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Week: 27 – 31 March 2023

CPE Infographic

Highlights of the week

Infrastructure & Release Engineering

Goal of this Initiative

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


Fedora Infra

  • Upgraded bodhi to 7.1.1
  • Updated our massupdate SOP (pr: )
  • Bunch of updating/rebooting servers
  • OSX FedoraMediaWriter 5.0.6 build and sign
  •  Moved bastion02 dl04/03/02/01 all to rhel9
  • investigated batcave01 to rhel9, need fedora-messaging in epel9

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • Preparing CentOS Stream 10 storage volume for builds/composes
  • Debugging a service account abusing koji api calls for Stream (filing disk space)
  • Preparing archive
  • Still reinstalling/moving machines from centos 7 to rhel 9
  • Migrated cdn (CDN77) origin nodes to RHEL9

Release Engineering

  • epel8-modularity retired
  • Openh264 for rawhide is live
  • Aarch64 minimal images are now release blocking deliverables
  • Catch up the OPS work

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.


  • Following up some last items of the 8/9 workflows project


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.


  • WIP – EPEL docs overhaul
    • Incorporating early feedback for outline
  • RPM packaging workshop accepted for Summit

    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.


    • UI & UX improvements
    • Bug fixes

      Community Design

      Goal of this initiative

      CPE has few members that are working as part of Community Design Team. This team is working on anything related to design in Fedora Community.


      • Fedora Design TikTok created – content is being made / scheduled. Gitlab here.
      • F38 wallpaper complete
      • Progress on F37 Release / Creative Freedom Summit videos