Daniel Robbins | 1 Oct 08:53 2003
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ANNOUNCING: Great 2003 Gentoo Bug Hunt (with prizes)

Hi All,

(please direct all replies to gentoo-dev only (if appropriate;) I'm
cross-posting this email so no one misses it.)

Today (Oct 1 2003) marks the beginning of the Great 2003 Gentoo Bug
Hunt. 

What makes this bug hunt so "Great," you ask? I don't know. Hmm. How
about... bunches of free hardware to be awarded to the top bug
squashers? Yep, sounds good.

Here's how it works. Starting today and ending 23:59:59 Dec 31 2003 UTC,
we will keep a tally of total number of bug reports closed by developers
(actually, we'll run a mysql query in 3 months on Jan 1, but "keeping a
tally" reads better.) The top bug squashers will take their pick from a
cache of hardware components. The #1 squasher will get first pick, the
number 2 squasher second pick, etc. 

The stash of things you can win will consist of new hardware components
(unless there's a really exceptional used component that is available --
the point is, all the stuff being raffled will be desirable, not
someone's old burnt-out Pentium 133): stuff like motherboards, CPUs
(maybe some mobo/cpu combos,) RAM, hard drives, video cards, etc. These
items will be purchased in late December in order to maximize the
up-to-dateness and yumminess of the to-be-awarded prizes. 

It gets better. Thanks to the success of the Gentoo Store, it looks like
we may be able to do twice a year in 2004 at the very least.

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Seemant Kulleen | 1 Oct 09:30 2003
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the mpg123 fiasco

Hi All,

So, mpg123 has its share of problems, not least of which is its
licensing.  So, the proposed solution is to have a virtual/mpg123 which
mpg321 will provide by default.  I understand that there is one package
which will need some patching (and it's being looked into -- the names
of the package and the looker-into escape me right now, because my brain
is made of swiss cheese) to work with mpg321 as a drop-in replacement. 

So, if everyone is ok with it -- I will institute this change in about
48 hours.  If you agree with this solution, please do NOT respond.  Only
respond if you disagree (and please give a logical explanation).

thanks,

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Chris Smith | 1 Oct 09:59 2003
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Great 2003 Gentoo Bug Hunt (with prizes)

Hey Daniel,

This is an absolutely brilliant idea, briba^H^H^H^H^H rewards are a great way
to get things done! j/k :)

I don't know of any other project/distro that gives back to the developers
this way, it's a small step, but its a step in the right direction for
"putting food on the plate of open source developers".

On Wednesday 01 October 2003 18:53, Daniel Robbins wrote:
> 3. If you close dups, each dup you close *will* count. You're helping to
> keep bugzilla clean and usable.

Well... It looks like spanky has this one in the bag then ;)

You have every bit of support from me, I will definately donate next pay day.

Cheers,
Chris.

P.S. My apologies to Daniel whom I sent this mail to directly at first. Sorry.

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Stuart Herbert | 1 Oct 11:07 2003
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Upgraded: turck-mmcache to 2.4.1

Hi everyone,

I've just committed Klav Klavsen's ebuild for turck-mmcache v2.4.1 to Portage.

Package    : dev-php/turck-mmcache-2.4.1
Change     : Update to latest version
Maintainer : Klavs Klavsen <kl <at> vsen.dk>
Sponsor    : Stuart Herbert <stuart <at> gentoo.org>
Keywords   : ~x86
Homepage   : http://turck-mmcache.sourceforge.net/
License    : GPL-2

I'm looking at dropping the ebuilds for the following unstable versions a week 
today:

dev-php/turck-mmcache-2.3.19
dev-php/turck-mmcache-2.3.21
dev-php/turck-mmcache-2.3.22
dev-php/turck-mmcache-2.3.23

If you have an urgent need to keep these ebuilds, I suggest you move them into 
your PORTDIR_OVERLAY tree asap.

Best regards,
Stu
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Stuart Herbert | 1 Oct 11:16 2003
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New package: dev-util/perforce

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to say that I've added an ebuild for Perforce 2002.2 to 
Portage.

Package    : dev-util/perforce-2002.2
Change     : initial import
Maintainer : Stuart Herbert <stuart <at> gentoo.org>
Keywords   : ~x86
Homepage   : http://www.perforce.com/
License    : Perforce

Perforce is a commercial version control system, with free evaluation 
licenses, and free licenses for opensource projects.

Thanks to leon j. breedt <gentoo-bugs <at> neverborn.org> who submitted the initial 
ebuild.

I'll be adding an ebuild for Perforce 2003.1 and the new Linux client GUI as 
soon as possible.

Best regards,
Stu
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Markus Nigbur | 1 Oct 13:34 2003
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Great 2003 Gentoo Bug Hunt (with prizes)

On Wed, 01 Oct 2003 00:53:18 -0600
Daniel Robbins <drobbins <at> gentoo.org> wrote:

> 5. Respect herds and existing maintainers. Look at the Changelog and
> metadata.xml. If the last committer is not an active dev, it is
> certainly OK to take some initiative and close the bug yourself. But
> see if they're active first. If they are, you might want to get their
> input first (depending on the complexity of the package.) Beware of
> important libraries and system packages, which should be treated with
> the utmost care and deferred to the official maintainer(s) (according
> to metadata.xml or ChangeLog.)

I'll take this opportunity to promote the script I'm currently
developing. One of its purposes is to find packages that don't have a
metadata.xml file. Another goody of its functions is the possibility to
search for the maintainer of a certain package.
For example, if you specify a package without a metadata.xml file, it
will parse the ChangeLog and return the developer with most ChangeLog
entries. On the other hand, if the package you specified has a
metadata.xml file, it will parse the information given in there.

It still needs some improvement and I'm currently in the middle of
rewriting it (possibly integrate the use portage.py's functions instead
of my own; but this will require some speed benchmarking...).
I'm open for suggestions and improvements you might come up with.

If you're interested you can check the current stable and pre releases
over here:
http://dev.gentoo.org/~pyrania/metadata/

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Tal Peer | 1 Oct 13:59 2003
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Great 2003 Gentoo Bug Hunt (with prizes)


On Wed, 1 Oct 2003, Daniel Robbins wrote:

> [snip]
> 
> 2. Scour bugzilla for bugs that you can fix and/or close. To get credit
> for a bug, assign it to yourself before you close it. Don't close a bug
> unless you've really fixed the issue. Don't blow off or be mean to bug
> submitters just so that you can close a bug. Professionalism is
> important.
> 

What about bugs assigned to herds (php-bugs <at> gentoo.org fex)?
Most of my bugfixing is done on bugs assigned to aliases.

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Ned Ludd | 1 Oct 16:37 2003
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Re: the mpg123 fiasco

The motivation behind this can be found at
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14940
Please append any notes to that bug so we may better track its progress.

On Wed, 2003-10-01 at 03:30, Seemant Kulleen wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> So, mpg123 has its share of problems, not least of which is its
> licensing.  So, the proposed solution is to have a virtual/mpg123 which
> mpg321 will provide by default.  I understand that there is one package
> which will need some patching (and it's being looked into -- the names
> of the package and the looker-into escape me right now, because my brain
> is made of swiss cheese) to work with mpg321 as a drop-in replacement. 
> 
> So, if everyone is ok with it -- I will institute this change in about
> 48 hours.  If you agree with this solution, please do NOT respond.  Only
> respond if you disagree (and please give a logical explanation).
> 
> thanks,
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Sven Blumenstein | 1 Oct 16:49 2003
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Re: the mpg123 fiasco

Seemant Kulleen wrote:
> I understand that there is one package
> which will need some patching (and it's being looked into -- the names
> of the package and the looker-into escape me right now, because my brain
> is made of swiss cheese) to work with mpg321 as a drop-in replacement. 
>  

The package is media-sound/orpheus and I told you on IRC yesterday that 
I'll look into it.

regards,
Sven (bazik)

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Ned Ludd | 1 Oct 16:51 2003
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Great 2003 Gentoo Bug Hunt (with prizes)

Attn devs. Please I beg of you don't reassign security <at>  bugs to yourself
and close them but by all means please help get resolutions on them.

Why you ask yourself when you can get credit for closing bugs and some
free hardware. Well get over it security needs to override free hardware
and we/I need these closed while they are assigned to security <at> .

For those of you motivated by solely improving gentoo linux please take
a look at the following url
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=UNCONFIRMED&bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&field0-0-0=product&type0-0-0=substring&value0-0-0=Security&field0-0-1=component&type0-0-1=substring&value0-0-1=Security&field0-0-2=short_desc&type0-0-2=substring&value0-0-2=Security&field0-0-3=status_whiteboard&type0-0-3=substring&value0-0-3=Security

thanks..

On Wed, 2003-10-01 at 02:53, Daniel Robbins wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> (please direct all replies to gentoo-dev only (if appropriate;) I'm
> cross-posting this email so no one misses it.)
> 
> Today (Oct 1 2003) marks the beginning of the Great 2003 Gentoo Bug
> Hunt. 
> 
> What makes this bug hunt so "Great," you ask? I don't know. Hmm. How
> about... bunches of free hardware to be awarded to the top bug
> squashers? Yep, sounds good.
> 
> Here's how it works. Starting today and ending 23:59:59 Dec 31 2003 UTC,
> we will keep a tally of total number of bug reports closed by developers
> (actually, we'll run a mysql query in 3 months on Jan 1, but "keeping a
> tally" reads better.) The top bug squashers will take their pick from a
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