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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Build instructions, what to do with suggestions ?
Date Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:51:56 GMT
On 27 August 2015 at 13:28, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:

> jan i wrote:
>
>> Is fedora the same as centOS t, I remember a discussion in AOO, where I
>> think andrea explained the connection but I cannot find it.
>>
>
> They are quite different on the server side. They are all under the Red
> Hat umbrella (3 distributions: Fedora, Red Hat Linux, CentOS).
>
> Fedora has more frequent updates (2 per year) and newer software, Red Hat
> Linux has a much more stable cycle (say, one in 3-4 years), CentOS can be
> seen as a free (as in money) clone of Red Hat Linux; but now CentOS was
> bought by Red Hat (in this sense the link posted by Ian is outdated) and I
> don't know what their plans are.
>
> In short, a Fedora buildbot will probably need to be reconfigured twice a
> year, a CentOS buildbot may receive software/security upgrades but not
> upgrades that break compatibility, so a CentOS buildbot requires much less
> maintenance due to the much slower/stable release cycle (on the other hand,
> with Fedora you always get bleeding-edge software).
>
> The machine that I used for some Corinthia testing was a Fedora machine
> too. I can't check the version now, but not the latest Fedora version.
>
Got it my question was wrong, it should have been if we compile for centOS
will it then run on Fedora or does it need to be compiled again.

But is seems we have people interested in Fedora so I will add it to the
build list.

rgds
jan i.


>
> Regards,
>   Andrea.
>

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