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Companies such as Facebook and twitter propose to set up CentOS hyperscale sig (Figure)

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2021/1/12 15:08:06     readed:785

This year, CentOS will usher in a major adjustment. Firstly, CentOS 8 will stop supporting at the end of this year, and the future development focus will be on CentOS stream . Secondly, CentOS stream will be turned. Originally, CentOS was in the downstream and was transformed from RHEL. Now, CentOS stream will become the upstream to provide a new function testing platform for RHEL .

In addition to these adjustments,Technology companies such as Facebook and twitter are proposing hyperscale sig for the RHEL based platform.SIG is the abbreviation of special interest group, also known as special interest group. It has common interests in promoting specific knowledge, learning or technology fields, in which members can cooperate to influence or propose solutions in specific fields, and can communicate, meet and organize meetings.


The new hyperscale sig will focus on providing Linux distributions for Facebook, twitter and other large "hyperscaler" organizations such as cloud service providers, focusing on large-scale infrastructure. The initial focus of CentOS hyperscale sig is to provide faster package backtracking, alternative policy and configuration options, and changes in the scope of large-scale test releases.

For very large-scale users, faster package return may be the most interesting aspect of SIG. For the selected packages, the new version will be packaged and made available to CentOS users faster. To this end, SIG will seek to host one or more package repositories to provide updated packages to interested users. Similarly, software packages that have been modified and configured will also be provided through the software library. All the packaging infrastructure will continue to work in the CentOS.org On the Internet.

Considering the transformation of the project from CentOS 8 to stream, the hyperscaler sig will work on the basis of CentOS stream. An example of CentOS packages that they want to update more timely is the SYSTEMd component.

CentOS hyperscale sig will vote at this week's CentOS board meeting. Members of the initially proposed CentOS hyperscale sig are engineers from Facebook, twitter and Verizon.

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