CentOS Community buildsystem bootstraping by the CERN Linux team

Hi Everyone,

We would like to welcome onboard the CERN Linux Distro team ( http://cern.ch/linux ) to the CentOS Core SIG. Thomas Oulevey and Jaroslaw ‘Jarek’ Polok are going to be bootstrapping the CentOS Community Buildsystem around Koji and helping run it going forward. The community buildsystem is going to be the central place for all source to binary builds used by all efforts other than CentOS Core ( for now ).

The initial target is to get a test instance running in the coming weeks, and then work on the git.centos.org integration, with the aim of having the ‘production’ buildsys online soon. This is the build service that all SIG’s and Core SIG builds will consume going forward ( with the exception of CentOS Linux, we have quite a bit of work to do before we can migrate that ).

Communications on this effort will be on the centos-devel mailing list ( http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos-devel ) and on the #centos-devel irc channel on irc.freenode.net. Hardware resources for the effort have been identified, setup and access is being setup so things can start rolling fairly quickly. Mike McLean and Fabian Arrotin are going to be working with them.

You can keep up with Jarek on his google+ page at https://plus.google.com/+JaroslawPolok/ and Thomas tweets at https://twitter.com/thomasnomas ; They both also contribute to the http://linux.web.cern.ch/linux/ blog.

Please join me in welcoming Thomas and Jarek to the CentOS Project.

- KB

One thought on “CentOS Community buildsystem bootstraping by the CERN Linux team”

  1. Now that CentOS is part of the RHAT collective, I suspect that release timelines and information will be rather much more forthcoming and less controversial in the past!

    Cool, I can’t wait to see this new process in action.

    As usual, the request is for a checklist of things TODO and DONE, like this:

    Example for 10:
    Release Schedule:
    http://www.freebsd.org/releases/10.0R/schedule.html

    Release TODO Lists:
    https://wiki.freebsd.org/Releng/9.1TODO/

    Release QA Checklist:
    https://wiki.freebsd.org/QA-Checklist

    I would think now that the internals are all sorted out between RHAT and CentOS these would be rather trivial to produce.

    Awaiting a vastly improved and more open release process and timeline with bated breath

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