CentOS Death in 2021

Pi Digital sean at pidigital.co.uk
Tue Dec 15 03:40:42 EST 2020

> On 15 Dec 2020, at 02:52, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> As Mark Weider noted, the "official" support is merely a reflection of their build system, and it relies on a version of Ubuntu still actively getting security updates.

That doesn’t seem to be stated or inferred in the release notes. It’s under the heading ‘Platform Support’ which infers, like ‘System Requirements’ might, “This is what it will run on”. Indeed, under the heading it states:

>> The engine supports a variety of operating systems and versions. This section describes the platforms that we ensure the engine runs on without issue (although in some cases with reduced functionality).

Then under Linux it states:

>> LiveCode supports the following Linux distributions, on 32-bit or 64-bit Intel/AMD or compatible processors:
>> Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04
>> Fedora 23 & 24
>> Debian 7 (Wheezy) and 8 (Jessie) [server] CentOS 7 [server]

Then lists the Core and ‘optional’ GUI feature requirements. None of this states or infers that >=Ubuntu 18, >=Fedora 25, >=Debian 9 or >=CentOS 8. 

So we are left assuming that these unlisted platforms/versions, much like macOS 10.16, is “Unsupported”! Hence my initial question/request for community knowledge/experience. I’m not seeking to stir up trouble (for a change). I’m seeking understanding and wisdom. If LC is Not Supported on later builds, what aspects do not function in your (plural, ie, everyones) experiences. 

Because LC write “This section describes the platforms that we ensure the engine runs on without issue”, it would just be useful to know what issues later builds experienced. 

Thanks for the input though. 


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