March 2022 Newsletter
GitLab for CentOS SIGs
Pierre-Yves Chibon posted a proposal to centos-devel about making GitLab available to CentOS SIGs. People involved with Special Interest Groups are encouraged to read the proposal and respond with questions or details of whether this proposal would help their SIG.
Automovite Stream Distribution
The Automotive SIG has announced the Automotive Stream Distribution, a binary distribution developed within the SIG that serves as a public, in-development preview of the upcoming Red Hat in-vehicle OS. Read more in their blog post.
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 CentOS Artwork SIG exists to produce the CentOS Project visual identity.
There is not membership changes. We are always looking for new members.
Healthy and Activity
Health: We are here; doing what we can, when we can.
The CentOS Symbol redesign is on hold. There are some visual blockers (see https://git.centos.org/centos/Artwork/issue/5) that must be solved. Changing the symbol must not be taken lightly.
The CentOS Type change proposal hasn’t been applied on distribution yet. So, its propagation on websites has been postponed as well. We need to coordinate if we are going to apply that change. See https://git.centos.org/centos/board/issue/71
We are looking for a solution related to the lack of horizontal space in the presentation of mailing list messages (https://github.com/CentOS/ansible-role-mailman/issues/15). Thanks to mroche for reporting this on centos-devel IRC channel.
Issues for the Board
The OpsTools SIG provides tools for operators, system administrators, devops and developers doing infrastructure engineering on content based on CentOS Linux.
The purpose of the CentOS OpsTools SIG is to provide tools and documentation, recommendation and best practices for operators of large infrastructure.
Sadly, we did not attract new volunteers to contribute to the SIGs purposes, but at the same time, we didn’t lose any.
As follow-up of deprecating and removing CentOS 8, we’ve updated our CI, rebuilt collected and related packages for both CentOS Stream 8 and CentOS Strem 9. We also updated and provided centos-release-opstools packages for both CentOS Stream releases.
Issues for the board
Nothing to report.