Gentoo Weekly Newsletter
http://www.gentoo.org/news/en/gwn/20070423-newsletter.xml This is the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter for the week of 23 April 2007.
1. Gentoo News
Thanks from the GWN staff
Over the past week, the GWN staff has had many users contact them,
interested in writing articles for the GWN, and the GWN team would like to
publicly express our gratitude and thanks to the new GWN contributors.
This does not mean, however, that the GWN team is not looking for more
contributors, as the team is always looking for articles, ideas for 'Tip of
the week', and so on. Plus, as the saying goes - "The more the merrier!".
Feel free to email the GWN team at [hidden email] or visit us in
our IRC channel (#gentoo-gwn on irc.freenode.net) for article suggestions
and any other ideas.
2. Developer of the Week
Markus Ullmann, aka Jokey
Markus Ullmann, also known as 'Teh Jokey (TM)' is a 25 year old developer
and part of our 'German conspiracy'. Markus currently lives in Uetersen,
together with his family. Markus is studying electrical engineering at the
HAW Hamburg University. He took an apprenticeship as industrial electrician
at Beiersdorf and quickly discovered that building such production machines
would be fun. He decided to become an engineer and is currently on his 3rd
semester. Markus gets a lot of practical courses involving numeric
simulations with C, developing on FPGA boards, and getting into the deep
secrets of diodes and transistors.
Of the variety of hobbies that Markus enjoys, which include working on
Gentoo, swimming, playing D20 (Dungeons and Dragons), and playing keyboard,
his favorite is swimming. Ironically, this self described computer nerd met
the love of his life, Svenja (who also considers herself a computer nerd),
So about that name, Jokey... Markus got the name Jokey from a LAN party
after having played pranks on several fellow gamers. Someone recalled the
children's cartoon 'The Smurfs' and the infamous character Jokey... the name
still sticks to this day.
Markus is an active member of two German Linux User groups: LUG Flensburg
e.V. and LUG Norderstedt e.V. He also likes to attend conventions and
FOSS-events. You could have met him at FOSDEM (Belgium) or CeBit (Germany).
Markus got started with Linux back in the SuSE 5.1 days, but his real Linux
life started with Xlinux 1.0 from a Golden Chip CD. He used that for several
years until he switched to LinuxFromScratch, since he was already compiling
most packages from scratch. After an OpenSSL update damaged his whole KDE
setup, he began looking for an alternative and ultimately found something
with an "automated" source build: Gentoo 1.2.
Around mid 2005, Jokey decided to help out with the heavily aging OpenLDAP
package as he wanted to get into the tree. After having fixed some 20 bugs
and sending various patches to Benjamin Smee, Benjamin mentored and lured
Markus down the path of dev-hood. Jokey is currently the Gentoo overlays
lead and sunrise lead. He also works in x86 and takes care of netmon, lcd
and OpenLDAP. Quite a busy bee right?
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: Removal date: Contact:
games-arcade/ddrmat 16 May 2007 Chris Gianelloni
net-dialup/slirp 17 May 2007 Alin Năstac
media-gfx/graphicsmagick 17 May 2007 Bryan Østergaard
mail-client/claws-mail-maildir 20 May 2007 Andrej Kacian
app-emulation/vmware-gsx-console 20 May 2007 Michael Sterrett
dev-java/systray4j 22 May 2007 Alistair Bush
net-misc/tlsproxyd 19 Jun 2007 Raúl Porcel
* Closed bug ranking
* New bug rankings
The Gentoo community uses Bugzilla (bugs.gentoo.org) to record and track
bugs, notifications, suggestions and other interactions with the development
team. Between 16 April 2007 and 22 April 2007, activity on the site has
* 524 new bugs during this period
* 320 bugs closed or resolved during this period
* 16 previously closed bugs were reopened this period
* 99 closed as NEEDINFO/WONTFIX/CANTFIX/INVALID/UPSTREAM during this
* 53 bugs marked as duplicates during this period
Of the 10066 currently open bugs: 14 are labeled 'blocker', 105 are labeled
'critical', and 369 are labeled 'major'.
Closed bug rankings
The developers and teams who have closed the most bugs during this period
* AMD64 Project, with 18 closed bugs
* Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team, with 13 closed bugs
* GNU Emacs Herd, with 11 closed bugs
* Gentoo Security, with 9 closed bugs
* Gentoo Linux bug wranglers, with 9 closed bugs
* Gentoo's Team for Core System packages, with 8 closed bugs
* Karol Wojtaszek, with 7 closed bugs
* Gentoo KDE team, with 7 closed bugs
The developers and teams who have been assigned the most new bugs during
this period are:
* Default Assignee for New Packages, with 27 new bugs
* Java team, with 11 new bugs
* AMD64 Project, with 8 new bugs
* Gentoo's Team for Core System packages, with 7 new bugs
* Gentoo Toolchain Maintainers, with 6 new bugs
* Gentoo Web Application Packages Maintainers, with 5 new
* voip herd, with 5 new bugs
* Mobile Herd, with 5 new bugs
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