[CentOS-devel] CPE Weekly: 2020-02-21

Fri Feb 21 18:38:16 UTC 2020
Aoife Moloney <amoloney at redhat.com>

title: CPE Weekly status email
tags: CPE Weekly, email

# CPE Weekly: 2020-02-21

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
done.  Also for better communication between our groups we have
created #redhat-cpe on Freenode IRC! Please feel free to catch us
there, a mail has landed on both the CentOS and Fedora devel lists
with context here.

## Fedora Updates

### Data Centre Move
* The F32 Schedule Key has been updated to include data centre move
implications: https://fedorapeople.org/groups/schedule/f-32/f-32-key-tasks.html
* The F32 Infrastructure has also been updated to include them too:
* If you have an instance in the fedora private openstack cloud that,
please remove it, or lose it! This instance will be turned off on
2020-02-27. You have been warned! :)

### AAA Replacement
* I forgot **all** the links last week - my bad! So here is the
corrected AAA project work - the team are using a kanban board in
GitHub, not Jira for their work and their blog post to the Fedora
Community Blog is linked.
* The team made great progress in sprint 3, completing over 10
tickets! Check out their kanban board here:
* The blog post can also be viewed here:
* The team meet on Jitsi Monday-Thursday @ 0915-0945 UTC to talk about
tickets they are working on (and to see each other :) ) and if you
wish to join, the link is here:
* They also update the #fedora-aaa channel on IRC with updates and
chat regularly about the project here too so feel free to join,
contribute or just observe!

### CI/CD

* The team has managed to get its monitor-gating script deployed and
running on openshift in staging and it has already identified an issue
with the packager workflow there (in this case in waiverdb, a ticket
has been opened upstream to investigate it).
* The team wrote a document listing all the ideas they
investigated/thought about for dropping changelog and release fields
from spec file
* The team made a decision on the recommended approach that will be
submitted to the devel list for further consideration and inputs.

### Sustaining Team
* The ongoings of these ongoings, are ongoing :)
* Infra and Releng tickets are reviewed daily (Mon-Fri) in
#fedora-admin at 1900UTC.
* * Packit integration in the-new-hotness
* * Jms-messaging-plugin reviews
* * Compose-tracker now track the time a compose takes, more info here

## Docs

### Misc Updates

### Git Forge Requirements
* Thank you for your engagement on our Git Forge requirements emails.
We have received (a lot of) content from (a lot of) sources both
internally and externally.
* A decision around the Git Forge is still some time away yet, as this
decision impacts so many, but we will keep you up to date on where we
are  in the process on a weekly basis via this email blast.
* Right now we are compiling requirements we have received into a
complete set to be able to move to a technical comparison of services
between Pagure vs GitHub vs GitLab.
* We expect to have the requirements set done by March 11th and will
make the requirements available to view as soon as they are all
accounted for.
* If our dates change, good or bad, we will keep you updated and thank
you for your patience and understanding as always!

## CentOS Updates

### CentOS
* Tycho module has been unblocked which was needed for jmc
* Data is being moved for CentOS Infra and trying a new solution for
backups https://github.com/CentOS/ansible-role-centos-backup/commit/e32fb06b74c506ce023a159f094cdcff1336d0c2
* VDO was deployed for storage duplication and compression
* CentOS CI is stable overall with an updated fedora image and
python-tox fix, which is allowing the AAA/Securitas team move forward
with integrating CentOS account auth in this project too.

### CentOS Stream
* The packit team are trying out the dev/staging instances of git.centos.org
* We have been receiving regular updates over the last two days

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: https://hackmd.io/8iV7PilARSG68Tqv8CzKOQ

Aoife Moloney
Product Owner
Community Platform Engineering Team
Red Hat EMEA
Communications House
Cork Road