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Gentoo Weekly Newsletter: 25 December 2006

Content:

1.  Gentoo News

Happy ${HOLIDAYS} from Gentoo

The GWN staff and all of Gentoo would like to wish everyone a pleasant holiday season. We hope that everyone stays safe and are back to rejoin us after the new year.

2.  Gentoo developer moves

Moves

The following developers recently left the Gentoo project:

  • none this week

Adds

The following developers recently joined the Gentoo project:

  • none this week

Changes

The following developers recently changed roles within the Gentoo project:

  • Markus Ullmann (jokey) Elected as Overlays lead

3.  Gentoo Security

ClamAV: Denial of Service

ClamAV is vulnerable to Denial of Service.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

pam_ldap: Authentication bypass vulnerability

pam_ldap contains a vulnerability that may allow a remote user with a locked account to gain unauthorized system access.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

imlib2: Multiple vulnerabilities

imlib2 contains several vulnerabilities that could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Ruby: Denial of Service vulnerability

The Ruby cgi.rb CGI library is vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

4.  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.

Additions:

Package: Addition date: Contact:
app-office/rabbit 18 Dec 06 Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy
dev-ruby/ruby-prof 18 Dec 06 Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy
sci-libs/libscigraphica 18 Dec 06 Donnie Berkholz
dev-libs/serdisplib 18 Dec 06 Markus Ullmann
dev-libs/libconfig 18 Dec 06 Michael Hanselmann
dev-ada/polyorb 18 Dec 06 George Shapovalov
dev-db/sqlitebrowser 18 Dec 06 Timothy Redaelli
dev-util/boost-build 18 Dec 06 Tiziano Müller
sci-libs/libecwj2 19 Dec 06 Gérald Fenoy
mail-client/claws-mail-acpi-notifier 19 Dec 06 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/claws-mail-att-remover 19 Dec 06 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/claws-mail-cachesaver 19 Dec 06 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/claws-mail-etpan-privacy 19 Dec 06 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/claws-mail-fetchinfo 19 Dec 06 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/claws-mail-gtkhtml 19 Dec 06 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/claws-mail-maildir 19 Dec 06 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/claws-mail-mailmbox 19 Dec 06 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/claws-mail-newmail 19 Dec 06 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/claws-mail-notification 19 Dec 06 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/claws-mail-perl 19 Dec 06 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/claws-mail-rssyl 19 Dec 06 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/claws-mail-smime 19 Dec 06 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/claws-mail-vcalendar 19 Dec 06 Andrej Kacian
x11-themes/emerald-themes 19 Dec 06 Joshua Jackson
x11-wm/heliodor 19 Dec 06 Joshua Jackson
dev-ruby/rubygfe 20 Dec 06 Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy
dev-ruby/shipping 20 Dec 06 Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy
xfce-extra/thunar-archive 20 Dec 06 Josh Nichols
xfce-extra/thunar-media-tags 20 Dec 06 Josh Nichols
games-util/rubygfe 20 Dec 06 Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy
dev-dotnet/pe-format 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
app-pda/gpixpod 21 Dec 06 Olivier Crete
dev-java/excalibur-logger 22 Dec 06 Petteri Räty
dev-ruby/rspec 23 Dec 06 Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy

Removals:

Package: Removal date: Contact:
net-proxy/dansguardian-dgav 19 Dec 06 Alin Năstac
x11-misc/emerald-themes 20 Dec 06 Joshua Jackson
dev-util/xmingw-binutils 20 Dec 06 Mike Frysinger
dev-util/xmingw-gcc 20 Dec 06 Mike Frysinger
dev-util/xmingw-runtime 20 Dec 06 Mike Frysinger
dev-util/xmingw-w32api 20 Dec 06 Mike Frysinger
dev-ruby/rubygfe 20 Dec 06 Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy
app-admin/fpm 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
app-admin/gpsui 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
app-admin/procman 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
app-admin/xsu 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
app-dicts/pydict 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
app-editors/gmanedit 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
app-emulation/xwine 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
app-i18n/ami 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
app-misc/gtktalog 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
app-misc/gtktrain 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
app-misc/sjog 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
app-mobilephone/gscmxx 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
app-office/gbib 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
app-office/lahelper 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
dev-cpp/gnomemm 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
dev-db/gmyclient 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
dev-perl/CORBA-ORBit 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
dev-perl/gtk-perl 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
dev-perl/glade-perl 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
dev-perl/gtk-perl-glade 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
dev-perl/HTTP-GHTTP 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
dev-php4/php-gtk 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
dev-python/bonobo-python 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
dev-python/orbit-python 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
dev-ruby/ruby-gnome 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
dev-ruby/ruby-libglade 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
dev-ruby/ruby-panel-applet 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
dev-util/glimmer 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
dev-util/pharmacy 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
games-action/bombermaze 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
games-board/daemonshogi 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
games-board/gnono 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
games-emulation/grustibus 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
games-emulation/gsnes9x 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
games-misc/groach 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
games-strategy/xarchon 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
gnome-base/bonobo 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
gnome-base/gnome-core 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
gnome-base/gnome-libs 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
gnome-base/gnome-print 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
gnome-base/oaf 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
gnome-extra/battstat 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
gnome-extra/bonobo-conf 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
gnome-extra/glibwww 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
gnome-extra/gnome-pim 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
gnome-extra/gtop 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
gnome-extra/guppi 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
gnome-extra/merlin-cpufire 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
gnome-extra/users-guide 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
mail-client/sylpheed-claws-ghostscript-viewer 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
mail-client/sylpheed-claws-pgpinline 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
media-gfx/danpei 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
media-gfx/ee 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
media-gfx/gnome-iconedit 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
media-libs/gdk-pixbuf 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
media-plugins/gst-plugins-swfdec 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
media-sound/digitaldj 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
media-sound/psindustrializer 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
media-video/gsubedit 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
media-video/nvoption 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
media-video/ldvd 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
media-video/piave 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-analyzer/cheops-ng 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-analyzer/netleds_applet 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-analyzer/nomad 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-analyzer/xtraceroute 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-dialup/pptpconfig 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-fs/intersync 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-ftp/deadftp 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-im/ayttm 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-im/gnophone 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-im/ymessenger 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-misc/gnomba 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-misc/pxes 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-nds/directoryadministrator 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-nntp/glitter 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-nntp/gnewspost 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-p2p/fidelio 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-wireless/gkismet 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-wireless/wavelan-applet 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
sci-calculators/snac 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
x11-misc/xalf 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
x11-misc/gtkdiff 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
x11-misc/whitebox 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
x11-plugins/gkrellm-gnome 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
x11-plugins/wmappkill 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
x11-plugins/wmdeskguide 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
x11-plugins/wmspaceclock 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
x11-terms/multi-gnome-terminal 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
x11-themes/gtk-engines-smooth 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
x11-themes/mandrake-artwork 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
x11-themes/nautilus-themes 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
dev-python/python-gtkextra 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
mail-client/spruce 21 Dec 06 Saleem Abdulrasool
net-nds/migrationtools 23 Dec 06 Markus Ullmann

Last Rites:

Package: Removal date: Contact:
net-analyzer/zodiac 19 Jan 07 Markus Ullmann
media-sound/exscalibar 19 Jan 07 Diego Pettenò
media-plugins/alsa-jack 21 Jan 07 Diego Pettenò
net-mail/base64 24 Jan 07 Andrej Kacian
media-video/gspcav1 25 Jan 07 Mike Doty

5.  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 17 December 2006 and 24 December 2006, activity on the site has resulted in:

  • 643 new bugs during this period
  • 342 bugs closed or resolved during this period
  • 19 previously closed bugs were reopened this period
  • 154 closed as NEEDINFO/WONTFIX/CANTFIX/INVALID/UPSTREAM during this period
  • 173 bugs marked as duplicates during this period

Of the 10687 currently open bugs: 26 are labeled 'blocker', 99 are labeled 'critical', and 427 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:

6.  GWN feedback

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Page updated December 25, 2006

Summary: This is the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter for the week of 25 December 2006.

Ulrich Plate
Editor

Chris Gianelloni
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