I'm having a discussion about the inclusion of httpd-2.4 in RHEL 6 & 7 at the moment and wondered what other customer views might be.
The basic strategy for httpd-2.4 is (to my knowledge) to include it with RHEL 7 only. I've questioned this as RHEL 6 lifetime could run until 2020 with the current product lifespan strategy. How would customers like to see httpd-2.4 presented in RHEL6?
Option 1 is in a separate channel (Optional or Supplementary perhaps?). Downside to this is that all your current web servers that are subscribed to the Optional or Supplementary channel will be marked as being in line for an update. I know this can be worked around, but it's just a touch rough. I don't think it would be great for Red Hat to put it in a new pay-for channel.
Option 2 is to package it as httpd24-2.4 in the same way as other technology previews are sometimes done. There can be no automatic upgrading done from 2.2 to 2.4 as a result.