CPE Weekly: 2021-03-31

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the two week gap since my last report, we had a busy time in
the CPE team with the new fedora accounts deployment, our quarterly
planning cycle started for Q2 and Ireland had a bank holiday mid week
which seemed like a great idea at the time. Until no-one knew what
day it was for about a week!

So here I am, right at the end of Q1 with the CPE teams final weekly
report for January, February and March… two days early :slight_smile:

If you would like to see this report and toggle to the section you are
most interested in, I would suggest visiting this link
CPE Weekly status email - HackMD and use the header bar
on your left to skip to where you want to go!

Initiative FYI Links

CPE had our quarterly planning call last Thursday 26th March to
prioritize our project work going into Q2 (quarter 2, which is April,
May & June).
Our initiative repo quarterly boards have been updated
and our repo can be accessed here: Overview - cpe/initiatives-proposal - Pagure.io
Our 2021 Quarterly Planning timetable can also be viewed here if you
are curious on when our next quarterly planning session is:
Time Tables :: Fedora Docs
And finally, details on initiative requesting/how to work with us on
new projects here:
New Initiative Workflow :: Fedora Docs

Going into Q2, the CPE team will work on rpmautospec
Issue #11: rpmautospec phase 2 - initiatives-proposal - Pagure.io and aim to deliver
this project within the months of April, May & June. We are starting
this project on Monday 12th April and will keep you posted on where
the team will track work and what IRC channel they will use for comms.

You can also expect a Q1 blog post from us in the next week or two
highlighting the work that the team delivered over the last quarter


Project Updates

The below updates are pulled directly from our CPE team call we have
every week.


  • F34 beta is out!
  • Mass reboot is scheduled for tomorrow, April 1st so please expect
    some issues due to this required outage
  • Final Freeze is due to start on Tuesday April 6th @ 1400 UTC - F34
    schedule can be viewed here
    Fedora Linux 34 Schedule: Key


  • Fedora Accounts is out!!!
  • There are still some corner case issues being worked through but
    users should be able to access fedora services as normal. NOTE you
    will need to reset your password if you have not already done so if
    you receive an Unable to call ID or some note like that. Please
    request a password reset and wait for the mail to land. Then follow
    the link and reset your password.
  • For any issues, please open a ticket on
  • The team can be found on #fedora-aaa for discussions on IRC
  • And please report any issues you find relating to the Noggin
    application in the repo GitHub - fedora-infra/noggin: Self-service user portal for open-source communities to use over FreeIPA.
    ANOTHER NOTE Thank you so so so much to all of the members of the
    fedora community and wider open source communities who assisted our
    team last week when we were deploying the new system. Your help did
    not go unnoticed and unappreciated and we could not have done this
    work without any of you. You know who you are, and you have my and the
    wider teams sincerest thanks and gratitude :slight_smile:

CentOS Updates


CentOS Stream

  • Centpkg is build and available in Fedora and EPEL!
  • MBS is being deployed
  • ODCS is deployed
  • Scripts for mass rebuild are ready
  • CVE Dashboard for CentOS 8 Stream is up
  • In short, lots of good things coming!

Team Info


The Community Platform Engineering group, or CPE for short, is the Red
Hat team combining IT and release engineering from Fedora and CentOS.
Our goal is to keep core servers and services running and maintained,
build releases, and other strategic tasks that need more dedicated
time than volunteers can give.

See our wiki page here for more
information:The Community Platform Engineering Team :: Fedora Docs

As always, feedback is welcome, and we will continue to look at ways
to improve the delivery and readability of this weekly report.

Have a great weekend!


Source: CPE Weekly status email - HackMD


WOW! I shared the new account system in the CommOps channel and we all got crazy excited! This is such a beautiful modernization of such an important, critical part of how we do what we do in Fedora.

You HAVE to write a CommBlog post about this, it is so exciting!!! I was caught off-guard when I went to log into FAS and realized the new system is in place!!!