Next Major Release OS Version Survey 2020

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Which distro should eFa be using next?

CentOS 8 Stream
2
4%
Debian Stable
22
42%
Ubuntu LTS
14
27%
Devuan
1
2%
Rocky
9
17%
Something else (leave a comment in the thread)
4
8%
 
Total votes: 52

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shawniverson
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Post by shawniverson »

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

New poll!

Which distro should we focus on for eFa? :dance: :think:
reachmedia
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Not sure whether M$ will buy Ubuntu so I'll put my faith on Debian :naughty:
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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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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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I added a couple more to the list, be sure to recast your vote!
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Post by smyers119 »

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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Post by tesme33 »

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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Post by barbours »

Ubuntu.
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Post by pdwalker »

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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Post by hsolomon »

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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Post by goldengate »

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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Post by jamerson »

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.
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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?
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Post by AITCS »

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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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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Post by AITCS »

Thank you Shawn, that would be an absolute life saver.
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Post by jjdoran »

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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Post by linda_ »

I give preference to Debian. :lol:
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Post by kikowss »

One more for AlmaLinux. :)
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Post by The_Penguin »

I'm late to the party, another vote for Alma.
I replaced Centos with Alma at my employer, and so far it's been great.
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Post by mshanley »

Hmmm..

Alma Linux is a good replacement for CentOs.. maybe we should REFRESH this survey for 2023?
2nd would be Debian
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