CPE Weekly update – Week 35 2023

Originally published at: CPE Weekly update – Week 35 2023 – Fedora Community Blog

This is a weekly report from the CPE (Community Platform Engineering) Team. If you have any questions or feedback, please respond to this report or contact us on #redhat-cpe channel on libera.chat.

We provide you both infographic and text version of the weekly report. If you just want to quickly look at what we did, just look at the infographic. If you are interested in more in depth details look below the infographic.

Week: 28 August – 01 September 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

  • Zabbix agent being added to various playbooks
  • Update the SLE for services
  • [Fedora Badges] Foundations for testing backend server are being laid
  • [Fedora Badges] Interactions for accolades are about to be completed

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • New public mirror in Serbia
  • Investigation finished: export moin wiki pages to static content
  • Migrating sponsored server to new DC
  • New koji tags for Cloud SIG
  • Migrated main mirror ref on rhel9 (from centos 7)
  • warranty/capex discussions
    • Related : decommissioning (very) old IBM servers in RDU2c
  • Stream infra
    • Enabled ELN mirrors for brew/stream infra (c10s bootstrap)
    • Enabled gitlab-runner for koji automated operations (ansible)
    • Finished converting remaining centos stream 8 to RHEL 8
    • Updated robosignatory to latest released and fixed role
    • Updated koji env for cs10 bootstrap using different mock settings (starting from fedora 40)

Release Engineering


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.


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.


  • Finalising F39 beta wallpaper
  • Freetober – Creative Freedom 30-day Art Challenge planning
  • Fedora Podcast animation work underway
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