Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

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Which distro should eFa be using next?

CentOS 8 Stream
1
3%
Debian Stable
19
49%
Ubuntu LTS
9
23%
Devuan
1
3%
Rocky
7
18%
Something else (leave a comment in the thread)
2
5%
 
Total votes: 39

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Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

Post by shawniverson » 09 Dec 2020 20:04

In light of the sudden news on CentOS 8... :o :? :roll:

New poll!

Which distro should we focus on for eFa? :dance: :think:

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Re: Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

Post by reachmedia » 09 Dec 2020 21:40

Not sure whether M$ will buy Ubuntu so I'll put my faith on Debian :naughty:

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Re: Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

Post by henk » 10 Dec 2020 00:13

trusting Red Hat... Like to use some nasty language richt now. Need time to think, as I phased out Ubuntu completly :angry-cussingblack:
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Re: Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

Post by tesme33 » 10 Dec 2020 17:09

Ubuntu might have the same attitude next week and CentOS Stream is like gambling .

So natural choice is Debian. One the other side why isnt devuan on the list ?

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Post by shawniverson » 11 Dec 2020 14:05

I added a couple more to the list, be sure to recast your vote!

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Re: Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

Post by smyers119 » 11 Dec 2020 20:24

I vote Rocky Linux or Debian

Rocky would be a simple transition, Debian not so much, but I do love Debian.

I don't really consider ubuntu or Devuan viable candidates.

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Re: Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

Post by tesme33 » 12 Dec 2020 18:18

shawniverson wrote:
11 Dec 2020 14:05
I added a couple more to the list, be sure to recast your vote!
Thanks for the additional choices. Hope Rocky will realy make it. I mean that it will be a long term supported linux at the end.

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Re: Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

Post by barbours » 17 Dec 2020 06:37

Ubuntu.

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Re: Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

Post by pdwalker » 05 Jan 2021 08:24

I hate systemd because it makes managing the systems a pain when you least need the pain.

Voted Devuan.

Ubuntu/Debian are *grumble* fine.

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Re: Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

Post by hsolomon » 09 Jan 2021 18:56

IMHO we shouldn't jump the gun to rule out centos 8. As an example, streams actually allow upstream software ( like this one ) to work more closely with distro and release updates independently from distro schedule. May involve some packaging from this side and maintaining a repo but couldn't that be of some value?

Also centos 8 provides better tooling for containers etc. I just think we should take a closer look at the potential benefits of new model and not be too quick to rule it out.

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Re: Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

Post by goldengate » 23 Jan 2021 01:37

Most of my experience is with commercial Linux (SLES) and thus of no help here. I will note that when this sad CentOS news first broke, I was in the process of bringing up a new HP Proliant DL385 Gen 10. I tried installing the latest Debian Stable but had it crashing on driver issues that I could not solve (the newest Proliant drivers I could locate were for Gen 9). This makes me cautious running Debian where it has to touch hardware, though I plan to run it as a VM going forward.

I will notes that since the first days after the CentOS announcement, Rocky seems to have accelerated their release plans. I therefor added a late vote for Rocky since this would seems to represent the least painful path for development.

I also note that in the last couple days, RH itself has apparently decided to offer low and no cost RHEL licenses for incidental users like our shop. I'm game for that approach too if it makes development simple(r) and stable.

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Re: Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

Post by jamerson » 24 Jan 2021 21:53

now the Centos 8 announcement, does mean anything for the efa project?
no patches will be available soon?
I think ubuntu or RH is a good OS.
Version eFa 4.0.0 RC1 now available in testing repo. Come join us in advancing eFa!

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Re: Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

Post by MattS » 25 Jan 2021 13:55

jamerson wrote:
24 Jan 2021 21:53
now the Centos 8 announcement, does mean anything for the efa project?
no patches will be available soon?
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=4574

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Re: Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

Post by AITCS » 31 Jan 2021 23:16

Would there be any upgrade path from 3.0.2.6 to 5 by any chance?
We still have a few servers running on that build, and would prefer to not have to do the intermediate jump if possible.

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Post by shawniverson » 02 Feb 2021 17:06

3 and 4 are similar enough we can most likely accommodate a migration path from 3 to 5 when the time comes.

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Re: Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

Post by AITCS » 02 Feb 2021 21:49

Thank you Shawn, that would be an absolute life saver.

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Re: Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

Post by jjdoran » 03 Feb 2021 17:03

There is a new version which is AlmaLinux.
I believe the Cloud Linux company has had a lot investment in the Centos Stack and are backing a new clone of RHEL much in the same way as Centos did. It will be a direct drop in for Centos and easy to migrate.
They intend to commit support through 2029

https://www.almalinux.org/

See above.

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Re: Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

Post by linda_ » 19 May 2021 06:23

I give preference to Debian. :lol:

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Re: Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

Post by kikowss » 31 May 2021 09:00

One more for AlmaLinux. :)

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