CentOS Death in 2021

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 03:14:43 EST 2020


"I wonder why LC don’t state support for later Ubuntu, Fedora or Debian 
builds?"

I suspect that LiveCode believes that the uptake of the Linux version is 
insufficient to justify the effort of testing LC on those platforms.

Richmond.

On 14.12.20 2:20, Pi Digital via use-livecode wrote:
> Thanks all. These insights are useful. Hery’s explanation of their choice to move to Debian provides a good argument. I had just tried Ubuntu 20.04 in a parallels virtual machine and my server app worked ok. I will try a Debian build too. I wonder why LC don’t state support for later Ubuntu, Fedora or Debian builds?
>
> Sean Cole
> Pi Digital
>
>> On 13 Dec 2020, at 19:27, Heriberto Torrado via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Sean,
>>
>> I've been using LiveCode on Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 for years (Servers and Desktops) and it worked fine.  A years ago we migrated everything to CentOS / RedHat and Fedora (development machines and servers).  However, we are going to migrate everything  to Debian.
>> Debian is very stable and offers the same user experience on Laptops, Workstations and Servers.
>>
>> Ubuntu is a good system, but after the drift from CentOS with IBM I don't want to put the heart of our systems in the hands of any big company.
>> What would happen if tomorrow Ubuntu is acquired by Microsoft and they decide to charge money for it? That's not the case with Debian: Debian is completely independent and rock solid.
>>
>> I live between Madrid and New York and in both cities there are good professional companies who offer commercial technical support for Debian, so you don't need any big and greedy corps getting their hands on your IT systems.
>>
>> Best,
>> Hery
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>> On 12/13/20 12:40 PM, Sean Cole (Pi) via use-livecode wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I just heard the news that RedHat is going to be dropping support for
>>> CentOS. With my recent issues with PDF Printing in CentOS, I was already
>>> looking to perhaps try out CentOS8 or another Dist. but now we have this
>>> news I'm thinking of going to Ubuntu.
>>>
>>> The release notes for LC says it supports Ubuntu 16.04, which is cool. But
>>> I notice my server host says they have 16.04, 18.04, 20.04 and 20.10. Is
>>> anyone out there running LC on one of these later builds of Ubuntu? I'd
>>> like to hear your thoughts. Or maybe I should be looking at Fedora.
>>>
>>> All the very best
>>>
>>> Sean Cole
>>> *Pi Digital *
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