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Weekly EPEL Summary

Week 33/2007

Most important happenings

  • reminder: now that EPEL is officially announced all new and updates EPEL packages go straight to EPEL-testing and *not* to the stable repo. EPEL-testing packages will (if everything is sane) get moved to stable repo in parallel with a quarterly RHEL update. If you have a security update that needs to go to EPEL-stable build normally and contact ThorstenLeemhuis

There are some discussion to adjust that scheme (sync more often, push new packages directly or after a small warning period to stable, ...); see the list for details at https://www.redhat.com/archives/epel-devel-list/2007-August/msg00083.html

  • two RFC's which might be approved soon got posted to the list --

if you don't like something speak up now

EPEL SIG Meeting

Attending

From the Steering Committee:

  • knurd (ThorstenLeemhuis)
  • mmcgrath (MikeMcGrath)
  • Jeff_S (Jeff Sheltren)
  • quaid (KarstenWade)
  • nirik (KevinFenzi)
  • stahnma (MichaelStahnke)

Missing from the Steering Committee:

  • dgilmore (DennisGilmore) (missed it by a few minutes)

Summary

  • new push scripts for pushing to testing, adjust mock configs to use testing -- dgilmore
  • finished ; thx for your work dgilmore
  • we need to do more stuff with the scripts to be able to push to stable easily; knurd will take a look
  • branch for EPEL if Fedora maintainer does not react
  • finished; dgilmore enhanced the text to fix something knurd complained about. The last sentence reads now: "If the Fedora maintainer later decides to participate in EPEL, then the Fedora maintainer will become co-maintainer for EPEL. (Of course co-maintainership can be extended to Fedora)"
  • yum for EPEL4 -- Jeff_S
  • "How to do it" also got finished :) -- we take the CentOS srpms as base, ship them with a lower release to do no harm to CentOS and remove the yum.conf, as yum without a RHEL4-repo can not be used to install stuff from EPEL, but is of value for stuff like yum-utils or mock
  • EPEL announcement happened -- are we satisfied with how everything worked out?
  • was discussed in the past meetings -- we'll remove it from the schedule, move on and discuss stuff as needed
  • RHX and EPEL -- quaid
  • quiad: "nothing new ; but I haven't asked in a while; forgot it could be on the agenda "
  • communication plan for enterprise customers/ISVs/IHVs -- stahnma, quaid
  • will get send to the list for final discussions
  • Generic Job Description -- quaid
  • will get send to the list for final discussions
  • ExcludeArch TrackerBugs for EPEL -- notting/knurd
  • knurd doesn't find the time for it atm; any volunteers?
  • FESCo mandate/how to move on with SIG and SteeringCommittee
  • current mandate for the EPEL SIG and its Steering Committee is limited until end of September; do we want to move on with the current scheme ? or do we want to elect a sterring committee?
  • some people wondered if elections really make sense
  • we could recommend to FESCo an extension of the mandate for e.g. 6 months
  • stahnma> "I think right now growth of the repo and user-base is where we should putting effort not into politics "
  • quaid> "we seem to have a manageable group without adding or subtracting "
  • mmcgrath> "I guess a specific goal would be good. I mean the obvious goal is there but do we also want to aggressively add more packages? Add more packagers? Add more documentation? Marketing? "
  • "more packages" is still a important goal
  • stahnma> "allow for hostile takeover of maintainane :) "
  • knurd> "maybe we need a sponsor-way for EPEL-only contributors that want to maintain existing packages "
  • we stopped there and will continue this topic on the list and in the next meeting
  • Free discussion around EPEL
  • mmcgrath> "just wanted to say I think the EPEL community is pretty healthy right now, lots of people and packages being built and we're still very young. "
  • Jeff_S_> "I'm happy to try to do most communication on the list and then just finalize things in meetings -- that way we can speed through these faster :) "
  • stahnma> "I liked the speed of today's meeting "

Full Log

https://www.redhat.com/archives/epel-devel-list/2007-August/msg00115.html

Stats

General

Number of EPEL Contributors -- now that the pgkdb is in production it's for now not easily determinable (AFAIK)


EPEL 5

Number of source packages: 590


Number of binary packages: 1146


There are 79 new Packages (might include some old packages that were moved to testing right before the EPEL announcement):


  • arj | Archiver for .arj files
  • audio-entropyd | Generate entropy from audio output
  • bcfg2 | Configuration management system
  • bugzilla | Bug tracking system
  • cabextract | Utility for extracting cabinet (.cab) archives
  • chmlib | Library for dealing with ITSS/CHM format files
  • evolution-bogofilter | A plugin for bogofilter support in evolution
  • freeze | freeze/melt/fcat compression utilities
  • gdal | GIS file format library
  • geos | GEOS is a C++ port of the Java Topology Suite
  • gnome-screensaver-frogs | GNOME Screensaver Slideshow of Frogs
  • google-perftools | Very fast malloc and performance analysis tools
  • guile-cairo | The Cairo graphics library for Guile Scheme
  • guile-lib | A repository of useful code written in Guile Scheme
  • JSDoc | Produces javadoc-style documentation from JavaScript sourcefiles
  • lasi | C++ library for creating Postscript documents
  • libdap | The C++ DAP2 library from OPeNDAP
  • libgeotiff | GeoTIFF format library
  • limph | A PHP5-compatible network host/service poller with web interface
  • lzop | Real-time file compressor
  • mapserver | Environment for building spatially-enabled internet applications
  • mfstools | Utilities for TiVo drive upgrades
  • moodle | A Course Management System
  • netgo | Networking profile manager
  • nikto | Web server scanner
  • nomarch | GPLed Arc de-archiver
  • ogdi | Open Geographic Datastore Interface
  • oneko | Cat chases the cursor
  • pbzip2 | Parallel implementation of bzip2
  • Perlbal | Reverse-proxy load balancer and webserver
  • perl-Convert-TNEF | Perl module to read TNEF files
  • perl-Convert-UUlib | Perl interface to the uulib library
  • perl-Danga-Socket | Event loop and event-driven async socket base class
  • perl-Device-SerialPort | Linux/POSIX emulation of Win32::SerialPort functions
  • perl-ExtUtils-F77 | Simple interface to F77 libs
  • perl-Gearman-Client-Async | Asynchronous Client for the Gearman distributed job system
  • perl-Gearman | Distributed job system
  • perl-Gearman-Server | Function call "router" and load balancer
  • perl-Image-ExifTool | Utility for reading and writing image meta info
  • perl-IO-AIO | Asynchronous Input/Output
  • perl-libwhisker2 | Perl module geared specificly for HTTP testing
  • perl-Mail-SPF-Query | Query Sender Policy Framework
  • perl-MogileFS-Utils | Utilities for MogileFS
  • perl-Net-CIDR-Lite | Net::CIDR::Lite Perl module
  • perl-Net-Pcap | Interface to pcap(3) LBL packet capture library
  • perl-Razor-Agent | Use a Razor catalogue server to filter spam messages
  • perl-Sys-Syscall | Access system calls that Perl doesn't normally provide access to
  • perl-Test-Base | Data Driven Testing Framework
  • perltidy | Tool for indenting and reformatting Perl scripts
  • php-pear-PHP-CodeSniffer | PHP coding standards enforcement tool
  • physfs | Library to provide abstract access to various archives
  • plplot | Library of functions for making scientific plots
  • postgresql-pgpool | Pgpool is a connection pooling/replication server for PostgreSQL
  • proftpd | Flexible, stable and highly-configurable FTP server
  • proj | Cartographic projection software (PROJ.4)
  • pv | A tool for monitoring the progress of data through a pipeline
  • pychart | Python library for generating chart images
  • python-Coherence | Python framework to participate in digital living networks
  • python-iniparse | Python Module for Accessing and Modifying Configuration Data in INI files
  • python-lxml | ElementTree-like Python bindings for libxml2 and libxslt
  • python-pygments | A syntax highlighting engine written in Python
  • pyxdg | Python library to access freedesktop.org standards
  • qhull | General dimension convex hull programs
  • qucs | Circuit simulator
  • SDL_mixer | Simple DirectMedia Layer - Sample Mixer Library
  • ser2net | Proxy that allows tcp connections to serial ports
  • stripesnoop | Magnetic Stripe Reader
  • svgalib | Low-level fullscreen SVGA graphics library
  • svnmailer | Tool to post subversion repository commit information
  • tcpxtract | Tool for extracting files from network traffic
  • tidy | Utility to clean up and pretty print HTML/XHTML/XML
  • translate-toolkit | A collection of tools to assist software localization
  • udunits | A library for manipulating units of physical quantities
  • ustr | String library, very low memory overhead, simple to import
  • vpnc | IPSec VPN client compatible with Cisco equipment
  • xerces-c | Validating XML Parser
  • xkeycaps | Graphical front end to xmodmap
  • xsupplicant | Open Source Implementation of IEEE 802.1x
  • zabbix | Open-source monitoring solution for your IT infrastructure


EPEL 4

Number of source packages: 377


Number of binary packages: 778


There are 62 new Packages (might include some old packages that were moved to testing right before the EPEL announcement):


  • arj | Archiver for .arj files
  • audio-entropyd | Generate entropy from audio output
  • bcfg2 | Configuration management system
  • bugzilla | Bug tracking system
  • chmlib | Library for dealing with ITSS/CHM format files
  • cobbler | Boot server configurator
  • freeze | freeze/melt/fcat compression utilities
  • geos | GEOS is a C++ port of the Java Topology Suite
  • gnome-screensaver-frogs | GNOME Screensaver Slideshow of Frogs
  • google-perftools | Very fast malloc and performance analysis tools
  • JSDoc | Produces javadoc-style documentation from JavaScript sourcefiles
  • libdap | The C++ DAP2 library from OPeNDAP
  • libgeotiff | GeoTIFF format library
  • limph | A PHP5-compatible network host/service poller with web interface
  • lzop | Real-time file compressor
  • mfstools | Utilities for TiVo drive upgrades
  • mimedefang | E-Mail filtering framework using Sendmail's Milter interface
  • mock | Builds packages inside chroots
  • mod_security | Security module for the Apache HTTP Server
  • moodle | A Course Management System
  • netgo | Networking profile manager
  • nikto | Web server scanner
  • nomarch | GPLed Arc de-archiver
  • oneko | Cat chases the cursor
  • pbzip2 | Parallel implementation of bzip2
  • perl-Convert-TNEF | Perl module to read TNEF files
  • perl-Convert-UUlib | Perl interface to the uulib library
  • perl-Danga-Socket | Event loop and event-driven async socket base class
  • perl-Device-SerialPort | Linux/POSIX emulation of Win32::SerialPort functions
  • perl-ExtUtils-F77 | Simple interface to F77 libs
  • perl-Image-ExifTool | Utility for reading and writing image meta info
  • perl-IO-AIO | Asynchronous Input/Output
  • perl-libwhisker2 | Perl module geared specificly for HTTP testing
  • perl-Mail-SPF-Query | Query Sender Policy Framework
  • perl-Net-CIDR-Lite | Net::CIDR::Lite Perl module
  • perl-Net-Server | Extensible, general Perl server engine
  • perl-Razor-Agent | Use a Razor catalogue server to filter spam messages
  • perl-SOAP-Lite | Client and server side SOAP implementation
  • perl-Sys-Syscall | Access system calls that Perl doesn't normally provide access to
  • physfs | Library to provide abstract access to various archives
  • postgresql-dbi-link | Partial implementation of the SQL/MED portion of the SQL:2003 specification
  • postgresql-pgpoolAdmin | PgpoolAdmin - web-based pgpool administration
  • postgresql-pgpool | Pgpool is a connection pooling/replication server for PostgreSQL
  • proj | Cartographic projection software (PROJ.4)
  • pychart | Python library for generating chart images
  • python-Coherence | Python framework to participate in digital living networks
  • python-lxml | ElementTree-like Python bindings for libxml2 and libxslt
  • pyxdg | Python library to access freedesktop.org standards
  • qucs | Circuit simulator
  • SDL_mixer | Simple DirectMedia Layer - Sample Mixer Library
  • ser2net | Proxy that allows tcp connections to serial ports
  • specto | An desktop application that will watch configurable events
  • sqlgrey | Postfix grey-listing policy service
  • stripesnoop | Magnetic Stripe Reader
  • svgalib | Low-level fullscreen SVGA graphics library
  • trac | Enhanced wiki and issue tracking system
  • trac-webadmin | Web interface for administration of Trac
  • udunits | A library for manipulating units of physical quantities
  • xerces-c | Validating XML Parser
  • xkeycaps | Graphical front end to xmodmap
  • xsupplicant | Open Source Implementation of IEEE 802.1x
  • zabbix | Open-source monitoring solution for your IT infrastructure