EPEL report week 41 2007

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Sun Oct 14 18:02:06 UTC 2007


= Weekly EPEL Summary =

Week 41/2007

== Most important happenings ==

 * in the ongoing effort to do more on the list and less in the meeting
the EPEL SIG will switch to bi-weekly meetings; next meeting therefor
will be on 20071024 (e.g. 10 days from the time when this got published)!

== EPEL SIG Meeting ==

=== Attending ===

 * [:JeffSheltren:Jeff_S]
 * [:JeremyKatz:jeremy]
 * [:ThorstenLeemhuis:knurd]
 * [:MikeMcGrath:mmcgrath]
 * [:KevinFenzi:nirik]
 * [:SethVidal:skvidal]
 * [:MichaelStahnke:stahnma]

=== Summary ===

 * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/Tasks/NextTestingStableMove --
unassigned; nirik?

  * mmcgrath will make sure will cron the script that checks for missing
deps in testing

  * nirik hasn't had a chance to look at testing lately but will do over
the next few days; the plan is to do the testing -> stable move on (or
around the) 21th this month

  * the big thing is that we want to get broken deps fixed up in testing
before any move; OTOH we can leave some things in testing if we want;
but we should work towards a proper testing repo without broken deps in
general as well, as broken deps look bad even in testing

 * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/Tasks/Rhel51  -- knurd/nirik

  * we have no eta on 5.1 (well, we have one: jeremy> | "when it's done")

 * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/Tasks/RhelMetaData -- stahnma

  * not much moving here; "stahnma_> | I will send out a query on list"

 * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/Tasks/Misc -- update.carefully
file in CVS?

  * we had a problem with sqlite -- the Fedora maintainer updated the
EL4 package; it would have replaced the CentOS package, which we try to
avoid; packages was withdrawn from push-queue; maintainer who did the
update was not aware of the "we ship sqlite in EL4 with a lower EVR then
in CentOS" agreement

  * Jeff_S  will place a file called "UPDATE-CAREFULLY" file with some
explanations in it in the CVS dir of that handful of packages that are
in CentOS-base and not in EL; that should serve as a hint for the
maintainers and hopefully avoid such things in the future.

 * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/Tasks/Misc -- yum-cron -- knurd

  * knurd talked to the CentOS maintainer of yum-cron; things hopefully
should be solved over the next few days

  * in case anybody wonders: yum-cron is in centos5-base similar to how
sqlite is in centos4-base (see above); but the situation is a bit
different here, as the Fedora package is kind of "upstream" for the
CentOS package afawcs; the Fedora package since CentOS took it got some
bugfixes and the maintainer and some other people think it would be best
for everyone if the improved version would make it into both CentoS as
update and into EPEL for those that want to use it on RHEL

 * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/Tasks/Misc -- permission to use
spec files in other projects

  * as said on the list: bring the issue up to the board again once F8
is out

 * a improved clamav for EPEL

  * nirik still considers to update clamav in EPEL (maybe use the one
from dag ["nirik> | the dag spec is much more sane than the fedora
one."] or a similar scheme); he just hasn't had time to move forward
with that...  Would anyone else be interested in working on that? Then
please speak up!

 * meetings

  * seem the meetings at 23:00 UTC don't work to well ("stahnma_> |
turns out, I like the daytime better; after all my complaining; :)")

  * maybe we should try to find a more dynamic schedule; maybe once a
month a later time; or something like that; and don't forget the general
target: do more on the list

  * we'll try meetings at 17:00 utc every second week for now; thus next
meeting on 20071024?

  * nevertheless do the status updates every week on the list, to make
sure things are moving forward

== Stats ==

=== General ===

Number of new EPEL Contributors: 0

=== EPEL 5 ===

Number of source packages: 690

Number of binary packages:  1333

There are 7 new Packages:

 * dirmngr | Client for Managing/Downloading CRLs
 * gnupg2 | Utility for secure communication and data storage
 * gpgme | GnuPG Made Easy - high level crypto API
 * libassuan | GnuPG IPC library
 * ntfs-config | A front-end to Enable/disable NTFS write support
 * pinentry | Collection of simple PIN or passphrase entry dialogs
 * pth | The GNU Portable Threads library

=== EPEL 4 ===

Number of source packages: 431

Number of binary packages:  874

There are 2 new Packages:

 * lyx | WYSIWYM (What You See Is What You Mean) document processor
 * pth | The GNU Portable Threads library


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