"For the CentOS developers and users, Christmas Day may bring
more than the usual presents under the tree.
"If past experience holds, it should take the CentOS development
and QA teams about 45 days from the release of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6 to get CentOS 6 ready for release... which puts the
projected release date on December 25.
"The holiday itself may influence this speculated date, since
CentOS team members may be reluctant to work so close to Christmas,
nor might they want to push out a major release when a significant
portion of their enterprise user base will be taking time off
around the end of the year. Still, a CentOS 6 release all done up
in a red and green ribbon does have a certain appeal."