Dear CentOS Community,
Thanks for joining us for another edition of our monthly newsletter. Here's what's happening in the CentOS community.
Upcoming CentOS Dojo
Yesterday we closed the Call For Presentations (CFP) for the upcoming CentOS Dojo in May, and we hope to publish the schedule of selected presentations this week. Meanwhile, you can register today for the event. Registration is free, but you will need to register to attend. The event will be online, and feature presentations about many aspects of the CentOS project, including several presentations about CentOS Stream. We look forward to seeing you there.
New AAA Infra
As you are hopefully already aware, we are in the midst of rolling out a new AAA (authentication) infrastructure, which we will share with Fedora. If you have an account on either the CentOS or Fedora account system, you should read Fabian's email (and the responses to it) on the centos-devel mailing list for details of what you need to do.
You will be hearing more about this changeover in the coming days, particularly if you are one of the people who has accounts on both projects with conflicting details (ie, same email address but different usernames, or vice versa).
The most recent CPE Update, which you may have seen on the centos-devel mailing list, covers most of the month of March, and contains a lot of exciting new developments, including the new AAA infrastructure (see above) and the list of priorities for the next quarter. Read the whole thing on the blog.
SIGs - Special Interest Groups - are communities who are building something on top of CentOS. SIGs are expected to report quarterly on their progress, health, and opportunities for community participation.
This month we have a report from the Hyperscale SIG.
Meanwhile, the Software Collections SIG, scheduled to report this month, appears to be having a rather slow quarter.
If you're interested in running a SIG around your particular area of interest or expertise, we'd love to hear from you. Bring your proposal to the centos-devel mailing list
Errata and Enhancements Advisories
We issued the following CEEA (CentOS Errata and Enhancements Advisories) during March:
- Thu Mar 18 2021: CEEA-2021:0866 CentOS 7 open-vm-tools Enhancement - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2021-March/048289.html
Errata and Security Advisories
We issued the following CESA (CentOS Errata and Security Advisories) during March:
- Tue Mar 2 2021: CESA-2021:0671 Important CentOS 7 bind Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2021-March/048281.html
- Thu Mar 18 2021: CESA-2021:0851 Important CentOS 7 pki-core Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2021-March/048287.html
- Thu Mar 18 2021: CESA-2021:0808 Important CentOS 7 wpa_supplicant Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2021-March/048292.html
- Thu Mar 18 2021: CESA-2021:0856 Important CentOS 7 kernel Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2021-March/048295.html
- Fri Mar 26 2021: CESA-2021:0992 Important CentOS 7 firefox Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2021-March/048296.html
- Fri Mar 26 2021: CESA-2021:0996 Important CentOS 7 thunderbird Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2021-March/048297.html
Errata and Bugfix Advisories
We issued the following CEBA (CentOS Errata and Bugfix Advisories) during March:
- Thu Mar 18 2021: CEBA-2021:0869 CentOS 7 java-11-openjdk BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2021-March/048283.html
- Thu Mar 18 2021: CEBA-2021:0859 CentOS 7 libstoragemgmt BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2021-March/048284.html
- Thu Mar 18 2021: CEBA-2021:0858 CentOS 7 resource-agents BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2021-March/048285.html
- Thu Mar 18 2021: CEBA-2021:0855 CentOS 7 samba BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2021-March/048286.html
- Thu Mar 18 2021: CEBA-2021:0864 CentOS 7 glusterfs BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2021-March/048288.html
- Thu Mar 18 2021: CEBA-2021:0868 CentOS 7 389-ds-base BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2021-March/048290.html
- Thu Mar 18 2021: CEBA-2021:0863 CentOS 7 lvm2 BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2021-March/048291.html
- Thu Mar 18 2021: CEBA-2021:0861 CentOS 7 slapi-nis BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2021-March/048293.html
- Thu Mar 18 2021: CEBA-2021:0854 CentOS 7 dmidecode BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2021-March/048294.html
The following releases also happened during March:
- Tue Mar 2 2021: CentOS Stream Container images available on quay.io - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2021-March/048282.html
There's a number of places where you can get involved in the CentOS Community. These are documented on the "Contribute" page in the wiki.
Ongoing efforts include the wiki itself, which has accumulated a lot of content over the past decade, much of which could stand to be freshened. If you're interested in assisting with the wiki refresh project, the best place to volunteer is on the centos-docs mailing list. The process for proposing changes to the wiki is covered in part 4 of the above-mentioned document.
This newsletter is another place where we always need help - finding stories, writing the content, translating into non-English languages, and working with community members to provide blog posts, technical howtos, or other content for publication to the blog. Please join us on the centos-promo mailing list to step up to do some of that work.
And the every-day work of answering user questions on the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list, the forums, or IRC (#centos on Freenode) is open to anybody with knowledge, patience, and time. Just drop in and introduce yourself.
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