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From Erik Weber <terbol...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Remove el6 support in future CloudStack versions (was Re: [DISCUSS] Remove support for el6 packaging in 4.13/4.14)
Date Tue, 21 May 2019 11:36:15 GMT
+1

Erik

tir. 21. mai 2019 kl. 11:40 skrev Rohit Yadav <rohit.yadav@shapeblue.com>:

> All,
>
>
> Thank you for your feedback and discussions. From what we've discussed so
> far, we've lazy consensus that nobody wants to use el6 or are limited to
> upgrade to el7/el8 due to potential risks.
>
>
> Moving forward I put forth the following for voting:
>
>
> - Next minor/major releases (such as 4.11.3.0, 4.13.0.0) will be last ones
> to support el6 packaging both for the management server and KVM host, but
> users are discouraged from using them
>
> - Next major release (4.13.0.0) will document in its release notes that
> we'll stop supporting centos6/rhel6 packaging in future versions, i.e. 4.14
> and onwards
>
> - After 4.13.0.0 is released, we will remove el6 related specs, packaging
> scripts etc. from the codebase in the master branch
>
>
> [ ] +1 approve
> [ ] +0 no opinion
> [ ] -1 disapprove (and reason why)
>
>
> ** PMCs kindly add binding to your votes, thanks.
>
>
> Thanks.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Rohit Yadav
>
> Software Architect, ShapeBlue
>
> https://www.shapeblue.com
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Erik Weber <terbolous@gmail.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 19:32
> To: dev
> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Remove support for el6 packaging in 4.13/4.14
>
> CentOS7 was released 5 years ago, upgrading is long overdue anyway.
> Realistically the next CloudStack release won't be out the door for
> another ~4-6 months either.
>
> --
> Erik
>
> On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 3:27 PM Ron Wheeler
> <rwheeler@artifact-software.com> wrote:
> >
> > According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CentOS
> >
> > CentOS 6 EOL is 2020
> > CentOS 7 EOL is 2024
> >
> >
> > +1 for removing support for CentOS 6.
> >
> > As Erik pointed out the sites running CentOS6 will have to move soon in
> > any event and it is probably better to do it now when there is still a
> > lot of current expertise and information available about how to do it
> > and how to make any changes to applications.
> >
> > Upgrading in a project that is under your control is usually easier than
> > one forced on you by a security issue or an operational failure.
> >
> > Ron
> >
> > On 4/24/19 3:24 AM, Erik Weber wrote:
> > > As an operations guy I can understand the want for future updates and
> > > not upgrading, but with the release plan of RHEL/CentOS I don't find
> > > it feasible.
> > >
> > > RHEL6 is 8 years old (and is still running kernel 2.6!) and isn't
> > > scheduled to be fully EOL until 2024.
> > >
> > > It is true that upgrading requires some effort (and risk) from
> > > operators, but this is work they eventually have to do anyway, so it's
> > > not a matter of /if/ they have to do it, but rather when.
> > >
> > > It is also true that current CloudStack releases should continue to
> > > work, it's also possible that someone might back port future fixes to
> > > a RHEL6 compatible fork (you're more than welcome to).
> > >
> > > I'd vote +1 to remove support for el6 packaging.
> > >
>
> rohit.yadav@shapeblue.com
> www.shapeblue.com
> Amadeus House, Floral Street, London  WC2E 9DPUK
> @shapeblue
>
>
>
>

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