EPEL report week 47 2007

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Sun Nov 25 12:29:08 UTC 2007


= Weekly EPEL Summary =

Week 47/2007 

== Most important happenings ==

 * reminder: the EPEL meetings (and of course the mailing lists) are open to everyone; if you want to help EPEL by changing or improving something come join us, your voice will be heard; and if it comes to votings you opinion and your vote will count as well, even if you are not in the EPEL Steering Committee or in the SIG!

 *  [:KarstenWade:quaid]  writes in https://www.redhat.com/archives/epel-devel-list/2007-November/msg00111.html :

We've done a fair job of attracting Fedora packagers to EPEL.

Now we need to get all the other audiences to get involved, as package
users, packagers, testers, and general community members:

* General end-users
* Academia and scientific users
* Software and hardware vendors
* General corporate users

I'll take the lead on this task, but boy do I need help and ideas.

Can we cook up a list of requirements or goals, so we can take some
ideas to f-marketing-l to discuss publicity etc.?

== Mailing list ==

=== Noteworthy discussions ===

 * Lot's of discussion about shipping mock 0.8.9 for EPEL-5 in https://www.redhat.com/archives/epel-devel-list/2007-November/msg00078.html, which in between resulted in it being shipped

== Meeting ==

=== Next Meeting ===

20071205 at 18:00 UTC in #fedora-meeting. (ten days from now)

=== Last weeks meeting ===




 * [:DennisGilmore:dgilmore] 
 * [:ThorstenLeemhuis:knurd] 
 * [:MikeMcGrath:mmcgrath] 
 * [:KevinFenzi:nirik] 
 * [:KarstenWade:quaid] 
 * [:ManuelWolfshant:wolfy] 


 * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/Tasks/NextTestingStableMove testing stable move for EL4? -- nirik 

  * nirik> | I pulled a local mirror of the epel4 stuff, but I haven't tested yet... ; sorry for delaying. ;( 

  * nirik will try to do it over the weekend; knurd will help if needed

  * knurd> | I wondered if we normally should send a mail to the maintainer of the effected packages?  then they get a chance to say "don't push foo, because it has serious bugs" ;
  nirik> | perhaps a list of what would be pushed on the list and then a day or two for someone to say they don't want to push? 

  * We'll consider something like the above for the future; but for this EPEL4 push we just continue 

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

  * skipped; feedback from people what they want sill wanted (mailing list or directly on the task page in the wiki, which is linked from the schedule)

 * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/Tasks/Misc -- RHEL 5.1 (and 4.6) for the builders? 

  * we'll do it once centos 4.6/5.1 is out?; dgilmore will prepare it over the next few days. Many thanks for your help dgilmore!

 *  Free discussion around EPEL 

 * nirik> | FYI, I _still_ don't have my clamav rpm ready, but again I hope to work on it this weekend/holiday 

 * knurd> | are we happy with the state of EPEL?  
 mmcgrath> | we've been using it in Fedora since before it was official :)  its been great. 
 nirik> | yeah, I think so... lots of nice new branches in the last weeks... all the bugzilla perl rpms...  
 knurd> | I'd had hoped more people would become active with EPEL administrativa ; e.g. more people in the meetings 

 * quaid> | I don't mind remaining involved, but I'm feeling a bit like dead wood :) ... my skillz were most at use early on in putting people and processes together ; so, what I was wondering is if there is a need to refresh my seat  with someone new?  
 nirik> | well, we don't have many people at all interested it seems like right now...  
 quaid> | nirik: I don't mind keeping the body count up and keeping an eye on things; just don't want to be in the way of someone else ; 
 nirik> | if you are interested in stepping down, perhaps you could work on firing up more interested people to attend meetings first. ;) 

== Stats == 
=== General === 
Number of EPEL Contributors: 141 
=== EPEL 5 === 
Number of source packages: 819 
Number of binary packages:  1516  
There are 16 new Packages: 
 * debootstrap | Bootstrap a basic Debian GNU/Linux system 
 * ikarus | An incremental optimizing compiler for R6RS Scheme 
 * perl-DateTime | Date and time objects 
 * perl-DateTime-Format-Mail | Convert between DateTime and RFC2822/822 formats 
 * perl-DateTime-Format-W3CDTF | Parse and format W3CDTF datetime strings 
 * perl-Email-Abstract | Unified interface to mail representations 
 * perl-Email-Date | Find and format date headers 
 * perl-Email-Reply | Reply to an email message 
 * perl-Email-Send | Module for sending email 
 * perl-Mail-Box | Manage a mailbox, a folder with messages 
 * perl-Template-Toolkit | Template processing system 
 * perl-Test-Output | Utilities to test STDOUT and STDERR messages 
 * perl-Text-Autoformat | Automatic text wrapping and reformatting 
 * perl-XML-RSS | Perl module for managing RDF Site Summary (RSS) files 
 * qiv | Quick Image Viewer 
 * smstools | Tools to send and receive short messages through GSM modems or mobile phones 
=== EPEL 4 === 
Number of source packages: 447 
Number of binary packages:  895  
There are 3 new Packages: 
 * debootstrap | Bootstrap a basic Debian GNU/Linux system 
 * qiv | Quick Image Viewer 
 * smstools | Tools to send and receive short messages through GSM modems or mobile phones 

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