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Gentoo Weekly Newsletter: 11 June 2007

Content:

1.  Gentoo developer moves

Moves

The following developers recently left the Gentoo project:

  • Eric Sammer (esammer)
  • Jason Wever (weeve)

Adds

The following developers recently joined the Gentoo project:

  • Deedra Waters (dmwaters) Accessibility/Developer Relations
  • Christoph Mende (angelos) AMD64/XFCE teams
  • Gilles Dartiguelongue (eva) GNOME team

Changes

The following developers recently changed roles within the Gentoo project:

  • none this week

2.  Gentoo security

libexif: Integer overflow vulnerability

libexif fails to handle Exif (EXchangeable Image File) data inputs, making it vulnerable to an integer overflow.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

A vulnerability has been discovered in Evolution allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

ELinks: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

A vulnerability has been discovered in ELinks allowing for the user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.

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:
media-fonts/liberation-fonts-ttf 04 Jun 2007 Jeffrey Gardner
media-fonts/liberation-fonts-ttf 05 Jun 2007 Jeffrey Gardner
app-vim/sudo 06 Jun 2007 Mike Kelly
sys-apps/855resolution 07 Jun 2007 Alon Bar-Lev
app-admin/cpu 07 Jun 2007 Raúl Porcel
app-misc/jive 07 Jun 2007 Raúl Porcel
app-text/mgv 07 Jun 2007 Raúl Porcel
x11-plugins/wmmail 07 Jun 2007 Raúl Porcel
net-misc/dhcp-agent 07 Jun 2007 Raúl Porcel
dev-java/jswat 08 Jun 2007 Petteri Räty
app-office/qhacc 08 Jun 2007 Carsten Lohrke
app-office/khacc 08 Jun 2007 Carsten Lohrke
dev-ruby/wxruby 09 Jun 2007 Ryan Hill
games-arcade/ddrmat 09 Jun 2007 Michael Sterrett
dev-util/eclipse-cbg-editor 09 Jun 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-util/eclipse-cdt-bin 09 Jun 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-util/eclipse-emf-bin 09 Jun 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-util/eclipse-gef-bin 09 Jun 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-util/eclipse-pydev-bin 09 Jun 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-util/eclipse-subclipse-bin 09 Jun 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-util/eclipse-ve-bin 09 Jun 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-java/makeme 10 Jun 2007 Alistair Bush
dev-java/openjgraph 10 Jun 2007 Alistair Bush
dev-java/violinstrings 10 Jun 2007 Alistair Bush

Additions:

Package: Addition date: Contact:
media-plugins/vdr-fritzbox 04 Jun 2007 Matthias Schwarzott
media-fonts/liberation-fonts-ttf 04 Jun 2007 Jeffrey Gardner
media-fonts/liberation-fonts-ttf 05 Jun 2007 Jeffrey Gardner
net-print/cups-windows 05 Jun 2007 Mike Frysinger
x11-themes/vanilla-dmz-aa-xcursors 05 Jun 2007 Tristan Heaven
x11-themes/vanilla-dmz-xcursors 05 Jun 2007 Tristan Heaven
dev-python/snakeoil 06 Jun 2007 Marien Zwart
dev-scheme/guile-lib 06 Jun 2007 Donnie Berkholz
dev-scheme/guile-cairo 06 Jun 2007 Donnie Berkholz
dev-scheme/guile-gnome-platform 06 Jun 2007 Donnie Berkholz
sci-chemistry/burrow-owl 06 Jun 2007 Donnie Berkholz
net-analyzer/nagios-plugins-snmp 07 Jun 2007 Tobias Scherbaum
dev-util/dwarves 07 Jun 2007 Diego Pettenò
dev-java/qtjambi 07 Jun 2007 Caleb Tennis
games-kids/memonix-bin 07 Jun 2007 Michael Sterrett
net-analyzer/zabbix 08 Jun 2007 Wolfram Schlich
net-im/pyaim-t 08 Jun 2007 Maurice van der Pot
dev-util/vbindiff 08 Jun 2007 Diego Pettenò
dev-perl/Test-Number-Delta 09 Jun 2007 Michael Cummings
x11-misc/stalonetray 09 Jun 2007 Lukasz Strzygowski
dev-java/jdbc-oracle-bin 09 Jun 2007 Vlastimil Babka
app-emulation/virtinst 10 Jun 2007 Donnie Berkholz
app-emulation/virt-manager 10 Jun 2007 Donnie Berkholz
dev-python/pymsn 10 Jun 2007 Piotr Jaroszyński
net-voip/telepathy-butterfly 10 Jun 2007 Piotr Jaroszyński
dev-util/ftjam 10 Jun 2007 Ryan Hill

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 04 June 2007 and 10 June 2007, activity on the site has resulted in:

  • 476 new bugs during this period
  • 277 bugs closed or resolved during this period
  • 13 previously closed bugs were reopened this period
  • 133 closed as NEEDINFO/WONTFIX/CANTFIX/INVALID/UPSTREAM during this period
  • 71 bugs marked as duplicates during this period

Of the 9879 currently open bugs: 11 are labeled 'blocker', 107 are labeled 'critical', and 355 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 11 June 2007.

Chris Gianelloni
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