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Week: 17 April – 21 April 2023

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


Fedora Infra

  • Fedora 38 release day!
  • Renewed OpenShift API SSL certs
  • RC 1.5 then RC 1.6
  • Tweaked DNS to help make composes more stable
  • RC 1.6 is GO!
  • Attempts to get download-ib01 into sync
  • fas2discourse work is being finished
  • Started looking at moving from Nagios to Zabbix

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • PoC for stream 9 auto QA from
  •  Reinstalled/migrated physical machine with hardware raid issue
  •  Progress on the Kiwi image build process for SIGs (hyperscale collaboration)
  •  Adapted ansible role and migrated to el9
  •  Plan to refresh/migrate CI infra (on-premises, not moved to AWS) from CentOS 7 to RHEL9 (knowledge transfer with dkirwan)

Release Engineering

  • RC syncs fedora and RH side
  • Started work on automation sync to RH internal mirrors


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.


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 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 their 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.


  • Development is closing
  • We’ll announce the new version to the community next week
  • The IRC emitter is enabled in the production
  • Some deployment details are still to be discussed (email thread on infra list)