Patrick Lauer | 8 Feb 10:08 2016
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Changing order of default virtual/udev provider

Ohey,

I've opened a bug at:
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=573922

The idea here is to change the order of the providers of virtual/udev.
For existing installs this has zero impact.
For stage3 this would mean that eudev is pulled in instead of udev.

The rationale behind this is:

* eudev is an in-house fork, and there's more than a dozen distros
already using it by default that are not us. Which is a little bit weird ...

* Both udev and eudev have pretty much feature parity, so there won't be
any user-visible changes

* udev upstream strongly discourages standalone udev (without systemd)
since at least 2012

(see for example:
https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/systemd-devel/2012-June/005516.html
https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/10/3/618
)

So it'd be (1) following upstreams recommendations and (2) dogfooding
our own tools. I don't see any downsides to this :)

Patrice Clement | 8 Feb 09:59 2016
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Last rites: net-libs/iojs

# Patrice Clement <monsieurp <at> gentoo.org> (08 Feb 2016)
# iojs and nodejs merged and formed the new major version nodejs 4.0. iojs will
# not be maintained after 3.3.x and all users are suggested to move to nodejs 4
# (or newer) as quick as possible to avoid any security-related issues.
# Masked for removal in 30 days. See bug 573870.
net-libs/iojs

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Robin H. Johnson | 8 Feb 01:05 2016
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Automated Package Removal and Addition Tracker, for the week ending 2016-02-07 23:59 UTC

The attached list notes all of the packages that were added or removed
from the tree, for the week ending 2016-02-07 23:59 UTC.

Removals:
app-admin/ec2-api-tools         20160207-10:56 monsieurp     9d429eb
dev-java/istack-commons-tools   20160206-15:41 mrueg         aa8a916
dev-java/jaxb-tools             20160206-15:37 mrueg         15c0abf
dev-java/jax-ws-tools           20160206-15:40 mrueg         33356ae
dev-java/struts                 20160207-11:00 monsieurp     10c2a08
dev-java/struts-core            20160207-11:00 monsieurp     10c2a08
dev-java/struts-plugins         20160207-11:00 monsieurp     10c2a08
dev-java/struts-xwork           20160207-11:00 monsieurp     10c2a08
dev-perl/YAML-Parser-Syck       20160207-10:09 pacho         cbe05e3
dev-php/pecl-zendopcache        20160207-10:09 pacho         cbe05e3
games-puzzle/krystaldrop        20160204-22:15 mr_bones_     554a5e8
x11-misc/matchbox-panel-manager 20160206-17:13 mrueg         bc6d210

Additions:
app-antivirus/skyldav           20160201-08:03 wschlich      6ea3e65
app-benchmarks/stress-ng        20160204-06:02 idella4       2b3957b
app-emacs/with-editor           20160202-06:24 graaff        38cb458
app-emulation/grub-xen-host     20160103-20:16 cardoe        3387c0a
dev-go/beego                    20160207-16:57 zmedico       e9618c1
dev-go/go-sqlite3               20160207-09:04 zmedico       2a49cfa
dev-haskell/arithmoi            20160206-14:35 slyfox        bcaeae8
dev-libs/libucl                 20160204-03:36 bugs          e56d2b3
dev-ml/bson                     20160206-15:56 aballier      3fc68d2
dev-ml/mongo                    20160206-16:04 aballier      9cce317
dev-ml/ocaml-cairo              20160206-16:32 aballier      f7c9abd
dev-ml/ppx_assert               20160205-16:30 aballier      621e3cc
(Continue reading)

James Le Cuirot | 7 Feb 23:51 2016
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Last rites: sci-biology/{biojava,mauve,mauvealigner}

# James Le Cuirot <chewi <at> gentoo.org> (07 Feb 2016)
# BioJava depends on commons-dbcp:0, which requires Java 6. Even the
# latest "legacy" version 1.9.1 does so and no one wants to do the
# difficult bump to 4.1.0. Mauve depends on BioJava but being a very
# outdated live SVN ebuild, it probably doesn't work anyway. This goes
# for Mauve Aligner too. Removal in 30 days. See bug #556470.
sci-biology/biojava
sci-biology/mauve
sci-biology/mauvealigner

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Alex Alexander | 7 Feb 23:00 2016
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[warning] the bug queue has 93 bugs

Our bug queue has 93 bugs!

If you have some spare time, please help assign/sort a few bugs.

To view the bug queue, click here: http://bit.ly/m8PQS5

Thanks!

M.B. | 7 Feb 11:38 2016
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games.eclass policy


Hello folks.

While hacking away on a new ebuild I came across the issue that
games.eclass apparently got banned from future use. The only references
I was able to dig up (apart from helpful people on IRC), were
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=566498 (games.eclass: use of
games group needs to be removed wrt 20151011 Council meeting)
and
https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Quality_Assurance/Meeting_Summaries#Games_team_policies_issue
(A mere deprecation notice).

In contrast, a simple "grep deprec /usr/portage/eclass/" gives numerous
deprecation warnings; just games.eclass is not among them.

Please provide some guidance how (community-)developers are supposed to
handle games (in particular wrt games.eclass) in the future. This also
includes usage of /usr/games/{bin/lib/share} etc.

Regards,
tomboy64

Alex Alexander | 6 Feb 23:00 2016
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[warning] the bug queue has 82 bugs

Our bug queue has 82 bugs!

If you have some spare time, please help assign/sort a few bugs.

To view the bug queue, click here: http://bit.ly/m8PQS5

Thanks!

Alex Brandt | 6 Feb 16:48 2016
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Packages Up For Grabs

Hey,

I spoke with steveeJ the maintainer of app-emulation/rkt and that 
package is also without a maintainer.  Please, feel free to take 
app-emulation/rkt, and if we're still the maintainers in two 
weeks, I'll mark it as maintainer-needed.

Short:

app-emulation/rkt will be marked maintainer-needed in two weeks if 
not claimed.

Regards,

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Davide Pesavento | 6 Feb 03:18 2016
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Last rites: dev-python/PyQtMobility

# Davide Pesavento <pesa <at> gentoo.org> (06 Feb 2016)
# Masked for removal in 30 days. Doesn't build against recent PyQt4
# versions, bug 527572, not trivial to fix. Upstream doesn't seem to
# care anymore, last release was in 2012. Zero reverse deps.
dev-python/PyQtMobility

Alex Brandt | 30 Jan 18:45 2016
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Automatic Bug Assignment

Hey Guys,

I've oft wondered why we don't automatically assign bugs to the 
ebuild maintainer (if a CPV is in the subject).  Would there be an 
issue with adding a bug modification hook to bugzilla or a daily 
job to re-assign bugs to ebuild owners (if a CPV is in the 
subject)?

Just curious not trying to incite anything.

Regards,

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Alexis Ballier | 4 Feb 15:05 2016
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New virtual: virtual/jack for jack protocol implementations

Hi,

We've been supporting jack sound server [1] for a long time.
Currently, we're supporting jack1 as
media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit. However, jack2 has been out for
quite some time.

As its name does not imply, jack2 is not really the successor of jack1
but rather another implementation of the same protocol [2]. As such, I
don't think it is wise to add jack2 as an update to jack1 in
media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit but rather to add a new package
(media-sound/jack2) along with a virtual that packages can depend onto.

Proposed ebuild for the virtual is here:
https://github.com/suhr/gentoo/commit/1aebd8e72ff4ff2665761fc3b07f796945aa0943

Best regards,

Alexis.

[1] http://www.jackaudio.org/
[2]
https://github.com/jackaudio/jackaudio.github.com/wiki/Q_difference_jack1_jack2


Gmane