CPE Quarterly Update Q2 2023

Originally published at: CPE Quarterly Update Q2 2023 – Fedora Community Blog

This is a summary of the work done on initiatives by the CPE Team. Each quarter CPE Team together with CentOS and Fedora community representatives choose initiatives that will be being worked on in this quarter. The CPE Team is then split into multiple smaller sub-teams that will work on chosen initiatives + day to day work that needs to be done. Some of the sub-teams are continuous efforts in the team and some are created only for the initiative project.

This update is made from infographics and detailed updates. If you want to just see what’s new, check the infographics. If you want more details continue reading.

Infra & Releng

Purpose of this sub-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.). This sub-team is also investigating possible initiatives. This is done by ARC (The Advance Reconnaissance Crew), which is formed from the Infra & Releng sub-team members based on the initiative that is being investigated.

Issue trackers

Documentation

Closed tickets

  • CentOS Infrastructure – 103
  • Fedora Infrastructure – 175
  • Fedora RelEng – 117

Tasks finished

ARC Investigations completed

FMN Replacement

FMN is a project that allows people in our community to get notified when messages that interest them fire on the message-bus, making the message-bus more useful to people that are not directly developing or troubleshooting applications running in our infra.

The previous solution had plenty of tech debt which caused lag times between an event happening and the subscriber to be notified, so this initiative rewrote the service from scratch and is now live! Users are recommended to migrate their rules to the new service and notifications can also now be configured to email, IRC and Matrix.

Status: Done

Issue trackers

Documentation

Application URLs

DNF-Countme Update

DNF Mirrors Countme scripts are used to gain statistics data about the downloads of Fedora. Purpose of this initiative is to optimize the current solution by adding more comprehensive testing, removing unnecessary code and reducing storage consumption of the data.

Status: Done

Issue trackers

Documentation

CPE UX Collaboration

CPE UX team is working on Graphic Design, User Experience, and User Interface for Fedora.

Status: Continuous

Issue trackers

EPEL

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.

Status: Continuous

Issue trackers

Documentation

CPE Documentation

CPE has a dedicated sub-team working on the documentation in Fedora.

Status: Continuous

Issue trackers

Application URLs

Epilogue

If you get here, thank you for reading this. If you want to contact us, feel free to do it in #redhat-cpe channel on libera.chat or matrix.org.

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