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Gentoo Weekly Newsletter: 1 January 2007


1.  Gentoo News

Happy New Year

Welcome to the first edition of the GWN for 2007! This marks the beginning of the 6th year of the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter, which was started by Kurt Lieber on 23 Dec 2002 with contributions from the community. Since that time, there have been more than 200 issues of the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter. The GWN staff looks forward to another year of providing the community with information about Gentoo.

First 2007 Gentoo Bugday

Saturday the 6th of January is the date for the first Bugday event in 2007 to take place. As usual, join #gentoo-bugs on and hang out there and help out making Gentoo and even better distribution.

There are a lot of new members in the Bugday team that will be at your service to help you with different ways to resolve bugs. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Alexander Færøy by either email or on IRC. Peter Weller and Bryan Østergaard will be available to help on Bugday.

The Bugday team wishes everyone a happy new year and hopes you'll participate in the event.

2.  Gentoo International

Russia: Gentoo meeting, Moscow

On Saturday, 23 December 2006, there was a meeting of Russian members of the Gentoo community. Currently, the Russian Gentoo community is split into two independent groups: the official Russian translators team and the team that supports the Russian Gentoo forums and other Gentoo community resources. Both of these teams put effort into translation of the documentation and GWN. It's clear that consolidation of efforts is beneficial for both of the teams and for the users. This decision was made between Peter Volkov from the Russian translation team and Anton Chaplygin and Anton Senkovsky from the forums team.

Another part of meeting was devoted to playing with exciting beryl desktop effects, solving logical problems, beer and fun. Photos are available on

3.  Gentoo developer moves


The following developers recently left the Gentoo project:

  • none this week


The following developers recently joined the Gentoo project:

  • Robert Buchholz (rbu) LCD ebuilds


The following developers recently changed roles within the Gentoo project:

  • none this week

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.


Package: Addition date: Contact:
media-video/gspca 25 Dec 06 Mike Doty
media-sound/mppenc 26 Dec 06 Diego Pettenò
x11-apps/compiz-settings 26 Dec 06 Hanno Boeck
dev-perl/Shell-EnvImporter 27 Dec 06 Michael Cummings
dev-python/pyxfce 28 Dec 06 Josh Nichols
xfce-extra/xfce4-mailwatch 28 Dec 06 Josh Nichols
sys-libs/libixp 28 Dec 06 David Shakaryan
x11-misc/dmenu 28 Dec 06 David Shakaryan
dev-python/notify-python 28 Dec 06 Tiziano Müller
kde-misc/kima 28 Dec 06 Diego Pettenò
net-zope/externalstorage 28 Dec 06 Radoslaw Stachowiak
x11-misc/revelation 29 Dec 06 Tristan Heaven
app-admin/logsurfer+ 30 Dec 06 Matsuu Takuto
sys-apps/einit 30 Dec 06 Mike Frysinger
dev-ruby/xmpp4r 30 Dec 06 Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy
sys-apps/makedev 30 Dec 06 Mike Frysinger
dev-python/pyasn1 30 Dec 06 Tiziano Müller
net-misc/djmount 30 Dec 06 Doug Goldstein
media-sound/chuck 31 Dec 06 Cédric Krier
net-www/mod_auth_nufw 31 Dec 06 Cédric Krier


Package: Removal date: Contact:
net-misc/cidr 25 Dec 06 Elfyn McBratney
dev-util/mergetrees 25 Dec 06 Elfyn McBratney
dev-java/kunststoff-bin 28 Dec 06 Petteri Räty
app-xemacs/liece 28 Dec 06 Hans de Graaff
net-zope/zopex3 28 Dec 06 Radoslaw Stachowiak

Last Rites:

Package: Removal date: Contact:
media-video/gspcav1 25 Jan 07 Mike Doty
media-libs/libmusepack 26 Jan 07 Diego Pettenò
media-plugins/gst-plugins-musepack 26 Jan 07 Diego Pettenò
dev-python/snmpy 30 Jan 07 Tiziano Müller
net-www/gplflash 30 Jan 07 Alec Warner

5.  Bugzilla



The Gentoo community uses Bugzilla ( to record and track bugs, notifications, suggestions and other interactions with the development team. Between 24 December 2006 and 31 December 2006, activity on the site has resulted in:

  • 540 new bugs during this period
  • 309 bugs closed or resolved during this period
  • 18 previously closed bugs were reopened this period
  • 123 closed as NEEDINFO/WONTFIX/CANTFIX/INVALID/UPSTREAM during this period
  • 154 bugs marked as duplicates during this period

Of the 10703 currently open bugs: 27 are labeled 'blocker', 92 are labeled 'critical', and 428 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:

6.  GWN feedback

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Page updated January 1, 2007

Summary: This is the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter for the week of 1 January 2007.

Chris Gianelloni

Peter Volkov

Alexander Færøy

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