Below is this week's CPE weekly for week ending 2020-10-17.
Im gone a little bi-weekly lately with this report. This has been more
circumstantial with our quarter 3 projects ending and launching
quarter 4 work, and will get back to a weekly report now that Q4 is
So, the updates for both Fedora & CentOS are below, and if you want to
visit the hackmd link https://hackmd.io/8iV7PilARSG68Tqv8CzKOQ?view
you can then use the header bar on your left to skip to Fedora or
CentOS updates that interest you.
We have a CPE Q3 Achievements blog out on the Fedora and CentOS websites
And below are the projects the CPE team are working on for the months
of October, November & December:
* CentOS Stream Phase 4 - Build system services
* Noggin Phase 4 - Data Migration of Fedora & CentOS Accounts, Community testing
* OSBS for aarch64 - this will begin in November
* Fedora Messaging Schemas - this work is continuing from Q3 and is
being worked on part-time
There is now a blog post out on the Fedora community blog on the AMA,
you can read it here
Im going to be sending one mail per week to the CentOS and Fedora
devel lists on Fridays, dedicated to one topic.
The first topic will be Permission and Access in GitLab. I will pull
the questions and answers from the hackmd doc into an email body to
try to facilitate dedicated discussion around this topic. I would like
to just set expectations now that I don't consider myself to be
technical enough to weigh in on the discussion, but I am looking
forward to reading and learning from the conversation.
*The below updates are pulled directly from our CPE team call we have every week.*
* Go NoGo meeting was on 15th Oct. F33 was No GO and new date is moved
* Working on getting OpenQA moved over
* Adding boxes to CentOS to test IPA
* After the team reviewed the work still left to do to be able to
deploy a robust and secure solution, we discovered that there is more
development work to do and we are now working towards a release date
of January 29th 2021.
* Accounts & data will remain secure in the current solution until we
can cut over, we have established a monitoring plan to derisk this
extended time the team needs to complete their work.
* The team are working on completing a full staging environment to
deploy Noggin in right now and will hope to have this in place in the
next few weeks
* We also have some members of CentOS working in this team now to help
with the work required for the migration of the CentOS accounts and
data to Noggin
* The teams kanban board where they track their work can be found here
* This project is worked on on a part time basis as we are
prioritizing completing Noggin first before fully committing to its
* There is a list of applications that require messaging schemas can
be found here https://hackmd.io/@nilsph/H1i8CAbkP/edit
* There is a readme which contains documentation on messaging schemas,
a cookie-cutter template to create the schema and a definition of Done
for writing a schemas
* The board they are working from can be viewed here
* New CI admin added - mobrien, welcome!
* Plumbing for duffy being worked on currently and will be deploying
to staging in the coming weeks
* Looking at ODCS services in the build system
* Also working on deploying mbbox operator to the system too
* centos-stream-release package is also out, go check it out!
IRC office hours are now once per month.
* Next Meeting: 2020-11-10 @ 1500 UTC on #centos-meeting
The Community Platform Engineering group, or CPE for short, 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.
See our wiki page here for more
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 week!