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EPEL report week 09/2008



= Weekly EPEL Summary =

Week 09/2008 2008-02-24 -> 2008-03-01

== Most important happenings ==

 * Held meeting at scheduled time. However, forgot to send out
reminders so attendance was sparse.

== Mailing list ==

=== Noteworthy discussions ===

 * Zenoss rpms and how to get them into EPEL. Upstream wants to work
with us.. problems are that it only works on EPEL and not Fedora
proper. Need to work through FESCO on how to handle this.

 * Call for EPEL Logo. Not much beyond smooge on this. Offline
discussions say that using 'hats' in logos gets the trademark police
involved..

== Meeting ==

=== Last weeks meeting ===

Full Logs:
 * https://www.redhat.com/archives/epel-devel-list/2008-March/msg00007.html

Attendees:

 * <Jeff_S>
 * [:ThorstenLeemhuis:knurd]
 * <mbonnet>
 * [:MikeMcGrath:mmcgrath]
 * <mpdehaan>
 * [:KevinFenzi:nirik]
 * [:StephenJSmoogen:smooge]
 * [:MichaelStahnke:stahnma]


Thanks for everyone.. I will correct missing accounts later.

Summary:

 * Status of projects was gone over.
 * Thorsten went over that the push was complicated by various broken
dependancies.
 * Mike Mcgrath installed and ran Michael Schwendt's dependancy
script. Results were sent to mailling list.
 * We learned the pain of RHEL channels when running dependancy
scripts (various packages are in client and not server, etc etc).
 * Next meeting we will go over moving the meeting and going over the
empty board placement (Xavier's nomination to be voted on).
 * Discussed pros and cons of CentOS versus RHEL for build systems.
 * Some koji work may be done on getting RHEL inside of a 'hidden' tree.
 * EL-6 will be coming out someday. How will EPEL handle it? Set up a
build system using beta? etc?


=== Next Meeting ===

Wednesday, 20080312 at 18:00 UTC in #fedora-meeting.

The topics scheduled for the next meeting as well as a rough status
for all in-progress steering committee tasks can always be found in
the wiki at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/Schedule

== Stats ==

=== General ===

Number of EPEL Contributors: 174

=== EPEL 5 ===

Number of source packages: 1125

Number of binary packages: 1826

There are 19 new Packages:

 * claws-mail | The extended version of Sylpheed
 * dd_rescue | Fault tolerant "dd" utility for rescuing data from bad media
 * ddrescue | Data recovery tool trying hard to rescue data in case of
read errors
 * epydoc | Automatic API documentation generation tool for Python
 * gobby | Free collaborative editor
 * libvisual | Abstraction library for audio visualisation plugins
 * perl-Apache-Session | Persistence framework for session data
 * perl-Exception-Class | Exception::Class Perl module
 * perl-HTML-Mason | Powerful Perl-based web site development and
delivery engine
 * perl-Log-Trivial | Very simple tool for writing very simple log files
 * perl-Math-MatrixReal | Manipulate matrix of reals
 * perl-Test-Deep | Extremely flexible deep comparison
 * perl-Text-Iconv | Perl interface to iconv() codeset conversion function
 * python-twisted-core | An asynchronous networking framework written in Python
 * python-twisted-names | A Twisted DNS implementation
 * python-twisted-web | Twisted web server, programmable in Python
 * sunbird | Mozilla Sunbird Calendar
 * tklib | Collection of widgets and other packages for Tk
 * unicap | Library to access different kinds of (video) capture devices

=== EPEL 4 ===

Number of source packages: 664

Number of binary packages: 1078

There are 13 new Packages:

 * certmaster | Remote certificate distribution framework
 * dd_rescue | Fault tolerant "dd" utility for rescuing data from bad media
 * ddrescue | Data recovery tool trying hard to rescue data in case of
read errors
 * ntfsprogs | NTFS filesystem libraries and utilities
 * perl-Crypt-DES | Perl DES encryption module
 * perl-Log-Trivial | Very simple tool for writing very simple log files
 * perl-Math-MatrixReal | Manipulate matrix of reals
 * perl-Text-Iconv | Perl interface to iconv() codeset conversion function
 * perl-XML-Generator-DBI | Generate SAX events from SQL queries
 * perl-XML-SAX-Writer | SAX2 Writer
 * perl-XML-Simple | Easy API to maintain XML in Perl
 * python-zope-interface | Zope interfaces package
 * tklib | Collection of widgets and other packages for Tk



-- 
Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"


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