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Week: 23 – 27 January 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

  • Got IMA signing actually working (before mass rebuild)
  • Fixed eventsource on (the thing that updates tickets in your browser when someone else does an update)
  • Hopefully stablized proxies from a out of files issue.
  • Started in on rhel9 upgrades

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

Release Engineering

  • Mass rebuild of packages got merged into rawhide
  • Mass rebuild of modules underway

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.


  • Getting ready for a talk at CentOS Connect in Brussels next week
  • Working on a new Firefox build for CentOS Stream 8
  • CentOS Stream 8 workflow:
    • Production compose not only builds, but goes to staging now.
    • Container workflow now works (not pushed  to quay/centos yet)


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 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.


  • Merged part of the work on caching, heading towards the final pieces to be built before deploying to staging
  • From there we will test that this does not bog down internal systems such as dist-git, FAS-JSON, etc
  • Schema work continuing – adding features to apps with fedora-messaging schemas already that are required, adding schemas to apps that dont, etc

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.