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Gentoo Weekly Newsletter: 2 April 2007

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1.  Gentoo News

virtual/x11 removal

The virtual/x11 package will be removed from the tree on or after 25 April. This package was used as part of the migration from the monolithic to the modular X.Org packages. If any packages you have installed on your system are still requiring virtual/x11, you should file a bug with the maintainers of the package or overlay.

2.  Heard in the community

forums.gentoo.org

Gentoo Tat

How Gentoo are you? Forums user krogebry decided to show his love for his favorite distribution by having its recognizable logo inked into his flesh for future posterity. This thread quickly turned to ideas for future tats amongst Gentoo's users.

3.  Gentoo in the press

LinuxDevices.com (28 Mar 2007)

Chip-maker AMD has thrown its financial clout behind a non-profit organization setting up Linux-based computing and communication centers in East Africa.

Inveneo claims to have set up 20 Linux-based computing centers in six African nations over the past year, at the behest of various NGOs (non-governmental organizations), local governments, and private entities. The centers use Linux-based networking equipment, VoIP servers based on Linux and Asterisk, and thin clients running Inveneo's own Gentoo-based "Inveneo Linux" distribution.

4.  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:

  • none this week

5.  Gentoo security

mgv: Stack overflow in included gv code

mgv improperly handles user-supplied data possibly allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Ekiga: Format string vulnerability

A format string vulnerability in Ekiga may allow the remote execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

file: Integer underflow

A buffer underflow vulnerability has been reported in file allowing for the user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Squid: Denial of Service

Squid is affected by a Denial of Service vulnerability.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

CUPS: Denial of Service

CUPS incorrectly handles partially-negotiated SSL connections allowing for a Denial of Service.

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:
media-tv/rivatv 26 Mar 2007 Michael Sterrett
x11-plugins/gkrellm-console 26 Mar 2007 Jim Ramsay
x11-plugins/gkrellm-logwatch 26 Mar 2007 Jim Ramsay
x11-plugins/gkrellmouse 26 Mar 2007 Jim Ramsay
x11-plugins/gkrellm-sensors 26 Mar 2007 Jim Ramsay
x11-plugins/gkrellmwho 26 Mar 2007 Jim Ramsay
x11-libs/gtkDPS 26 Mar 2007 Doug Goldstein
net-p2p/kenosis 27 Mar 2007 Mart Raudsepp
games-sports/toycars 28 Mar 2007 Michael Sterrett
net-p2p/freenet 28 Mar 2007 Raúl Porcel
dev-java/avalon-logkit-bin 28 Mar 2007 Petteri Räty
app-misc/pyge 28 Mar 2007 Tiziano Müller
x11-base/opengl-update 29 Mar 2007 Jeremy Huddleston
sys-devel/gcc-powerpc64 29 Mar 2007 Markus Rothe
dev-embedded/picptk 31 Mar 2007 Denis Dupeyron

Additions:

Package: Addition date: Contact:
dev-embedded/srecord 26 Mar 2007 Denis Dupeyron
dev-util/bugle 26 Mar 2007 Markus Ullmann
mail-filter/policyd-weight 26 Mar 2007 Andrej Kacian
net-mail/dbmail 26 Mar 2007 Andrej Kacian
dev-ml/ocamlduce 28 Mar 2007 Alexis Ballier
www-servers/ocsigen 28 Mar 2007 Alexis Ballier
dev-java/commons-vfs 29 Mar 2007 Petteri Räty
virtual/c++-tr1-memory 29 Mar 2007 Danny van Dyk
virtual/c++-tr1-type-traits 29 Mar 2007 Danny van Dyk
virtual/c++-tr1-functional 29 Mar 2007 Danny van Dyk
app-misc/hal-info 30 Mar 2007 Stephen Klimaszewski
dev-perl/Gtk2-MozEmbed 30 Mar 2007 Michael Cummings
net-misc/nxnode 30 Mar 2007 Bernard Cafarelli
net-misc/nxserver-freeedition 30 Mar 2007 Bernard Cafarelli
media-libs/freeimage 31 Mar 2007 Tristan Heaven
dev-ruby/ruby-yadis 31 Mar 2007 Robin H. Johnson
dev-ruby/ruby-openid 31 Mar 2007 Robin H. Johnson
net-dialup/umtsmon 31 Mar 2007 Alin Năstac
games-arcade/snake3d 31 Mar 2007 Alfredo Tupone
media-video/ffmpegthumbnailer 31 Mar 2007 Samuli Suominen
net-news/hellanzb 31 Mar 2007 Alexis Ballier
net-wireless/fsam7400 31 Mar 2007 Stefan Schweizer
dev-java/junit-addons 31 Mar 2007 Petteri Räty
sys-apps/usbmon 01 Apr 2007 Robin H. Johnson
games-board/pysol-cardsets 01 Apr 2007 Alfredo Tupone

Last Rites:

Package: Removal date: Contact:
net-misc/nxcomp 26 Apr 2007 Bernard Cafarelli
net-misc/nxesd 26 Apr 2007 Bernard Cafarelli
net-misc/nxproxy 26 Apr 2007 Bernard Cafarelli
net-misc/nxssh 26 Apr 2007 Bernard Cafarelli
net-misc/nx-x11 26 Apr 2007 Bernard Cafarelli
net-misc/nx-x11-bin 26 Apr 2007 Bernard Cafarelli
dev-java/datavision 27 Apr 2007 William L. Thomson Jr.
dev-util/jcvs 27 Apr 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-java/j2ssh 27 Apr 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-java/javatar 29 Apr 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-java/saxon-bin 30 Apr 2007 Petteri Räty

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 25 March 2007 and 01 April 2007, activity on the site has resulted in:

  • 567 new bugs during this period
  • 378 bugs closed or resolved during this period
  • 23 previously closed bugs were reopened this period
  • 129 closed as NEEDINFO/WONTFIX/CANTFIX/INVALID/UPSTREAM during this period
  • 101 bugs marked as duplicates during this period

Of the 10136 currently open bugs: 15 are labeled 'blocker', 100 are labeled 'critical', and 381 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

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Page updated April 2, 2007

Summary: This is the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter for the week of 2 April 2007.

Chris Gianelloni
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Donnie Berkholz
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Peter Weller
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