[CentOS-devel] Gitlab AMA: September 10th at 13:30 UTC on IRC

Aoife Moloney

amoloney at redhat.com
Fri Sep 4 15:39:49 UTC 2020

Good Morning folks,

Thanks for starting the discussion Rich. Indeed, as you likely remember, a
while ago now, was announced the decision to move dist-git to a gitlab
This decision was the results of different factors which included a wish
for Red
Hat to have a consistent tooling and experience across the different
it works on or with, meaning: RHEL, CentOS-Stream, CentOS Linux and Fedora.

Since then, a number of technical requirements needed to use gitlab in
and CentOS, were gathered and a ticket was opened at gitlab to track them
but up until now the progress for CentOS Linux has been fairly slow. This is
mostly due to a focus on the first two distributions in the list above.

However, in order to progress the evaluation of gitlab, we have organized an
"Ask Me Anything" (AMA) session with the gitlab folks on Thursday September
2020, at 13:30 UTC on #fedora-meeting-1 on irc.freenode.net.
Re-using a pre-existing time slot that I have with the Fedora community,
for the
CPE Product Owner office hours, for convenience.
The idea is to have an open floor for anyone in both the communities to
with GitLab the technical merits that GitLab has, as well as the
requirements we,
the CentOS community, have.

In order for this session to be productive, we believe that it may be wise
start gathering questions to GitLab early on, so they can also look into
and prepare their answers (I'm sure we all prefer to have actual answers
than: "hm, I don't know, let me check and I'll get back to you on this"). Of
course, we will still be able to ask question at the last minute or even
the session.
Gathering them as early as possible is just a way for GitLab to see what
interests us, who may be the right persons to attend this session and
overall to
make this hour as productive as possible.

So there are two ways for you to submit your questions to the GitLab folks
on a
potential deployment of GitLab as a front-end to our dist-git (ie:

- A public hackmd document:
Underneath each questions you will also be able to vote (simply add a
``+1`` to
the ``Votes:`` line), the most popular questions will be asked first.
Since this document is public, please be mindful of what previous people

- A discussion on forum.gitlab.com at:

The questions that we will not have time for, or cant be answered during the
session, will be answered afterward. The AMA minutes will be sent in the
weekly mail, the hackmd will be updated and and summary published on the

Looking forward to the discussion,


[1] https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab/-/issues/217350

On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 4:13 PM Rich Bowen <rbowen at redhat.com> wrote:

> Over the past few months I'm sure you have seen discussions of the plans
> around Gitlab later this year. I know some of you have questions and
> concerns.
> Please bring those to the Gitlab AMA (Ask Me Anything), September 10th
> at 13:30 UTC on the #fedora-meeting-1 channel on Freenode, and the CPE
> team will be there to explain and answer your questions.
> Thanks!
> --Rich
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Aoife Moloney

Product Owner

Community Platform Engineering Team

Red Hat EMEA <https://www.redhat.com>

Communications House

Cork Road

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