Getting Started with CentOS CI

We have been building out a CentOS Community CI infra, that is open to anyone working on infra code or related areas to CentOS Linux, and have now onboarded a few projects. You can see the web ui ( jenkins! ) at https://ci.centos.org/. Dusty has also put together a basic getting started guide, that also… Read More »

Few changes in CentOS Atomic Host build scripts

hi, If you use the CentOS atomic host downstream build scripts at https://github.com/CentOS/sig-atomic-buildscripts you will want to note a major change in the downstream branch. The older build_ostree_components.sh script has now been replaced with 3 scripts: builds_stage1.sh, build_stage2.sh and build_sign.sh; Running build_stage1.sh followed by build_stage2.sh will give you exactly the same output as the old… Read More »

CentOS Meetup in London 3rd Dec 2015

Hi, We now have a CentOS Users and contributors group for the UK on meetup.com ( http://www.meetup.com/CentOS-UK/ ), and I hosted the inaugural meetup over beer a few days back. It was a great syncup, and lots of very interesting conversations. One thing that always comes through at these meetings and I really appreciate is… Read More »

The portable cloud

In late 2012 I constructed myself a bare bones cluster of a couple of motherboards, stacked up and powered, to be used as a dev cloud. It worked, but was a huge mess on the table, and it was certainly neither portable nor quiet. That didnt mean I would not carry it around – I… Read More »

CentOS Linux 5 Update batch rate

Hi, We typically push updates in batch’s. This might be anywhere from 1 update rpm to 100’s ( for when there is a big update upstream ), however most batches are in the region of 5 to 20 rpms. So how many batches have we done in the last year in a bit ? Here… Read More »

CentOS Atomic Host in AWS via Vagrant

Hi, You may have seen the announcement that CentOS Atomic Host 15.10 is now available ( if not, go read the announcement here : http://seven.centos.org/2015/10/new-centos-atomic-host-release-available-now/ ). You can get the Vagrant box’s for this image via the Atlas / VagrantCloud process or just via direct downloads from http://cloud.centos.org/centos/7/atomic/images/ ) What I’ve also done this time… Read More »

Progress on the Software Collections SIG

hi, The software collections special interest group ( https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/SCLo ) has been making great progress and have finished their initial bootstrap process. They are now getting ready to do a mass build for test and release. I’ve just delivered their rpm signing key, so we are pretty close to seeing content in mirror.centos.org. As an… Read More »

Our second stable Atomic Host release

Jason just announced our second stable CentOS Atomic Host release at http://seven.centos.org/2015/09/announcing-a-new-release-of-centos-atomic-host/ I’m very excited about this one, and its not only because I’ve helped make it happen – but this is also the first time a SIG in the CentOS Ecosystem has done a full release, from rpms, to images, to hosted vendor space… Read More »

CentOS Dojo in Barcelona, 20th Oct 2016

Hi, We have a dojo coming up in Barcelona, co-located with the OpenNebula conference in late October. The event is going to run from 1:30pm to 6:30pm ( but I suspect it wont really end till well into the early hours of the morning as people keep talking about CentOS things over drinks, dinner, more… Read More »

timezone mangling

Because of what I do and how / where I do it, there are always online, realtime conversations going on ( irc or IM ); and its never really been a huge issue except for people in the US pacific coast. Its always a case of them starting work when I am finishing for the… Read More »