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Gentoo Monthly Newsletter: 21 January 2008

Content:

1.  Introduction

This month in the GMN

You are reading the inaugural issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter (GMN). The GMN replaces the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter, and hopes to bring you more consistent, high-quality articles on happenings in and around the Gentoo Community. The format of the GMN will remain more or less the same as the older weekly newsletter, but we are actively seeking volunteers with more ideas on how to improve the content and presentation. The GMN is what its readers want it to be - please see the section on how you can get involved - at the end of the newsletter for more information.

We hope you enjoy reading the GMN, and look forward to receiving your feedback!

2.  Gentoo News

Council Meeting Summary

The Gentoo Council held its monthly meeting on January 10, 2008. The items put up for discussion were:

  • GLEP 54: Portage maintainers were concerned that the GLEP didn't have any information on compatibility and implementation plans. A couple of other ideas that came up during discussion were to use '-scm' as a suffix, handle '-9999' versions per definition, or implement them as dynamic package sets. As there were too many unresolved questions, this item was postponed to the development mailing list for further discussion.
  • GLEP 55: The council reached the conclusion that agreement on EAPI subdirectories was not feasible. The council postponed the item for further discussion on the development mailing list, as too many questions remained unresolved.
  • Enforcement of the Code of Conduct (CoC): Council members agreed on the general direction that the CoC was taking. Donnie Berkholz was appointed the task of providing additional details to the council mailing list.
  • Dealing with "Slacker Archs": Mike Frysinger was appointed the task of working on Richard Freeman's suggestion to resolve the issue.
  • Providing developers with an "official" statement of being an active developer: The option of automatically generating the document was proposed. Donnie Berkholz and Luis Francisco Araujo were appointed the task of creating a scribus based template for the same.

For detailed information on the discussions that took place at the meeting, take a look at the meeting summary. You may also be interested in the IRC log of the meeting.

Foundation Status

Grant Goodyear, one of our active foundation trustees, recently gave an update on the status of the Gentoo foundation on his blog. The Gentoo Foundation does still exist, and the required paperwork to reinstate our NFP status has been filed. For more information, you can read Grant's post on the gentoo-nfp mailing list.

Coming Up

  • Bugday: Looking for a way to help out Gentoo without investing a lot of time? Join us on 2nd February for our monthly bugday, and help us squash some bugs.
  • Council Meeting: The Gentoo Council meets every month to discuss important technical issues that affect Gentoo as a whole. This month's meeting is scheduled to be held on 14th February, and everyone is welcome to participate - #gentoo-council on irc.freenode.net at 2000UTC.

3.  Heard in the Community

KDE 4 in Gentoo

Everyone's talking about KDE 4, which was released on 11th January after years of development. The latest version of KDE is available in Gentoo for those bold enough to try it - and the KDE herd have released an upgrade guide to help you ease the transition.

Improvements in ATI TV-Out

In one of the previous newsletter issues we reported about changes in nVidia driver packages. This time around, let's take a look at the state of ATI driver packages. ATI card owners will be pleased to know that there have been improvements to ATI's Open Source and proprietary video drivers recently.

Hanno Boeck announced recently in his blog that support for TV-out had been merged into the official xorg-ati driver. Thanks to his efforts in relicensing the GATOS project code under the MIT license (which is used by xorg); TV-out support will find its way into one of the next releases of xf86-video-ati. The code should work on most R200 and R300-based cards and is part of the new randr-1.2-branch. randr 1.2 is a new X technology that allows much better control of resolutions and output connectors.

Until now, owners of newer ATI hardware were in a better situation; as the official fglrx driver had support for TV-out. Even though it might have been difficult to utilize the functionality, users at least had the option. With the recent driver release, however, phoronix reports that TV-out support in the fglrx driver has not only been improved - it will also be much easier to configure it, thanks to the transition to the catalyst control center interface.

Planet Gentoo

Transcoding with Amarok

Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen wrote a small guide on how you can transcode music with Amarok.

XEmacs

Hans de Graaff announced the XEmacs overlay which was included in the general Emacs overlay, but now made separate to distinguish it from GNU Emacs.

Chroot to binpkg repository (continued)

The followup on how to create a binpkg repository by Christian Heim.

Graphical config file update

etc-update or dispatch-conf are command-line based tools to update your config files after merging a newer version of a package. Tobias Scherbaum imported etc-proposals into the tree which is a graphical interface for it.

Reaction on Daniel Robbins' offer

Several developers commented on the offer of Daniel Robbins and the following news on several sites. Daniel offered to "return and serve as President of the Gentoo Foundation, renew its charter, and then work in some capacity to help to get Gentoo going in the right direction from a legal, community and technical perspective". Here's what some of our developers had to say about it:

Hardware information gathering

Hardware4Linux tries to gather information for supported hardware for specific distributions. hwreport is now available in Portage which prepares the information to be uploaded, writes Christian Faulhammer.

Managing Git repositories

Joshua Nichols gives a Gentoofied introduction to gitosis which can manage Git repositories in a simple manner.

4.  Gentoo International

Gentoo at FOSS.IN 2007

Gentoo was represented at FOSS.IN 2007, by developers Shyam Mani and Anant Narayanan. We had a booth at the conference's FOSS stall area, and generated quite a lot of interest amongst the attendees. Anant also gave a 60 minute presentation on how you can contribute to Gentoo, and explained the meta-structure of the organization. You can find the presentation here.

Upcoming Events

Gentoo will also have presence at the following events. If you plan on attending any of them, do join us!

For more information, check out the Gentoo Events project page.

5.  Gentoo developer moves

Summary

Gentoo is made up of 275 active developers, of which 42 are currently away. Gentoo has recruited a total of 628 developers since its inception.

Moves

The following developers recently left the Gentoo project. The number is a little higher than usual because many inactive developers were retired in December, as per Gentoo policy.

  • Alexey Chumakov (achumakov)
  • Kristopher Kersey (augustus)
  • Peter Gordon (codergeek42)
  • Chris Parrott (cparrott)
  • Curtis Napier (curtis119)
  • David Holm (dholm)
  • Dimitry Bradt (diox)
  • Jean-Francois Brunette (formula7)
  • Marinus Schraal (foser)
  • Hasan Khalil (gongloo)
  • Hardave Rior (hardave)
  • Shigehiro Idani (idani)
  • Joe McCann (joem)
  • Karl Trygve Kalleberg (karltk)
  • Danny van Dyk (kugelfang)
  • Lisa M. Seelye (lisa)
  • Liz Blackwell (lizb)
  • Malcolm Lashley (malc)
  • Luis Medinas (metalgod)
  • Markus Nigbur (pyrania)
  • Seemant Kulleen (seemant)
  • Senno During (st3vie)
  • Aaron Kulbe (superlag)
  • Tavis Ormandy (taviso)
  • Colin Kingsley (tercel)
  • Tomoyuki Sakurai (trombik)
  • Roy Marples (uberlord)
  • Mamoru Komachi (usata)
  • Matthew Snelham (zeypher)
  • Marc Hildebrand (zypher)

Adds

The following developers recently joined the Gentoo project:

  • Richard Freeman (rich0): amd64
  • Jean-Noël Rivasseau (elvanor): Java
  • Ingmar Vanhassel (ingmar): kde
  • Mark Loeser (halcy0n): QA

Changes

The following developers recently changed roles within the Gentoo project:

  • Aggelos Orfanakos (agorf) joined the vim herd
  • Mart Raudsepp (leio) joined the gnome-office herd
  • Dominik Stadler (centic) left the kde herd
  • Samuli Suominen (drac) joined the media-optical herd
  • Sebastien Fabbro (bicatali) joined the sci-geosciences herd

6.  Gentoo security

libexif: Multiple vulnerabilities

Two vulnerabilities in libexif possibly allow for the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Exiv2: Integer overflow

An integer overflow vulnerability in Exiv2 possibly allows for the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

exiftags: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities in exiftags possibly allow for the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Multi-Threaded DAAP Daemon: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities in the web server in the Multi-Threaded DAAP Daemon may lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Syslog-ng: Denial of Service

A Denial of Service vulnerability has been discovered in Syslog-ng.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in ClamAV allowing remote execution of arbitrary code and Denial of Service attacks.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Seamonkey.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Opera, allowing for the execution of arbitrary code and cross domain scripting.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark, allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code and a Denial of Service.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

AMD64 x86 emulation GTK+ library: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Multiple integer overflow vulnerabilities in the AMD64 x86 emulation GTK+ libraries may result in the execution of arbitrary code in applications using Cairo.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

OpenOffice.org: User-assisted arbitrary code execution

An unspecified vulnerability has been reported in OpenOffice.org, possibly allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

unp: Arbitrary command execution

unp allows execution of arbitrary code via malicious file names.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

R: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities in R could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Claws Mail: Insecure temporary file creation

Claws Mail uses temporary files in an insecure manner, allowing for a symlink attack.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

OpenAFS: Denial of Service

A Denial of Service vulnerability has been discovered in OpenAFS.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Squid: Denial of Service

A Denial of Service vulnerability has been reported in Squid.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Xfce: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities in Xfce might allow user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified, the worst of which allow arbitrary code execution on a user's system via a malicious Flash file.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

libcdio: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in libcdio.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

7.  Gentoo package moves

This section lists packages that have either been moved or added to the tree and packages that have had their "last rites" announcement given to be removed in the future. The package removals come from many locations, including the Treecleaners and various developers. Most packages which are listed under the Last Rites section are in need of some love and care and can remain in the tree if proper maintainership is established.

Removals:

Package: Removal date: Contact:
dev-libs/libcpml 27 Dec 2007 Raúl Porcel
dev-libs/libcxml 27 Dec 2007 Raúl Porcel
dev-lang/ccc 27 Dec 2007 Raúl Porcel
dev-lang/cfal 27 Dec 2007 Raúl Porcel
dev-lang/cxx 27 Dec 2007 Raúl Porcel
net-proxy/middleman 31 Dec 2007 Ned Ludd
dev-embedded/gpio 31 Dec 2007 Ned Ludd
app-emacs/md5 03 Jan 2008 Ulrich Müller
app-emacs/sha1 03 Jan 2008 Ulrich Müller
net-wireless/mcs7780 06 Jan 2008 Stefan Briesenick
app-text/jasperreports 06 Jan 2008 Vlastimil Babka
net-im/jit 07 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
net-im/jud 07 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
sys-apps/discover 07 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
sys-apps/discover-data 07 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
sys-apps/tcng 07 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
sys-apps/yard 07 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
net-analyzer/snmpmon 07 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
mail-client/elmo 07 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
app-editors/beaver 07 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
media-radio/ktrack 07 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
app-portage/portagemaster 07 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
x11-themes/ximian-artwork 07 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
x11-misc/fluxspace 07 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
app-vim/hgcommand 07 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
app-vim/hgmenu 07 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
sys-libs/gi-detect 07 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
dev-db/dbdesigner 07 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
dev-lang/anubis 07 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
gnustep-libs/artresources 07 Jan 2008 Bernard Cafarelli
gnustep-base/gnustep-env 07 Jan 2008 Bernard Cafarelli
www-apps/viewcvs 08 Jan 2008 Gunnar Wrobel
net-www/pears 09 Jan 2008 Ryan Hill
dev-java/libgconf-java 10 Jan 2008 Petteri Räty
dev-java/libglade-java 10 Jan 2008 Petteri Räty
dev-java/libgnome-java 10 Jan 2008 Petteri Räty
dev-java/libgtk-java 10 Jan 2008 Petteri Räty
dev-java/libvte-java 10 Jan 2008 Petteri Räty
dev-java/glib-java 10 Jan 2008 Petteri Räty
dev-java/cairo-java 10 Jan 2008 Petteri Räty
sci-mathematics/mupad 13 Jan 2008 Sebastien Fabbro
sci-mathematics/gturing 13 Jan 2008 Sebastien Fabbro
dev-util/portatosourceview 13 Jan 2008 Markus Ullmann
app-editors/peacock 14 Jan 2008 Gilles Dartiguelongue
gnome-extra/gal 14 Jan 2008 Gilles Dartiguelongue
dev-util/bk_client 15 Jan 2008 Robin H. Johnson
media-plugins/audacious-docklet 18 Jan 2008 Tony Vroon
net-irc/audacious-show 18 Jan 2008 Tony Vroon
media-fonts/ezra-sil 19 Jan 2008 Ryan Hill

Additions:

Package: Addition date: Contact:
net-ftp/filezilla 22 Dec 2007 Jason Smathers
net-fs/nfs4-acl-tools 22 Dec 2007 Mike Frysinger
app-emulation/open-vm-tools 22 Dec 2007 Mike Auty
app-arch/funzix 22 Dec 2007 Mike Frysinger
media-plugins/vdr-graphtft 23 Dec 2007 Joerg Bornkessel
dev-php/PEAR-HTTP_Session2 24 Dec 2007 Raúl Porcel
dev-php/PEAR-Text_Highlighter 24 Dec 2007 Raúl Porcel
x11-libs/qt-assistant 24 Dec 2007 Caleb Tennis
dev-embedded/u-boot-tools 24 Dec 2007 Mike Frysinger
dev-util/gitosis 25 Dec 2007 Robin H. Johnson
media-video/captury 25 Dec 2007 Christian Parpart
virtual/ada 26 Dec 2007 George Shapovalov
dev-ruby/ruby-dict 27 Dec 2007 Diego Pettenò
app-shells/bashdb 27 Dec 2007 Mike Frysinger
games-mud/wxmud 28 Dec 2007 Mart Raudsepp
sci-libs/ipp 28 Dec 2007 Sebastien Fabbro
net-libs/libtirpc 29 Dec 2007 Mike Frysinger
net-nds/rpcbind 29 Dec 2007 Mike Frysinger
net-libs/libasyncns 29 Dec 2007 Diego Pettenò
sci-biology/finchtv 30 Dec 2007 Jeffrey Gardner
sci-chemistry/massxpert 30 Dec 2007 Jeffrey Gardner
sys-auth/nsvs 30 Dec 2007 Luca Longinotti
dev-dotnet/dbus-sharp 30 Dec 2007 Saleem Abdulrasool
dev-dotnet/dbus-glib-sharp 30 Dec 2007 Saleem Abdulrasool
dev-python/sqlitecachec 30 Dec 2007 Mike Frysinger
www-apache/mod_auth_imap2 30 Dec 2007 Benedikt Boehm
www-apache/mod_auth_tkt 30 Dec 2007 Benedikt Boehm
x11-themes/nuvox 30 Dec 2007 Diego Pettenò
dev-util/monodevelop-boo 31 Dec 2007 Jurek Bartuszek
dev-util/monodevelop-java 31 Dec 2007 Jurek Bartuszek
dev-util/monodevelop-database 31 Dec 2007 Jurek Bartuszek
net-dns/openresolv 31 Dec 2007 Peter Weller
rox-base/tasklist 31 Dec 2007 Jim Ramsay
app-i18n/atokx3 31 Dec 2007 Matsuu Takuto
www-apache/mod_extract_forwarded 31 Dec 2007 Benedikt Boehm
app-portage/etc-proposals 01 Jan 2008 Tobias Scherbaum
dev-perl/File-Path-Expand 02 Jan 2008 Joshua Ross
dev-perl/Email-FolderType 02 Jan 2008 Joshua Ross
dev-perl/Email-LocalDelivery 02 Jan 2008 Joshua Ross
dev-perl/Email-Filter 02 Jan 2008 Joshua Ross
app-office/taskcoach 02 Jan 2008 Vlastimil Babka
app-editors/xmlcopyeditor 03 Jan 2008 José Luis Rivero
dev-php/PEAR-PHP_Shell 04 Jan 2008 Markus Ullmann
dev-php5/SabreAMF 04 Jan 2008 Markus Ullmann
app-misc/bb 05 Jan 2008 Markus Ullmann
sys-apps/collectl 05 Jan 2008 Mike Frysinger
net-dialup/e2220pc 06 Jan 2008 Stefan Briesenick
net-dialup/e5520pc 06 Jan 2008 Stefan Briesenick
net-dialup/fcclassic 06 Jan 2008 Stefan Briesenick
net-dialup/fcdsl2 06 Jan 2008 Stefan Briesenick
net-dialup/fcdslsl 06 Jan 2008 Stefan Briesenick
net-dialup/fcdslslusb 06 Jan 2008 Stefan Briesenick
net-dialup/fcdslusb 06 Jan 2008 Stefan Briesenick
net-dialup/fcdslusba 06 Jan 2008 Stefan Briesenick
net-dialup/fcpcmcia 06 Jan 2008 Stefan Briesenick
net-dialup/fcpnp 06 Jan 2008 Stefan Briesenick
net-dialup/fcusb 06 Jan 2008 Stefan Briesenick
net-dialup/fcusb2 06 Jan 2008 Stefan Briesenick
net-dialup/fxusb 06 Jan 2008 Stefan Briesenick
net-dialup/fxusb_CZ 06 Jan 2008 Stefan Briesenick
media-sound/dvda-author 06 Jan 2008 Stefan Briesenick
media-plugins/vdr-mount 06 Jan 2008 Joerg Bornkessel
media-sound/squeezecenter 07 Jan 2008 Joe Peterson
app-misc/ps3pf_utils 08 Jan 2008 Brent Baude
media-gfx/gpicview 08 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
media-gfx/rotoscope 08 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
dev-scheme/schoca 08 Jan 2008 Marijn Schouten
media-gfx/metapixel 08 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
net-analyzer/cacti-spine 08 Jan 2008 Peter Volkov
mail-filter/spamdyke 08 Jan 2008 Alfredo Tupone
media-gfx/jp2a 09 Jan 2008 Tony Vroon
media-libs/lv2core 10 Jan 2008 Alexis Ballier
media-libs/libgiigic 10 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
media-libs/libggimisc 10 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
media-libs/libggigcp 10 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
media-libs/libggiwmh 10 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
app-misc/plod 10 Jan 2008 René Nussbaumer
dev-java/hamcrest-core 11 Jan 2008 Vlastimil Babka
dev-java/ant-junit4 11 Jan 2008 Vlastimil Babka
x11-plugins/wmlife 12 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
media-video/luvcview 12 Jan 2008 Aggelos Orfanakos
media-sound/qtractor 12 Jan 2008 Alexis Ballier
games-arcade/blinkensisters 12 Jan 2008 Wolfram Schlich
x11-misc/xdock 13 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
x11-misc/wbar 13 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
media-tv/shoutcast2vdr 13 Jan 2008 Joerg Bornkessel
media-gfx/gnofract4d 13 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
xfce-extra/xfce4-wmdock 13 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
dev-php5/ezc-Tree 13 Jan 2008 Markus Ullmann
dev-php5/ezc-TreeDatabaseTiein 13 Jan 2008 Markus Ullmann
dev-php5/ezc-TreePersistentObjectTiein 13 Jan 2008 Markus Ullmann
dev-php5/ezc-Webdav 13 Jan 2008 Markus Ullmann
media-plugins/vdr-music 13 Jan 2008 Joerg Bornkessel
media-plugins/vdr-coverviewer 13 Jan 2008 Joerg Bornkessel
media-plugins/vdr-picselshow 13 Jan 2008 Joerg Bornkessel
app-crypt/qca-logger 13 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
app-crypt/qca-cyrus-sasl 13 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
app-crypt/qca-ossl 13 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
app-crypt/qca-pkcs11 13 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
app-crypt/qca-gnupg 13 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
app-misc/strigi 13 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
dev-libs/libzip 13 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
app-editors/scribes 13 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
dev-libs/soprano 13 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
sci-libs/indilib 13 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
sci-mathematics/gmm 13 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
app-admin/hwreport 13 Jan 2008 Christian Faulhammer
dev-util/ghh 14 Jan 2008 Mike Frysinger
dev-tex/dot2tex 14 Jan 2008 Alexis Ballier
media-libs/mediastreamer 14 Jan 2008 Mike Frysinger
x11-plugins/wmping 14 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
dev-util/crossvc 14 Jan 2008 Mike Pagano
media-plugins/mythappearance 15 Jan 2008 Doug Klima
dev-ruby/allison 15 Jan 2008 Richard Brown
dev-ruby/exifr 15 Jan 2008 Aggelos Orfanakos
dev-ruby/coderay 16 Jan 2008 Aggelos Orfanakos
sys-auth/pam_skey 16 Jan 2008 Ulrich Müller
x11-misc/gbase 16 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
app-office/osmo 16 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
gnustep-apps/pictureframe 16 Jan 2008 Bernard Cafarelli
x11-plugins/wmvolman 17 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
media-video/asdf 17 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
games-puzzle/wmpuzzle 17 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
dev-scheme/scmxlate 17 Jan 2008 Marijn Schouten
dev-tex/slatex 17 Jan 2008 Marijn Schouten
kde-base/bovo 17 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/dolphin 17 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/gwenview 17 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/kalgebra 17 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/kcmshell 17 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/kcolorchooser 17 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/kdeaccessibility-colorschemes 17 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/kdeaccounts-plugin 17 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/kdeartwork-colorschemes 17 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/kde-l10n 17 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/kde-menu 17 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/kde-menu-icons 17 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/kdepimlibs 17 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/kdessh 17 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/kde-wallpapers 17 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/keditbookmarks 17 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/kfile 17 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/knetworkconf 17 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/kfourinline 17 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/kmimetypefinder 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/knewstuff 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/kioclient 18 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/kiriki 18 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger
kde-base/knotify 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/kpasswdserver 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/kquitapp 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/krunner 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
dev-python/boto 18 Jan 2008 Caleb Tennis
kde-base/ksplash 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/ksquares 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/kstartupconfig 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/kstyles 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/ksudoku 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/ktimezoned 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/ktraderclient 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/kuiserver 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/kurifilter-plugins 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/kwallet 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/kwrite 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/libkcompactdisc 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/libkmahjongg 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/libkworkspace 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/libplasma 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/libtaskmanager 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/marble 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/nepomuk 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/okular 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/parley 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/phonon 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/plasma 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/poxml 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/solid 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/soliduiserver 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/strigi-analyzer 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/svgpart 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/sweeper 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/systemsettings 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
kde-base/qimageblitz 18 Jan 2008 Ingmar Vanhassel
dev-python/zsi 19 Jan 2008 Christoph Mende
media-video/qt-faststart 19 Jan 2008 Caleb Tennis
app-misc/gnomecatalog 19 Jan 2008 Jose Alberto Suarez Lopez
sys-process/latencytop 19 Jan 2008 Mike Frysinger
media-fonts/ttf-sil-ezra 19 Jan 2008 Ryan Hill
sci-libs/ta-lib 20 Jan 2008 Ryan Hill
dev-cpp/cppcsp2 20 Jan 2008 Tiziano Müller
app-editors/medit 20 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
sci-mathematics/xmds 20 Jan 2008 Michael Januszewski
kde-misc/strigiapplet 20 Jan 2008 Wulf Krueger

Last Rites

Package: Removal date: Contact:
www-apps/viewcvs 02 Jan 2008 Gunnar Wrobel
app-emacs/md5 04 Jan 2008 Ulrich Mueller
app-emacs/sha1 04 Jan 2008 Ulrich Mueller
net-www/pears 04 Jan 2008 Ryan Hill
app-accessibility/festival-gaim 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
gnustep-base/gnustep-env 08 Jan 2008 Bernard Cafarelli
gnustep-libs/artresources 08 Jan 2008 Bernard Cafarelli
net-im/gaim-blogger 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
net-im/gaim-bnet 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
net-im/gaim-meanwhile 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
net-im/gaim 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
net-im/gaim-snpp 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/autoprofile 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/bangexec 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-assistant 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-encryption 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-extprefs 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-galago 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-hotkeys 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-latex 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaimosd 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-otr 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-rhythmbox 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-slashexec 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-xfire 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/ignorance 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-themes/gaim-smileys 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
sci-mathematics/gturing 11 Jan 2008 Sebastien Fabbro
sci-mathematics/mupad 11 Jan 2008 Sebastien Fabbro
dev-haskell/hs-plugins 01 Feb 2008 Lennart Kolmodin
dev-cpp/cppserv 02 Feb 2008 Benedikt Böhm
dev-ml/equeue 03 Feb 2008 Alexis Ballier
dev-ml/netclient 03 Feb 2008 Alexis Ballier
dev-ml/rpc 03 Feb 2008 Alexis Ballier
net-dialup/gprs-easy-connect 03 Feb 2008 Alin Năstac
sci-mathematics/kalamaris 04 Feb 2008 Sebastien Fabbro
sci-mathematics/ksimus-boolean 04 Feb 2008 Sebastien Fabbro
sci-mathematics/ksimus-datarecorder 04 Feb 2008 Sebastien Fabbro
sci-mathematics/ksimus-floatingpoint 04 Feb 2008 Sebastien Fabbro
sci-mathematics/ksimus 04 Feb 2008 Sebastien Fabbro
sci-mathematics/pariguide 04 Feb 2008 Sebastien Fabbro
media-video/fenice 05 Feb 2008 Luca Barbato
media-video/nemesi 05 Feb 2008 Luca Barbato
net-misc/howl 05 Feb 2008 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-analyzer/driftnet 06 Feb 2008 Markus Ullmann
www-servers/jetty 06 Feb 2008 William L. Thomson Jr.
app-admin/hpasm 07 Feb 2008 Carsten Lohrke
app-admin/modlogan 07 Feb 2008 Carsten Lohrke
app-emulation/basiliskII 07 Feb 2008 Carsten Lohrke
dev-util/fenris 07 Feb 2008 Carsten Lohrke
media-sound/jmax 07 Feb 2008 Carsten Lohrke
app-i18n/scim-cvs 10 Feb 2008 MATSUU Takuto
sys-devel/distcc-config 10 Feb 2008 Ryan Hill
www-apache/mod_auth_external 12 Feb 2008 Benedikt Böhm
media-libs/libdts 13 Mar 2008 Samuli Suominen

8.  Bugzilla

Summary

Statistics

The Gentoo community uses Bugzilla (bugs.gentoo.org) to record and track bugs, notifications, suggestions and other interactions with the development team. Between 20 December 2007 and 18 January 2008, activity on the site has resulted in:

  • 2418 new bugs during this period
  • 1611 bugs closed or resolved during this period
  • 56 previously closed bugs were reopened this period
  • 368 closed as NEEDINFO/WONTFIX/CANTFIX/INVALID/UPSTREAM during this period
  • 258 bugs marked as duplicates during this period

Of the 10007 currently open bugs: 13 are labeled 'blocker', 102 are labeled 'critical', and 324 are labeled 'major'.

Closed bug rankings

The developers and teams who have closed the most bugs during this period are:

New bug rankings

The developers and teams who have been assigned the most new bugs during this period are:

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Summary: This is the inaugural issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter, for December 2007 - January 2008.

Anant Narayanan
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