Hi everyone,

here is a summary of the discussions. The full agenda can be found here [1].

== Bobcat Retrospective ==
Considering the still shrinking number of active contributors, we still manage making releases and doing code reviews. However, less contributors make it hard to react to sudden failures or provide as stable jobs as possible - that's e.g. the case of the Centos 9 topic.

== Stop supporting Centos 9 Stream? ==
No, Centos 9 stays. As concluded during the session, Centos 9 is required for FIPS as other distros (their latest versions) are far behind with supporting FIPS. Apart from that, CS9 is required for Manila, Cinder integration with Ceph as Ceph is tested on Centos 9 too.

The biggest pain point is that Centos9 Stream is not versioned and thus it's hard to build a reliable gate. One of the goals for the cycle is improving the connection between Centos and OpenStack community - it's beneficial for both sides.

One of the ways might be a 3rd party CI or simply a solution that would provide a quick feedback to the Centos group, e.g. by running Devstack with the default configuration, but at the same time wouldn't affect all the jobs on the OpenStack side that run the distro. This way we could at least avoid simple issues found right away (e.g. some deps issues). The QA team is happy to assist.

== Triage previous and write new priority items ==
The list of the priority items planned for this cycle as well as the ones which were carried over from the previous cycles, can be found here [2].

[1] https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/oct2023-ptg-qa
[2] https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/qa-caracal-priority

Thank you all for attending the PTG and contributing to the discussion,
Martin Kopec
Principal Software Quality Engineer
Red Hat EMEA
IM: kopecmartin