Dear site administrators, NGIs, ROCs,
Cristina has announced yesterday on the EMI mailing lists [*]that the EMI repositories will be shut down on the 15th of June 2017.
As previously advised by EGI Operations through different channels (broadcasts, EGI Operations meetings, OMB), EGI RCs are asked to switch to an alternative, as the EMI software is highly outdated or unsupported.
Whatever still maintained or still used by EGI sites from EMI3 has been migrated already long time ago on the Preview repository https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/Preview_Repository and properly updated by EGI Operations so far. Also a "third party repository" https://appdb.egi.eu/store/software/third.party.distribution has been set, containing a selection of software not distributed through UMD and managed by third party providers.
The UMD distribution (versions 3 and 4) contains software that goes through a quality verification process performed by the UMD team for each product of each release, hence representing in general a better alternative than Preview and advised by EGI Operations.
RCs still using EMI are invited to switch to supported repositories to benefit from security and feature updates for their installed middleware.
Please refer to http://repository.egi.eu/ for further information, or contact directly email@example.com to get direct support.
Vincenzo - EGI Operations
Dear EMI fans,
as you already know the EMI project finished on April 2013 and the last update pushed to its repositories happened on Nov. 2015.
Since then the effort concentrated in providing support to EGI Operations & Release teams to setup an equivalent repository where updates received from PTs could be pushed before their Staged-Rollout and release in official UMD repositories.
This EGI Community repository, UMD-preview , was announced on 23.02.2016  as a mirror of EMI3 repository and since then was constantly updated with newer version of all the components part of UMD.
Therefore it is now the time to completly close any access to EMI repositories, and also to EMI documentation, since long time obsoleted. All repositories (packages and documentation) will be closed starting 15th of June 2017.
All sites are warmly adviced, if not done until now, to point your nodes to UMD repositories , production, testing or untested ones, or to UMD-preview mentioned above.
All the Best,