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Gentoo Weekly Newsletter: 19 January 2008

Content:

1.  Heard in the Community

Last Rites for the GWN

Gentoo's PR group recently announced that publication of the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter will be stopped in favor of a new Gentoo Monthly Newsletter (GMN). This will be the last edition of the GWN, and will only cover statistics for activity during the period between 15th October and 21st December 2007.

2.  Gentoo developer moves

Moves

The following developers recently left the Gentoo project:

  • none during this period

Adds

The following developers recently joined the Gentoo project:

  • Dawid Węgliński (cla) - net-irc, x86
  • Marion Agé (titefleur) - French translation
  • Elias Piping (pipping) - Gentoo/Alt
  • Justin Bronder (jsbronder): hp-cluster, sci

Changes

The following developers recently changed roles within the Gentoo project:

  • Samuli Suominen (drac) joined the graphics herd
  • Mark Loeser (halcy0n) joined the gcc-porting and toolchain herds
  • Doug Klima (cardoe) joined the base-system herd
  • Przemyslaw Maciag (troll) left the kde herd
  • Marcelo Góes (vanquirius) left the kde herd
  • Marius Mauch (genone) left the kde herd
  • Markus Meier (maekke) joined the graphics herd
  • Krzysiek Pawlik (nelchael) joined the kernel herd
  • Łukasz Damentko (rane) joined Developer Relations
  • Tony Vroon (chainsaw) joined the amd64 and hardened herds

3.  Gentoo security

OpenSSL: Remote execution of arbitrary code

OpenSSL contains a vulnerability allowing execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities

Opera contains multiple vulnerabilities, which may allow the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

gFTP: Multiple vulnerabilities

Two buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been discovered in fsplib code used in gFTP.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

OpenSSH: Security bypass

A flaw has been discovered in OpenSSH which could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Gallery: Multiple vulnerabilities

The WebDAV and Reupload modules of Gallery contain multiple unspecified vulnerabilities.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Evolution: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code

The IMAP client of Evolution contains a vulnerability potentially leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

SiteBar: Multiple issues

Multiple issues have been identified in SiteBar that might allow execution of arbitrary code and arbitrary file disclosure.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Apache: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Apache, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service or the disclosure of sensitive information.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Python: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Multiple integer overflow vulnerabilities have been discovered in Python, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

libpng: Multiple Denials of Service

Several vulnerabilities in libpng may allow a remote attacker to crash applications that handle untrusted images.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

MadWifi: Denial of Service

MadWifi does not correctly process beacon frames which can lead to a remotely triggered Denial of Service.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Mono: Buffer overflow

Mono's BigInteger implementation contains a buffer overflow vulnerability that might lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Nagios Plugins: Two buffer overflows

Two buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the Nagios Plugins might allow for remote execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Tomboy: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Tomboy doesn't properly handle environment variables, potentially allowing a local attacker to execute arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

3proxy: Denial of Service

A vulnerability has been discovered in 3proxy, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey, XULRunner: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey and XULRunner, potentially allowing to compromise a user's system.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

FLAC: Buffer overflow

Multiple integer overflow vulnerabilities were found in FLAC possibly allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

CUPS: Memory corruption

CUPS contains a boundary checking error that might lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Ruby on Rails: Multiple vulnerabilities

Several vulnerabilities were found in Ruby on Rails allowing for file disclosure and theft of user credentials.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Cpio: Buffer overflow

GNU cpio contains a buffer overflow vulnerability, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

TikiWiki: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in TikiWiki, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Pioneers: Multiple Denials of Service

Two Denial of Service vulnerabilities were discovered in Pioneers.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Bochs: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Bochs, possibly allowing for the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Poppler, KDE: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Poppler and various KDE components are vulnerable to multiple memory management issues possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

VMware Workstation and Player: Multiple vulnerabilities

VMware guest operating systems might be able to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges on the host operating system through multiple flaws.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Mozilla Thunderbird, which may allow user-assisted arbitrary remote code execution.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

MySQL: Denial of Service

A Denial of Service vulnerability was found in MySQL.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

teTeX: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in teTeX, possibly allowing to execute arbitrary code or overwrite arbitrary files.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Link Grammar: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in Link Grammar.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Perl: Buffer overflow

A buffer overflow in the Regular Expression engine in Perl possibly allows for the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Samba: Execution of arbitrary code

Samba contains two buffer overflow vulnerabilities potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

PCRE: Multiple vulnerabilities

PCRE is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflow and memory corruption vulnerabilities, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Net-SNMP: Denial of Service

A Denial of Service vulnerability has been discovered in Net-SNMP when processing GETBULK requests.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Feynmf: Insecure temporary file creation

A vulnerability has been discovered in Feynmf allowing local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

nss_ldap: Information disclosure

A race condition might lead to theft of user credentials or information disclosure in services using nss_ldap.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

CSTeX: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in CSTeX, possibly allowing to execute arbitrary code or overwrite arbitrary files.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Hugin: Insecure temporary file creation

A vulnerability has been discovered in Hugin, potentially allowing for a Denial of Service.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Cacti: SQL injection

An SQL injection vulnerability has been discovered in Cacti.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

GNU Emacs: Multiple vulnerabilities

Two vulnerabilities were found in GNU Emacs possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Cairo: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Multiple integer overflows were discovered in Cairo, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

PEAR::MDB2: Information disclosure

A vulnerability when handling database input in PEAR::MDB2 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Firebird: Multiple buffer overflows

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows were discovered in Firebird.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Lookup: Insecure temporary file creation

Lookup uses temporary files in an insecure manner, allowing for a symlink attack.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

AMD64 x86 emulation Qt library: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities in the AMD64 x86 emulation Qt library may lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code in Qt applications.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Ruby-GNOME2: Format string error

A format string error has been discovered in Ruby-GNOME2, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Samba: Execution of arbitrary code

Samba contains a buffer overflow vulnerability potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Portage: Information disclosure

Portage may disclose sensitive information when updating configuration files.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

IRC Services: Denial of Service

A Denial of Service vulnerability has been reported in IRC Services.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

E2fsprogs: Multiple buffer overflows

Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in E2fsprogs could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

CUPS: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in CUPS, allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code and a Denial of Service.

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.

Removals:

Package: Removal date: Contact:
app-emacs/gnus-cvs 15 Oct 2007 Ulrich Müller
dev-php5/syck-php-bindings 15 Oct 2007 Anant Narayanan
app-portage/elog-list 16 Oct 2007 Mike Pagano
net-www/dotproject 16 Oct 2007 Gunnar Wrobel
app-emacs/simple-wiki 17 Oct 2007 Ulrich Müller
net-irc/xdcc-fetch 19 Oct 2007 Matti Bickel
app-emacs/junkbust 19 Oct 2007 Christian Faulhammer
dev-php5/syck-php-bindings 19 Oct 2007 Anant Narayanan
mail-mta/qmail-mysql 19 Oct 2007 Benedikt Boehm
net-misc/ebayagent 20 Oct 2007 Christian Hartmann
app-misc/dfm 21 Oct 2007 Samuli Suominen
app-misc/emelfm 21 Oct 2007 Samuli Suominen
media-video/ati-gatos 21 Oct 2007 Samuli Suominen
media-sound/pd 21 Oct 2007 Samuli Suominen
media-sound/supercollider 21 Oct 2007 Samuli Suominen
app-emacs/eieio 22 Oct 2007 Ulrich Müller
app-emacs/semantic 22 Oct 2007 Ulrich Müller
x11-wm/ion2 22 Oct 2007 Matti Bickel
x11-apps/compiz-settings 23 Oct 2007 Hanno Boeck
x11-plugins/compiz-extra 23 Oct 2007 Hanno Boeck
dev-java/odmg 23 Oct 2007 Petteri Räty
net-dialup/l2tpd 25 Oct 2007 Alin Năstac
app-emacs/speedbar 26 Oct 2007 Ulrich Müller
x11-plugins/gaim-libnotify 30 Oct 2007 Olivier Crête
dev-util/ladebug 30 Oct 2007 Christian Faulhammer
gnustep-apps/viewpdf 31 Oct 2007 Bernard Cafarelli
gnustep-libs/imagekits 31 Oct 2007 Bernard Cafarelli
gnustep-libs/pdfkit 31 Oct 2007 Bernard Cafarelli
dev-db/mysql-query-browser 03 Nov 2007 Sven Wegener
dev-db/mysql-administrator 03 Nov 2007 Sven Wegener
app-editors/pico 05 Nov 2007 Samuli Suominen
x11-wm/beryl 06 Nov 2007 Hanno Boeck
x11-wm/beryl-core 06 Nov 2007 Hanno Boeck
x11-plugins/beryl-plugins 06 Nov 2007 Hanno Boeck
x11-plugins/beryl-dbus 06 Nov 2007 Hanno Boeck
x11-misc/beryl-manager 06 Nov 2007 Hanno Boeck
x11-misc/beryl-settings 06 Nov 2007 Hanno Boeck
x11-misc/beryl-settings-bindings 06 Nov 2007 Hanno Boeck
dev-java/sablevm 06 Nov 2007 William Thomson
app-emacs/circe-cvs 07 Nov 2007 Ulrich Müller
app-emacs/ses 07 Nov 2007 Ulrich Müller
mail-client/sylpheed-claws 09 Nov 2007 Samuli Suominen
dev-php5/pecl-pdo 09 Nov 2007 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php5/pecl-pdo-dblib 09 Nov 2007 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php5/pecl-pdo-mysql 09 Nov 2007 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php5/pecl-pdo-oci 09 Nov 2007 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php5/pecl-pdo-odbc 09 Nov 2007 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php5/pecl-pdo-pgsql 09 Nov 2007 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php5/pecl-pdo-sqlite 09 Nov 2007 Christian Hoffmann
x11-misc/xcut 10 Nov 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik
app-misc/gfontview 12 Nov 2007 Stefan Schweizer
net-dialup/bpalogin 12 Nov 2007 Stefan Schweizer
net-print/hpijs 17 Nov 2007 Denis Dupeyron
dev-python/qscintilla 20 Nov 2007 Ali Polatel
app-emacs/wanderlust-cvs 20 Nov 2007 Ulrich Müller
dev-php5/pecl-filter 24 Nov 2007 Samuli Suominen
dev-java/jdbc2-stdext 26 Nov 2007 Petteri Räty
mail-client/claws-mail-etpan-privacy 29 Nov 2007 Andrej Kacian
dev-php5/pecl-json 29 Nov 2007 Markus Ullmann
sys-libs/libtpm 30 Nov 2007 Alon Bar-Lev
app-admin/eselect-compiler 01 Dec 2007 Mike Frysinger
games-arcade/ultrastar-songs 03 Dec 2007 Alfredo Tupone
dev-java/sun-jaf-bin 05 Dec 2007 Petteri Räty
app-text/cstetex 11 Dec 2007 Alexis Ballier
app-emacs/df 14 Dec 2007 Ulrich Müller
dev-db/xpg 19 Dec 2007 William Thomson
dev-db/firebird-docs 19 Dec 2007 William Thomson
dev-java/blackdown-java3d-bin 19 Dec 2007 William Thomson
sys-auth/pam_console 20 Dec 2007 Diego Pettenò

Additions:

Package: Addition date: Contact:
net-libs/gtk-vnc 15 Oct 2007 Donnie Berkholz
dev-php5/pecl-syck 15 Oct 2007 Anant Narayanan
app-portage/elog-list 15 Oct 2007 Mike Pagano
dev-libs/qof 15 Oct 2007 Christian Faulhammer
media-sound/phasex 16 Oct 2007 Eldad Zack
net-p2p/mktorrent-borg 16 Oct 2007 Raúl Porcel
net-p2p/mktorrent 16 Oct 2007 Raúl Porcel
www-apps/dotproject 16 Oct 2007 Gunnar Wrobel
dev-perl/Math-BigInt-FastCalc 17 Oct 2007 Robin H. Johnson
dev-perl/Math-BigInt-GMP 17 Oct 2007 Robin H. Johnson
dev-perl/Net-Google-SafeBrowsing-Blocklist 17 Oct 2007 Robin H. Johnson
dev-perl/Net-Google-SafeBrowsing-UpdateRequest 17 Oct 2007 Robin H. Johnson
dev-perl/Mail-SpamAssassin-Plugin-GoogleSafeBrowsing 17 Oct 2007 Robin H. Johnson
app-misc/sdricoh_cs 17 Oct 2007 Hanno Boeck
net-misc/wxdfast 19 Oct 2007 Ryan Hill
dev-php5/syck-php-bindings 19 Oct 2007 Anant Narayanan
virtual/httpd-fastcgi 20 Oct 2007 Gunnar Wrobel
virtual/httpd-cgi 20 Oct 2007 Gunnar Wrobel
virtual/httpd-basic 20 Oct 2007 Gunnar Wrobel
x11-themes/gtk-engines-nimbus 20 Oct 2007 Diego Pettenò
dev-perl/Gtk2-Sexy 20 Oct 2007 Christian Hartmann
dev-python/dbutils 21 Oct 2007 Robin H. Johnson
mail-filter/dovecot-antispam 21 Oct 2007 Benedikt Boehm
www-apache/mod_rpaf 21 Oct 2007 Benedikt Boehm
net-libs/gloox 22 Oct 2007 Markus Ullmann
x11-libs/compiz-bcop 23 Oct 2007 Hanno Boeck
x11-plugins/compiz-fusion-plugins-main 23 Oct 2007 Hanno Boeck
x11-plugins/compiz-fusion-plugins-extra 23 Oct 2007 Hanno Boeck
x11-plugins/compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported 23 Oct 2007 Hanno Boeck
x11-libs/libcompizconfig 23 Oct 2007 Hanno Boeck
x11-libs/compizconfig-backend-gconf 23 Oct 2007 Hanno Boeck
x11-libs/compizconfig-backend-kconfig 23 Oct 2007 Hanno Boeck
dev-python/compizconfig-python 23 Oct 2007 Hanno Boeck
x11-apps/ccsm 23 Oct 2007 Hanno Boeck
x11-wm/compiz-fusion 23 Oct 2007 Hanno Boeck
dev-python/python-memcached 24 Oct 2007 Robin H. Johnson
app-doc/gnucash-docs 24 Oct 2007 Torsten Veller
x11-themes/pidgin-smileys 24 Oct 2007 Steve Dibb
app-emacs/cldoc 25 Oct 2007 Ulrich Müller
sys-libs/libspe2 25 Oct 2007 Luca Barbato
app-accessibility/pidgin-festival 26 Oct 2007 Olivier Crête
kde-misc/krd 26 Oct 2007 Wulf Krueger
media-sound/justeport 27 Oct 2007 Samuli Suominen
media-gfx/xzgv 27 Oct 2007 Samuli Suominen
sys-apps/tuxonice-userui 27 Oct 2007 Alon Bar-Lev
sys-kernel/tuxonice-sources 27 Oct 2007 Alon Bar-Lev
net-misc/ipsvd 27 Oct 2007 Thilo Bangert
dev-php/mmslib 28 Oct 2007 Markus Ullmann
dev-php/stringparser_bbcode 28 Oct 2007 Markus Ullmann
dev-php5/pecl-timezonedb 28 Oct 2007 Markus Ullmann
sys-apps/conspy 28 Oct 2007 Samuli Suominen
net-irc/mistbot 29 Oct 2007 Dawid Węgliński
net-misc/netkit-bootparamd 01 Nov 2007 Markus Ullmann
app-cdr/mybashburn 02 Nov 2007 Steve Dibb
games-fps/openarena 07 Nov 2007 Chris Gianelloni
sci-mathematics/gretl 07 Nov 2007 Sebastien Fabbro
app-emacs/circe 07 Nov 2007 Ulrich Müller
sys-libs/libstdc++-v3-bin 08 Nov 2007 Markus Rothe
dev-ruby/ruby-net-ldap 08 Nov 2007 Hans de Graaff
gnome-extra/avant-window-navigator 09 Nov 2007 William Thomson
gnome-extra/avant-window-navigator-extras 10 Nov 2007 William Thomson
app-text/ps2eps 10 Nov 2007 Alexis Ballier
dev-ml/cryptokit 10 Nov 2007 Alexis Ballier
media-video/clive 11 Nov 2007 Alexis Ballier
dev-perl/JSON 11 Nov 2007 Joerg Bornkessel
net-www/xxv 11 Nov 2007 Joerg Bornkessel
media-plugins/vdr-iptv 11 Nov 2007 Joerg Bornkessel
sys-apps/prctl 11 Nov 2007 Raúl Porcel
dev-ruby/ruby-ferret 14 Nov 2007 Christian Parpart
media-gfx/monica 15 Nov 2007 Robin H. Johnson
dev-php/PEAR-Crypt_HMAC2 15 Nov 2007 Markus Ullmann
dev-php/PEAR-File_PDF 15 Nov 2007 Markus Ullmann
dev-php/PEAR-Image_Color2 15 Nov 2007 Markus Ullmann
dev-php/PEAR-PHP_CodeSniffer 15 Nov 2007 Markus Ullmann
dev-php5/pecl-bbcode 15 Nov 2007 Markus Ullmann
dev-php5/pecl-enchant 15 Nov 2007 Markus Ullmann
dev-php5/pecl-pam 15 Nov 2007 Markus Ullmann
media-libs/vamp-plugin-sdk 17 Nov 2007 Alexis Ballier
media-libs/aubio 17 Nov 2007 Alexis Ballier
media-plugins/vamp-aubio-plugins 17 Nov 2007 Alexis Ballier
media-gfx/cellwriter 18 Nov 2007 Matsuu Takuto
media-libs/libxtract 18 Nov 2007 Alexis Ballier
media-plugins/vamp-libxtract-plugins 18 Nov 2007 Alexis Ballier
media-libs/libfishsound 18 Nov 2007 Alexis Ballier
media-sound/sonic-visualiser 18 Nov 2007 Alexis Ballier
app-admin/eselect-wxwidgets 18 Nov 2007 Ryan Hill
dev-perl/Class-Member 19 Nov 2007 Christian Hartmann
dev-perl/Linux-Smaps 19 Nov 2007 Christian Hartmann
dev-ruby/httpclient 19 Nov 2007 Diego Pettenò
java-virtuals/servlet-api 19 Nov 2007 William Thomson
dev-python/qscintilla-python 20 Nov 2007 Ali Polatel
x11-libs/qscintilla 20 Nov 2007 Ali Polatel
net-irc/bip 20 Nov 2007 Ali Polatel
kde-misc/youtube-servicemenu 20 Nov 2007 Hanno Boeck
rox-extra/lithium 20 Nov 2007 Jim Ramsay
app-emacs/yow 20 Nov 2007 Ulrich Müller
virtual/lapack 21 Nov 2007 Sebastien Fabbro
dev-python/demjson 21 Nov 2007 Michael Hanselmann
media-sound/omptagger 22 Nov 2007 David Shakaryan
app-emulation/ganeti 23 Nov 2007 Michael Hanselmann
app-emulation/ganeti-instance-debian-etch 23 Nov 2007 Michael Hanselmann
sys-auth/policykit 23 Nov 2007 Saleem Abdulrasool
sys-power/pm-utils 23 Nov 2007 Saleem Abdulrasool
gnome-extra/gnome-vfs-obexftp 23 Nov 2007 Samuli Suominen
net-p2p/hrktorrent 23 Nov 2007 Raúl Porcel
gnome-extra/policykit-gnome 23 Nov 2007 Saleem Abdulrasool
media-libs/aften 23 Nov 2007 Alexis Ballier
dev-util/bunny 24 Nov 2007 Samuli Suominen
virtual/tex-base 24 Nov 2007 Ulrich Müller
app-laptop/omnibook-svn 26 Nov 2007 Michele Noberasco
rox-base/traylib 26 Nov 2007 Jim Ramsay
rox-base/devtray 26 Nov 2007 Jim Ramsay
dev-util/fuzz 26 Nov 2007 Robin H. Johnson
dev-util/idutils 26 Nov 2007 Robin H. Johnson
media-plugins/gst-plugins-meta 26 Nov 2007 Daniel Gryniewicz
dev-libs/libmemcached 28 Nov 2007 Robin H. Johnson
rox-base/rox-autostart 28 Nov 2007 Jim Ramsay
x11-libs/qwtplot3d-qt3 28 Nov 2007 Sebastien Fabbro
games-emulation/gfceu 29 Nov 2007 Alfredo Tupone
app-pda/libopensync-plugin-vformat 29 Nov 2007 Piotr Jaroszyński
dev-php5/PHPonTrax 29 Nov 2007 Markus Ullmann
dev-php5/libchart 29 Nov 2007 Markus Ullmann
dev-php5/pecl-htscanner 29 Nov 2007 Markus Ullmann
app-misc/g15mpd 30 Nov 2007 Markus Ullmann
dev-perl/Time-TAI64 02 Dec 2007 Robin H. Johnson
dev-perl/WattsUp-Daemon 02 Dec 2007 Robin H. Johnson
media-plugins/vdr-recstatus 02 Dec 2007 Joerg Bornkessel
media-plugins/vdr-osdserver 02 Dec 2007 Joerg Bornkessel
media-plugins/vdr-sndctl 02 Dec 2007 Joerg Bornkessel
x11-drivers/xf86-video-radeonhd 02 Dec 2007 Jeffrey Gardner
x11-themes/qtcurve-qt4 03 Dec 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik
media-plugins/vdr-joystick 03 Dec 2007 Joerg Bornkessel
games-arcade/ultrastar-songs 03 Dec 2007 Alfredo Tupone
dev-perl/TextToHTML 03 Dec 2007 Joerg Bornkessel
rox-base/zeroinstall-injector 04 Dec 2007 Jim Ramsay
net-www/diamondx 05 Dec 2007 Jeroen Roovers
x11-themes/xxv-skins 05 Dec 2007 Joerg Bornkessel
dev-php/PEAR-HTML_QuickForm_advmultiselect 06 Dec 2007 Markus Ullmann
sys-fs/owfs 06 Dec 2007 Wolfram Schlich
sys-apps/dtc 07 Dec 2007 Luca Barbato
dev-python/pyfltk 07 Dec 2007 Sebastien Fabbro
dev-embedded/gnome-avrdude 09 Dec 2007 Denis Dupeyron
sci-biology/mammoth 10 Dec 2007 Donnie Berkholz
media-libs/slv2 10 Dec 2007 Alexis Ballier
media-plugins/swh-lv2 10 Dec 2007 Alexis Ballier
dev-java/hoteqn 10 Dec 2007 Vlastimil Babka
sci-chemistry/chemical-mime-data 11 Dec 2007 Jeffrey Gardner
sci-chemistry/gchemutils 11 Dec 2007 Jeffrey Gardner
sci-chemistry/gchempaint 11 Dec 2007 Jeffrey Gardner
games-puzzle/candycrisis 11 Dec 2007 Alfredo Tupone
media-plugins/vdr-noepgmenu 11 Dec 2007 Matthias Schwarzott
media-plugins/vdr-exec 11 Dec 2007 Matthias Schwarzott
sys-apps/spu-tools 12 Dec 2007 Luca Barbato
media-plugins/amb-plugins 13 Dec 2007 Alexis Ballier
media-sound/vdramgw 13 Dec 2007 Matthias Schwarzott
media-plugins/vdr-amarok 13 Dec 2007 Matthias Schwarzott
dev-util/d-feet 13 Dec 2007 Doug Klima
app-emacs/df-mode 14 Dec 2007 Ulrich Müller
dev-util/qdevelop 14 Dec 2007 Markus Ullmann
media-video/undvd 14 Dec 2007 Greg Kroah-Hartman
dev-haskell/binary 15 Dec 2007 Duncan Coutts
dev-haskell/bzlib 15 Dec 2007 Duncan Coutts
dev-haskell/iconv 15 Dec 2007 Duncan Coutts
dev-haskell/zlib 15 Dec 2007 Duncan Coutts
dev-java/pat 15 Dec 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-ruby/open4 15 Dec 2007 Joshua Nichols
dev-ruby/vlad 15 Dec 2007 Joshua Nichols
x11-wm/xmonad 15 Dec 2007 Lennart Kolmodin
x11-wm/xmonad-contrib 15 Dec 2007 Lennart Kolmodin
x11-misc/xmobar 15 Dec 2007 Lennart Kolmodin
kde-base/knetwalk 16 Dec 2007 Wulf Krueger
gnome-extra/swfdec-gnome 16 Dec 2007 Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy
media-radio/svxlink 16 Dec 2007 Lars Weiler
media-gfx/qtpfsgui 17 Dec 2007 Markus Meier
x11-plugins/lightning 17 Dec 2007 Raúl Porcel
dev-ruby/shorturl 17 Dec 2007 Diego Pettenò
dev-ruby/activeresource 18 Dec 2007 Hans de Graaff
dev-python/coverage 18 Dec 2007 Robin H. Johnson
sys-kernel/kerneloops 18 Dec 2007 Greg Kroah-Hartman
media-video/isight-firmware-tools 19 Dec 2007 Stefan Schweizer
sys-process/incron 19 Dec 2007 Benedikt Boehm
dev-haskell/parsec 20 Dec 2007 Duncan Coutts
dev-haskell/stm 20 Dec 2007 Duncan Coutts
dev-haskell/parallel 20 Dec 2007 Duncan Coutts
x11-libs/qt-webkit 20 Dec 2007 Caleb Tennis
x11-libs/qt-phonon 20 Dec 2007 Caleb Tennis
x11-libs/qt-qt3support 20 Dec 2007 Caleb Tennis
x11-libs/qt-dbus 20 Dec 2007 Caleb Tennis
x11-libs/qt-opengl 20 Dec 2007 Caleb Tennis
app-admin/eselect-ctags 21 Dec 2007 Ulrich Müller
app-emacs/whine 21 Dec 2007 Ulrich Müller
x11-libs/qt-core 21 Dec 2007 Caleb Tennis
x11-libs/qt-test 21 Dec 2007 Caleb Tennis
x11-libs/qt-sql 21 Dec 2007 Caleb Tennis
x11-libs/qt-script 21 Dec 2007 Caleb Tennis
x11-libs/qt-gui 21 Dec 2007 Caleb Tennis
x11-libs/qt-svg 21 Dec 2007 Caleb Tennis
x11-libs/qt-xmlpatterns 21 Dec 2007 Caleb Tennis
sci-libs/mmdb 21 Dec 2007 Donnie Berkholz

Last Rites

Package: Removal date: Contact:
www-apps/viewcvs 02 Jan 2008 Gunnar Wrobel
app-emacs/md5 04 Jan 2008 Ulrich Mueller
app-emacs/sha1 04 Jan 2008 Ulrich Mueller
net-www/pears 04 Jan 2008 Ryan Hill
app-accessibility/festival-gaim 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
gnustep-base/gnustep-env 08 Jan 2008 Bernard Cafarelli
gnustep-libs/artresources 08 Jan 2008 Bernard Cafarelli
net-im/gaim-blogger 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
net-im/gaim-bnet 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
net-im/gaim-meanwhile 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
net-im/gaim 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
net-im/gaim-snpp 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/autoprofile 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/bangexec 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-assistant 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-encryption 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-extprefs 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-galago 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-hotkeys 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-latex 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaimosd 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-otr 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-rhythmbox 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-slashexec 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/gaim-xfire 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-plugins/ignorance 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
x11-themes/gaim-smileys 08 Jan 2008 Olivier Crete
www-apps/viewcvs 02 Jan 2007 Gunnar Wrobel
dev-db/firebird-docs 06 Dec 2007 William L Thomson Jr
app-text/cstetex 11 Dec 2007 Alexis Ballier
x11-wm/heliodor 11 Dec 2007 Hanno Boeck
dev-java/cairo-java 04 Dec 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-java/glib-java 04 Dec 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-java/libgconf-java 04 Dec 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-java/libglade-java 04 Dec 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-java/libgnome-java 04 Dec 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-java/libgtk-java 04 Dec 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-java/libvte-java 04 Dec 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-java/sun-jaf-bin 04 Dec 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-lang/ghc-bin 05 Dec 2007 Duncan Coutts
app-editors/beaver 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
app-portage/portagemaster 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
app-vim/hgcommand 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
app-vim/hgmenu 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
dev-db/dbdesigner 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
mail-client/elmo 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
mail-client/sylpheed-claws 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
mail-filter/popfile 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
media-radio/ktrack 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
net-analyzer/snmpmon 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
net-im/jit 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
net-im/jud 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
sys-apps/discover-data 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
sys-apps/discover 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
sys-apps/tcng 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
sys-apps/yard 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
sys-libs/gi-detect 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
x11-misc/fluxspace 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
x11-misc/fluxter 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
x11-themes/ximian-artwork 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
x11-wm/flwm 04 Jan 2008 Samuli Suominen
app-emacs/wanderlust-cvs 23 Nov 2007 Ulrich Mueller
dev-java/jdbc2-stdext 23 Nov 2007 Petteri Räty
dev-db/xpg 24 Nov 2007 William L Thomson Jr
x11-misc/xcut 15 Nov 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik
dev-util/portatosourceview 20 Nov 2007 Markus Ullmann
dev-php4/adodb-ext Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/creole Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/eaccelerator Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/ffmpeg-php Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/jargon Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/jpgraph Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/pecl-apc Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/pecl-crack Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/pecl-fileinfo Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/pecl-http Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/pecl-id3 Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/pecl-imagick Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/pecl-json Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/pecl-mailparse Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/pecl-memcache Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/pecl-pdflib Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/pecl-ps Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/pecl-radius Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/pecl-sqlite Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/pecl-tidy Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/pecl-translit Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/pecl-yaz Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/pecl-zip Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/phpdbg Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/php-java-bridge Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/phpunit Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/suhosin Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/syck-php-bindings Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/xcache Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/xdebug Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann
dev-php4/ZendOptimizer Jan 2008 Christian Hoffmann

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 15 October 2007 and 21 December 2007, activity on the site has resulted in:

  • 4671 new bugs during this period
  • 2779 bugs closed or resolved during this period
  • 104 previously closed bugs were reopened this period
  • 818 closed as NEEDINFO/WONTFIX/CANTFIX/INVALID/UPSTREAM during this period
  • 740 bugs marked as duplicates during this period

Of the 10008 currently open bugs: 13 are labeled 'blocker', 102 are labeled 'critical', and 326 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:

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Summary: This is a special edition of the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter, covering statistics from 15th October to 21st December 2007.

Anant Narayanan
Editor

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