On Sat, 11 Dec 2021 at 11:03, Richard Shaw <hobbes1069(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 7:29 AM Troy Dawson <tdawson(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> We (The EPEL Steering Committee) are following up on EPEL issue 136 regarding the
status of EPEL8 Playground.
> Looking through the logs we see that there are still people building against
playground on a regular basis. But as I look into each of those packages, the same
package is built in both epel8 and epel8-playground, at the same time.
> This leads me to believe that the only reason people are still building on playground
is because they feel obligated to, not because they really need someplace to test things
> So, if anyone is still using epel8-playground for something they can't get from
epel8-next and/or COPR, please let us know. Otherwise we will shut it down and call it
an interesting experiment.
I really liked the idea when it was first implemented as it allowed me to update some
packages with breaking things for other users, but in practice I didn't use it very
TBH, $DAYJOB and $LIFE have gotten very busy for me so I have pulled back on my EPEL
packaging quite a bit, and now with all the craziness around CentOS and 9 vs 9-next and 8
vs 8 Stream I just can't keep up with all the changes. I read the emails, but I
don't have the time to invest to get a clear picture in my head of all the moving
So 8 is EOL at the end of the year, but 8 Stream is not, correct?
CentOS-8 is EOL. EPEL-8 is not because there is RHEL-8, AlmaLinux-8,
Oracle Linux 8, and Rocky Linux 8.
CentOS-8 Stream should be around until ~2024 when RHEL-8 goes from
doing regular rebases to its 'only doing security updates' til its EOL
CentOS-9 Stream should be around until ~2027 when RHEL-9 goes from ...
Stephen J Smoogen.
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