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 #redhat-cpe channel on (

Week: 15th August – 19th August 2022

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.
Link to planning board:
Link to docs:


Fedora Infra

  • Mass update/reboot cycle this week (stg/nonoutage done, outage later today)
  • Freeze for f37 beta starts next week

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • Discussion around the CentOS Stream infra hand over
  • New tasks for the CI infra migration
  • S3 bucket for the Stream CoreOS effort
  • Some infra projects moved from gitea to gitlab

Release Engineering

  • Openh264 composes fo f36,37,38 send to cisco
  • Package retirement issues after the branching, thanks to human error

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.


  • Face to face meeting in Boston.
  • Penultimate parts of Module process sync. Between el8 and el9.


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.


  • EPEL9 is up to 7339 (+106) packages from 3278 (+71) source packages
  • Found the bloaty package was uninstallable because of a libre2 soname fix, rebuilding it fixed the issue.

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
    • Use CoreUI components
    • Set up i18n
    • Initial version of a “New Rule” page
  • Authentication integration FE/BE (ongoing)
  • Backend: SQLAlchemy integration (ongoing))

Kindest regards,
CPE Team