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Week: 12th – 16th December 2022

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

  • Troubles with s390x builders, resolved thanks to smooge and his black magic skills

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • Onboarded Promo SIG (group + namespace on
  • Implemented ACL for 
  • Onboarded Cockpit project for CI openshift namespace
  • Refactored some CentOS Stream infra roles (distgit-lookaside, odcs, mbs)
  • Discussion about internal Zuul setup in Stream openshift infra 

Release Engineering

  • As of 13th December Fedora 35 is End Of Life
  • Fedora 38 changes reviews

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.


  • Had a Retrospective to help iron out some pain points and find better ways of working going forward
  • Worked on restructuring our Jira board
  • Working on CentOS 8 Stream composes using the new system. This is bringing us closer to finishing out the c8s & c9s workflow convergence for January


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.


  • Continuing to bug hunt the frontend
  • Conforming current messaging schemas to suit
  • Researching caching
  • Consolidating sync/async API proxies
  • CI/testing fixes