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Gentoo Weekly Newsletter 13 February 2006

Ulrich Plate
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Gentoo Weekly Newsletter
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This is the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter for the week of 13 February 2006.
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1. Gentoo news
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eselect 1.0 released
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Version 1.0 of eselect[1], the modular configuration framework, has been
released. For developers, eselect simplifies the creation of -config and
-update tools in the same way that the original ebuild simplified building
software. For end users, eselect provides a more consistent interface and,
as a side effect, implements part of GLEP 24[2] by making it easy to find
available configuration tools. Interested users may install
app-admin/eselect, if they do not have it already. There is also a user
guide[3] and a developer guide[4] available online.

 1. http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/eselect/
 2. http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0024.html
 3. http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/eselect/user-guide.xml
 4. http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/eselect/dev-guide.xml
   
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2. Gentoo international
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Poland: Fluffy Gentoo
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Plusiaczek Linux[5] (roughly translates to "fluffy" in English) has been
released. Plusiaczek is an i686 LiveCD based on Gentoo and designed as a
general purpose distro for Polish Linux users. It ships with KDE 3.5.1,
packing only what the author considers its most useful applications, and a
set of others like Wine, k3b, Koffice, Scribus, Frozen-bubble, PHP, MySQL,
Postgres and XFCE. The 577MB ISO can be downloaded from sourceforge[6], is
entirely in Polish, but can be "remastered" to use any other language.
Author Piotr Maliński can be contacted by email[7] or via the web site (of
which an English version[8] is available, too).

 5. http://www.linux.rk.edu.pl
 6.
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=152689&package_id=179375
 7. [hidden email]
 8. http://www.english.rk.edu.pl
   
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3. Gentoo in the press
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Holehan (10 February 2006)
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Florian Grässle of OpenUsability.org[9] reports about a major revamp for
Karim Ryde's Kuroo, the KDE Portage GUI project[10]. It's undergone
several changes that make it look much more KDEsque, and includes a number
of new features, too.

 9. http://openusability.org/
 10.
http://holehan.blogspot.com/2006/02/kuroo-gui-for-gentoos-portage-meets.html
   
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4. Gentoo developer moves
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Moves
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The following developers recently left the Gentoo project:
 
 * None this week
   
Adds
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The following developers recently joined the Gentoo project:
 
 * Mark Kowarsky (mark_alec) - Forums  
 * Scott Stoddard (deltacow) - AMD64  
 * Josh Saddler (nightmorph) - Documentation  
   
Changes
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The following developers recently changed roles within the Gentoo project:
 
 * None this week
   
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5. Gentoo Security
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ADOdb: PostgresSQL command injection
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ADOdb is vulnerable to SQL injections if used in conjunction with a
PostgreSQL database.
 
For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[11]

 11. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200602-02.xml
   
Apache: Multiple vulnerabilities
--------------------------------
 
Apache can be exploited for cross-site scripting attacks and is vulnerable
to a Denial of Service attack.
 
For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[12]

 12. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200602-03.xml
     
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6. Bugzilla
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Statistics
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The Gentoo community uses Bugzilla (bugs.gentoo.org[13]) to record and
track bugs, notifications, suggestions and other interactions with the
development team. Between 05 February 2006 and 12 February 2006, activity
on the site has resulted in:

 13. http://bugs.gentoo.org
 
 * 894 new bugs during this period
 * 476 bugs closed or resolved during this period
 * 24 previously closed bugs were reopened this period
 
Of the 9272 currently open bugs: 77 are labeled 'blocker', 153 are labeled
'critical', and 522 are labeled 'major'.
   
Closed bug rankings
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The developers and teams who have closed the most bugs during this period
are:
 
 * Gentoo Games[14], with 29 closed bugs[15]  
 * Gentoo's Team for Core System packages[16], with 22 closed bugs[17]  
 * Stefano Rossi[18], with 16 closed bugs[19]  
 * Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team[20], with 16 closed bugs[21]  
 * AMD64 Porting Team[22], with 14 closed bugs[23]  
 * Printing Team[24], with 13 closed bugs[25]  
 * Text-Markup Team[26], with 11 closed bugs[27]  
 * Gentoo Sound Team[28], with 11 closed bugs[29]  
 14. [hidden email]
 15.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2006-02-05&chfieldto=2006-02-12&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=games@...
 16. [hidden email]
 17.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2006-02-05&chfieldto=2006-02-12&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=base-system@...
 18. [hidden email]
 19.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2006-02-05&chfieldto=2006-02-12&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=so@...
 20. [hidden email]
 21.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2006-02-05&chfieldto=2006-02-12&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=gnome@...
 22. [hidden email]
 23.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2006-02-05&chfieldto=2006-02-12&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=amd64@...
 24. [hidden email]
 25.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2006-02-05&chfieldto=2006-02-12&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=printing@...
 26. [hidden email]
 27.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2006-02-05&chfieldto=2006-02-12&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=text-markup@...
 28. [hidden email]
 29.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2006-02-05&chfieldto=2006-02-12&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=sound@...

   
New bug rankings
----------------
 
The developers and teams who have been assigned the most new bugs during
this period are:
 
 * Default Assignee for New Packages[30], with 38 new bugs[31]  
 * AMD64 Porting Team[32], with 23 new bugs[33]  
 * Default Assignee for Orphaned Packages[34], with 14 new bugs[35]  
 * Gentoo Sound Team[36], with 13 new bugs[37]  
 * Gentoo Games[38], with 8 new bugs[39]  
 * Gentoo Toolchain Maintainers[40], with 7 new bugs[41]  
 * Gentoo KDE team[42], with 7 new bugs[43]  
 * Mozilla Gentoo Team[44], with 6 new bugs[45]  
 30. [hidden email]
 31.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2006-02-05&chfieldto=2006-02-12&assigned_to=maintainer-wanted@...
 32. [hidden email]
 33.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2006-02-05&chfieldto=2006-02-12&assigned_to=amd64@...
 34. [hidden email]
 35.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2006-02-05&chfieldto=2006-02-12&assigned_to=maintainer-needed@...
 36. [hidden email]
 37.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2006-02-05&chfieldto=2006-02-12&assigned_to=sound@...
 38. [hidden email]
 39.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2006-02-05&chfieldto=2006-02-12&assigned_to=games@...
 40. [hidden email]
 41.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2006-02-05&chfieldto=2006-02-12&assigned_to=toolchain@...
 42. [hidden email]
 43.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2006-02-05&chfieldto=2006-02-12&assigned_to=kde@...
 44. [hidden email]
 45.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2006-02-05&chfieldto=2006-02-12&assigned_to=mozilla@...

   
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Ulrich Plate <[hidden email]> - Editor
Ciaran McCreesh <[hidden email]> - Author

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