CentOS Community Newsletter, November 2022

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November 2022 Newsletter

Project News

CentOS Connect

CentOS Connect has been announced as a FOSDEM Fringe event. This free event takes place in Brussels on February 3, 2023, the day before FOSDEM. If you’re attending FOSDEM, join us at CentOS Connect to learn about CentOS and connect with the people who work on it.

Alternate Images SIG

The Alternate Images SIG has officially been launched to provide additional operating system images, such as live media and alternate installations. Their meetings happen weekly on Thursdays at 1900 UTC in the #centos-meeting IRC channel.

OKD Streams

The OKD project has announced OKD Streams, stable OKD builds on the newly introduced CentOS Stream CoreOS. OKD is the community distribution of Kubernetes that powers Red Hat OpenShift.

SIG Reports

Each month, we publish a rotating selection of quarterly reports from our Special Interest Groups. This month includes reports from the Cloud, Promo, and Storage SIGs.

Cloud

Purpose

Packaging and maintaining different FOSS based Private cloud infrastructure applications that one can install and run natively on CentOS.

https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/Cloud

Membership update

Continue to aid OKD and SCOS in onboarding into the community. OKD maintainer Christian Glombek will fill the vacant CloudSIG co-chair position.

Releases in the most recent quarter (or most recent release, if none in that quarter)

CloudSIG has published the RDO Zed release based on upstream OpenStack Zed. (https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2022-November/120679.html)

The OKD Working Group has published the first OKD/SCOS (OKD on CentOS Stream CoreOS) MVP release in collaboration with the CloudSIG. (https://cloud.redhat.com/blog/okd-streams-building-the-next-generation-of-okd-together)

Health and activity

The Cloud SIG remains fairly healthy. And is still looking for other projects to join to expand it’s audience.

Promo

In August, we put on a Dojo at DevConf.US. This was our first return to in-person events. We also allowed virtual participation. The event went well overall, and has potential for future growth. Read the full event report.

We have been working on planning CentOS Connect at FOSDEM. CentOS Connect is a rebranding of CentOS Dojos. In the past, our FOSDEM Dojos have been our largest by far. We are planning for 100 people for a single-day event. This is smaller and shorter than pre-pandemic events.

Finally, a group from China has formally joined the Promo SIG to work on regional and localized outreach and promotion. We’re excited about the work they’re already doing, and we hope this paves the way for more regional promotion activities down the line.

Storage

Package updates since the last report:

 

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