Re: [gentoo-dev] Zombie: Sven Vermeulen (swift)

2007-07-31 Thread Andrej Kacian
On Thu, 19 Jul 2007 00:22:56 +0300
Petteri R├Ąty [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Your doc zombie Sven Vermeulen has risen from his grave and is back to
 beat www.gentoo.org/doc/en with his fingers. Give him the usual welcome
 with nice head shots.

Welcome back, Sven. And no, you can't have my brain. I said no! No! Don't get
any closer to me! Aaargh, nooo!!

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Andrej Ticho Kacian ticho at gentoo dot org
Gentoo Linux Developer - net-mail, antivirus, sound, x86


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Nominations Update

2007-07-31 Thread Donnie Berkholz
On Mon, 23 Jul 2007 17:38:16 -0700
Christina Fullam [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 1) What you will do
 2) Why you will do it
 3) How you will do it
 4) What is the timescale for doing it
 5) What experience do you have with this or a similar role
 6) Why do you think you are qualified
 7) How you plan to balance a council role with your current Gentoo
 role 8) How much time can you dedicate to the council role

After much thought and many encouraging words from other developers,
I've decided to accept the nomination for the council.

I wrote about some of my goals recently on my blog [1]. My primary
focus is to make Gentoo a better tool. They are all reasonable goals
that should be doable over the course of the next year.

Also, I want to join the council to ensure that Gentoo's long-term
values are upheld. Since I joined Gentoo four years ago, I've become
one of our senior developers. That's given me a strong understanding of
our core philosophies. It's crucial for our council to maintain our
philosophies through its actions, so the council should be composed of
people who understand what Gentoo really means.

I've held a number of leadership roles within Gentoo, including X team
lead, clustering project lead and desktop manager. I spent quite a
while on devrel as a recruiter, which helped me learn about mentoring
new developers and dealing with difficult old ones. I try to be a voice
of reason on the mailing lists, and I care deeply about building the
strength of our community, both of which I've worked on over my time as
a developer.

Many of our current council members who chose to decline their
nominations mentioned that dealing with difficult people was what
determined their choice. One of my strengths is remaining calm under
pressure, so I can deal with this.

A year ago, I declined nominations for both the council and the board of
trustees. This year gave me time to consider what I really care about in
Gentoo. The conclusion I came to is that what I care about most is our
community and making Gentoo a better tool, both of which I can better
accomplish by joining the council.

Although I do have a number of projects [2] in the works, they've been
on the back burner for a while and I'm content to let them stay there
while I work on my true priorities in Gentoo. The X work has gotten a
lot easier since we got to a smooth, fully modular setup. I'd like to
get another recruit to help with bugs now that Josh retired, but it's
not so time-consuming that I don't have time for the council.

Thanks,
Donnie

1. http://spyderous.livejournal.com/91151.html
2. http://dev.gentoo.org/~dberkholz/proj/


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[gentoo-dev] trustee nomination

2007-07-31 Thread Ferris McCormick
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I understand there are problems getting enough people to run just to
fill the required slots.  If that's the case, in order to get enough
candidates, I'll nominate myself (and accept).

Hope this helps,
Regards,
Ferris

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Nominations Update

2007-07-31 Thread Wernfried Haas
 Those who have accepted though havent sent information regarding why we
 should vote for them:

Since it's almost time to vote, here's a collection of my thoughts
about the council:
http://dev.gentoo.org/~amne/stuff/councilnomination.txt

If something is unclear or you have further questions, feel free to
ask.

cheers,
Wernfried

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Wernfried Haas (amne) - amne (at) gentoo.org
Gentoo Forums - http://forums.gentoo.org
forum-mods (at) gentoo.org
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Re: [gentoo-dev] trustee nomination

2007-07-31 Thread Chris Gianelloni
On Tue, 2007-07-31 at 22:27 +, Ferris McCormick wrote:
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 I understand there are problems getting enough people to run just to
 fill the required slots.  If that's the case, in order to get enough
 candidates, I'll nominate myself (and accept).

Please send this to gentoo-nfp (and not to me) so it'll get counted.

Thanks,

-- 
Chris Gianelloni
Release Engineering Strategic Lead
Alpha/AMD64/x86 Architecture Teams
Games Developer/Council Member/Foundation Trustee
Gentoo Foundation


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[gentoo-dev] 2.6.22 stable plans

2007-07-31 Thread Daniel Drake
On Thursday I plan to request that the x86 and amd64 arch teams mark the 
latest gentoo-sources-2.6.22 revision stable. We have no reported 
regressions for this kernel release.

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Re: [gentoo-dev] 2.6.22 stable plans

2007-07-31 Thread William L. Thomson Jr.
On Tue, 2007-07-31 at 19:35 -0400, Daniel Drake wrote:
 On Thursday I plan to request that the x86 and amd64 arch teams mark the 
 latest gentoo-sources-2.6.22 revision stable. We have no reported 
 regressions for this kernel release.

I haven't been able to get ati-drivers to compile against a 2.6.22
kernel. Seems to be for similar reasons as
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=181982

error: linux/ioctl32.h: No such file or directory

Not sure if bumping the ati-drivers package will address that. But I
could see that potentially being a problem for 2.6.22 stabilization.

-- 
William L. Thomson Jr.
Gentoo/Java


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Nominations open for the Gentoo Council 2007/08

2007-07-31 Thread Josh Saddler
Blackace wrote:
 I'd like to nominate:
 
 vapier
 tsunam
 nightmorph
 seemant
 avenj
 christel
 
 Although most of them will probably decline, I think they would do an
 excellent job straightening out Gentoo's heading and have the barnacles
 to perform the requisite keelhauling.


I appreciate the nomination by you and others, but after a whole month
of thinking on this, I must decline, mostly for reasons of time commitment.

Council actually isn't a job I'd want to do; I'm not out to be in
charge. I'm sure I'd take the same approach that I would to everything
else I do; do the job that's before me, but I don't think I'd be able to
devote enough time to do a *good* job. I've no problem doing any
necessary keelhauling etc., but I'm not sure that I have the time. And
no matter how fast I'd try to learn, I'm not starting off with the same
detailed knowledge of ebuilds and Portage that the other candidates have.

Meanwhile, I'll continue making a difference within Gentoo by doing
documentation for any and all interested parties, and anything else I
can contribute to, like the GWN. It's not council work, but I'll
continue to try to make Gentoo better for everyone, at least in my
little corner. :)



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