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Fedora Websites and Apps Objective Revamp Update: April 2022

Our websites are our face to the Fedora Linux users and the community members. We started with a successful Council objective proposal to revamp the websites and applications. As part of that, we want to revitalize and organize the community that maintains them. Allow me to share with you the things that we have been up to so far.

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CPE Weekly Update – Week of October 25th – 29th

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 the #redhat-cpe channel on libera.chat (https://libera.chat/).

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.

Updates

Fedora Infra

  • Freeze breaks: added regions to aws fedimg uploads and fixed a cacching issue with upgrade json
  • Rebooted: proxy34 and bvmhost-x86-07
  • Tried to fix move of wiki talk pages, ended up creating PR to disable all talk pages.
  • At 66 tickets, but many should be closable after freeze

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

Release Engineering

CentOS Stream

Goal of this Initiative

his 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

  • Basic Stream/RHEL Buildroot reporting is in place, thanks James!
  • Open discussion on pruning older packages from what we publish to the mirrors
  • Open discussion on the impact of consolidating the Stream 8 and Stream 9 workflows for maintainers
  • Business as usual

CentOS Duffy CI

Goal of this Initiative

Duffy is a system within CentOS CI Infra that allows tenants to provision and access bare metal resources of multiple architectures for the purposes of CI testing.

We need to add the ability to checkout VMs in CentOS CI in Duffy. We have OpenNebula hypervisor available and have started developing playbooks that can be used to create VMs using the OpenNebula API, but due to the current state of how Duffy is deployed, we are blocked with new dev work to add the VM checkout functionality.

Updates

  • Set up a boilerplate with a skeleton application
  • Set up the CI in the repository with tests and coverage
  • Created a CLI for configuring parameters
  • Discussed workflows and methods for implementing models

FCOS OpenShift migration

Goal of this Initiative

Move current Fedora CoreOS pipeline from the centos-ci OCP4 cluster to the newly deployed fedora infra OCP4 cluster.

Updates

  • Obtaining access on the cluster
  • Creating playbook to create OpenShift resources
  • Got the cluster updated and ready

Kindest regards,
CPE Team

Call for Projects and Mentors for Outreachy December-March Cohort

Fedora will be participating in the upcoming round of Outreachy (December 2021-March 2022) and we are looking for more projects and mentors!

Being a community of diverse people from various backgrounds and different walks of life, the Fedora Project has been participating as a mentoring organization for Outreachy internships for years. The Outreachy program is instrumental in providing a rich experience in working with free and open-source software. Fedora is a proud participant.

If you have a project idea for the upcoming round of Outreachy, open a ticket in the mentored projects repository. Even if you don’t have a project idea, you can volunteer to be a mentor for a project. As a mentor, you will guide interns through the completion of the project. We are also looking for general mentors for the facilitation of proper communication of feedback and evaluation with the interns working on the selected projects.

Please submit your project ideas and mentorship availability ASAP. The deadline for projects to Outreachy is September 23rd 29th. The Mentored Projects Coordinators will review your ideas and help you prep your project proposal to be submitted to Outreachy.

Mentoring can be a fulfilling pursuit. It is beneficial for you, the intern and applicants, the Fedora Project, and the overall open source ecosystem. Join us in fostering the growth of our community and the love of open source!

Join Fedora’s Hacktoberfest event

Join us for our official Hacktoberfest event: FOSS and Fedora. We look forward to folks from diverse backgrounds sharing their skills and experience. Join us on Bluejeans to know more about Fedora Project along with interesting projects that you can contribute to like: Noggin, Pagure, Ipsilon and anitya.

Hacktoberfest® is an excellent opportunity to show your FOSS spirit by giving back to the open source community. This global event is open for anyone, from students to professional developers. All backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to complete the challenge.

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