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Week: 10 April – 14 April 2023


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.


Fedora Infra

  • Tried to revive virthost-cc-rdu03, but it’s dead. RIP.
  • Fixed some rsync issues on master mirrors
  • Blocked and deleted 163 spam projects/users in

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • Finalizing storage setup for CS10 (kojihub policy, multiple volumes, etc)
  • CI infra onboarding for dkirwan
  • Moved other machines to rhel9 (reinstalled from centos 7)
  • Debugging SHA-1 issue with gnupg2 for Stream 9 

Release Engineering

  • Bunch of F38 RC composes: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4.
  • Docs updates for final freeze, and misc releng tasks


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.


  • Backported fixes for CVE-2022-21716 and CVE-2022-24801 to python-twisted in EPEL 8
  • Investigated adding python-matplotlib to EPEL 9

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.


  • Frontend UX improvements
  • More frontend testing
  • Polish and tying up loose ends (ongoing)
  • Plan going live and winding down the initiative (ongoing)

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.


CPE Documentation

Goal of this initiative

We have one member of our team dedicated to Documentation. This initiative is providing help with building, formatting and migrating documentation in CPE Team and in Fedora community as well.


  • Focusing on Release Notes for F38