CentOS versions vs. builds

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CentOS versions vs. builds

Post by markhu » 2017/03/24 18:29:56

Curiously, the page at https://wiki.centos.org/Download does not clearly indicate which "minor" version of CentOS 7, but only lists the build number.

Can someone please update that page to indicate 7.3 (or 7.4 soon)?

I can deduce the following mappings from https://hub.docker.com/_/centos/

centos7.3.1611, 7.3.1611
centos7.2.1511, 7.2.1511
centos7.1.1503, 7.1.1503
centos7.0.1406, 7.0.1406

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Re: CentOS versions vs. builds

Post by TrevorH » 2017/03/24 18:45:11

Yes, some bright spark in the CentOS core team decided to call the releases after the yymm that they came out upstream so you get 7.3.1611 (current), 7.2.1511, 7.1.1503 and 7.0.1406. The dates are useless and everyone calls them 7.2 and 7.3 etc.
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Re: CentOS versions vs. builds

Post by toracat » 2017/03/24 22:51:31

Yes, it was decided by the CentOS Board. Anyone who would like to know all the details, just go to this centos-devel mailing list:

https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/cent ... hread.html

and look for the thread that starts with "CentOS 7 and release numbering Karanbir Singh". Be prepared to spend a good full hour to read them through. :o
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Re: CentOS versions vs. builds

Post by CaViCcHi » 2017/05/26 20:00:22

TrevorH wrote:some bright spark
someone's son? :D

I indeed was wondering why... at that point they could've given them some useless and pointless and completely confusing names like


"so what version are you on?" "Orchestra"... "nice so now I need to become a dns server and translate orchestra in a number... I can see why you wanted to save spa... oh wait 7.3 is shorter than orchestra..."

ok... </rant> :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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