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Gentoo Linux becomes an SPI associated project (Apr 10, 2024)

SPI Inc. logo

As of this March, Gentoo Linux has become an Associated Project of Software in the Public Interest, see also the formal invitation by the Board of Directors of SPI. Software in the Public Interest (SPI) is a non-profit corporation founded to act as a fiscal sponsor for organizations that develop open source software and hardware. It provides services such as accepting donations, holding funds and assets, … SPI qualifies for 501(c)(3) (U.S. non-profit organization) status. This means that all donations made to SPI and its supported projects are tax deductible for donors in the United States. Read on for more details…

Gentoo x86-64-v3 binary packages available (Feb 4, 2024)

Larry the cow with packages

End of December 2023 we already made our official announcement of binary Gentoo package hosting. The initial package set for amd64 was and is base-line x86-64, i.e., it should work on any 64bit Intel or AMD machine. Now, we are happy to announce that there is also a separate package set using the extended x86-64-v3 ISA (i.e., microarchitecture level) available for the same software. If your hardware supports it, use it and enjoy the speed-up! Read on for more details…

New packages at the Gentoo packages database

app-text/feathernotes Lightweight Qt Notes-Manager for Linux
dev-python/jaraco-vcs Facilities for working with VCS repositories
dev-python/jaraco-versioning More sophisticated version manipulation (than packaging)
sys-apps/uswid Pure-Python library and CLI tool for processing SBoM metadata
app-text/ebook2cw Convert ebooks to Morse MP3s/OGGs