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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: upgrade notifications once we release 4.2.0
Date Tue, 10 Nov 2020 03:07:30 GMT
The only reason why we've decided to move to CentOS7 for our community builds is because we
build them w/ gstreamer, and only CentOS7 has gstreamer1.0. If, instead, we decide to remove
gstreamer from the expected options for community builds, then we could continue w/ CentOS5[1].
So the question is really "Which is more important: CentOS5 support or gstreamer1.0 in community

1. This was true last I tried, a few months ago.

> On Nov 9, 2020, at 7:24 PM, Don Lewis <> wrote:
> For 4.2.0, we are talking about building on CentOS 7.  Therefore some of
> platforms that we currently support won't support 4.2.0, in particular
> CentOS 5, which is currently EOL and CentOS 6, which is still supported
> upstream, at least for now the last time I looked.
> If a user is running on an older platform, it would seem to be unhelpful
> for them to be notified about 4.2.x releases, but we would want them to
> see a possible 4.1.9 release.  Users on newer platforms should be
> steered towards 4.2.x.
> Thoughts?
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