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Gentoo Weekly Newsletter 22 January 2007

Gentoo Weekly Newsletter
This is the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter for the week of 22 January 2007.

1. Gentoo News

Flash Player 9 released

Adobe[1] recently released[2] the final version of Flash Player 9 for Linux.
Gentoo developers were quick to add it to the tree. Note that this version
of Flash does not include a debug version, and it is still hard-masked.
Thanks to Jakub Moc[3] and Olivier Crete[4], for taking care of it so fast.

1. http://www.adobe.com
2. http://blogs.adobe.com/penguin.swf/2007/01/flash_player_9_for_linux_x86.html
3. jakub [at] gentoo
4. tester [at] gentoo

Adopt-a-developer project update

The Adopt-a-dev project[5] has been neglected lately. The project would like
to remind the users that developers can always make use of hardware or
technical books to help bring better support and build a better
distribution. Contributions are most welcome! For example, Diego Pettenò[6]
recently needed a cheap, low-end SoundBlaster card. This is the area where
you can help his ALSA development efforts with a small donation.

5. http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/userrel/adopt-a-dev
6. flameeyes [at] gentoo

Chris White[7] received a book on Perl from a user; he's putting it to good
use maintaining and testing the Perl packages. Thanks!

7. chriswhite [at] gentoo

Once again, we need both developers and users to request and offer any
resources that can be donated. It doesn't have to be a substantial donation
-- you'd be surprised how often a simple item turns out to be exactly what
is needed.

KBase project ended

Due to lack of leadership, time, commitment, technical know-how, skills, and
the resources to implement and maintain a knowledge base, the KBase project
has been ended. Also, there was no traffic on the mailing lists despite
several queries, and the threads on the forums indicated lack of interest
from the community. This lead to the decision that Gentoo doesn't need a
knowledge base at present; the existing documentation provided by the Gentoo
Documentation Project is sufficient.

Note that the KBase developers are not retiring; they are still active in
their respective areas of Gentoo development. Only the project has been

There are no plans to revive the project in the future.

2. Developer of the week

Dimitry Bradt (diox)

Figure 2.1: Dimitry Bradt, aka diox

20 year old developer Dimitry Bradt, also known as diox, grew up in De
Panne, Belgium and now lives in Oostduinkerke, just off the Belgian coast.
Dimitry lives with his parents, two younger sisters, and a cat named Felix.

Dimitry attended college in Kortrijk for several years, studying for a
bachelors degree in Multimedia and Communication Technology. After a few
years study, he realized that it wasn't what he really wanted to do and left
to pursue other interests. After leaving the university, Dimitry followed in
his parents footsteps and became a cook. Though what he does comes pretty
naturally, he is considering an Administration job with the government.

When Dimitry isn't on his computer, he enjoys watching Anime. His favorite
Anime show is Bleach. Not so into the pub scene, he says he's the kind of
guy that enjoys visiting friends and having cozy chats over a bottle of
wine. His favorite type of music is a good drum and bass or a mix of jazz
and blues that he learned of from the Anime show Cowboy Bebop. Dimitry likes
to read and watch movies. His favorite movie is The Fabulous Destiny of
Amelie Poulain (aka le fabuleux destin d'amelie poulin). As if he isn't busy
enough with Gentoo and personal interests, Dimitry also found time to start
a non-profit organization that assists the elderly with computer lessons.

When diox moved into student housing in 2004, a room mate used Gentoo and
quickly got him hooked. He fell in love with Gentoo and started contributing
to the Gentoo Documentation Project by translating documents. He was later
recruited and mentored by Xavier Neys[8]. Currently diox is the Dutch lead
translator and works with the Events, GWN, and Adopt-a-Dev teams.

8. neysx [at] gentoo

Diox's home computer collection consists of a P4 desktop and three AMD
Athlon64 servers. The first apps that diox launches are fluxbox, rxvt,
irssi, gajim, audacious, vim, azureus, and gaim.

3. Heard in the community


Introducing Planet Paludis!

Alexander Færøy[9], a contributor at the Paludis[10] project, wrote a blog
post about their new asset, http://planetpaludis.org. For the people living
under rocks, Paludis is an upcoming alternative to Portage written in C++,
designed to offer improved performance, a more flexible configuration system
and providing many much-asked-for features that were unable to be added to
Portage. Planet Paludis is updated every 30 minutes to bring its community
speedy updates.

9. eroyf [at] gentoo
10. http://www.paludis.org

Because most of the Paludis developers are also Gentoo Developers, Danny Van
Dyk[11] will give a talk on it at FOSDEM 2007[12]. He will be explaining how
people can simplify maintaining packages within a basic Gentoo installation.

11. kugelfang [at] gentoo
12. http://www.fosdem.org

* http://alex.stener.nu/index.php/2007/01/18/introducing-planet-paludis


Suggestions for a minimalistic system

Vlad Dogaru was trying to create a minimalistic system to run on an older
computer with 384MB of RAM. He was considering switching to Ratpoison as a
window manager. Also, he was looking for a replacement for Firefox, but his
experiments with Conkeror and links had proved unsatisfactory, as the former
was too emacs-oriented and the latter lacked tabs.

Readers were unfamiliar with Conkeror[13], an offshoot of Firefox with
keyboard-only navigation modelled after emacs. Some confused it with KDE's
Konqueror. Others, while interested in the project, noted that, with or
without a minimalistic interface, Conkeror was still Firefox under the hood,
and as big of a memory hog as Firefox.

13. http://conkeror.mozdev.org/

Readers suggested using Dillo, which is both lightweight and has tabs. Dillo
has the disadvantage (if it is one) of not running Flash and having
primitive Javascript capabilities. Others suggested Opera, which, while not
free/libre software, was fast and tabbed.

Window manager suggestions included evilwm, pekwm, XFCE and, oddly, KDE. The
point was made that use of an integrated environment, be it KDE or Gnome,
can be more efficient since the apps share libraries. Issues arise only when
one tries to mix and match KDE and Gnome and wind up loading both sets of

* http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-user/msg_107454.xml

4. Gentoo International

Australia: Linux.conf.au, Sydney

Last week, a few Gentoo developers attended the Linux Conference in Sydney,
Australia. Attending devs were: Daniel Ostrow[14], Mark Kowarsky[15],
Christian Marie[16] and Daniel Black[17]. Though they didn't have a booth,
they did have a great time. The most fascinating talks were: Keith Packard's
talk on RandR, Andrew Cowie's and Madely's talk on GTK+ programming and
Chris Blizzard's talk on OLPC.

14. dostrow [at] gentoo
15. mark_alec [at] gentoo
16. pingu [at] gentoo
17. dragonheart [at] gentoo

* http://lca2007.linux.org.au/

Besides the talks, there were many interesting things going on for
attendees. Gentoo users, unlike the other distributions, weren't given
chairs, but instead got a box full of chair parts and got to build their

* http://builderau.com.au/blogs/betaliving/viewblogpost.htm?p=339270753

5. Gentoo developer moves


The following developers recently left the Gentoo project:

* Aron Griffis (agriffis)
* Kathryn Kulick (gothgirl)


The following developers recently joined the Gentoo project:

* Vic Fryzel (shellsage) Security team


The following developers recently changed roles within the Gentoo project:

* none this week

6. Gentoo security

oftpd: Denial of Service

An assertion in oftpd could lead to a denial of service vulnerability.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[18]

18. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200701-09.xml

WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities

WordPress is vulnerable to SQL injection, information disclosure, and
cross-site scripting attacks.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[19]

19. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200701-10.xml

Kronolith: Local file inclusion

Kronolith contains a flaw that could allow the execution of arbitrary files.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[20]

20. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200701-11.xml

Mono: Information disclosure

Mono does not properly sanitize pathnames allowing unauthorized information

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[21]

21. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200701-12.xml

7. 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[22] 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.

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


Package: Removal date: Contact:
net-p2p/xmule 15 Jan 2007 Christian Faulhammer[23]
www-apache/mod_survey 15 Jan 2007 Luca Longinotti[24]
app-admin/empower 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
dev-libs/exml 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
media-gfx/retina 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
media-video/envision 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
x11-misc/enity 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
app-editors/enscribe 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
dev-util/enhance 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
media-libs/edje 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
sci-calculators/equate 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
x11-misc/enotes 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
app-laptop/epbb 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
dev-util/e_utils 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
media-libs/emotion 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
sys-fs/evfs 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
x11-misc/entrance 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
app-misc/entropy 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
mail-client/embrace 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
media-libs/epeg 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
x11-apps/elapse 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
x11-misc/estickies 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
app-misc/evidence 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
media-gfx/eclips 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
media-libs/epsilon 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
x11-libs/ecore 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
x11-misc/iconbar 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
app-misc/examine 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
media-gfx/elicit 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
x11-libs/esmart 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
x11-plugins/e_modules 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
media-gfx/entice 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
media-libs/imlib2_loaders 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
x11-libs/etk 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
x11-terms/enterminus 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
dev-libs/eet 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
media-gfx/ephoto 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
media-sound/extrackt 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
x11-libs/evas 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
x11-wm/e 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
dev-libs/embryo 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
media-gfx/exhibit 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
media-video/eclair 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
x11-libs/ewl 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
dev-libs/engrave 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
media-gfx/imlib2_tools 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
media-video/elation 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
x11-misc/engage 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
net-im/express 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
media-video/requant 16 Jan 2007 Joerg Bornkessel[26]
x11-misc/eosd 16 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
net-dialup/gigaset-isdn 16 Jan 2007 Alin Năstac[27]
media-sound/ipodder 17 Jan 2007 Michael Sterrett[28]
media-libs/exscalibar 18 Jan 2007 Diego Pettenò[6]
www-apache/libapreq 20 Jan 2007 Michael Cummings[29]
www-apache/libapreq2 20 Jan 2007 Michael Cummings[29]
www-apache/Embperl 20 Jan 2007 Michael Cummings[29]
sys-cluster/vserver-utils 20 Jan 2007 Christian Heim[30]
media-plugins/alsa-jack 20 Jan 2007 Diego Pettenò[6]
net-ftp/ftpd 21 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
media-sound/xmp 21 Jan 2007 Diego Pettenò[6]

6. flameeyes [at] gentoo
23. opfer [at] gentoo
24. chtekk [at] gentoo
25. vapier [at] gentoo
26. hd_brummy [at] gentoo
27. mrness [at] gentoo
28. mr_bones_ [at] gentoo
29. mcummings [at] gentoo
30. phreak [at] gentoo


Package: Addition date: Contact:
games-emulation/desmume[31] 15 Jan 2007 Hanno Boeck[32]
dev-db/pgmecab[33] 15 Jan 2007 Masatomo Nakano[34]
media-video/m2vrequantizer[35] 15 Jan 2007 Joerg Bornkessel[26]
app-emulation/virtualbox[36] 15 Jan 2007 Markus Ullmann[37]
dev-perl/Term-ReadLine-Gnu[38] 15 Jan 2007 Michael Cummings[29]
dev-perl/Data-Random[39] 15 Jan 2007 Michael Cummings[29]
dev-perl/WWW-Mechanize-FormFiller[40] 15 Jan 2007 Michael Cummings[29]
www-apps/mod_survey[41] 15 Jan 2007 Luca Longinotti[24]
net-p2p/microdc2[42] 16 Jan 2007 Raúl Porcel[43]
games-strategy/dark-oberon[44] 16 Jan 2007 Alfredo Tupone[45]
net-p2p/ctcs[46] 16 Jan 2007 Raúl Porcel[43]
app-mobilephone/pysms[47] 16 Jan 2007 Alin Năstac[27]
profiles/base[48] 17 Jan 2007 Robert Buchholz[49]
net-p2p/linuxdcpp[50] 17 Jan 2007 Raúl Porcel[43]
dev-scheme/elk[51] 17 Jan 2007 Marijn Schouten[52]
sci-chemistry/gtk-gamess[53] 18 Jan 2007 Jeffrey Gardner[54]
dev-python/webpy[55] 19 Jan 2007 Gunnar Wrobel[56]
x11-misc/fraqtive[57] 19 Jan 2007 Timothy Redaelli[58]
www-misc/libapreq[59] 20 Jan 2007 Michael Cummings[29]
www-misc/libapreq2[60] 20 Jan 2007 Michael Cummings[29]
www-apps/Embperl[61] 20 Jan 2007 Michael Cummings[29]
dev-perl/Audio-DSP[62] 20 Jan 2007 Michael Cummings[29]
dev-perl/Modem-Vgetty[63] 20 Jan 2007 Michael Cummings[29]
dev-perl/XML-Mini[64] 20 Jan 2007 Michael Cummings[29]
media-sound/murmur[65] 20 Jan 2007 Timothy Redaelli[58]
dev-java/rome[66] 20 Jan 2007 Miroslav Šulc[67]
dev-perl/File-Copy-Recursive[68] 21 Jan 2007 Michael Cummings[29]
dev-java/glassfish-persistence[69] 21 Jan 2007 Miroslav Šulc[67]
net-ftp/netkit-ftpd[70] 21 Jan 2007 Mike Frysinger[25]
xfce-extra/verve[71] 21 Jan 2007 Joshua Nichols[72]
dev-perl/B-Keywords[73] 21 Jan 2007 Michael Cummings[29]
xfce-extra/xfce4-dict[74] 21 Jan 2007 Joshua Nichols[72]
xfce-extra/xfce4-screenshooter[75] 21 Jan 2007 Joshua Nichols[72]
dev-java/ant-nodeps[76] 21 Jan 2007 Vlastimil Babka[77]
dev-java/ant-antlr[78] 21 Jan 2007 Vlastimil Babka[77]
dev-java/ant-apache-bcel[79] 21 Jan 2007 Vlastimil Babka[77]
dev-java/ant-apache-bsf[80] 21 Jan 2007 Vlastimil Babka[77]
dev-java/ant-apache-log4j[81] 21 Jan 2007 Vlastimil Babka[77]
dev-java/ant-apache-oro[82] 21 Jan 2007 Vlastimil Babka[77]
dev-java/ant-apache-regexp[83] 21 Jan 2007 Vlastimil Babka[77]
dev-java/ant-apache-resolver[84] 21 Jan 2007 Vlastimil Babka[77]
dev-java/ant-commons-logging[85] 21 Jan 2007 Vlastimil Babka[77]
dev-java/ant-commons-net[86] 21 Jan 2007 Vlastimil Babka[77]
dev-java/ant-jai[87] 21 Jan 2007 Vlastimil Babka[77]
dev-java/ant-javamail[88] 21 Jan 2007 Vlastimil Babka[77]
dev-java/ant-jdepend[89] 21 Jan 2007 Vlastimil Babka[77]
dev-java/ant-jmf[90] 21 Jan 2007 Vlastimil Babka[77]
dev-java/ant-jsch[91] 21 Jan 2007 Vlastimil Babka[77]
dev-java/ant-junit[92] 21 Jan 2007 Vlastimil Babka[77]
dev-java/ant-swing[93] 21 Jan 2007 Vlastimil Babka[77]
dev-java/ant-trax[94] 21 Jan 2007 Vlastimil Babka[77]

24. chtekk [at] gentoo
25. vapier [at] gentoo
26. hd_brummy [at] gentoo
27. mrness [at] gentoo
29. mcummings [at] gentoo
31. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=games-emulation;name=desmume
32. hanno [at] gentoo
33. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-db;name=pgmecab
34. nakano [at] gentoo
35. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=media-video;name=m2vrequantizer
36. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=app-emulation;name=virtualbox
37. jokey [at] gentoo
38. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-perl;name=Term-ReadLine-Gnu
39. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-perl;name=Data-Random
40. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-perl;name=WWW-Mechanize-FormFiller
41. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=www-apps;name=mod_survey
42. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-p2p;name=microdc2
43. armin76 [at] gentoo
44. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=games-strategy;name=dark-oberon
45. tupone [at] gentoo
46. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-p2p;name=ctcs
47. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=app-mobilephone;name=pysms
48. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=profiles;name=base
49. rbu [at] gentoo
50. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-p2p;name=linuxdcpp
51. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-scheme;name=elk
52. hkbst [at] gentoo
53. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=sci-chemistry;name=gtk-gamess
54. je_fro [at] gentoo
55. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-python;name=webpy
56. wrobel [at] gentoo
57. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=x11-misc;name=fraqtive
58. drizzt [at] gentoo
59. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=www-misc;name=libapreq
60. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=www-misc;name=libapreq2
61. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=www-apps;name=Embperl
62. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-perl;name=Audio-DSP
63. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-perl;name=Modem-Vgetty
64. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-perl;name=XML-Mini
65. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=media-sound;name=murmur
66. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=rome
67. fordfrog [at] gentoo
68. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-perl;name=File-Copy-Recursive
69. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=glassfish-persistence
70. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-ftp;name=netkit-ftpd
71. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=xfce-extra;name=verve
72. nichoj [at] gentoo
73. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-perl;name=B-Keywords
74. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=xfce-extra;name=xfce4-dict
75. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=xfce-extra;name=xfce4-screenshooter
76. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=ant-nodeps
77. caster [at] gentoo
78. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=ant-antlr
79. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=ant-apache-bcel
80. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=ant-apache-bsf
81. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=ant-apache-log4j
82. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=ant-apache-oro
83. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=ant-apache-regexp
84. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=ant-apache-resolver
85. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=ant-commons-logging
86. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=ant-commons-net
87. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=ant-jai
88. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=ant-javamail
89. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=ant-jdepend
90. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=ant-jmf
91. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=ant-jsch
92. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=ant-junit
93. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=ant-swing
94. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=ant-trax

Last Rites:

Package: Removal date: Contact:
net-wireless/ipw2100[95] 19 Feb 07 Christian Heim[30]
net-wireless/ipw2200[96] 19 Feb 07 Christian Heim[30]
dev-lang/tolua[97] 19 Feb 07 Matti Bickel[98]
net-analyzer/firestorm[99] 19 Feb 07 Charlie Shepherd[100]
net-p2p/g2gui[101] 20 Feb 07 Raúl Porcel[43]
net-p2p/bittorrent-stats[102] 20 Feb 07 Raúl Porcel[43]
media-sound/amp[103] 21 Feb 07 Diego Pettenò[6]

6. flameeyes [at] gentoo
30. phreak [at] gentoo
43. armin76 [at] gentoo
95. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-wireless;name=ipw2100
96. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-wireless;name=ipw2200
97. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-lang;name=tolua
98. mabi [at] gentoo
99. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-analyzer;name=firestorm
100. masterdriverz [at] gentoo
101. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-p2p;name=g2gui
102. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-p2p;name=bittorrent-stats
103. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=media-sound;name=amp

8. Bugzilla


* Statistics
* Closed bug ranking
* New bug rankings


The Gentoo community uses Bugzilla (bugs.gentoo.org[104]) to record and
track bugs, notifications, suggestions and other interactions with the
development team. Between 14 January 2007 and 21 January 2007, activity on
the site has resulted in:

104. http://bugs.gentoo.org

* 684 new bugs during this period
* 364 bugs closed or resolved during this period
* 27 previously closed bugs were reopened this period
* 127 bugs marked as duplicates during this period

Of the 10728 currently open bugs: 25 are labeled 'blocker', 98 are labeled
'critical', and 458 are labeled 'major'.

Closed bug rankings

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

* Java team[105], with 22 closed bugs[106]
* Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team[107], with 15 closed bugs[108]
* Gentoo's Team for Core System packages[109], with 15 closed
* Default Assignee for Orphaned Packages[111], with 14 closed
* Gentoo Games[113], with 12 closed bugs[114]
* Portage team[115], with 12 closed bugs[116]
* SpanKY[25], with 11 closed bugs[117]
* Hanno Boeck[32], with 10 closed bugs[118]

25. vapier [at] gentoo
32. hanno [at] gentoo
105. java [at] gentoo
106. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-01-14&chfieldto=2007-01-21&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=java [at] gentoo
107. gnome [at] gentoo
108. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-01-14&chfieldto=2007-01-21&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=gnome [at] gentoo
109. base-system [at] gentoo
110. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-01-14&chfieldto=2007-01-21&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=base-system [at] gentoo
111. maintainer-needed [at] gentoo
112. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-01-14&chfieldto=2007-01-21&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=maintainer-needed [at] gentoo
113. games [at] gentoo
114. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-01-14&chfieldto=2007-01-21&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=games [at] gentoo
115. dev-portage [at] gentoo
116. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-01-14&chfieldto=2007-01-21&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=dev-portage [at] gentoo
117. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-01-14&chfieldto=2007-01-21&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=vapier [at] gentoo
118. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-01-14&chfieldto=2007-01-21&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=hanno [at] gentoo

New bug rankings

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

* Default Assignee for New Packages[119], with 29 new bugs[120]
* Default Assignee for Orphaned Packages[111], with 21 new bugs[121]
* Gentoo Games[113], with 19 new bugs[122]
* AMD64 Project[123], with 19 new bugs[124]
* SE Linux Bugs[125], with 9 new bugs[126]
* media-gfx herd[127], with 9 new bugs[128]
* Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers[129], with 8 new
* media-video herd[131], with 7 new bugs[132]

111. maintainer-needed [at] gentoo
113. games [at] gentoo
119. maintainer-wanted [at] gentoo
120. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-01-14&chfieldto=2007-01-21&assigned_to=maintainer-wanted [at] gentoo
121. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-01-14&chfieldto=2007-01-21&assigned_to=maintainer-needed [at] gentoo
122. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-01-14&chfieldto=2007-01-21&assigned_to=games [at] gentoo
123. amd64 [at] gentoo
124. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-01-14&chfieldto=2007-01-21&assigned_to=amd64 [at] gentoo
125. selinux [at] gentoo
126. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-01-14&chfieldto=2007-01-21&assigned_to=selinux [at] gentoo
127. graphics [at] gentoo
128. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-01-14&chfieldto=2007-01-21&assigned_to=graphics [at] gentoo
129. kernel [at] gentoo
130. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-01-14&chfieldto=2007-01-21&assigned_to=kernel [at] gentoo
131. media-video [at] gentoo
132. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-01-14&chfieldto=2007-01-21&assigned_to=media-video [at] gentoo

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133. gwn-feedback [at] gentoo

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Chris Atkinson <thirtyyearswar [at] mindspring> - Author
Dimitry Bradt <diox [at] gentoo> - Author
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