[gentoo-dev] Anyone want to maintain net-misc/pavuk?

2006-01-20 Thread Daniel Drake
I can't remember how I ended up maintaining this. I'm not even too sure what it does - I don't use it. It's some kind of web grabber thingy. Upstream is alive. http://pavuk.sourceforge.net/ Does anyone want to take this package? It also comes with 2 bonus bugs: 114189 and 118287. Daniel --

Re: [gentoo-dev] Anyone want to maintain net-misc/pavuk?

2006-01-20 Thread Daniel Drake
Daniel Drake wrote: Does anyone want to take this package? It also comes with 2 bonus bugs: 114189 and 118287. vanquirius took it. Thanks! -- gentoo-dev@gentoo.org mailing list

[gentoo-dev] Bugzilla etiquette suggestions

2006-02-12 Thread Daniel Drake
I wrote most of this a while ago but didn't get round to finishing it. This seems appropriate at this time, so here it is :) Here are some small *suggestions* for how I think we can motivate users on Bugzilla to contribute more, and to contribute more often. I'm not suggesting this be

Re: [gentoo-dev] Bugzilla etiquette suggestions

2006-02-12 Thread Daniel Drake
Marien Zwart wrote: I think this is too much effort, especially for small corrections. I tend to fix them myself, commit with a message like ...based on an ebuild from ... (bug #) and comment on the bug like Committed with minor changes. It would probably be a good thing if I went into a bit

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Bugzilla etiquette suggestions

2006-02-12 Thread Daniel Drake
Duncan wrote: 2. Be careful with INVALID resolutions The term invalid _is_ harsh in bugzilla context, so make sure you write a quick thankful-sounding comment to go with it. I like all the suggestions, but this one hits a particular sore spot, as I had it happen to me, with I think my second

Re: [gentoo-dev] /etc/rc.conf

2006-02-12 Thread Daniel Drake
Chris Gianelloni wrote: Isn't XSESSION *only* used by display managers? I know for a fact that it isn't used by startx or anything. It is used by startx. The following commands have their expected effect: # XSESSION=fluxbox startx # XSESSION=gnome startx Daniel -- gentoo-dev@gentoo.org

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Bugzilla etiquette suggestions

2006-02-13 Thread Daniel Drake
Duncan wrote: I'd /not/ really wish to encourage version bump requests overnight. That's jumping the gun, and indeed, could encourage first post like behavior. What I'd do with such bugs is thank the user, but say next time, please give me a few days, at least a week (or whatever a dev feels

[gentoo-dev] 2.6.16 and packages in conflict

2006-03-20 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, Linux 2.6.16 will be in the tree very soon. Assuming there aren't any major problems, we'll hopefully be marking it stable in 2-3 weeks. As usual, please bring any conflicts (e.g. compilation failures of kernel module ebuilds against 2.6.16) to our attention by making them block bug

Re: [gentoo-dev] package naming

2006-03-20 Thread Daniel Drake
Roy Marples wrote: Now, if the commandline is the same, should the package name be the same? If so, what version number should I be using? It's currently just called resolvconf-0.1 Definately change the name of the package (if not the script itself) otherwise the Debian resolvconf author

[gentoo-dev] Making the developer community more open

2006-03-20 Thread Daniel Drake
more open? I can't think of a decent way to phrase the subject line which might make it sound it was coming from a native English speaker..ahem..anyway: I read a complimentary comment from a Gentoo user recently (can't remember exactly where, so this is from memory). It was something along

Re: [gentoo-dev] Making the developer community more open

2006-03-21 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi Brandon, Brandon Edens wrote: When I was a system administrator working with Gentoo I would've appreciated a way to interact with the other Gentoo system administrators. snip You seem to be purely describing interactions with the user community from a user perspective. My post was about

Re: [gentoo-dev] 2.6.16 and packages in conflict

2006-04-03 Thread Daniel Drake
Daniel Drake wrote: Hi, Linux 2.6.16 will be in the tree very soon. Assuming there aren't any major problems, we'll hopefully be marking it stable in 2-3 weeks. We're planning to mark it stable on 10th April. Maybe a few days later, need to double check that we don't have any in-kernel

Re: [gentoo-dev] Last rites for media-sound/nforce-audio

2006-04-18 Thread Daniel Drake
Diego 'Flameeyes' Petten wrote: It's the driver for NVIDIA nForce motherboard sound card. It's OSS-only, it's badly broken (hardlocks machines and so on), lacks someone who can maintain it (missing hardware mostly) and there are bugs open for it. If nobody steps up, I'm going to remove it a

[gentoo-dev] Looking for a new media-sound/easytag maintainer

2006-05-07 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, Is anyone interested in taking over maintenance of easytag? I still use it, but am looking to free up some time for other things. It doesn't require much commitment: there aren't many bugs filed for it (none open at the moment either). Easytag 2.0 is just around the corner and will be

[gentoo-dev] sys-kernel/usermode-sources facing removal

2006-05-07 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, I've been wrangling with usermode-sources maintenance for some time now, but I don't have any interest in it and have no clue how it works. The current version in Portage is a bit out of date and faces the usual minor kernel security issues. usermode-sources is actually just Paolo

Re: [gentoo-dev] sys-kernel/usermode-sources facing removal

2006-05-07 Thread Daniel Drake
dang is the new maintainer - thanks! -- gentoo-dev@gentoo.org mailing list

Re: [gentoo-dev] Looking for a new media-sound/easytag maintainer

2006-05-07 Thread Daniel Drake
Chris Gianelloni wrote: I use it myself, but haven't ever looked at any of its bugs. I guess I can take it, provided you're going to be available to answer questions on it for a bit. ;] Of course. I know the codebase quite well. If you are happy to take this, please put yourself in the

[gentoo-dev] GUADEC 2006

2006-05-10 Thread Daniel Drake
http://guadec.org/GUADEC2006 Anyone going? Anyone staying in the GNOME village? I'll be there, with a friend. Daniel -- gentoo-dev@gentoo.org mailing list

Re: [gentoo-dev] Paludis and Profiles

2006-05-16 Thread Daniel Drake
Stephen Bennett wrote: If noone has any strong reasonable objections, I'd like to add a Paludis profile to the tree. I think that this should be the decision of the Portage developers. If there is any burden other than the points you mentioned, it directly or indirectly falls on them.

Re: [gentoo-dev] Paludis and Profiles

2006-05-16 Thread Daniel Drake
Ciaran McCreesh wrote: Adding a new profile doesn't affect Portage unless Portage is told to use that profile. And anyone telling Portage to use *any* invalid profile is going to be in for a shock. I was more thinking along the lines of that there might be a lot of confusion if Paludis and

Re: [gentoo-dev] et_EE locale and language of error messages

2006-05-19 Thread Daniel Drake
Harald van Dijk wrote: and as for unreadable error messages, getting German gcc output in a German locale is a feature, not a bug. I agree - but only when you use gcc on the command line, or in a Makefile, or in some other normal usage scenario. I think Stefan is suggesting just using the

Re: [gentoo-dev] Summer of Code students and Planet Gentoo

2006-05-28 Thread Daniel Drake
Donnie Berkholz wrote: Why a new domain? We've already got a blog setup at http://planet.gentoo.org/developers/ and could just add http://planet.gentoo.org/summerofcode/ or something. If you want something like this, why not (soc|summerofcode).gentoo.org/? The domain is already set up, and

Re: [gentoo-dev] SATA disk slower as /dev/sda then as in /dev/hda

2006-06-07 Thread Daniel Drake
Mivz wrote: /dev/sda: Timing cached reads: 1424 MB in 2.00 seconds = 711.96 MB/sec HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(null) (wait for flush complete) failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device Timing buffered disk reads: 114 MB in 3.00 seconds = 37.95 MB/sec HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(null) (wait for flush complete)

Re: [gentoo-dev] July Council Meeting: Requested Agenda Item

2006-06-10 Thread Daniel Drake
Christel Dahlskjaer wrote: I would like to ask that the Council discuss the current state and future of the GWN at their next meeting. This is an open project. The solution to the problems you raise is incredibly simple: Contribute on a regular basis, or find other people who will do so.

Re: [gentoo-dev] Dealing with /var/cache on unmerge

2006-06-10 Thread Daniel Drake
Mike Frysinger wrote: maybe give ebuilds a way to maintain a list of files that portage should nuke when unmerging the package ... Something similar to this would be useful for kernel ebuilds, as simply unmerging kernel source will leave a load of temporary and object files on the

Re: [gentoo-dev] eclasses maintainers - raise your hands please

2006-06-15 Thread Daniel Drake
Diego 'Flameeyes' Pettenò wrote: Can gnuconfig_update calls go away from new ebuilds, then? Yes, because base/make.defaults includes FEATURES=autoconfig and no profile turns it off. Daniel -- gentoo-dev@gentoo.org mailing list

[gentoo-dev] 2.6.17 kernel stabilisation plan

2006-06-20 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, I'm hoping to be able to mark 2.6.17 stable on or around July 11th. I'll give around a weeks notice here when that is to happen. Hopefully we'll use this for the 2006.1 release too. If you find packages (e.g. out-of-tree drivers) in the stable tree which do not compile against 2.6.17

Re: [gentoo-dev] SpanKY's Nominations for the Gentoo Council 2007

2006-07-05 Thread Daniel Drake
Mike Frysinger wrote: i guess i'll start off some mass nominations of random people off the top of my head who i think would do a good job ... there's a bunch more people i think would do a good job, but i'm going to cut my list short as it's already ridiculously long ... Thanks for the

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Portage: missing pieces

2006-07-06 Thread Daniel Drake
Molle Bestefich wrote: Same thing with a package called 'seamonkey': Same answer as you got on the -user list: use --tree But don't only look at the top section of the output. Daniel -- gentoo-dev@gentoo.org mailing list

Re: [gentoo-dev] Last rites for some CD/DVD-recording applications

2006-07-09 Thread Daniel Drake
Lars Weiler wrote: app-cdr/dvdrtools: Same reason. No need to use this fork of cdrtools-1.11... This is a lot more more than a add DVD writing support fork - they have changed much more than that, and they have an interesting list of objectives. It's a much saner version of cdrtools.

Re: [gentoo-dev] 2.6.17 kernel stabilisation plan

2006-07-10 Thread Daniel Drake
Daniel Drake wrote: Hi, I'm hoping to be able to mark 2.6.17 stable on or around July 11th. I'll give around a weeks notice here when that is to happen. Hopefully we'll use this for the 2006.1 release too. It will be a little later than planned, but this is your 1 week notice that 2.6.17

[gentoo-dev] Making procfs mount as nosuid,noexec by default

2006-07-15 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, The local root exploit-of-the-week would have been unable to run if our users systems had /proc mounted with nosuid and/or noexec It would be worthwhile considering making this a default. What are people's thoughts? Additional testing of this change would be appreciated (just ensure

Re: [gentoo-dev] Funding from Gentoo UK 2006 event

2006-07-25 Thread Daniel Drake
Lisa Seelye wrote: Is there any news on a 2007 event? This time, really, I promise I'll be in the country to attend! No, and you won't hear anything from me. I won't be in the country. Daniel -- gentoo-dev@gentoo.org mailing list

Re: [gentoo-dev] Funding from Gentoo UK 2006 event

2006-07-26 Thread Daniel Drake
Roy Marples wrote: While the location was indeed good and in easy walking distance from the tube station, the room was packed - do you know if they have larger rooms? They do, see http://www.theresourcecentre.org.uk/voluntary_charges.pdf We were in seminar room 3. This was the largest one

[gentoo-dev] net-misc/bcm4400 going away

2006-08-30 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, net-misc/bcm4400 is a kernel driver built as an external package through portage. The codebase which this package use has been discontinued upstream. The upstream replacement (which is not in Portage directly) is simply a copy of the in-kernel b44 driver code. For this reason we are

Re: [gentoo-dev] Project summaries- kernel

2009-05-12 Thread Daniel Drake
Christian Faulhammer wrote: Hi, any project lead/member can post an answer to this mail for a status report: kernel: Continues to be a small team with desires to grow. Our processes scale well but recruitment does not. Only real task is to handle gentoo-sources, 90% of the time is handling

[gentoo-dev] 2.6.29 stable plans

2009-05-16 Thread Daniel Drake
I'm planning to request the stabling of gentoo-sources-2.6.29 on 23rd may, 1 week from now. We have no known regressions in the kernel. Regressions in external packages in the stable tree are tracked in bug #264722. Please fix these asap. Daniel

Re: [gentoo-dev] linux-info.eclass: lacking sources, config checks and module building

2009-09-07 Thread Daniel Drake
Robin H. Johnson wrote: It does NOT check /proc/config.gz presently. The original logic against not checking /proc was that we were targeting the kernel being built, but that's moot given the use of `uname -r` in OUTPUT_DIR. That seems like a bug. OUTPUT_DIR should default to unset which would

Re: [gentoo-dev] About udev-145: new features / extras and kernel requirements

2009-11-09 Thread Daniel Drake
Matthias Schwarzott wrote: Up to now I have just added use-flag extras to control these. But I suppose that udev-acl and maybe gudev is a hard requirement for newer hal or devicekit versions. And upstream thinks these should be enabled by default. I've been playing with Fedora lately and they

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-commits] gentoo-x86 commit in sys-cluster/drbd: ChangeLog drbd-8.0.6.ebuild

2007-09-23 Thread Daniel Drake
Donnie Berkholz wrote: cd ${S} cp -R /usr/src/linux-${KV} ${WORKDIR} emake -j1 KDIR=/${WORKDIR}/linux-${KV} O=${KBUILD_OUTPUT} || die compile problem This is not the way that linux-mod is intended to be used. You should be setting MODULE_NAMES,

Re: [gentoo-dev] Resolving HAL vs. pciutils/usbutils

2007-10-31 Thread Daniel Drake
Robin H. Johnson wrote: Heya, So now this is not a flamewar. Jakub was originally going to complain at me for the upstream usbutils adding support for gzipped usb.ids files, but a group of us (myself, dsd, jakub, leio, steev) had a discussion about it, and came up with a solution that both

Re: [gentoo-dev] Resolving HAL vs. pciutils/usbutils

2007-10-31 Thread Daniel Drake
Wulf C. Krueger wrote: The question is not if some software is doing the right thing or not but if our packages behave like they should for our users. There is also value in satisfying and not deviating away from upstream, as well as respecting values of upstream decisions (such as offering

Re: [gentoo-dev] Resolving HAL vs. pciutils/usbutils

2007-10-31 Thread Daniel Drake
Doug Goldstein wrote: When HAL evaluated the usage of libpci the following issues were identified: 1) increased memory usage, to the point that HAL was not usable on the OLPC project I was only ever aware of concerns that memory usage might be high, but wasn't aware it caused specific

Re: [gentoo-dev] More general interface to use flags

2007-11-02 Thread Daniel Drake
Marijn Schouten (hkBst) wrote: Hi list, the current interface to use flags, useq, usev, use_with, use_enable, as defined in /usr/lib/portage/bin/ebuild.sh lacks generality. The common thing is testing a use flag and possibly echoing a string, but there is no function that implements this common

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: maintainer-wanted bugcount

2007-11-27 Thread Daniel Drake
Markus Ullmann wrote: K, to sum it up then, everything stays like it is atm. I think that makes sense. Yes, it's unrealistic for us to be able to handle all of them, but I think that's a perfectly reasonable situation. It's common for open source projects to have an excess of feature

Re: [gentoo-dev] [GLEP] Use EAPI-suffixed ebuilds (.ebuild-EAPI) [2]

2007-12-22 Thread Daniel Drake
Piotr Jaroszyński wrote: I have updated the GLEP, hopefully it is less confusing now and hence the discussion will be more technical. As I still didn't get the ok to commit from our glep folks, read the most current version here: http://dev.gentoo.org/~peper/glep-0055.html

[gentoo-dev] app-misc/beagle (temporary?) maintainer wanted

2008-01-14 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, I'm the current beagle maintainer but am struggling to find the time needed for the simple maintenance efforts required. Is anyone interested in taking over here? A prospective developer (bheekling) would be interested in maintaining this package in future, but right now he does not

[gentoo-dev] www-apps/b2evolution maintainer wanted

2008-01-14 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, Is anyone interested in taking the b2evolution blog engine webapp off my back? Steve Dibb has been doing almost all of the planet maintenance for the last eon, and I don't really have an easy environment to test new ebuilds etc. Thanks, Daniel -- gentoo-dev@lists.gentoo.org mailing list

[gentoo-dev] Linux kernel 2.6.24 plans

2008-01-25 Thread Daniel Drake
2.6.24 has been released, gentoo-sources-2.6.24 will be in portage this afternoon. Tentatively hoping to mark this stable after 5 weeks (i.e. 29th February) but it may be done a little sooner. We are hoping to get this stable for inclusion in 2008.0 (and to be the kernel the livecd runs

[gentoo-dev] Linux 2.6.25 info

2008-04-17 Thread Daniel Drake
2.6.25 was released today, gentoo-sources-2.6.25 is now in portage. As usual this will break some packages in the portage tree (ones that include kernel code), the tracker for such issues is here: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=218127 Jakub normally does a wonderful job of herding all

Re: [gentoo-dev] lastrite: net-fs/coda-kernel (treecleaners)

2008-04-23 Thread Daniel Drake
Samuli Suominen wrote: # Samuli Suominen [EMAIL PROTECTED] (21 Apr 2008) # Masked by treecleaners for bug 160267. Removed in ~60 days. # Has been included in 2.6 kernel series. net-fs/coda-kernel Are you sure? codafs has been in the kernel for years but I think the external package is

Re: [gentoo-dev] Fwd: Retiring...

2008-05-14 Thread Daniel Drake
Carlos Silva wrote: I'm really sorry to leave you guys but my current life isn't compatible with working on Gentoo. Live is too busy to give Gentoo the time it deserves. I really liked to work with all of you. I'll try to contribute as much as possible via bugzzie. If anyone need any kind of

[gentoo-dev] Linux 2.6.26 stabilization

2008-10-28 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, On November 5th, I'll request that the latest revision of gentoo-sources-2.6.26 goes stable on x86 and amd64. The UK will celebrate the event with big bonfires and fireworks. If there are any unfixed 2.6.26 regressions, please alert us, but things seem to be nicely under control. As

[gentoo-dev] packages up for grabs

2008-10-31 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, I want to devote more time to the kernel project and other things, so I'm looking for people or herds to take ebuild maintainership of the following packages: dev-dotnet/gsf-sharp dev-dotnet/evolution-sharp dev-util/rej net-wireless/zd1211-firmware sys-block/viaideinfo sys-fs/udftools

[gentoo-dev] Looking for help with kernel maintenance

2008-11-18 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, I'm looking to find one or more people to help out with gentoo-sources-2.6 maintenance (our primary supported kernel). Right now, me and Mike Pagano do most of the kernel work. I disappear fairly often and it's always good to have more than 1 active person on the project. I'm looking

[gentoo-dev] Linux 2.6.27 stabilisation plans

2008-11-26 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, I'm tentatively planning to request that gentoo-sources-2.6.27 gets marked stable on x86+amd64 on December 15th, assuming we have fixed all regressions (we have some open, which will hopefully be fixed soon). Kernel-dependent packages that are broken by this upgrade are tracked at

Re: [gentoo-dev] Looking for help with kernel maintenance

2008-12-03 Thread Daniel Drake
Nicolas, Nicolas Sebrecht wrote: I would like to go further in the Linux kernel internal comprehension. Could someone tell me where to find a good starting free documentation ? Most of the documentations I've found are about old kernel versions (2.4 series). Ask this on the gentoo-kernel

[gentoo-dev] net-misc/arpstar facing removal

2008-12-04 Thread Daniel Drake
It's unmaintained and broken against recent kernels. It would be nice if someone could step up and replace it by adding and maintaining a package for arpon: http://arpon.sourceforge.net/ which I guess it not a kernel module, yay I'm planning to add arpstar to package.mask on December 11th,

Re: [gentoo-dev] sandbox-1.3 testing request

2008-12-07 Thread Daniel Drake
Mike Frysinger wrote: can people who feel adventurous unmask sandbox-1.3.2 and give it a spin on their systems before i unmask it for everyone ... Thanks for looking after this important package. 1.3.2 isn't in CVS, did you mean 1.3.1? Daniel

Re: [gentoo-dev] Linux 2.6.27 stabilisation plans

2008-12-09 Thread Daniel Drake
Daniel Drake wrote: I'm tentatively planning to request that gentoo-sources-2.6.27 gets marked stable on x86+amd64 on December 15th, assuming we have fixed all regressions (we have some open, which will hopefully be fixed soon). We're still on track for December 15th stabling, so please make

Re: [gentoo-dev] EAPI 2 policy for portage tree

2008-12-10 Thread Daniel Drake
Robert R. Russell wrote: My answer is a simple example from my own system. My current system uses a motherboard that is around 6 months old and is only correctly supported by the latest ~arch gentoo-sources. The add on video card, a 1 to 2 year old nvidia card, works great with

Re: [gentoo-dev] EAPI 2 policy for portage tree

2008-12-10 Thread Daniel Drake
why offlist? Robert R. Russell wrote: Stabilization reports for ~xorg-x11 and the ~xf86-video-intel drivers aren't likely to go any where given the number of issues people are asking about on the forums But the important thing is that you notify the maintainers that you're in trouble. That

[gentoo-dev] Linux 2.6.28 stable plans

2008-12-25 Thread Daniel Drake
2.6.28 is out, happy holidays.. The usual things: 1. Bugs in non-kernel packages in the stable tree that appear due to this upgrade are tracked at bug #252467 2. Tentative stable date is January 15th, will be held back if we have bad kernel regressions etc, but jan 15th is the aim. If your

Re: [gentoo-dev] Linux 2.6.28 stable plans

2008-12-25 Thread Daniel Drake
Tobias Klausmann wrote: All .28 series kernels (all rc kernels and the final one, too) do not compile on Alpha at all. Please file this at the Gentoo bugzilla as well, so that we can keep track. We can possibly even help fix it. cheers, Daniel

Re: [gentoo-dev] GLI Officially Deprecated

2009-01-14 Thread Daniel Drake
Petteri Räty wrote: Why wasn't this sent to gentoo-dev-announce? It should be posted on front page gentoo.org if that is not already in the works. Thanks, Daniel

Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP 36: providing both CVS and Subversion?

2005-04-10 Thread Daniel Drake
Christian Parpart wrote: could you be please more specific? I mean. why isn't it a current solution? because SVN isn't right in place or because of the copyright problems still around or ...? He means the copyright issues. I believe that Greg also signed the form, and he was the one who

[gentoo-dev] Gentoo as a development platform

2005-04-16 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, Quite often, I use Gentoo's from-source nature to my advantage when developing or testing software packages. Gentoo is fairly well oriented for this kind of environment, but it's not brilliant. As an example, foo-3.2.1 (the latest version) is installed on my system, but more recently, they

Re: [gentoo-dev] List of packages which 'inherit gcc'

2005-05-15 Thread Daniel Drake
Danny van Dyk wrote: sys-kernel/gentoo-sources I don't see any gentoo-sources ebuilds using this. Can you please re-check? Thanks Daniel -- gentoo-dev@gentoo.org mailing list

Re: [gentoo-dev] UPGRADE complete bugs.gentoo.org

2005-05-17 Thread Daniel Drake
Jeffrey Forman wrote: I've looked at the actual DB behind bugzilla, and that seems to be the only bug having that such situation, with a resolved-like status, but no resolution, all the other bugs look fine. *shrug* Many others seem to have the same problem. Examples: 51546, 55672, 57225,

[gentoo-dev] Removing svga from default USE flags

2005-05-22 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, I don't really see why USE=svga is enabled by default. This brings svgalib into emerge system. svgalib is quite problematic and not used much anymore. Any objections to dropping it from the default USE flags? Thanks, Daniel -- gentoo-dev@gentoo.org mailing list

[gentoo-dev] media-sound/emu10k1 facing removal

2005-06-04 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, media-sound/emu10k1 is being considered for removal. It provides audio drivers for Linux 2.4 for emu10k1 chips (SB live, audigy, etc). Upstream is dead since 2002 and the ALSA drivers are much better. 2.4 users can alternatively use the in-kernel emu10k1 drivers (unmaintained), or they can

[gentoo-dev] Gentoo metastructure reform poll is open

2005-06-08 Thread Daniel Drake
Please keep future information regarding this poll public on gentoo-dev or similar. [publicising on gentoo-dev with permission from Grant Goodyear] Dear all, Polls are open for the metastructure reform vote. All Gentoo developers are eligible to vote. The proposals up for vote: - The FOSDEM

Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo metastructure reform poll is open

2005-06-08 Thread Daniel Drake
Daniel Drake wrote: - Form a task force for additional study (Task-Force) -core mail (7 June 2005) from jstubbs, [EMAIL PROTECTED] (will be available on gentoo-dev as a response to this message) Jason Stubbs' proposal: I'm past this deadline, but I'd like to propose a modified keeping

Re: [gentoo-dev] a #g-d first impression might represent process and metastructure

2005-06-08 Thread Daniel Drake
Jim Northrup wrote: 1) There is nowhere specified on gentoo.org or gentoo maintained sites I've rtfm'd specifying any hint of conduct guidelines for being a developer interfacing with the outside world, representing the organization. Common social ettiquette does not always reside with

[gentoo-dev] Announcing Gentoo Universe

2005-06-10 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, It's been running for about a week already but its about time it was properly announced :) It seems that we have a fairly even split of opinions on whether Planet Gentoo should be strictly for Gentoo and related topics, or whether it should be a full aggregation of more personal articles

Re: [gentoo-dev] Announcing Gentoo Universe

2005-06-11 Thread Daniel Drake
Stuart Longland wrote: This sounds great. And yes, I'd like to participate. I have but one question though... My question is this: Which web-blog script would you recommend for the p.g.o site? I use wordpress for my own weblog, and I like it. Not overly complicated and does the job well

Re: [gentoo-dev] Proposal: New Bugzilla resolution: NEEDMAINTAINER

2005-06-13 Thread Daniel Drake
Markus Nigbur wrote: Anyway, as I've already said I'm the _currently_ the only active herd member and simply cannot take the responsibility of about 100 new packages. Therefor I suggest introducing a new keyword to bugzilla's resolution list, called NEEDMAINTAINER. With this new keyword

Re: [gentoo-dev] Proposal: New Bugzilla resolution: NEEDMAINTAINER

2005-06-13 Thread Daniel Drake
Maurice van der Pot wrote: Do you have a date or thread subject or something like that? I can't find it in the archives. I would like to see some reasons why one or the other is better. I can't remember and I can't see it in the archives. Maybe I was dreaming... I think it logically fits

Re: [gentoo-dev] Proposal: New Bugzilla resolution: NEEDMAINTAINER

2005-06-13 Thread Daniel Drake
Stefan Schweizer wrote: I think its better to leave the package on the right alias, because its easier to find all pkges without maintainer for a certain herd then. Most of the people will want to start with only one herd to get ebuilds added, so it imo makes really sense to leave them

[gentoo-dev] Kernel status update

2005-06-14 Thread Daniel Drake
John Mylchreest posted these objectives in January. I'm not John so I guess he'll follow up with anything I missed :) Migrate all existing ebuilds to kernel-2 and linux-* eclasses. This is progressing and can realistically be completed before the end of the year. Push 2.6 for default where

Re: [gentoo-dev] Final proposal: New alias maintainer-needed@g.o or some such (speak now or forever hold your peace ;) )

2005-06-16 Thread Daniel Drake
Markus Nigbur wrote: Assigning to [EMAIL PROTECTED] and adding the actual fitting herd to CC is the most elegant option, IMHO. However we do it, we should really agree on one solution, to get more structure into the chaos. Here's what I'd propose: This only applies to new packages, as

Re: [gentoo-dev] linux-2.6.12

2005-06-18 Thread Daniel Drake
Andrew Muraco wrote: actually i dont know if they were talking about ssp/pie but the correct term is SELinux (known to gentooers as hardened) and trusted computing are also things that were reported to be up for mainline kernel http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.php/id;669959914;fp;16;fpid;0

Re: [gentoo-dev] linux-2.6.12

2005-06-18 Thread Daniel Drake
Omkhar Arasaratnam wrote: That said, we're not RedHat. We ship as MANY features as we can and let the user decide. I agree that it is valuable to get reiser4 testing done up front. Eventually - some people will use it. Last I checked I think $FOO is stupid wasn't a valid closure code in

Re: [gentoo-dev] src_configure

2005-07-07 Thread Daniel Drake
Jonathan Smith wrote: you could simply make the default: src_configure() { [ -f ./configure ] econf || die } No need, this will do fine as a default: src_configure() { econf || die } Since econf already checks for a configure script and does nothing if it can't find one...

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Closing bugs [was: New Bugzilla HOWTO]

2005-07-10 Thread Daniel Drake
Nathan L. Adams wrote: (a) Its not a waste of time, and it is a FACT that peer review improves quality. I don't think anyone is disputing that it would be a beneficial concept, in terms of improving quality and feedback. However the suggestion you are making is really not practical in our

Re: [gentoo-dev] New Bugzilla HOWTO Update

2005-07-10 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi Chris, Chris White wrote: Doc is still here: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/bugzilla-howto.xml I've just read over it in full. It looks good - thanks for writing it. As you know, I've been meaning to write one of these for a while. I've been keeping a list of topics I think should be

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Closing bugs [was: New Bugzilla HOWTO]

2005-07-10 Thread Daniel Drake
Nathan L. Adams wrote: Good point. See my reply to Jon Portnoy for the latest revision of the idea that would apply to everyone as an optional 'best practice'. Again, it doesn't really work like this. The groups you describe are different in nature, and certain procedures suit some groups

Re: [gentoo-dev] New Bugzilla HOWTO Update

2005-07-10 Thread Daniel Drake
Shyam Mani wrote: As for the rest of the points you've brought up, did you have time to pen down answers as well? If so, could we have a look at them please? Some answers are obvious, but some others aren't and these points are quite valid and do need to be in the doc. I haven't written any

Re: [gentoo-dev] New Bugzilla HOWTO Update

2005-07-14 Thread Daniel Drake
Chris White wrote: never reassign a bug Ok, I have a section on how to re-assign the bug to the maintainer if you're the reporter, so you don't want that at all is what you're saying? Just let bug-wranglers handle it? Yes, I'm pretty much saying that. Thinking back to the situation that

[gentoo-dev] Looking for developers for a new 'Planet' web-app

2005-08-16 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, As the Planet Gentoo admin (http://planet.gentoo.org), I often get feature ideas and requests for ways to enhance the Planet website. Right now, a python script called planet (www.planetplanet.org) powers the site. planet is a nice simple script, which is invoked by cron every hour - it

Re: [gentoo-dev] Looking for developers for a new 'Planet' web-app

2005-08-16 Thread Daniel Drake
Sebastian Bergmann wrote: Have you looked at the software [1] that runs on Planet PHP [2]? -- [1] http://svn.bitflux.ch/repos/public/planet-php/trunk/ [2] http://www.planet-php.net/ Thanks, I hadn't heard of that. It seems in tune to what we need: Storing entries in a MySQL database,

Re: [gentoo-dev] Looking for developers for a new 'Planet' web-app

2005-08-17 Thread Daniel Drake
Rob Cakebread wrote: I patched the Planet source to add all the entries to an sql database then wrote a quick CherryPy demo [1] that uses the existing Planet's template system. The example just has the entries for a few random developers. You can search the titles or full text. Source code

[gentoo-dev] Need an x86 tester with =1GB RAM (and some time to spare)

2005-09-01 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, Theres a bug filed against gentoo-sources-2.6 which causes the system to be unreliable when running the 64GB highmem option. This bug isn't present in the vanilla kernels so it must be caused by one of the patches we apply, but I don't know which this might be. To see this bug, you need

Re: [gentoo-dev] Trouble with sys fs

2005-09-09 Thread Daniel Drake
Kormos Matej wrote: Hello! I am beginner with Gentoo and absolute rookie about writing drivers, but I am trying to write one. I hope I have choose the right mailing list for my questions :-) You should try the kernel-newbies mailing list, or the linux kernel mailing list. I have encountered

Re: [gentoo-dev] Bug 80905

2005-09-13 Thread Daniel Drake
Frank Schafer wrote: Does someone know if it's worth a try with the vanilla and if vanilla here means a really vanilla from kernel.org or if it's sufficient to get the (too patched and thus not so vanilla) vanilla-sources. vanilla-sources is not patched. Please be kind with me regarding to

Re: [gentoo-dev] Bug 80905

2005-09-13 Thread Daniel Drake
Ivan Yosifov wrote: On Tue, 2005-09-13 at 14:52 +0100, Daniel Drake wrote: are running vesafb-tng and have =1GB RAM then try turning off vesafb-tng Why ? Actually, this shouldn't matter, as this only occurs with 64gb highmem. I only mentioned it as this is the only random crasher

Re: [gentoo-dev] linux-info.eclass and $CONFIG_CHECK

2005-09-21 Thread Daniel Drake
Quoting Georgi Georgiev [EMAIL PROTECTED]: I can only think of a couple of solution: - Remove these unnecessary checks completely: Follow the example of all other distributions and do not depend on anything kernel-ish for such packages. A recompilation of the kernel with different options

Re: [gentoo-dev] Getting Important Updates To Users

2005-11-03 Thread Daniel Drake
Thierry Carrez wrote: But it's a good idea to have some kind of automatic replication of frontpage announcements to gentoo-announce and the forums, this will help getting important messages through. However, I'm not sure *all* frontpage contents should get replicated to gentoo-announce and the

[gentoo-dev] cracklib, shadow, cracklib USE flag, cracklib in system

2006-10-06 Thread Daniel Drake
cracklib is a library which makes judgements on passwords. It tells you passwords weak as they are too short, based on a dictionary word, and stuff like that. It's a nice thing to have, is fairly standard, but is not a true requirement. Any thoughts on these changes: 1. Promote cracklib USE

[gentoo-dev] 2.6.18 going stable in 1 week

2006-10-19 Thread Daniel Drake
This is your 1 week warning.. fix any packages which don't compile and ensure the fix is also in the stable tree. Thanks. Daniel -- gentoo-dev@gentoo.org mailing list

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