Good Morning folks,
As you likely remember, a little while ago now, was announced the decision to
move dist-git to a gitlab instance. This decision was the results of different
factors which included a wish for Red Hat to have a consistent tooling and
experience across the different distribution it works on or with, meaning:
RHEL, CentOS-Stream, CentOS Linux and Fedora.
Since then, a number of technical requirements needed to use gitlab in Fedora,
were gathered and a ticket was opened at gitlab to track them  but up until
now the progress on the Fedora side has been fairly slow. This is mostly due to
the feedback from Fedora that followed this decision, leading to a focus on the
first two distributions in the list above.
However, in order to progress the evaluation of gitlab, we have organized an
"Ask Me Anything" (AMA) session with the gitlab folks on Thursday September
2020, at 13:30 UTC on #fedora-meeting-1 on irc.freenode.net
The idea is to have an open floor for anyone in the community to discuss with
GitLab the technical merits that GitLab has, as well as the requirements we, the
Fedora community, have.
In order for this session to be productive, we believe that it may be wise to
start gathering questions to GitLab early on, so they can also look into them
and prepare their answers (I'm sure we all prefer to have actual answers rather
than: "hm, I don't know, let me check and I'll get back to you on
course, we will still be able to ask question at the last minute or even during
Gathering them as early as possible is just a way for GitLab to see what
interests us, who may be the right persons to attend this session and overall to
make this hour as productive as possible.
So there are two ways for you to submit your questions to the GitLab folks on a
potential deployment of GitLab as a front-end to our dist-git (ie:
- A public hackmd document:
Underneath each questions you will also be able to vote (simply add a ``+1`` to
the ``Votes:`` line), the most popular questions will be asked first.
Since this document is public, please be mindful of what previous
- A discussion on forum.gitlab.com
The questions that we will not have time for, or cant be answered during the
session, will be answered afterward. The AMA minutes will be sent in the CPE
weekly mail, the hackmd will be updated and and summary published on
Looking forward to the discussion,
Community Platform Engineering Team
Red Hat EMEA