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Gentoo Weekly Newsletter: 26 February 2007

Content:

1.  Gentoo News

GWN seeking help

The GWN staff is seeking writers to help us collect stories from the Gentoo community and also from outside sources. There is a current need for people to write summaries of topics from the various Gentoo mailing lists, the forums, and the planet aggregator. These summaries should be between about 50 and 250 words and should give the general idea of the thread or post. Besides the community summaries, the GWN staff is seeking articles about local events, Gentoo being mentioned in other on-line and print media, and also tips and tricks that can be passed on to other Gentoo users.

If you are interested in becoming a regular writer for the GWN, or just want to give a one time contribution, contact the GWN staff at gwn-feedback@gentoo.org.

2.  Heard in the community

gentoo-dev

Install locations for doc packages

Gentoo developer Ryan Hill asks the correct way in which to manage the installation of documentation with packages, as there is an inconsistency as to how it is currently treated within the tree. The problem being that if they are installed according the the package version, then bookmarks will be broken on a version bump. Zac Medico, a portage developer, replies by saying that since portage 2.1.2 a new variable, DOC_SYMLINKS_DIR, is designed to solve this problem.

3.  Gentoo in the press

IT News Online (19 Feb 2007)

VIA Technologies Inc. announced that Ainkaboot, a London-based company designing cluster servers for high performance computing (HPC) and high availability computing, is shipping the first ultra compact Octimod MPC7-1500 cluster modules powered by VIA EPIA EN15000 mainboards.

KlustOS, the Ainkaboot dedicated clustering operating system, provides the backbone of the Octimod, with a host of clustering utilities, management software and parallel processing environments. Based on Gentoo Linux, KlustOS consists almost exclusively of open source software and is able to take advantage of hardware features such as VIA PadLock Security Engine tools.

PRWeb (19 Feb 2007)

BitLeap's LeapServ® backup and recovery network appliances and remote backup service are Linux-based and rely on a range of open source applications.

The Gentoo Linux distribution lies at the heart of the LeapServ, remotely managing thousands of servers on remote networks, while modified RDBMS's MySQL and PostgreSQL are used for storing and retrieving hundreds of millions of records of customer's data. See BitLeap's open source page for more details on how BitLeap integrates open source software in development.

4.  Gentoo developer moves

Moves

The following developers recently left the Gentoo project:

  • Diego Pettenò (Flameeyes)

Adds

The following developers recently joined the Gentoo project:

  • none this week

Changes

The following developers recently changed roles within the Gentoo project:

  • Xavier Neys (neysx) resigned from French Lead position
  • Camille Huot (cam) new French Lead Translator

5.  Gentoo security

Nexuiz: Multiple vulnerabilities

Two separate vulnerabilities have been found in Nexuiz allowing the remote execution of arbitrary code and a Denial of Service.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

UFO2000: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in the network components of UFO2000 that could result in the remote execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

6.  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-lang/tolua 19 Feb 2007 Matti Bickel
dev-lang/lua-wrapper 20 Feb 2007 Matti Bickel
media-video/nvidia-freebsd 20 Feb 2007 Timothy Redaelli
net-firewall/firestorm 20 Feb 2007 Raúl Porcel
net-p2p/g2gui 20 Feb 2007 Raúl Porcel
net-p2p/bittorrent-stats 20 Feb 2007 Raúl Porcel
media-sound/amp 20 Feb 2007 Chris Gianelloni
app-emulation/winex 21 Feb 2007 Mike Frysinger
app-emulation/winex-cvs 21 Feb 2007 Mike Frysinger
app-antivirus/vlnx 22 Feb 2007 Timothy Redaelli
sys-apps/perfctr 25 Feb 2007 Robin H. Johnson

Additions:

Package: Addition date: Contact:
sci-libs/ufconfig 19 Feb 2007 Sebastien Fabbro
sci-libs/amd 19 Feb 2007 Sebastien Fabbro
sci-libs/umfpack 19 Feb 2007 Sebastien Fabbro
games-action/astromenace-bin 19 Feb 2007 Michael Sterrett
dev-php5/php-gtk 20 Feb 2007 Anant Narayanan
sys-auth/thinkfinger 21 Feb 2007 Tony Vroon
games-puzzle/picpuz 21 Feb 2007 Michael Sterrett
net-irc/ii 22 Feb 2007 Raúl Porcel
x11-plugins/gkrellm-cpufreq 23 Feb 2007 Jim Ramsay
sci-libs/qfits 23 Feb 2007 Sebastien Fabbro
x11-plugins/gkrellm-timers 23 Feb 2007 Jim Ramsay
sci-libs/minuit 23 Feb 2007 Sebastien Fabbro
mail-filter/spamassassin-botnet 23 Feb 2007 Patrick McLean
games-sports/sturmbahnfahrer 23 Feb 2007 Michael Sterrett
sci-mathematics/wxmaxima 23 Feb 2007 Sebastien Fabbro
sci-visualization/hippodraw 23 Feb 2007 Sebastien Fabbro
x11-plugins/gkrellfire 23 Feb 2007 Jim Ramsay
x11-plugins/gkrellm-gkfreq 23 Feb 2007 Jim Ramsay
x11-plugins/gkrellm-bluez 23 Feb 2007 Jim Ramsay
dev-python/basemap-data 24 Feb 2007 Sebastien Fabbro
dev-python/basemap 24 Feb 2007 Sebastien Fabbro
dev-ruby/mime-types 24 Feb 2007 Hans de Graaff
dev-ruby/rflickr 24 Feb 2007 Hans de Graaff
games-fps/alienarena 25 Feb 2007 Tristan Heaven

Last Rites:

Package: Removal date: Contact:
app-portage/emool 18 Mar 2007 Simon Stelling
www-client/mozilla 19 Mar 2007 Raúl Porcel
www-client/mozilla-bin 19 Mar 2007 Raúl Porcel
media-plugins/banshee-official-plugins 21 Mar 2007 Luis Medinas
net-misc/ssh 23 Mar 2007 Gustavo Felisberto
x11-plugins/gkrellm-console 24 Mar 2007 Jim Ramsay
x11-plugins/gkrellm-logwatch 24 Mar 2007 Jim Ramsay
x11-plugins/gkrellmouse 24 Mar 2007 Jim Ramsay
x11-plugins/gkrellm-sensors 24 Mar 2007 Jim Ramsay
x11-plugins/gkrellmwho 24 Mar 2007 Jim Ramsay
app-misc/pyge 24 Mar 2007 Tiziano Müller
net-p2p/kenosis 24 Mar 2007 Mart Raudsepp
xfce-extra/xfce4-bglist-editor 24 Mar 2007 Samuli Suominen
xfce-extra/xfce4-modemlights 24 Mar 2007 Samuli Suominen
xfce-extra/xfce4-megahertz 24 Mar 2007 Samuli Suominen
xfce-extra/xfce4-panelmenu 24 Mar 2007 Samuli Suominen
xfce-extra/xfce4-websearch 24 Mar 2007 Samuli Suominen

7.  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 18 February 2007 and 25 February 2007, activity on the site has resulted in:

  • 584 new bugs during this period
  • 347 bugs closed or resolved during this period
  • 26 previously closed bugs were reopened this period
  • 132 closed as NEEDINFO/WONTFIX/CANTFIX/INVALID/UPSTREAM during this period
  • 106 bugs marked as duplicates during this period

Of the 10429 currently open bugs: 17 are labeled 'blocker', 115 are labeled 'critical', and 422 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:

8.  GWN feedback

The GWN is staffed by volunteers and members of the community who submit ideas and articles. If you are interested in writing for the GWN, have feedback on an article that we have posted, or just have an idea or article that you would like to submit to the GWN, please send us your feedback and help make the GWN better.

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Page updated February 26, 2007

Summary: This is the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter for the week of 26 February 2007.

Chris Gianelloni
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Mark Kowarsky
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Donnie Berkholz
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