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Week: 27 February – 03 March 2023

CPE infographic

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

  • Fix fedmsg to make it build on Fedora and EPEL7
  • freed up enough fedora_koji netapp space, so we aren’t in critical panic mode
  • Got f38 stable pushes working, filed bodhi bug (
  • Setup log forwarding in stg openshift cluster to log01 and freeze break to do prod

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • reinstalling centos linux 7 servers with RHEL 9 (long task/mini-initiative)
  • Fixed issue for Stream composes with ODCS services
  • tuning Stream CoreOS S3 bucket
  • started some mail threads about future of some applications running on c7
  • Finalized testing the kerberos REALM migration for Stream (stg) env (multiple realms allowed)

Release Engineering

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.


  • c8s workflow: We believe we have everything ready, getting the compose in shape and should start releasing normally again.
  • The centpkg and rhel-packager RPMs have been updated with support for centpkg –rhel-target to support building for either GA or 0day during the blocker phase.
  • ELN buildroot is back in working order after breakage due to the OpenSSL 3.0.8 update.
  • A podman-executor Gitlab Runner has been set up in AWS by Fabian Arrotin to handle the “check_access” pipeline for gitbz.The gitbz check will now fail with a non-blocking warning during pre-ITM26 development. CS-1284


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.


  • Admin interface merged

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.


  • Dark Mode for the website revamp is underway: Dark versions of Hero images (ticket), imported dark colours to the team’s Penpot (link).
  • Three.js and GSAP work being experimented with for animating 3D objects.
  • Podman onboarding flow mock-ups being updated.
  • First draft of the Fedora Badges Revamp design subteams charter posted on discussions.
  • Create and design icons for Element chat rooms is making great progress by Outreachy intern Tanu!