[CentOS-devel] CPE Weekly: 2019-11-01

Fri Nov 1 17:25:32 UTC 2019
Aoife Moloney <amoloney at redhat.com>

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the CPE team weekly project update mail!


The Community Platform Engineering group 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.

For better communication, we will be giving weekly reports to the
CentOS and Fedora communities about the general tasks and work being

For increased communication between our communities, we have created
#redhat-cpe on Freenode! Please feel free to catch us there, a mail
has landed on both the CentOS and Fedora devel lists with context


This document is currently built from individual reports rolled into a
google document which we edit and copy into a final document. We are
aware that this causes problems with some email readers, and are
working on a method to make this less problematic.

High Level Project Updates:


Cbs.centos.org migration

Started planning for how to make community builds available with EL8

Deploying a new koji host that will be used for cbs.centos.org migration

Migrated following services from puppet configuration management:

https://feeds.centos.org (now under ansible, covering CentOS Stream/8)

https://planet.centos.org (now under ansible)

Continuing conversion of further puppet roles to ansible


Added CentOS 8 and CentOS Stream in cico

Updated python-cicoclient to support CentOS 8 and CentOS Stream


F31 was released on Tuesday 29th October!

F31 documentation was also released. Fedora 31 websites had a harder
release, but it is clearer to parties involved the amount of work
which was done in the background every release.

Fedora Infrastructure freeze ended and so changes to infrastructure
can occur until the F32 Beta in about 3 months.

Congratulations to everyone in the Community whom were involved with
the release, onwards to F32 :)

Rawhide Gating:

A call to arms email has been sent asking for testers for multi build


Single build workflow is working again and is aligned with multi-build
workflows also


Update for the multi-build workflow needs to be created with autotime
on, otherwise the update will not get pushed


Overview page of the remaining blockers and dependencies organized at:


Ci.centos.org is still not using fedora-messaging

Ci-resultsdb-listener with fedora-messaging and support for the new
messages format is not deployed in production yet


Developed another experimental patch that got us an ~83x speed up.

Got 122% performance patch merged.

Worked with smooge to get a repoSpanner cluster deployed on realistic
cross-datacenter hardware.

repoSpanner is still extremely slow when all three DCs are used. Est.
58 minutes to push Bodhi into it, even with the 83x speedup patch. The
team is investigating a solution.

Application Retirements

Elections: Blocking issue was fixed

Fedocal : jlanda started to work on communishift port

Nuancier: Benson Muite is now working on OIDC authentication - Thank you Benson!

Fed-msg: fedmsg-logger equivalent for fedora-messaging


Comments? Suggestions? Feedback? Let Us Know!

Have a lovely weekend!

Aoife Moloney

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