[CentOS-devel] CPE Weekly Update - Week 30 2022

Fri Jul 29 17:28:13 UTC 2022
Michal Konecny <mkonecny at redhat.com>

Hi everyone,

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 

Week: 25th July - 29th July 2022

If you wish to read this in form of a blog post, check the post on 
Fedora community blog:

# 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.
Link to planning board: https://zlopez.fedorapeople.org/I&R-2022-07-27.pdf
Link to docs: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/infra/


### Fedora Infra
* New Fedora Media Writer release (mostly translation fixes) 5.0.2
* Rabbitmq cluster instability last week due to both ocp3 and ocp4 
clusters running monitor-gating and them obsoleting each other over and 
over. ;(
* Worked around redhat.com SPF issue by accepting email from redhat.com, 
expanding fedoraproject.org alias and sending it right back out through 
redhat.com mx to deliver.

### CentOS Infra including CentOS CI
* Preparing duffy.ci migration ([now announced for next 

### Release Engineering
* F37 Mass rebuild finished

## 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.

* Imported c8s modules into the new mbs.
* CentOS Linux 7.9 ISOs are respun

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.

* EPEL9 is up to 6986 (+378) packages from 3137 (+54) source packages
* Backported fix for CVE-2021-21419 to EPEL8's 
* Retired several rawhide branches of EPEL-only packages
* Updated KDE (5.24.6) is available in epel9-next and epel8-next testing.
     * Will not go out to regular epel until RHEL 8.7 and 9.1
* Working on an EPEL survey that will go out in August

## 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.

* Basic repo structure in place (Python + JS side), more boilerplate 
work ongoing
* Fedora-messaging schemas checkup commenced

Kindest regards,
CPE Team