Shibboleth Service Provider V3.3.0 now available

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Fri Dec 3 17:39:54 UTC 2021

On 12/3/21, 12:06 PM, "users on behalf of Gordon Messmer" <users-bounces at on behalf of gordon at> wrote:

>    To rephrase: CentOS Stream won't get any changes that the same major 
>    release of RHEL does not.  CentOS Stream 8 is no more a moving target 
>    than RHEL 8, it'll just get some packages before RHEL 8 does.  On either 
>    system, the stability of the interface has the same guarantee.

That guarantee itself is zero. They've broken that in the past whether they understand they did or not. The issue is when they might break it and the demarcation point when they do (or lack of a clear demarcation point in the case of CentOS, which is the problem). With RHEL, those breaking points are at minor versions, which do not exist for CentOS now, they'll just happen when they happen.

If the members of the consortium want to raise the issue with us, we'll discuss, but I suspect the issues with Ubuntu support are a more practical issue for most than dropping official support for something most people are jumping off, particularly with Rocky out.

All I can say right now is that we will not commit to producing CentOS 8+ packages starting in 2022, though I have no actual expectation right now that we will stop doing it. For non-members, that's really all "support" implies for us.

As a practical matter, I think the packages will keep coming for now and I also would imagine that the Rocky and CentOS packages for a particular major version will be interchangeable and work 99% of the time across any of the different patch levels of all 3.

-- Scott

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