I am evaluation Seafile Pro for several big customer projects (some starting with XX TB and some even with XX PB, both with many user accounts - so these project will create new paying customers for Seafile). So it’s Seafile vs Nextcloud and I’d rather go for Seafile but there are some points which hurt the choice for Seafile a lot and certain things have to change before I can put my reputation on the line for Seafile.
Going through the manual I discovered that there a some libs that require manual removal of certain files depending on the distribution. Building Seafile with CentOS and allowing it to run on other distros, having to remove or change any files is not a good approach to give customers the felling that this software is stable and its build carefully planned.
Please consider building Seafile packages for the following distributions, that contain all required libraries already, so that updating Seafile becomes more stable and reliable overall including libraries and more.
Especially enterprise customers ofter work with RedHat or SuSe, hence Seafile should be compatible if it should sell to them.
Having a good build pipeline it is easy to build any software automatically with multiple distributions, so there is not more manpower required to do this, once setup properly.
It is of utmost importance that Seafile (especially Pro) is available and compatible for/with the latest stable distro release. Meaning that e.g. Ubuntu 18 or Debian 9 is supported one or two month after public availability.
Please contact me via PM, so that we can start a conversation on how you plan to proceed.