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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Subject: Gentoo Weekly Newsletter 2 April 2007
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 10:42:23 -0400
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Gentoo Weekly Newsletter
http://www.gentoo.org/news/en/gwn/20070402-newsletter.xml
This is the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter for the week of 2 April 2007.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

==============
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.

  * http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-549630.html

======================
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.

  * http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS6428796596.html

=========================
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[1]

   1. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200703-24.xml

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[2]

   2. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200703-25.xml

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[3]

   3. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200703-26.xml

Squid: Denial of Service
------------------------

Squid is affected by a Denial of Service vulnerability.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[4]

   4. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200703-27.xml

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[5]

   5. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200703-28.xml

=======================
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[6] 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.

   6. http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/qa/treecleaners

Removals:
---------

Package:                     Removal date: Contact:
media-tv/rivatv              26 Mar 2007   Michael Sterrett[7]
x11-plugins/gkrellm-console  26 Mar 2007   Jim Ramsay[8]
x11-plugins/gkrellm-logwatch 26 Mar 2007   Jim Ramsay[8]
x11-plugins/gkrellmouse      26 Mar 2007   Jim Ramsay[8]
x11-plugins/gkrellm-sensors  26 Mar 2007   Jim Ramsay[8]
x11-plugins/gkrellmwho       26 Mar 2007   Jim Ramsay[8]
x11-libs/gtkDPS              26 Mar 2007   Doug Goldstein[9]
net-p2p/kenosis              27 Mar 2007   Mart Raudsepp[10]
games-sports/toycars         28 Mar 2007   Michael Sterrett[7]
net-p2p/freenet              28 Mar 2007   Raúl Porcel[11]
dev-java/avalon-logkit-bin   28 Mar 2007   Petteri Räty[12]
app-misc/pyge                28 Mar 2007   Tiziano Müller[13]
x11-base/opengl-update       29 Mar 2007   Jeremy Huddleston[14]
sys-devel/gcc-powerpc64      29 Mar 2007   Markus Rothe[15]
dev-embedded/picptk          31 Mar 2007   Denis Dupeyron[16]

   7. mr_bones_@g.o
   8. lack@g.o
   9. cardoe@g.o
  10. leio@g.o
  11. armin76@g.o
  12. betelgeuse@g.o
  13. dev-zero@g.o
  14. eradicator@g.o
  15. corsair@g.o
  16. calchan@g.o

Additions:
----------

Package:                          Addition date: Contact:
dev-embedded/srecord[17]          26 Mar 2007    Denis Dupeyron[16]
dev-util/bugle[18]                26 Mar 2007    Markus Ullmann[19]
mail-filter/policyd-weight[20]    26 Mar 2007    Andrej Kacian[21]
net-mail/dbmail[22]               26 Mar 2007    Andrej Kacian[21]
dev-ml/ocamlduce[23]              28 Mar 2007    Alexis Ballier[24]
www-servers/ocsigen[25]           28 Mar 2007    Alexis Ballier[24]
dev-java/commons-vfs[26]          29 Mar 2007    Petteri Räty[12]
virtual/c++-tr1-memory[27]        29 Mar 2007    Danny van Dyk[28]
virtual/c++-tr1-type-traits[29]   29 Mar 2007    Danny van Dyk[28]
virtual/c++-tr1-functional[30]    29 Mar 2007    Danny van Dyk[28]
app-misc/hal-info[31]             30 Mar 2007    Stephen Klimaszewski[32]
dev-perl/Gtk2-MozEmbed[33]        30 Mar 2007    Michael Cummings[34]
net-misc/nxnode[35]               30 Mar 2007    Bernard Cafarelli[36]
net-misc/nxserver-freeedition[37] 30 Mar 2007    Bernard Cafarelli[36]
media-libs/freeimage[38]          31 Mar 2007    Tristan Heaven[39]
dev-ruby/ruby-yadis[40]           31 Mar 2007    Robin H. Johnson[41]
dev-ruby/ruby-openid[42]          31 Mar 2007    Robin H. Johnson[41]
net-dialup/umtsmon[43]            31 Mar 2007    Alin Năstac[44]
games-arcade/snake3d[45]          31 Mar 2007    Alfredo Tupone[46]
media-video/ffmpegthumbnailer[47] 31 Mar 2007    Samuli Suominen[48]
net-news/hellanzb[49]             31 Mar 2007    Alexis Ballier[24]
net-wireless/fsam7400[50]         31 Mar 2007    Stefan Schweizer[51]
dev-java/junit-addons[52]         31 Mar 2007    Petteri Räty[12]
sys-apps/usbmon[53]               01 Apr 2007    Robin H. Johnson[41]
games-board/pysol-cardsets[54]    01 Apr 2007    Alfredo Tupone[46]

  12. betelgeuse@g.o
  16. calchan@g.o
  17. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-embedded;name=srecord
  18. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-util;name=bugle
  19. jokey@g.o
  20. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=mail-filter;name=policyd-weight
  21. ticho@g.o
  22. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-mail;name=dbmail
  23. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-ml;name=ocamlduce
  24. aballier@g.o
  25. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=www-servers;name=ocsigen
  26. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=commons-vfs
  27. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=virtual;name=c++-tr1-memory
  28. kugelfang@g.o
  29. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=virtual;name=c++-tr1-type-traits
  30. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=virtual;name=c++-tr1-functional
  31. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=app-misc;name=hal-info
  32. steev@g.o
  33. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-perl;name=Gtk2-MozEmbed
  34. mcummings@g.o
  35. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-misc;name=nxnode
  36. voyageur@g.o
  37. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-misc;name=nxserver-freeedition
  38. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=media-libs;name=freeimage
  39. nyhm@g.o
  40. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-ruby;name=ruby-yadis
  41. robbat2@g.o
  42. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-ruby;name=ruby-openid
  43. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-dialup;name=umtsmon
  44. mrness@g.o
  45. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=games-arcade;name=snake3d
  46. tupone@g.o
  47. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=media-video;name=ffmpegthumbnailer
  48. drac@g.o
  49. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-news;name=hellanzb
  50. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-wireless;name=fsam7400
  51. genstef@g.o
  52. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=junit-addons
  53. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=sys-apps;name=usbmon
  54. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=games-board;name=pysol-cardsets

Last Rites:
-----------

Package:                Removal date: Contact:
net-misc/nxcomp[55]     26 Apr 2007   Bernard Cafarelli[36]
net-misc/nxesd[56]      26 Apr 2007   Bernard Cafarelli[36]
net-misc/nxproxy[57]    26 Apr 2007   Bernard Cafarelli[36]
net-misc/nxssh[58]      26 Apr 2007   Bernard Cafarelli[36]
net-misc/nx-x11[59]     26 Apr 2007   Bernard Cafarelli[36]
net-misc/nx-x11-bin[60] 26 Apr 2007   Bernard Cafarelli[36]
dev-java/datavision[61] 27 Apr 2007   William L. Thomson Jr.[62]
dev-util/jcvs[63]       27 Apr 2007   Petteri Räty[12]
dev-java/j2ssh[64]      27 Apr 2007   Petteri Räty[12]
dev-java/javatar[65]    29 Apr 2007   Petteri Räty[12]
dev-java/saxon-bin[66]  30 Apr 2007   Petteri Räty[12]

  12. betelgeuse@g.o
  36. voyageur@g.o
  55. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-misc;name=nxcomp
  56. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-misc;name=nxesd
  57. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-misc;name=nxproxy
  58. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-misc;name=nxssh
  59. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-misc;name=nx-x11
  60. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-misc;name=nx-x11-bin
  61. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=datavision
  62. wltjr@g.o
  63. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-util;name=jcvs
  64. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=j2ssh
  65. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=javatar
  66. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=saxon-bin

===========
7. Bugzilla
===========

Summary
-------

  * Statistics
  * Closed bug ranking
  * New bug rankings

Statistics
----------

The Gentoo community uses Bugzilla (bugs.gentoo.org[67]) 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:

  67. http://bugs.gentoo.org

  * 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:

  * media-video herd[68], with 22 closed bugs[69]
  * Perl Devs @ Gentoo[70], with 20 closed bugs[71]
  * Gentoo Games[72], with 16 closed bugs[73]
  * IA-64 team[74], with 15 closed bugs[75]
  * Gentoo Sound Team[76], with 14 closed bugs[77]
  * AMD64 Project[78], with 13 closed bugs[79]
  * Gentoo Toolchain Maintainers[80], with 11 closed bugs[81]
  * Portage team[82], with 11 closed bugs[83]

  68. media-video@g.o
  69. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-03-25&chfieldto=2007-04-01&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=media-video@g.o
  70. perl@g.o
  71. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-03-25&chfieldto=2007-04-01&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=perl@g.o
  72. games@g.o
  73. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-03-25&chfieldto=2007-04-01&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=games@g.o
  74. ia64@g.o
  75. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-03-25&chfieldto=2007-04-01&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=ia64@g.o
  76. sound@g.o
  77. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-03-25&chfieldto=2007-04-01&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=sound@g.o
  78. amd64@g.o
  79. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-03-25&chfieldto=2007-04-01&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=amd64@g.o
  80. toolchain@g.o
  81. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-03-25&chfieldto=2007-04-01&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=toolchain@g.o
  82. dev-portage@g.o
  83. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-03-25&chfieldto=2007-04-01&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=dev-portage@g.o

New bug rankings
----------------

The developers and teams who have been assigned the most new bugs during
this period are:

  * Default Assignee for New Packages[84], with 14 new bugs[85]
  * AMD64 Project[78], with 9 new bugs[86]
  * media-video herd[68], with 7 new bugs[87]
  * Tony Vroon[88], with 5 new bugs[89]
  * Gentoo Toolchain Maintainers[80], with 4 new bugs[90]
  * PPC Porters[91], with 4 new bugs[92]
  * Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers[93], with 4 new
    bugs[94]
  * Java team[95], with 4 new bugs[96]

  68. media-video@g.o
  78. amd64@g.o
  80. toolchain@g.o
  84. maintainer-wanted@g.o
  85. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-03-25&chfieldto=2007-04-01&assigned_to=maintainer-wanted@g.o
  86. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-03-25&chfieldto=2007-04-01&assigned_to=amd64@g.o
  87. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-03-25&chfieldto=2007-04-01&assigned_to=media-video@g.o
  88. chainsaw@g.o
  89. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-03-25&chfieldto=2007-04-01&assigned_to=chainsaw@g.o
  90. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-03-25&chfieldto=2007-04-01&assigned_to=toolchain@g.o
  91. ppc@g.o
  92. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-03-25&chfieldto=2007-04-01&assigned_to=ppc@g.o
  93. kernel@g.o
  94. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-03-25&chfieldto=2007-04-01&assigned_to=kernel@g.o
  95. java@g.o
  96. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-03-25&chfieldto=2007-04-01&assigned_to=java@g.o

===============
8. GWN feedback
===============

The GWN is staffed by volunteers and members of the community who submit
ideas and articles. If you are interested in writing for the GWN, have
feedback on an article that we have posted, or just have an idea or article
that you would like to submit to the GWN, please send us your feedback[97]
and help make the GWN better.

  97. gwn-feedback@g.o

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Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o> - Editor
Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o> - Author
Peter Weller <welp@g.o> - Author

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