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Week: 6th – 10th February 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.
Planning board


Fedora Infra

  • Deleted about 50 spam projects/users
  • Fixed (old) FMN to get it running again when it stopped.
  • mass signed rawhide with f39 key for branching/eln in progress
  • reinstalled a bunch of staging virthosts with RHEL9 (123 rhel7/8 hosts left)
  • working on a module that synchronizes discourse and fasjson groups

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • work on a storage reorg for Stream (new volumes, policy and moving builds around)
  • prepare the koji Stream upgrade to 1.31
  • prepare some infra for Docs SIGs (following up on the centos docs sig day after Fosdem) 

Release Engineering

  • F38 mass branching

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.


  • ELN composes have remained stable for a week
  • ELN container image creation is failing on all arches. Investigation ongoing.
  • Enhancements to gitbz check on gitlab:
    • Added new access check job to be more friendly (and provide better feedback) to non-maintainer merge requests.
    • Implemented new logic to allow pass-with-warning for Y-stream development prior to Exception Phase. Not yet in production, awaiting approval by the RHEL 9 Program.


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.


  • Message schemas are being updated, please look out for PRs as they crop up if you’re a maintainer of an app
  • En route & in review: refactored caching (Pagure, FASJSON), rule statistics, Matrix handler