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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Subject: Gentoo Weekly Newsletter 26 February 2007
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 22:55:21 -0500
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Gentoo Weekly Newsletter
http://www.gentoo.org/news/en/gwn/20070226-newsletter.xml
This is the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter for the week of 26 February 2007.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

==============
1. Gentoo News
==============

GWN seeking help
----------------

The GWN staff is seeking writers to help us collect stories from the Gentoo
community and also from outside sources. There is a current need for people
to write summaries of topics from the various Gentoo mailing lists, the
forums, and the planet aggregator. These summaries should be between about
50 and 250 words and should give the general idea of the thread or post.
Besides the community summaries, the GWN staff is seeking articles about
local events, Gentoo being mentioned in other on-line and print media, and
also tips and tricks that can be passed on to other Gentoo users.

If you are interested in becoming a regular writer for the GWN, or just want
to give a one time contribution, contact the GWN staff at
gwn-feedback@g.o.

=========================
2. Heard in the community
=========================

gentoo-dev
----------

Install locations for doc packages

Gentoo developer Ryan Hill asks the correct way in which to manage the
installation of documentation with packages, as there is an inconsistency as
to how it is currently treated within the tree. The problem being that if
they are installed according the the package version, then bookmarks will be
broken on a version bump. Zac Medico, a portage developer, replies by saying
that since portage 2.1.2 a new variable, DOC_SYMLINKS_DIR, is designed to
solve this problem.

  * http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-dev/msg_142902.xml

======================
3. Gentoo in the press
======================

IT News Online (19 Feb 2007)
----------------------------

VIA Technologies Inc. announced that Ainkaboot, a London-based company
designing cluster servers for high performance computing (HPC) and high
availability computing, is shipping the first ultra compact Octimod
MPC7-1500 cluster modules powered by VIA EPIA EN15000 mainboards.

KlustOS, the Ainkaboot dedicated clustering operating system, provides the
backbone of the Octimod, with a host of clustering utilities, management
software and parallel processing environments. Based on Gentoo Linux,
KlustOS consists almost exclusively of open source software and is able to
take advantage of hardware features such as VIA PadLock Security Engine
tools.

  * http://www.itnewsonline.com/showstory.php?storyid=8796&scatid=3&contid=4

PRWeb (19 Feb 2007)
-------------------

BitLeap's LeapServ® backup and recovery network appliances and remote backup
service are Linux-based and rely on a range of open source applications.

The Gentoo Linux distribution lies at the heart of the LeapServ, remotely
managing thousands of servers on remote networks, while modified RDBMS's
MySQL and PostgreSQL are used for storing and retrieving hundreds of
millions of records of customer's data. See BitLeap's open source page for
more details on how BitLeap integrates open source software in development.

  * http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/2/prweb505676.htm

=========================
4. Gentoo developer moves
=========================

Moves
-----

The following developers recently left the Gentoo project:

  * Diego Pettenò (Flameeyes)

Adds
----

The following developers recently joined the Gentoo project:

  * none this week

Changes
-------

The following developers recently changed roles within the Gentoo project:

  * Xavier Neys (neysx) resigned from French Lead position
  * Camille Huot (cam) new French Lead Translator

==================
5. Gentoo security
==================

Nexuiz: Multiple vulnerabilities
--------------------------------

Two separate vulnerabilities have been found in Nexuiz allowing the remote
execution of arbitrary code and a Denial of Service.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[1]

   1. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200702-09.xml

UFO2000: Multiple vulnerabilities
---------------------------------

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in the network components of
UFO2000 that could result in the remote execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[2]

   2. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200702-10.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[3] 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.

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

Removals:
---------

Package:                   Removal date: Contact:
dev-lang/tolua             19 Feb 2007   Matti Bickel[4]
dev-lang/lua-wrapper       20 Feb 2007   Matti Bickel[4]
media-video/nvidia-freebsd 20 Feb 2007   Timothy Redaelli[5]
net-firewall/firestorm     20 Feb 2007   Raúl Porcel[6]
net-p2p/g2gui              20 Feb 2007   Raúl Porcel[6]
net-p2p/bittorrent-stats   20 Feb 2007   Raúl Porcel[6]
media-sound/amp            20 Feb 2007   Chris Gianelloni[7]
app-emulation/winex        21 Feb 2007   Mike Frysinger[8]
app-emulation/winex-cvs    21 Feb 2007   Mike Frysinger[8]
app-antivirus/vlnx         22 Feb 2007   Timothy Redaelli[5]
sys-apps/perfctr           25 Feb 2007   Robin H. Johnson[9]

   4. mabi@g.o
   5. drizzt@g.o
   6. armin76@g.o
   7. wolf31o2@g.o
   8. vapier@g.o
   9. robbat2@g.o

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

Package:                            Addition date: Contact:
sci-libs/ufconfig[10]               19 Feb 2007    Sebastien Fabbro[11]
sci-libs/amd[12]                    19 Feb 2007    Sebastien Fabbro[11]
sci-libs/umfpack[13]                19 Feb 2007    Sebastien Fabbro[11]
games-action/astromenace-bin[14]    19 Feb 2007    Michael Sterrett[15]
dev-php5/php-gtk[16]                20 Feb 2007    Anant Narayanan[17]
sys-auth/thinkfinger[18]            21 Feb 2007    Tony Vroon[19]
games-puzzle/picpuz[20]             21 Feb 2007    Michael Sterrett[15]
net-irc/ii[21]                      22 Feb 2007    Raúl Porcel[6]
x11-plugins/gkrellm-cpufreq[22]     23 Feb 2007    Jim Ramsay[23]
sci-libs/qfits[24]                  23 Feb 2007    Sebastien Fabbro[11]
x11-plugins/gkrellm-timers[25]      23 Feb 2007    Jim Ramsay[23]
sci-libs/minuit[26]                 23 Feb 2007    Sebastien Fabbro[11]
mail-filter/spamassassin-botnet[27] 23 Feb 2007    Patrick McLean[28]
games-sports/sturmbahnfahrer[29]    23 Feb 2007    Michael Sterrett[15]
sci-mathematics/wxmaxima[30]        23 Feb 2007    Sebastien Fabbro[11]
sci-visualization/hippodraw[31]     23 Feb 2007    Sebastien Fabbro[11]
x11-plugins/gkrellfire[32]          23 Feb 2007    Jim Ramsay[23]
x11-plugins/gkrellm-gkfreq[33]      23 Feb 2007    Jim Ramsay[23]
x11-plugins/gkrellm-bluez[34]       23 Feb 2007    Jim Ramsay[23]
dev-python/basemap-data[35]         24 Feb 2007    Sebastien Fabbro[11]
dev-python/basemap[36]              24 Feb 2007    Sebastien Fabbro[11]
dev-ruby/mime-types[37]             24 Feb 2007    Hans de Graaff[38]
dev-ruby/rflickr[39]                24 Feb 2007    Hans de Graaff[38]
games-fps/alienarena[40]            25 Feb 2007    Tristan Heaven[41]

   6. armin76@g.o
  10. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=sci-libs;name=ufconfig
  11. bicatali@g.o
  12. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=sci-libs;name=amd
  13. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=sci-libs;name=umfpack
  14. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=games-action;name=astromenace-bin
  15. mr_bones_@g.o
  16. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-php5;name=php-gtk
  17. anant@g.o
  18. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=sys-auth;name=thinkfinger
  19. chainsaw@g.o
  20. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=games-puzzle;name=picpuz
  21. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-irc;name=ii
  22. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=x11-plugins;name=gkrellm-cpufreq
  23. lack@g.o
  24. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=sci-libs;name=qfits
  25. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=x11-plugins;name=gkrellm-timers
  26. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=sci-libs;name=minuit
  27. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=mail-filter;name=spamassassin-botnet
  28. chutzpah@g.o
  29. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=games-sports;name=sturmbahnfahrer
  30. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=sci-mathematics;name=wxmaxima
  31. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=sci-visualization;name=hippodraw
  32. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=x11-plugins;name=gkrellfire
  33. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=x11-plugins;name=gkrellm-gkfreq
  34. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=x11-plugins;name=gkrellm-bluez
  35. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-python;name=basemap-data
  36. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-python;name=basemap
  37. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-ruby;name=mime-types
  38. graaff@g.o
  39. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-ruby;name=rflickr
  40. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=games-fps;name=alienarena
  41. nyhm@g.o

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

Package:                                   Removal date: Contact:
app-portage/emool[42]                      18 Mar 2007   Simon Stelling[43]
www-client/mozilla[44]                     19 Mar 2007   Raúl Porcel[6]
www-client/mozilla-bin[45]                 19 Mar 2007   Raúl Porcel[6]
media-plugins/banshee-official-plugins[46] 21 Mar 2007   Luis Medinas[47]
net-misc/ssh[48]                           23 Mar 2007   Gustavo Felisberto[49]
x11-plugins/gkrellm-console[50]            24 Mar 2007   Jim Ramsay[23]
x11-plugins/gkrellm-logwatch[51]           24 Mar 2007   Jim Ramsay[23]
x11-plugins/gkrellmouse[52]                24 Mar 2007   Jim Ramsay[23]
x11-plugins/gkrellm-sensors[53]            24 Mar 2007   Jim Ramsay[23]
x11-plugins/gkrellmwho[54]                 24 Mar 2007   Jim Ramsay[23]
app-misc/pyge[55]                          24 Mar 2007   Tiziano Müller[56]
net-p2p/kenosis[57]                        24 Mar 2007   Mart Raudsepp[58]
xfce-extra/xfce4-bglist-editor[59]         24 Mar 2007   Samuli Suominen[60]
xfce-extra/xfce4-modemlights[61]           24 Mar 2007   Samuli Suominen[60]
xfce-extra/xfce4-megahertz[62]             24 Mar 2007   Samuli Suominen[60]
xfce-extra/xfce4-panelmenu[63]             24 Mar 2007   Samuli Suominen[60]
xfce-extra/xfce4-websearch[64]             24 Mar 2007   Samuli Suominen[60]

   6. armin76@g.o
  23. lack@g.o
  42. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=app-portage;name=emool
  43. blubb@g.o
  44. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=www-client;name=mozilla
  45. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=www-client;name=mozilla-bin
  46. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=media-plugins;name=banshee-official-plugins
  47. metalgod@g.o
  48. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-misc;name=ssh
  49. humpback@g.o
  50. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=x11-plugins;name=gkrellm-console
  51. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=x11-plugins;name=gkrellm-logwatch
  52. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=x11-plugins;name=gkrellmouse
  53. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=x11-plugins;name=gkrellm-sensors
  54. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=x11-plugins;name=gkrellmwho
  55. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=app-misc;name=pyge
  56. dev-zero@g.o
  57. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-p2p;name=kenosis
  58. leio@g.o
  59. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=xfce-extra;name=xfce4-bglist-editor
  60. drac@g.o
  61. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=xfce-extra;name=xfce4-modemlights
  62. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=xfce-extra;name=xfce4-megahertz
  63. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=xfce-extra;name=xfce4-panelmenu
  64. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=xfce-extra;name=xfce4-websearch

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

Summary
-------

  * Statistics
  * Closed bug ranking
  * New bug rankings

Statistics
----------

The Gentoo community uses Bugzilla (bugs.gentoo.org[65]) to record and track
bugs, notifications, suggestions and other interactions with the development
team. Between 18 February 2007 and 25 February 2007, activity on the site
has resulted in:

  65. http://bugs.gentoo.org

  * 584 new bugs during this period
  * 347 bugs closed or resolved during this period
  * 26 previously closed bugs were reopened this period
  * 132 closed as NEEDINFO/WONTFIX/CANTFIX/INVALID/UPSTREAM during this
    period
  * 106 bugs marked as duplicates during this period

Of the 10429 currently open bugs: 17 are labeled 'blocker', 115 are labeled
'critical', and 422 are labeled 'major'.

Closed bug rankings
-------------------

The developers and teams who have closed the most bugs during this period
are:

  * AMD64 Project[66], with 22 closed bugs[67]
  * PPC Porters[68], with 15 closed bugs[69]
  * Portage team[70], with 14 closed bugs[71]
  * Gentoo Security[72], with 12 closed bugs[73]
  * Gentoo Sound Team[74], with 11 closed bugs[75]
  * Gentoo X-windows packagers[76], with 9 closed bugs[77]
  * Gentoo Science Related Packages[78], with 8 closed bugs[79]
  * Default Assignee for New Packages[80], with 8 closed bugs[81]

  66. amd64@g.o
  67. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-02-18&chfieldto=2007-02-25&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=amd64@g.o
  68. ppc@g.o
  69. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-02-18&chfieldto=2007-02-25&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=ppc@g.o
  70. dev-portage@g.o
  71. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-02-18&chfieldto=2007-02-25&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=dev-portage@g.o
  72. security@g.o
  73. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-02-18&chfieldto=2007-02-25&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=security@g.o
  74. sound@g.o
  75. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-02-18&chfieldto=2007-02-25&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=sound@g.o
  76. x11@g.o
  77. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-02-18&chfieldto=2007-02-25&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=x11@g.o
  78. sci@g.o
  79. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-02-18&chfieldto=2007-02-25&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=sci@g.o
  80. maintainer-wanted@g.o
  81. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-02-18&chfieldto=2007-02-25&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=maintainer-wanted@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[80], with 16 new bugs[82]
  * Default Assignee for Orphaned Packages[83], with 15 new bugs[84]
  * Gentoo Quality Assistance Team[85], with 10 new bugs[86]
  * AMD64 Project[66], with 10 new bugs[87]
  * media-video herd[88], with 9 new bugs[89]
  * Gentoo KDE team[90], with 9 new bugs[91]
  * Perl Devs @ Gentoo[92], with 7 new bugs[93]
  * Java team[94], with 6 new bugs[95]

  66. amd64@g.o
  80. maintainer-wanted@g.o
  82. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-02-18&chfieldto=2007-02-25&assigned_to=maintainer-wanted@g.o
  83. maintainer-needed@g.o
  84. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-02-18&chfieldto=2007-02-25&assigned_to=maintainer-needed@g.o
  85. qa@g.o
  86. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-02-18&chfieldto=2007-02-25&assigned_to=qa@g.o
  87. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-02-18&chfieldto=2007-02-25&assigned_to=amd64@g.o
  88. media-video@g.o
  89. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-02-18&chfieldto=2007-02-25&assigned_to=media-video@g.o
  90. kde@g.o
  91. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-02-18&chfieldto=2007-02-25&assigned_to=kde@g.o
  92. perl@g.o
  93. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-02-18&chfieldto=2007-02-25&assigned_to=perl@g.o
  94. java@g.o
  95. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-02-18&chfieldto=2007-02-25&assigned_to=java@g.o

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

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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[96]
and help make the GWN better.

  96. gwn-feedback@g.o

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