why are people posting their wish lists here and not on the redhat site?
maybe it's because they realise that redhat don't really give a **** and closed that forum already without actually committing to anything?
I asked them formally why they can't provide tomcat7, and they trotted out the line that people want stability. well, yes, but they were doing tomcat6 in redhat5, so why not tomcat7 in redhat7? they also asked me why I wanted tomcat7 at all so I pointed out the release page and it all went quiet, i.e. they decided to park it.
even gnu coreutils on RHEL6.2 is version 8.4 which was released in January 2010, with many newer releases way way way back in time before Redhat 6 was released, so you'd have thought RH would have bothered to update such a key component?
if I didn't work in a PCI DSS compliant company I'd never have considered Redhat at all. sigh. I'm even wondering about whether it'd have been easier going through the pain of using ubuntu LTS and writing all the documents required to prove we were doing the right things to make compliant. sigh.