CentOS Community Newsletter, February 2022

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February 2022 Newsletter

Project News


CentOS hosted its annual FOSDEM Dojo. This Dojo was once again virtual. If you missed the Dojo, or you just want to watch it again, all of the videos (and some of the slides) are available on the Dojo wiki page.

Also, Aleksandra Fedorova gave a talk at FOSDEM called CentOS Stream: stable and continuous. This excellent talk went into details of how CentOS is actually built.

CentOS Linux 8

Following on the EOL of CentOS Linux 8 last year, the packages for CentOS Linux 8 were removed from the mirror network and placed in the vault at the end of January. If you still need to migrate from CentOS Linux 8 to CentOS Stream 8, see the updated instructions on centos.org.

SIG Reports

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are the most interesting part of the CentOS project - this is where people build value on top of the CentOS platform. SIGs report quarterly on what they’ve been up to. Here are this month’s reports.



The Cloud SIG is responsible for packaging and maintaining different FOSS based Private cloud infrastructure applications that one can install and run natively on CentOS.

Releases and Packages

Retirement of CentOS 8

The Cloud SIG has been working on the removal of all jobs and repositories that were utilizing CentOS 8 and moving any remaining jobs to CentOS Stream 8.

Preparation for CentOS Stream 9
The Cloud SIG has been working with the OpenStack Technical Committee and community to coordinate the Yoga release, planned for March 2022, to be on CentOS Stream 9. To achieve this goal, some preparations tasks are being carried out in the RDO Project:

Meetings and communication

The periodic meeting has been rescheduled from the first Thursday of the month to the second Thursday of the month at 1500 UTC in #centos-meeting. This move was made to alleviate a scheduling overlap with the Fedora Cloud SiG and encourage cross project collaboration.



The CentOS NFV (Network Function Virtualization) SIG provides a CentOS-based stack that will serve as a platform for the deployment and testing of virtual network functions (VNFs) and NFV component packages on compliant CentOS platform.

Membership Update

No changes.

Overall update

NFV SIG keeps updating openvswitch 2.13, 2.15 and 2.16 and OVN for CentOS Stream 8 and CentOS Stream 9.

Packages openvswitch2.15, openvswitch2.16 and ovn-2021 have been pushed to official CentOS Stream 9 mirrors and are available for users.

Issues for the Board

No issues to report to the Board.



The Storage SIG is a collection of like-minded individuals coming together to ensure that CentOS is a suitable platform for many different storage solutions. This group will ensure that all Open Source storage options seeking to utilize CentOS as a delivery platform have a voice in packaging, orchestration, deployment, and related work.

Package Updates

CentOS 7:

CentOS 8:

CentOS Stream 8:

CentOS Stream 9:




The Messaging SIG is responsible for packaging and maintaining messaging related projects to be consumed e.g by the OpsTools SIG or the Cloud SIG.

Membership Update

No change. As always, more hands would be helpful.

Overall update

We have rebuilt and refreshed packages for CentOS Stream 8.

Issues for the Board

None to bring forward at the moment.

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