Future of CentOS in ApisCP

Earlier today Red Hat/CentOS announced a significant shift in how CentOS releases operate. Instead of remaining a derivative of RHEL, it would become its own rolling release tracking ahead of RHEL releases that are synonymous with enterprise stability. CentOS would be to RHEL what Rawhide is to Fedora, an opportunity to explore new technology at a faster pace than what its target OS offers.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://hq.apnscp.com/future-of-centos-in-apiscp/

No plans on supporting Ubuntu LTS?

Focus is on a single distribution to make sure integration is top-notch. Adding additional distributions makes E2E testing quite difficult. Bootstrapper inspects ~3k points on a server during provisioning. Adding another family would hurt that attention to detail and slow down releases.

From a security standpoint, Red Hat has a proven track record on ensuring 10 year lifecycles. Canonical still has to demonstrate they can achieve this goal.

It’s better to do one thing very well than multiple things mediocre. I want to make sure every release of ApisCP maximizes its utility of software available to that platform without omitting details. If we go that route, it will be evaluated when the time is appropriate (linked in the article).

cPanel recently announced a radical shift to Ubuntu today due late 2021. It’s going to be a mess. :popcorn:

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