Ah! Important info. Thx Tunk.
Issues related to applications and software problems and general support
It's the definition of what Stream is. It gets updates that are not yet available for RHEL and will not be until the release of the next point release. They are using you to beta test the next point release of RHEL.
That sounds like you suggest one individual to register multiple subscriptions. I'm quite sure that would be a violation of the license.
Redhat seems to be getting stupid now that ibm owns them. First they nuter the kernel and take out the mpt2sas ids instead of a reasonable method if depericiation, now this quite disapointing
Sorry, but the distribution FAQ clearly states that Stream will not be "the RHEL beta test platform". So is the FAQ wrong or you? And what evidence do you have for your other statement that Stream supposedly breaks regularly?
By the way, I cannot find anything of what you have mentioned in the license agreement https://www.redhat.com/licenses/Enterpr ... 180416.pdf.
What other sources do your statements refer to?
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The FAQ writes also:
How does "public beta" differ from "preview" of content intended for next release?CentOS Stream content will include content intended for inclusion in the next RHEL minor release.
If you try Google regarding the definition of "beta version", you get the following: "a version of a piece of software that is made available for testing, typically by a limited number of users outside the company that is developing it, before its general release."jlehtone wrote: ↑2021/02/26 08:46:39The FAQ writes also:How does "public beta" differ from "preview" of content intended for next release?CentOS Stream content will include content intended for inclusion in the next RHEL minor release.
In contrast to that (if I understand the already published development process for Stream correctly) the packages that are being released in the repos of Stream (as "preview" for the next RHEL minor release) have already passed the QA testing process of RHEL. So if that's true, it clearly differs from a beta.
See also https://centos.org/distro-faq/#q5-does- ... atform-now
Semantics aside, Stream is different from what CentOS was and what its userbase used it for - a compatible free version of the current RHEL version. As for RHEL allowing free production licenses now, how long until they pull the rug out? After CentOS 8's EOL jumped forward 9 years I have no faith in RHEL allowing free production use indefinitely.