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releng meeting process

This guide explains how to manage and run a releng IRC meeting. Many of the steps here could well apply to other groups that hold regular IRC meetings as well.


1 "business day" before the meeting is scheduled, do the following tasks: (So, Friday if meetings are Monday, etc)

1. First check the pagure issue items that have the 'meeting' keyword:

2. Generate an email to the list with the following template:

Schedule for Tuesday's Release Engineering Meeting (2024-02-27)

(Replace "Monday's" with the day of week for the meeting)

Following is the list of topics that will be discussed in the releng
meeting Tuesday at 11:00 Eastern Time in #fedora-meeting-3 on

To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at

or run:
  date -d 'TZ="America/New_York" 2024-02-27 11:00'

Links to all tickets below can be found at:

= Alternative Architectures =
#topic Alternative Architectures update

= Followups =

#topic #NNNN Title of ticket

= New business =

#topic #NNNN Title of ticket

= Open Floor = 

For more complete details, please visit each individual ticket.  The
report of the agenda items can be found at

If you would like to add something to this agenda, you can reply to
this e-mail, file a new ticket at,
e-mail me directly, or bring it up at the end of the meeting, during
the open floor topic. Note that added topics may be deferred until
the following meeting. 

Replace NNNN with the ticket numbers and add in Title of tickets.

Day of meeting

1. Send out a reminder IRC message a bit before the meeting to the #fedora-releng IRC channel.

2. Generate a text file from the following template:

#startmeeting RELENG (2024-02-27)
#meetingname releng
#chair nirik sharkcz pbrobinson phsmoura dustymabe jednorozec
#topic init process
#topic Alternative Architectures updates
#topic Open Floor

You can copy and paste in lines from this file as the meeting progresses.

3. Start an email replying to the agenda post. Rename the subject to: Summary/Minutes for today's release engineering meeting (2024-02-27)

4. Also, CC:

Meeting time

1. Use the lines up to 'init process' to start the meeting.

2. Wait a few for people to show up. Confirm there are at members present for discussion. If not, cancel meeting.

3. Go through each topic.

Post meeting

1. When #endmeeting runs it displays links for the logs. Use the .txt files in your email created above. Send out right after meeting. (If you wait, it's very easy to forget). (Make sure and CC: too)

The subject should be:

Fedora Release Engineering meeting summary for 2024-02-27

2. Process through tickets comment/close them as appropriate.