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Gentoo Weekly Newsletter: 28 May 2007

Content:

1.  Gentoo developer moves

Moves

The following developers recently left the Gentoo project:

  • none this week

Adds

The following developers recently joined the Gentoo project:

  • Diego Pettenò (Flameeyes) Gentoo/Alt

Changes

The following developers recently changed roles within the Gentoo project:

  • none this week

2.  Gentoo security

PPTPD: Denial of Service attack

A vulnerability has been reported in PPTPD which could lead to a Denial of Service.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

PHP: Multiple vulnerabilities

PHP contains several vulnerabilities including buffer and integer overflows which could under certain conditions lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Blackdown Java: Applet privilege escalation

The Blackdown JDK and the Blackdown JRE suffer from the multiple unspecified vulnerabilities that already affected the Sun JDK and JRE.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

3.  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:
games-server/armagetronad-ded 22 May 2007 Tristan Heaven
dev-java/systray4j 23 May 2007 Alistair Bush
sys-devel/gcc-mips64 24 May 2007 Mike Frysinger
app-emacs/cdi 24 May 2007 Christian Faulhammer
app-emacs/erc-cvs 24 May 2007 Christian Faulhammer
mail-client/sylpheed-claws-acpi-notifier 25 May 2007 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/sylpheed-claws-att-remover 25 May 2007 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/sylpheed-claws-cachesaver 25 May 2007 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/sylpheed-claws-etpan-privacy 25 May 2007 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/sylpheed-claws-fetchinfo 25 May 2007 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/sylpheed-claws-gtkhtml 25 May 2007 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/sylpheed-claws-maildir 25 May 2007 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/sylpheed-claws-mailmbox 25 May 2007 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/sylpheed-claws-newmail 25 May 2007 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/sylpheed-claws-notification 25 May 2007 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/sylpheed-claws-perl 25 May 2007 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/sylpheed-claws-rssyl 25 May 2007 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/sylpheed-claws-smime 25 May 2007 Andrej Kacian
mail-client/sylpheed-claws-vcalendar 25 May 2007 Andrej Kacian
dev-ada/garlic 26 May 2007 George Shapovalov
dev-java/jcs-bin 26 May 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik
dev-java/puretls 26 May 2007 Petteri Räty
media-gfx/qiv 27 May 2007 Samuli Suominen
dev-java/qat 27 May 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik
dev-java/fesi 27 May 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik
dev-java/nice 27 May 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik

Additions:

Package: Addition date: Contact:
media-plugins/vdr-cpumon 21 May 2007 Matthias Schwarzott
dev-php/PEAR-MDB2_Driver_mssql 21 May 2007 Anant Narayanan
media-video/em84xx-libraries 21 May 2007 Matthias Schwarzott
media-video/em84xx-modules 21 May 2007 Matthias Schwarzott
media-fonts/liberation-fonts-ttf 22 May 2007 Jeffrey Gardner
sci-libs/jmol-acme 22 May 2007 Jeffrey Gardner
sci-libs/vecmath-objectclub 22 May 2007 Jeffrey Gardner
media-video/packetcommand 22 May 2007 Matthias Schwarzott
media-libs/libkdcraw 22 May 2007 Peter Volkov
games-arcade/vor 22 May 2007 Tristan Heaven
media-plugins/vdr-em84xx 22 May 2007 Matthias Schwarzott
dev-python/gdata 22 May 2007 Jim Ramsay
xfce-extra/pynetworkmanager 22 May 2007 Samuli Suominen
net-analyzer/pathload 23 May 2007 Markus Ullmann
net-analyzer/pathrate 23 May 2007 Markus Ullmann
net-analyzer/webfuzzer 23 May 2007 Markus Ullmann
net-firewall/itval 23 May 2007 Markus Ullmann
dev-perl/IP-Anonymous 23 May 2007 Christian Hartmann
virtual/gnus 23 May 2007 Ulrich Müller
app-emacs/easypg 23 May 2007 Christian Faulhammer
x11-plugins/pidgin-latex 24 May 2007 Olivier Crete
sys-apps/rescan-scsi-bus 24 May 2007 Robin H. Johnson
sys-apps/nca 25 May 2007 Stefan Briesenick
xfce-extra/notification-daemon-xfce 26 May 2007 Samuli Suominen
dev-java/xalan-serializer 26 May 2007 Vlastimil Babka
x11-plugins/purple-plugin_pack 26 May 2007 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/pidgin-hotkeys 26 May 2007 Olivier Crete
dev-tex/notoccite 27 May 2007 Marcus D. Hanwell
dev-tex/isotope 27 May 2007 Marcus D. Hanwell
media-gfx/pqiv 27 May 2007 Samuli Suominen

Last Rites:

Note: Due to this edition being published late, the Last Rites section will not be included.

4.  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 21 May 2007 and 27 May 2007, activity on the site has resulted in:

  • 437 new bugs during this period
  • 265 bugs closed or resolved during this period
  • 19 previously closed bugs were reopened this period
  • 79 closed as NEEDINFO/WONTFIX/CANTFIX/INVALID/UPSTREAM during this period
  • 55 bugs marked as duplicates during this period

Of the 10078 currently open bugs: 11 are labeled 'blocker', 109 are labeled 'critical', and 368 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:

5.  GWN feedback

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Summary: This is the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter for the week of 28 May 2007.

Chris Gianelloni
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