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Weekly EPEL Summary

Week 35/2007

Most important happenings

  • we will do alternate meeting times now; 23:00 one week, 17:00 UTC the other; next meeting at 20070905 at 23:00 UTC
  • the plan is to push new packages (not updates ones) more often to stable in the future; likely every four weeks for now -- no exact timeframe can be given yet, as we need to see how complicate it is (the process needs to be prepared manually by someone in a local test-repo first, to check if all deps are still satisfied before packages can actually be moved)

EPEL SIG Meeting

Attending

From the Steering Committee:

  • dgilmore (DennisGilmore)
  • knurd (ThorstenLeemhuis)
  • mmcgrath (MikeMcGrath)
  • Jeff_S (Jeff Sheltren)
  • nirik (KevinFenzi)
  • stahnma (MichaelStahnke)

Missing from the Steering Committee:

  • quaid (KarstenWade)

Summary

  • easier pushing from testing to stable
  • nirik can push for EPEL as well (in addition to dgilmore, knurd and mmcgrath)
  • mschwendt did some improvements to the scripts (many thx mschwendt for your work!); they should make it easy to move something from testing to stable ; the final patch to the scripts-in-production was not applied yet ; knurd talked to dgilmore about it (he knows the scripts way better than I do) and wants to take a look (on his todo list after fixing plague ); if he doesn't find the time knurd will take the risk over the next few days as do it himself
  • we need to be careful that a update doesn't depend on something else in testing.
  • new meeting schedule/scheme
  • MetaData for all Packages available to contributors. -- stahnma
  • I've been trying to get a better definition of the problem ; I understand the issue, but use-cases etc would be nice ; we need a clear stance on EPEL not stepping on RHN provided material and a way to hopefully enforce it
  • might be a good start to at least have a package list of RHEL4 and RHEL5 online somewhere
  • mandate for the Steering Committee
  • nirik will ask FESCo (which happened in between)
  • push quicker to stable
  • see section "most important happenings"
  • Free discussion around EPEL
  • Quotes: "I want a pony" and "the weather sucks "
  • stahnma> "I am trying to get some more #rhel and #rhn people involved here in EPEL "; are there any other channels/mailing lists where we should ask interested people to join us in the meetings?
  • stahnma> "can anyone write for RH magazine? " stahnma will evaluate and would happily write it; but maybe mether or someone else is preparing one already?
  • nirik is working on clamav; comments on his post appreciated; "and solving the problems with the packaging and compatibility with dag/rpmforge would be good"; on the other hand it's good if stuff is similar in Fedora and EPEL

Full Log

https://www.redhat.com/archives/epel-devel-list/2007-September/msg00006.html

Stats

General

Number of EPEL Contributors: unknown -- looks like we'll have it next again next week!

EPEL 5

Number of source packages: 628

Number of binary packages: 1196

There are 29 new Packages:

  • amtterm | Serial-over-lan (sol) client for Intel AMT
  • dfu-programmer | A Device Firmware Update based USB programmer for Atmel chips
  • dstat | Versatile resource statistics tool
  • erlang | General-purpose programming language and runtime environment
  • iftop | Command line tool that displays bandwidth usage on an interface
  • jhead | Tool for displaying EXIF data embedded in JPEG images
  • perl-CGI-Simple | Simple totally OO CGI interface that is CGI.pm compliant
  • perl-CGI-Untaint | Process CGI input parameters
  • perl-Class-Trigger | Mixin to add / call inheritable triggers
  • perl-Class-Whitehole | Base class to treat unhandled method calls as errors
  • perl-Date-Simple | Simple date object for perl
  • perl-Exporter-Lite | Lightweight exporting of variables
  • perl-OLE-Storage_Lite | Simple Class for OLE document interface
  • perl-Spreadsheet-WriteExcel | Write formatted text and numbers to a cross-platform Excel binary file
  • perl-SQL-Abstract | Generate SQL from Perl data structures
  • perl-Tie-DBI | Tie hashes to DBI relational databases
  • perl-UNIVERSAL-exports | Lightweight, universal exporting of variables
  • perl-UNIVERSAL-moniker | Real world naming for classes
  • pexpect | Pure Python Expect-like module
  • php-extras | Additional PHP modules from the standard PHP distribution
  • php-pecl-memcache | Extension to work with the Memcached caching daemon
  • python-boto | A simple lightweight interface to Amazon Web Services
  • rootsh | Shell wrapper for auditing
  • shapelib | API in "C" for Shapefile handling
  • xbase | XBase compatible database library and tools
  • xbiso | ISO extraction utility for xdvdfs images
  • xbsql | A SQL wrapper for xbase
  • xclip | Command line clipboard grabber
  • yum-cron | Files needed to run yum updates as a cron job

EPEL 4

Number of source packages: 413

Number of binary packages: 827

There are 30 new Packages:

  • createrepo | Creates a common metadata repository
  • gmrun | Lightweight "Run program" dialog box with search history and tab completion
  • iftop | Command line tool that displays bandwidth usage on an interface
  • pdns | A modern, advanced and high performance authoritative-only nameserver
  • perl-CGI-Simple | Simple totally OO CGI interface that is CGI.pm compliant
  • perl-CGI-Untaint | Process CGI input parameters
  • perl-Class-Trigger | Mixin to add / call inheritable triggers
  • perl-Class-Whitehole | Base class to treat unhandled method calls as errors
  • perl-Date-Simple | Simple date object for perl
  • perl-Exporter-Lite | Lightweight exporting of variables
  • perl-OLE-Storage_Lite | Simple Class for OLE document interface
  • perl-Spreadsheet-WriteExcel | Write formatted text and numbers to a cross-platform Excel binary file
  • perl-SQL-Abstract | Generate SQL from Perl data structures
  • perl-String-CRC32 | Perl interface for cyclic redundancy check generation
  • perl-Tie-DBI | Tie hashes to DBI relational databases
  • perl-UNIVERSAL-exports | Lightweight, universal exporting of variables
  • perl-UNIVERSAL-moniker | Real world naming for classes
  • pexpect | Pure Python Expect-like module
  • php-idn | PHP API for GNU LibIDN
  • python-boto | A simple lightweight interface to Amazon Web Services
  • python-elementtree | Fast XML parser and writer
  • python-urlgrabber | A high-level cross-protocol url-grabber
  • rootsh | Shell wrapper for auditing
  • shapelib | API in "C" for Shapefile handling
  • tidy | Utility to clean up and pretty print HTML/XHTML/XML
  • xbase | XBase compatible database library and tools
  • xbiso | ISO extraction utility for xdvdfs images
  • xbsql | A SQL wrapper for xbase
  • xclip | Command line clipboard grabber
  • yum | RPM installer/updater