Category: Infrastructure (page 1 of 6)

All articles in this category are related to the Infrastructure team in the Fedora Project. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure

GitLab AMA follow-up

Last month, we invited folks from GitLab to a public Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. We collected questions from the community in advance about the upcoming Fedora migration to GitLab. 

The Community Platform Engineering (CPE) team has been working with GitLab for the past few months on understanding and troubleshooting the technical challenges associated with the migration. This AMA was a natural next step to enable the community to participate and give the Fedora community a chance to get to know some of the GitLab team members who are supporting the migration process.

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Stories from the amazing world of release-monitoring.org #10

It’s a nice view from top of my tower. The goblins are working tirelessly on their tasks. The sun is shining on the city. And most of the things working as they should. Even the plans for the future are coming nicely together. It’s shame that I didn’t have much time to take care of it and my skills were needed elsewhere.

I turned my back to the view and returned back to the table, where Traveler already sat. “So, you want to know what the future can reveal? Let’s look at it then.” I took my mage staff and created a vision on the table.

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MBBox – Module Building in a Box

MBBox is a way to deploy everything you need to build modules in Fedora/CentOS ecosystems. It contains Koji (koji-hub, koji-builder, kojira) and MBS (mbs-frontend and mbs-backend). This should be enough to start building your own modules. It is now one of the initiatives being worked on by the CPE team.

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CPE achievements during Q1 2020

2020 has seen a lot of changes for everyone—understatement of the year right? One of these changes has been how the Community Platform Engineering (CPE) Team has decided to adjust how they work. We are on an agile workflow journey. We began this year with quarterly planning, for the first time ever! We kicked off the start of the year working on some prioritised initiatives that we discussed as a review team during our first quarterly planning session. The review team included Brian ‘Bex’ Exelbierd, Paul Frields, Jim Perrin, Leigh Griffin, Pierre-Yves Chibon, Brian Stinson and Clément Verna.

The initiatives chosen to be worked on during Quarter One were:

  • FAS Replacement Login Phase 1 
  • Fedora Data Centre Move
  • CentOS Stream Phase 1 
  • CI/CD 
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The future of Fedora Community apps

The Community Platform Engineering team (formerly Community Infrastructure) indicated in July of 2019 that they have a higher workload than the team can bear. To ease this, they evaluated the applications that fit their mission statement. The applications that didn’t fit the mission were proposed for hand off to the community. 

I am happy to say there is a lot being done to preserve the applications that our community values. I have been working with the Fedora Project Leader (FPL), Fedora Program Manager (FPgM), Community Platform Engineering team (CPE), and the Open Source Program Office (OSPO) at Red Hat to transition app hosting and maintenance from CPE to OSPO.

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What’s coming up next in Fedora and CentOS infrastructure?

As you may know, the Community Platform Engineering (CPE) team that helps manage both infrastructure for both Fedora and CentOS is trying to improve how the different initiatives or requests for changes we receive are planned and prioritized. This effort to improve has led us to look at planning our work in three-month windows. By planning, limiting, and focusing our work every three months, we can dedicate a substantial team around each initiative, driving it to completion before working on the next. Overall this helps us finish and deliver work faster.

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Fedora Council and the git forge

I love the passion the Fedora Project inspires in our community. That passion has been on display in the past week as the community has discussed the decision to move forward with GitLab as our git forge. I want to be very clear: we, the Fedora Council, dropped the ball on communication here. No one intended to be secretive or hide from the community, but we should have done better.

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Making a git forge decision

After evaluating over 300 user stories from multiple stakeholders, the Community Platform Engineering (CPE) team have aligned on a decision for the git forge that CPE will operate for the coming years. We are opting for GitLab for our dist git and project hosting and will continue to run pagure.io with community assistance.

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