Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo Foundations Trustee Election 2020 - Election Team Formation

2020-06-17 Thread David Abbott
On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 5:08 AM Roy Bamford  wrote:
> Team,
> Its time to kick off the Trustee Election for this year.
> It will span June 21 to about August 3.
> We need two or three election officials and an infra contact to staff this 
> election.
> If you will be available and have a little free time in that period 
> recruiting is now open.
> Potential candidates should not apply.
> --
> Regards,
> Roy Bamford
> (Neddyseagoon) a member of
> elections
> gentoo-ops
> forum-mods
> arm64

Hi Roy,
I can help out.

David Abbott (dabbott)

Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo Council Election 2020 - Call For Election Officials

2020-05-29 Thread David Abbott
On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 4:03 PM Roy Bamford  wrote:
> Team,
> Our current council will hold their last meeting on 14-Jun-20.
> We therefore need to elect a new council before the July meeting.
> To do this, I'm calling for three volunteers to be election officials and an
> infra member to be the infra contact.
> The timeline, still exactly to be determined will span just over 4 weeks.
> Two weeks nominations, a few days for infra to set up the ballot on
> Woodpecker, two weeks for voting followed by a few days to check
> results.
> The timeline I have in mind is nominations open at midnight between
> 5/6 Jun. and close at midnight 19/20 Jun.
> Voting starts Midnight 22/23 June and runs until midnight 6/7 July.
> Results announced a few days later.
> Election officials monitor the project ML for nominations and update
> the election Wiki page to keep track of nominations, acceptances and
> manifestos.
> Once the votes are in, they rank the results and compare notes.
> They should also join #gentoo-elections on freenode.
> Please don't volunteer to support the election if you plan to run.
> Candidates may not be election officials.
> For completeness, only three election officials are required, so with
> myself, we will have a spare. That's good, every now and again,
> real life can intervene at the last moment.
> --
> Regards,
> Roy Bamford
> (Neddyseagoon) a member of
> elections
> gentoo-ops
> forum-mods
> arm64

Hi Roy,
Count me in.

David Abbott (dabbott)

Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Dead project cleanup - Merging Presentation with Public Relations

2016-10-08 Thread David Abbott
On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 7:56 PM, Matthew Marchese <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Thought I'd send a RFC out to you all to get a little feedback before I
> make any changes to this since I didn't originally start the project. If
> no one responds with a good reason why NOT to make the changes I
> purpose, I will proceed in a somewhat timely manner.
> It's been over a year since I manually moved the Presentation Project
> from wwwold to the wiki. No one who was previously involved in the
> project has presumed membership (or leadership) with the project.
> There's only been one meaningful edit by Rich0 to one of the project's
> two subpages. He kindly added links to a Gentoo presentation he recently
> gave.
> I currently see no reason why we need a separate project for
> Presentations. Maybe once when Gentoo PR was busier and we had more
> people giving talks it was necessary. If we're just looking for a place
> to host links or files I think merging this project with Public
> Relations will work nicely. I propose hosting the content of this
> project under the Public Relations project, since it has members who are
> actually overseeing it as Project specification (GLEP:39) demands.
> Empty projects should be removed. They are dead. It's not me who says
> it, it's GLEP 39. Be mad at it, not me. :P
> I already have a repo for PR setup at projects.g.o. I will make a
> presentations/ directory for storing the PDF files that Robin was
> recently looking for...I'll have to dig them out of the Wayback Machine,
> but that shouldn't take me too long.
> Your wiki warrior,
> Maffblaster

Hi Matthew,
Thanks for cleaning this stuff up :)

David Abbott (dabbott)
Gentoo Foundation Secretary

Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Gentoo GPG key policies

2013-03-22 Thread David Abbott
On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 4:47 AM, wrote:
 On Fri, 22 Mar 2013, Panagiotis Christopoulos wrote:

 I'm not sure if it's related, but have you set PORTAGE_GPG_DIR and/or
 PORTAGE_GPG_KEY in your make.conf?



 Even if I'll be able to configer gpg-agent properly, this will solve only a
 small part of the problem. I always do commits from, it is
 in my office at Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics. When I'm in my office,
 I'm logged in, and there's kde session. gpg-agent should ask for my pass
 phrase, and things should work. OK.

 When I'm at home, I log in elrond via ssh. As a rule, there's still a kde
 session at the console (why should I start emacs, firefox, etc., again next
 morning?). Hence there's gpg-agent running. As far as I can understand, it
 will ask for my pass phrase on the switched off monitor in my locked office.
 Not very useful.

 When I'm somewhere else (in Karlsruhe, for example), elrond is always
 switched on, but there is no session on the console. I log in via ssh. There
 is no gpg-agent running. How do I commit stuff?

 Thanks in advance,

Have you tried using keychain at the remote location?

David Abbott (dabbott)

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: linux-firmware

2013-02-21 Thread David Abbott
On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 6:18 PM, Rich Freeman wrote:
 On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 5:44 PM, Greg KH wrote:
 This should be a cross-distro issue/solution, so I suggest working with
 the Linux Foundation on this.  Anyone object to me doing that?

 Go for it (speaking only for myself, but I can't imagine the other
 Trustees would be opposed)!


Hi Greg,
I would appreciate your help.

David Abbott (dabbott)

Re: [gentoo-dev] maintainer needed for app-emul/playonlinux

2012-07-08 Thread David Abbott
On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 12:49 PM, Michael Mol wrote:
 I filed bug 425330. Nothing special, I'm just a heavy user and
 advocate of IPv6, and I figured I ought to file the bug locally so
 that the Gentoo dev associated with it can run it up the flagpole to

 I just saw that it's now CC'd to maintainer-needed. I don't like it
 when packages I use lack at least an interested liason between Gentoo
 and the package's upstream.

 I'm not a Gentoo dev in any official sense. I've never been a package
 maintainer for any distro. I've just been a Gentoo user for 2-3 years,
 a Linux user for ten years, and a C++-on-Windows dev for the past five
 years. But I'd be interested in giving it a shot.

 What's the next step?


Hi Michael,
You could contact the Gentoo Proxy Maintaining Team


Re: [gentoo-dev] anybody interested in writing a Perl ebuild?

2012-05-24 Thread David Abbott
On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 3:22 PM, Grant wrote:

 Ah. The dreaded v-strings.

 You'll note:

 That there is a v before the version specifier in the problem dist,
 and the portage ebuild has not factored this into the equation, and is
 looking for DateTime-Format-RFC3339-1.0.5.tar.gz     when it should be
 looking for DateTime-Format-RFC3339-v1.0.5.tar.gz

 If you can edit the ebuild source to solve this issue, and then re-run
 repoman manifest, that might help. But at least we now know what is
 happening wrong with g-cpan.

 In editing, you'll be wanting to look for varibles ( mostly in SRC_URI
 and I think S )  which use ${PV} and change it to use v${PV}

 These ebuilds don't seem to have any of those variables:

 # Copyright 1999-2010 Gentoo Foundation
 # Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2
 # This ebuild generated by g-cpan 0.16.4



 inherit perl-module

 DESCRIPTION=Parse and format RFC3339 datetime strings

 LICENSE=|| ( Artistic GPL-1 GPL-2 GPL-3 )
 KEYWORDS=alpha amd64 amd64-fbsd arm hppa ia64 m68k mips ppc ppc64
 s390 sh sparc sparc-fbsd x86 x86-fbsd   ppc-aix x86-freebsd
 x64-freebsd sparc64-freebsd hppa-hpux ia64-hpux x86-interix
 amd64-linux arm-linux ia64-linux ppc64-linux x86-linux ppc-macos
 x86-macos x64-macos m68k-mint x86-netbsd ppc-openbsd x86-openbsd
 x64-openbsd sparc-solaris sparc64-solaris x64-solaris x86-solaris
 x86-winnt x86-cygwin


 - Grant

Hi Grant,
See inherit perl-module take a look at /usr/portage/eclass/perl-module.eclass


Re: [gentoo-dev] Warn users not to do separate /usr partition without proper initramfs in the handbook?

2011-08-04 Thread David Abbott
Looks like the Linux Foundation has a;
Call for Participation

The LSB workgroup is preparing FHS 3.0, which will be the first FHS
release since 2004. As part of that release, we are soliciting
contributions from all interested parties.

David Abbott (dabbott)

Re: [gentoo-dev] [rfc] Rendering the official Gentoo logo / Blender,2.04, Python 2.2

2011-06-12 Thread David Abbott
On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 5:15 AM, Mario Bodemann wrote:
 Hi folks,

 Sebastian told me about the problem of not being able to render the
 logo in recent blender versions. So this is were I stepped in: I tried
 it and used the geometries from the old .blender file, and the
 yellowish reflecting image.

 Problem was to recreate the exact representation of the original logo,
 by new means of rendering and relighting. I tried to solve them by
 creating a new material for the g and carefully adjusting the
 parameters. Also I added a new modifier for the geometry to get rid of
 the ugly seam at the sharp edge. (This does not modify the geometry,
 only the rendering of it)

 However, here are my preliminary results:

  - the modified .blend-file[1] (tested with blender 2.57b)
  - new rendered logo image [2]
  - original logo image (for comparison)[3]

 What do you think?

 Greetings, Mario.


Hi Mario,
Thanks for taking the time to do this, looks great by me.
David Abbott (dabbott)

Re: Proxy maintainership of app-misc/pwsafe, was Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-commits] gentoo-x86 commit in dev-python/PyZilla: PyZilla-0.1.0.ebuild ChangeLog metadata.xml

2011-03-27 Thread David Abbott
On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 4:47 PM, Nirbheek Chauhan wrote:
 On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 1:50 AM, Christopher Head wrote:

 --- metadata.xml        22 Mar 2009 02:35:03 -      1.5
 +++ metadata.xml        27 Mar 2011 20:46:54 -
 @@ -3,7 +3,13 @@
 +       nameChristopher Head/name
 +       descriptionProxy maintainer, assign bugs/description
 +  /maintainer
 +  maintainer
 +       nameNirbheek Chauhan/name
   longdescription lang=en
     pwsafe is a commandline password database utility compatible with

 ~Nirbheek Chauhan

 Gentoo GNOME+Mozilla Team


David Abbott (dabbott)

Re: [gentoo-dev] release 11.0 and

2011-03-10 Thread David Abbott
On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 8:52 AM, Anthony G. Basile wrote:

 I noticed that release 11.0 was annouced on,, and other places, but not on   The
 last release announced there is 10.0 back in Oct 7, 2009.  dabbot is
 listed, but he is on devaway until May.  Is PR aware?

 BTW, I think the liveCD is very pretty :)

 Anthony G. Basile, Ph.D.
 Gentoo Developer

Hi Team,
The release has been submitted for verification on freashmeat. This
process typically takes less than 24 hours.
David Abbott (dabbott)

Re: [gentoo-dev] FOSDEM 2011

2010-08-26 Thread David Abbott
On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 4:06 PM, Roy Bamford wrote:

 Will there be a new DVD?
 10.1 is about a year old already.
likewhoa has been working on a new version and it is almost ready. He
has run into a show stopper as nox is not working and needs some help,
if anyone has the time to help him figure it out. He can be found on
David Abbott (dabbott)

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-dev-announce] Cleanup of the Get Gentoo page

2010-08-17 Thread David Abbott
Hash: SHA1

On 08/17/2010 10:07 AM, Paweł Hajdan, Jr. wrote:
 On 8/16/10 5:29 PM, David Abbott wrote:
 I can but just want to make sure this is what everyone wants;
 I got that from
 Looks fine to me I am ready to commit, just say so and its done.
 Looks good to me. Thanks!
OK Paweł, Everyone, done

- -- 
David Abbott (dabbott)
Gentoo Linux PR x86 openrc
Version: GnuPG v2.0.16 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla -


Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-dev-announce] Cleanup of the Get Gentoo page

2010-08-16 Thread David Abbott
On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 8:11 PM, Joshua Saddler wrote:
 On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 11:43:06 -0700
 Joshua Saddler wrote:
 That said, I've been looking at the proposed changes, so I'll be implementing
 some or all of them soon, probably today, time permitting.

 I'm not going to be able to get to this, so anyone else with commit access to 
 /main/en/ can feel free to make the changes.

I can but just want to make sure this is what everyone wants;
I got that from
Looks fine to me I am ready to commit, just say so and its done.

David Abbott (dabbott)

[gentoo-dev] Last Rights: app-misc/gwine

2010-07-24 Thread David Abbott
Hash: SHA1

Dead Upstream, last update 2005
Bug 271939 fails with international characters in database
Bug 239615 fails to build
Masked for removal in 30 days
- -- 
David Abbott (dabbott)
Version: GnuPG v2.0.15 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla -


Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-dev-announce] Election for the Gentoo Council empty seat

2009-12-20 Thread David Abbott

To nominate anyone for the empty seat, please send an email to the
gentoo-dev ml. Anyone can nominate for the Council, but only current
Gentoo Developers can stand for and vote in the election.

I nominate (in no particular order):

David Abbott (dabbott)
Gentoo PR | Trustees

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: perl-5.10.1 status update

2009-10-27 Thread David Abbott
Torsten Veller wrote:
 * Torsten
 After that I'll minimize my perl work if no more people join to help.
 Plan revised: I stop doing perl work right now.

I am also sorry to see you stop. You have gotten a lot accomplished in a
short period of time and it was a joy to see your work in action.
Good luck and hope to see you around :)

Re: [gentoo-dev] Anyone interested in maintaining the Gentoo Handbooks?

2009-10-03 Thread David Abbott

AllenJB wrote:

Hi all,

The situation with the Gentoo Handbook is quite frankly getting beyond a
joke for those of us donating our time to help users.

I have tried to bring up the issues on the docs team list but pretty
much get shot down and told everything is fine and dandy.

For example, quoteth the Handbook at:
Most PC users should use the stage3-i686-2008.0.tar.bz2 stage3 archive.

This results in users starting out with a version of portage that
doesn't understand EAPI-2. Guess what happens next.

I personally would happily donate my time to working on the docs, if
only it didn't involve a markup language nobody else uses. I suggested a
closed wiki for official documentation, but was again shot down saying
that the existing team (who seem to be doing nothing) would need to
reskill and that the server admins dislike wikis.

Is it really satisfactory that the official install documentation
results in a basically non-working install?


I always use the x86 Quick install guide [1] I did an amd64 install 
using it and can not recall changing anything. How about each arch 
maintaining their own Quick install guide and for more in depth 
questions point users to irc or the forums and put the handbook in the 
archives for historical reference if no one wants to keep it current.


David Abbott (dabbott)
Gentoo PR
Gentoo trustee