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What does "the future" mean? CentOS 7 EOL is in june 2024, which is only about 2,5 years left.
The idea is already a while old, it would be ok if just CNX 7 is supported for the latest CentOS release. But what does "in the future" mean? CentOS 7 has only 3 years of support left and admins need time to do the migration too! It's also not very reliable if we're forced by the support policy to do new installations with a 7 year old OS that will be EOL soon.
CentOS 8s EOL will be in the end of 2021 so it wouldn't make sense any more to add support for it. What does HCL for the open source users? Do you support the follower CentOS stream? Or some of the forks who want to continue the old CentOS release cycle?
We are planning to support RHEL 8.x in the future. At this time we are not planning backport this support to older versions of Connections
Yes, CentOS should be supported too. HCL announced its love to OS but when we look at the documentation, we see that several RHEL releases were supported but only an old CentOS one.
It would be great if HCL supports new releases soon after they're released as stable and care about both CentOS and RHEL. All of our servers run on CentOS 7, however we would like to prefer CentOS 8 if it would be supported.
CentOS 8 would be great, too.