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Thorsten Leemhuis 11-25-2007 11:29 AM

EPEL report week 47 2007

= Weekly EPEL Summary =

Week 47/2007

== Most important happenings ==

* reminder: the EPEL meetings (and of course the mailing lists) are open to everyone; if you want to help EPEL by changing or improving something come join us, your voice will be heard; and if it comes to votings you opinion and your vote will count as well, even if you are not in the EPEL Steering Committee or in the SIG!

* [:KarstenWade:quaid] writes in :

We've done a fair job of attracting Fedora packagers to EPEL.

Now we need to get all the other audiences to get involved, as package
users, packagers, testers, and general community members:

* General end-users
* Academia and scientific users
* Software and hardware vendors
* General corporate users

I'll take the lead on this task, but boy do I need help and ideas.

Can we cook up a list of requirements or goals, so we can take some
ideas to f-marketing-l to discuss publicity etc.?

== Mailing list ==

=== Noteworthy discussions ===

* Lot's of discussion about shipping mock 0.8.9 for EPEL-5 in, which in between resulted in it being shipped

== Meeting ==

=== Next Meeting ===

20071205 at 18:00 UTC in #fedora-meeting. (ten days from now)

=== Last weeks meeting ===



* [:DennisGilmore:dgilmore]
* [:ThorstenLeemhuis:knurd]
* [:MikeMcGrath:mmcgrath]
* [:KevinFenzi:nirik]
* [:KarstenWade:quaid]
* [:ManuelWolfshant:wolfy]


* testing stable move for EL4? -- nirik

* nirik> | I pulled a local mirror of the epel4 stuff, but I haven't tested yet... ; sorry for delaying. ;(

* nirik will try to do it over the weekend; knurd will help if needed

* knurd> | I wondered if we normally should send a mail to the maintainer of the effected packages? then they get a chance to say "don't push foo, because it has serious bugs" ;
nirik> | perhaps a list of what would be pushed on the list and then a day or two for someone to say they don't want to push?

* We'll consider something like the above for the future; but for this EPEL4 push we just continue

* -- stahnma

* skipped; feedback from people what they want sill wanted (mailing list or directly on the task page in the wiki, which is linked from the schedule)

* -- RHEL 5.1 (and 4.6) for the builders?

* we'll do it once centos 4.6/5.1 is out?; dgilmore will prepare it over the next few days. Many thanks for your help dgilmore!

* Free discussion around EPEL

* nirik> | FYI, I _still_ don't have my clamav rpm ready, but again I hope to work on it this weekend/holiday

* knurd> | are we happy with the state of EPEL?
mmcgrath> | we've been using it in Fedora since before it was official :) its been great.
nirik> | yeah, I think so... lots of nice new branches in the last weeks... all the bugzilla perl rpms...
knurd> | I'd had hoped more people would become active with EPEL administrativa ; e.g. more people in the meetings

* quaid> | I don't mind remaining involved, but I'm feeling a bit like dead wood :) ... my skillz were most at use early on in putting people and processes together ; so, what I was wondering is if there is a need to refresh my seat with someone new?
nirik> | well, we don't have many people at all interested it seems like right now...
quaid> | nirik: I don't mind keeping the body count up and keeping an eye on things; just don't want to be in the way of someone else ;
nirik> | if you are interested in stepping down, perhaps you could work on firing up more interested people to attend meetings first. ;)

== Stats ==

=== General ===

Number of EPEL Contributors: 141

=== EPEL 5 ===

Number of source packages: 819

Number of binary packages: 1516

There are 16 new Packages:

* debootstrap | Bootstrap a basic Debian GNU/Linux system
* ikarus | An incremental optimizing compiler for R6RS Scheme
* perl-DateTime | Date and time objects
* perl-DateTime-Format-Mail | Convert between DateTime and RFC2822/822 formats
* perl-DateTime-Format-W3CDTF | Parse and format W3CDTF datetime strings
* perl-Email-Abstract | Unified interface to mail representations
* perl-Email-Date | Find and format date headers
* perl-Email-Reply | Reply to an email message
* perl-Email-Send | Module for sending email
* perl-Mail-Box | Manage a mailbox, a folder with messages
* perl-Template-Toolkit | Template processing system
* perl-Test-Output | Utilities to test STDOUT and STDERR messages
* perl-Text-Autoformat | Automatic text wrapping and reformatting
* perl-XML-RSS | Perl module for managing RDF Site Summary (RSS) files
* qiv | Quick Image Viewer
* smstools | Tools to send and receive short messages through GSM modems or mobile phones

=== EPEL 4 ===

Number of source packages: 447

Number of binary packages: 895

There are 3 new Packages:

* debootstrap | Bootstrap a basic Debian GNU/Linux system
* qiv | Quick Image Viewer
* smstools | Tools to send and receive short messages through GSM modems or mobile phones


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