CentOS 4.8 release delays again
After the big CentOS 5.3 release delay in the beginning of 2009, the community witnesses history repeating with CentOS 4.8 being delayed even longer. It is unfortunate that 13 weeks after Red Hat released RHEL 4.8, CentOS is unable to release their own rebuild. It is not unusual people inquire about a new release only hours after Red Hat's release, but in this case repeated inquiries got positive response, but nothing materializes weeks after. The latest word comes from main developer Johnny Hughes.
The CentOS 4.8 releases notes are available already so hopefully a release is imminent. It is unclear what could be done to help release quicker in the future, there is no transparency to why it takes this long. It is possible the project team got side-tracked once again by internal issues that recently got resolved. If that is the case let's hope the CentOS 5.4 release makes this obvious.