CPE Weekly Update – Week 43 2022

Originally published at: https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/cpe-weekly-update-week-43-2022/

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 infographics 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: October 24th – 28th 2022

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
Docs

Update

Fedora Infra

  • Fixed the frontend redirect issue on FMN
  • FMN queue is still not being processed fast enough
  • Renewing certs, rebooting crashed servers, tickets, etc)

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • Some other sponsors leaving, so decommission hardware/infra
  • Finished rolling-out new centos logo for online sites

Release Engineering

  • F37 RC 1.4 produced and being tested now

Emerging RHEL + 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.

Updates

  • Work continuing with 8/9 workflow alignment with the team testing module builds
  • Centpkg development continuing

EPEL

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.

Updates

  • EPEL 9 is up to 9507 (+35) packages from 3920 (+21) source packages
  • EPEL 9 now has more packages than EPEL 8 (9349) (but not source packages)
  • Fixed CVE in ipython for EPEL 8 and EPEL 7
  • Added python-passlib to EPEL 9 to unblock prewikka fail to install bug

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.

Updates

  • Up our test game (again!)
  • Make UI more descriptive and accurate
  • Actually query FASJSON for users (oops)
  • Refactor API package, versionize API endpoints and make paths more consistent