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CPE Weekly Update – Week 5 2023

This is a weekly report from the CPE (Community Platform Engineering) Team. If you have any questions or feedback, please respond to this report or contact us on #redhat-cpe channel on libera.chat.

We provide you both infographics and text version of the weekly report. If you just want to quickly look at what we did, just look at the infographic. If you are interested in more in depth details look below the infographic.

Week: 30th January – 3rd February 2023

CPE Infographic

Highlights of the week

Infrastructure & Release Engineering

Goal of this Initiative

The purpose of this team is to take care of day to day business regarding CentOS and Fedora Infrastructure and Fedora release engineering work.
It’s responsible for services running in Fedora and CentOS infrastructure and preparing things for the new Fedora release (mirrors, mass branching, new namespaces etc.).
The ARC (which is a subset of the team) investigates possible initiatives that CPE might take on.
Planning board
Docs

Update

Fedora Infra

  • Thanks to darknao we have some test OpenShift alerting/monitoring in staging. Once it looks good there will roll out to all projects.
  • Got daily updating critpath working in OpenShift (kudos to AdamW)
  • Updated pesign / secure boot signing on kernel builders for CVE.
  • Started signing f38 with f39 key also to prep for branching next week.
  • BAU (SAML2 gitlab links, restarting rebooting, tickets

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

Release Engineering

  • En route to FOSDEM

CentOS Stream

Goal of this Initiative

This initiative is working on CentOS Stream/Emerging RHEL to make this new distribution a reality. The goal of this initiative is to prepare the ecosystem for the new CentOS Stream.

Updates

  • Continuing to sort out ELN builds from the Fedora 38 mass-rebuild.
    • Got a successful compose for the first time in a week
  • Working on changing the c8s workflow: We’re going to keep 5 last versions of each RPMs on the mirror, like we do with c9s. Vault will still contain everything.

EPEL

Goal of this initiative

Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (or EPEL) is a Fedora Special Interest Group that creates, maintains, and manages a high quality set of additional packages for Enterprise Linux, including, but not limited to, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS and Scientific Linux (SL), Oracle Linux (OL).

EPEL packages are usually based on their Fedora counterparts and will never conflict with or replace packages in the base Enterprise Linux distributions. EPEL uses much of the same infrastructure as Fedora, including buildsystem, bugzilla instance, updates manager, mirror manager and more.

Updates

FMN replacement

Goal of this initiative

FMN (Fedora-Messaging-Notification) is a web application allowing users to create filters on messages sent to (currently) fedmsg and forward these as notifications on to email or IRC.
The goal of the initiative is mainly to add fedora-messaging schemas, create a new UI for a better user experience and create a new service to triage incoming messages to reduce the current message delivery lag problem. Community will profit from speedier notifications based on own preferences (IRC, Matrix, Email), unified fedora project to one message service and human-readable results in Datagrepper.
Also, CPE tech debt will be significantly reduced by dropping the maintenance of fedmsg altogether.

Updates

  • Refactor caching (Pagure, ongoing)
  • More Messaging Schemas
  • Plan test deployment into prod

Friday’s Fedora Facts: 2023-05

Here’s your weekly Fedora report. Read what happened this week and what’s coming up. Your contributions are welcome (see the end of the post)!

Fedora Linux 38 branches from Rawhide on Tuesday.

I have weekly office hours most Wednesdays in the morning and afternoon (US/Eastern time). Drop by if you have any questions or comments about the schedule, Changes, elections, or anything else. See the upcoming meetings for more information.

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Outreachy Summer’23: Call for Projects and Mentors!

The Fedora Project is participating in the upcoming round of Outreachy. We need more project ideas and mentors! The last day to propose a project or to apply as a general mentor is February 24, 2023, at 4pm UTC.

Outreachy provides a unique opportunity for underrepresented groups to gain valuable experience in open-source and gain access to a supportive community of mentors and peers. By participating in this program, the Fedora community can help create a more diverse and inclusive tech community.

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Fedora Code of Conduct Report 2022

We publish a summary report of Code of Conduct activity each year. This provides transparency to the community. It also shows that we take our Code of Conduct seriously. In 2022, warnings and moderations increased over the previous year, with a slight reduction in total reports.

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Help decide how to handle tags on merged Ask Fedora + Fedora Discussion

We are in the process of merging our user-support forum Ask Fedora into Fedora Discussion — our site geared towards contributor and project team conversations. Historically, we’ve used tags differently on those two sites. This means we need to figure out an approach for combining them. Please take a look at the Adding -team to (almost) all of the tags in Project Discussion? thread and add your thoughts.

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Friday’s Fedora Facts: 2023-04

Here’s your weekly Fedora report. Read what happened this week and what’s coming up. Your contributions are welcome (see the end of the post)!

The F38 mass rebuild is underway.

I have weekly office hours most Wednesdays in the morning and afternoon (US/Eastern time) in #fedora-meeting-1. Drop by if you have any questions or comments about the schedule, Changes, elections, or anything else. See the upcoming meetings for more information.

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CPE Weekly Update – Week 4 2023

This is a weekly report from the CPE (Community Platform Engineering) Team. If you have any questions or feedback, please respond to this report or contact us on #redhat-cpe channel on libera.chat.

We provide you both infographics and text version of the weekly report. If you just want to quickly look at what we did, just look at the infographic. If you are interested in more in depth details look below the infographic.

Week: 23 – 27 January 2023

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Infra & Releng Team in 2022

Infra & Releng Team is a sub-team in Red Hat’s Community Platform Engineering (CPE) Team that takes care of Fedora Infrastructure, Fedora Release Engineering, and CentOS Infrastructure. This blog post is a summary of what the team did in 2022. It contains infographics as a quick review. Below that will be more detailed information about what you can see in the infographics.

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Friday’s Fedora Facts: 2023-03

Here’s your weekly Fedora report. Read what happened this week and what’s coming up. Your contributions are welcome (see the end of the post)!

The F38 mass rebuild is underway.

I have weekly office hours on Wednesdays in the morning and afternoon (US/Eastern time) in #fedora-meeting-1. Drop by if you have any questions or comments about the schedule, Changes, elections, or anything else. See the upcoming meetings for more information.

Continue reading

CPE Weekly Update – Week 3 2023

This is a weekly report from the CPE (Community Platform Engineering) Team. If you have any questions or feedback, please respond to this report or contact us on #redhat-cpe channel on libera.chat.

We provide you both infographics and text version of the weekly report. If you just want to quickly look at what we did, look at the infographic. If you are interested in more in depth details, look below the infographic.

Week: 16th-20th of January 2023

CPE infographic

Highlights of the week

Infrastructure & Release Engineering

Goal of this Initiative

The purpose of this team is to take care of day to day business regarding CentOS and Fedora Infrastructure and Fedora release engineering work.
It’s responsible for services running in Fedora and CentOS infrastructure and preparing things for the new Fedora release (mirrors, mass branching, new namespaces etc.).
The ARC (which is a subset of the team) investigates possible initiatives that CPE might take on.
Planning board
Docs

Update

Fedora Infra

  • Accidentally enabled rhbz_mail FAS field in toddlers
    • Sent late announcement with guide how to fix the issue – fortunately this only impacted few users
    • Fixed mail to correspond with this change
  • Got new *.fedoraproject.org cert finally correctly issued (worked with RHIT and digicert)
  • New pagure-dist-git in production (closing several long term tickets). Many thanks to zlopez and lenkaseg
  • All builders updated/rebooted and made ready for mass rebuild
  • Koji hubs updated to 1.31.1
  • Bodhi upgraded to 7.0.1
  • Business as usual, tickets project adjustments, etc.

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • Working on secureboot required infra/tags in kojihub
  • Migrating ns1/ns2.centos.org to rhel8 (internal RH networks: rdu2/iad2)
  • IPA TLS certs monitoring points and renewal process
  • Preparing REDHAT.COM => IPA.REDHAT.COM auth migration for Stream infra (staging env first)

Release Engineering

  • Fedora 38 mass rebuild

CentOS Stream

Goal of this Initiative

This initiative is working on CentOS Stream/Emerging RHEL to make this new distribution a reality. The goal of this initiative is to prepare the ecosystem for the new CentOS Stream.

Updates

  • More stream 8 composes, on both the old and new infrastructure. It might not be perfect, but the differences are small, and we’ve had a successful fully complete production compose, with images.

EPEL

Goal of this initiative

Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (or EPEL) is a Fedora Special Interest Group that creates, maintains, and manages a high quality set of additional packages for Enterprise Linux, including, but not limited to, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS and Scientific Linux (SL), Oracle Linux (OL).

EPEL packages are usually based on their Fedora counterparts and will never conflict with or replace packages in the base Enterprise Linux distributions. EPEL uses much of the same infrastructure as Fedora, including buildsystem, bugzilla instance, updates manager, mirror manager and more.

Updates

  • EPEL 9 is up to 13,162 (+158) packages from 4,880 (+52) source packages

FMN replacement

Goal of this initiative

FMN (Fedora-Messaging-Notification) is a web application allowing users to create filters on messages sent to (currently) fedmsg and forward these as notifications on to email or IRC.
The goal of the initiative is mainly to add fedora-messaging schemas, create a new UI for a better user experience and create a new service to triage incoming messages to reduce the current message delivery lag problem. The community will profit from speedier notifications based on own preferences (IRC, Matrix, Email), unified fedora project to one message service and human-readable results in Datagrepper.
Also, CPE tech debt will be significantly reduced by dropping the maintenance of fedmsg altogether.

Updates

  • Rework backend caching (ongoing)
  • Messaging schemas (ongoing)
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