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Now that IBM/RedHat announced EOL of Centos, provide support for Ubuntu or other linux platforms

Yesterday IBM/RedHat announced they where going to kill Centos 8 by the end of 2021. With this EOL announcement, Centos is not longer a valid option for us to install Domino. Only option is RedHat, that is expensive, and also, with a lack of confidence after that movement.

I will encourage HCL to add support, asap, to Ubuntu or other popular linux distribution.

Also, they should improve docker support, adding Sametime Community, Traveler, etc, UBI images, so we can move that UBI images on the future to any linux distribution running dockers.


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  • Dec 11 2020
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  • Guest commented
    31 Jan 10:59am

    The Astra Linux (the Debian derivative from Russia) is already supported as a Domino system platform. Adding the Ubuntu platform support will be the logical next step.

  • Guest commented
    13 Jan 01:21pm

    I would look at Centos Streams. But it would be also beneficial to have other platforms certified.

  • Guest commented
    2 Jan 06:39pm

    It's true that the classical CentOS 8 is getting a EOL. But that doesn't mean you can't use CentOS 8 Streams. There is no real rush to move away from CentOS! It's just getting updates faster and is planned to be one dot release of RHEL. In general this an understandable move, which makes sense for RedHat.

    CentOS 8 Streams continues to be a stable, enterprise OS.

    There are other interesting platforms like SUSE Leap, which have stable releases.

    It a bit complicated to support fast moving distributions.

    Even HCL might have Domino support for more platforms, this will not mean that those are fully supported platforms.

    The UBI from RedHat is already used by the HCL Domino image, which is also a streams release by the way. HCL is using this image to have a stable, reliable platform.

    It makes sense to support more platforms like Astra Linux which is a Debian based platform. But "support" in this case might not meet it is "certificed" by HCL and will always work when the OS is updated!

  • Guest commented
    14 Dec, 2020 06:42pm

    Personally I would love to see it as part of the Debian package. Most solutions like Ubuntu rely on the Debian distro. So by making it Debian native it would open the opportunity to many other platforms as well.