EPEL/Reports/Week19

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Weekly EPEL Summary

Week 19/2007

Most important happenings

  • the Steering Committee elected knurd as its chairmen; stahnma will act as backup
  • now that the RHEL5 rebuild is finished knurd will send a "if you waited for a start signal to build your packages for EPEL this is it" mail over the next few days to fedora-maintainers
  • repotags -- some discussion in the meeting again. It looks like it will we'll continue without repotags (final decision probably in next weeks meeting, after this summary has been posted and discussed). If you want repotags please *speak up now* and *help* to find a technical solution that is not only fine for the EPEL Steering Committee, but also acceptable for the Fedora Packaging Committee and FESCo -- from discussions on list and on IRC it looks like that some members of those groups tend to be against using repotags (see this weeks FESCo meeting for example) or want to see something cooperation statements signed by EPEL and 3rd party repos before they are willing to accept repotags.

In other words: it looks like it will be a whole lot of work to go for repotags in EPEL -- some people might be willing to accept repotags if someone does the wor out the details how to realize them in a way that is acceptable for the different Committees. But it seems nobody is in sight to do it. So if you want repotags and are willing to do that work speak up now -- then there is a chance EPEL might get repotags in the near future.

EPEL SIG Meeting

Attending

From the Steering Committee: dgilmore (partially), knurd, mmcgrath (partially), nirik, stahnma

Other contributors that joined the meeting: rdieter, smooge

Summary

  • thimm leaving / vacant seat in the Steering Committee : knurd will mail those people that thimm suggested and ask them if they are willing to become member of the steering committee. Then we'll decide how to move on.
  • mass rebuild for RHEL5 -- knurd did rebuild the remaining arch packages over the weekend; issue solved. knurd will send a "if you waited for a start signal to build you packages for epel then this is it" mail to fedora-maintainers over the next few days . knurd and dgilmore will work something out to make branching lots of packages easier.
  • repotags/interaction with 3rd party repos -- nirik> "we can't keep discussing it forever. " Some discussions to "put our feed down" and go as planed without repotags. See "Most important happenings" for more details
  • 00:30 and later; some discussions around commitment to EPEL4
stahnma> | is anyone concerned about the lack of package for RHEL 4?  It's seems like RHEL 5 has many  a but clean up here and there  and RHEL 4 has few
knurd> | stahnma, well, we have to see how it evolves ; seems some contributors only want to do RHEL5 and later
nirik> | there are probibly some things that won't work on rhel4, since versions are old, etc.
. See full log for all the details
  • knurd did a some cleanup and additions to the EPEL docs in the wiki and asks people to look over the changes
  • QA process/testing repo/upload -- we need someone to look into that (bodhi, push scrips) closer. Any volunteers?

Full meeting log

https://www.redhat.com/archives/epel-devel-list/2007-May/msg00031.html

Stats

EPEL 5

Number of source packages: 225

Number of binary packages: 373

Packages added over the past week:

  • boolstuff | Disjunctive Normal Form boolean expression library
  • php-pear-Structures-DataGrid-DataSource-MDB2 | DataSource driver using PEAR::MDB2 and an SQL query
  • php-pear-Structures-DataGrid-DataSource-RSS | DataSource driver using RSS files
  • php-pear-Structures-DataGrid-Renderer-Pager | Renderer driver using PEAR::Pager
  • pmount | Enable normal user mount
  • python-Coherence | Python framework to participate in digital living networks
  • python-decoratortools | Use class and function decorators -- even in Python 2.3

EPEL 4

Number of source packages: 158

Number of binary packages: 312

Packages added over the past week:

  • boolstuff | Disjunctive Normal Form boolean expression library
  • python-Coherence | Python framework to participate in digital living networks