone who isn't focused as much on doing the technical work, but can instead target documenting, organizing and publicizing work flows and procedures and making a concerted effort to allow more people to participate and help CentOS out during the point release period. This way things don't necessarily slow down while Johnny or Karanbir are having to deal with restless mailing list complainers or issues at $DAYJOB.
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