Welcome to Gentoo, a highly flexible, source-based Linux distribution.

Distribution kernel for Gentoo (Sep 15, 2020)

Larry with Tux as cowboy

The Gentoo Distribution Kernel project is excited to announce that our new Linux Kernel packages are ready for a wide audience! The project aims to create a better Linux Kernel maintenance experience by providing ebuilds that can be used to configure, compile, and install a kernel entirely through the package manager as well as prebuilt binary kernels. We are currently shipping three kernel packages:

All the packages install the kernel as part of the package installation process — just like the rest of your system! More information can be found in the Gentoo Handbook and on the Distribution Kernel project page. Happy hacking!

New Packages site features (Sep 9, 2020)

Gentoo in a package

Our packages.gentoo.org site has recently received major feature upgrades thanks to the continued efforts of Gentoo developer Max Magorsch (arzano). Highlights include:

Additionally, an experimental command-line client for packages.gentoo.org named “pgo” is in preparation, specifically also for our users with accesssibility needs.

New packages at the Gentoo packages database

games-strategy/war1gus Warcraft: Orcs & Humans for the Stratagus game engine
x11-misc/compose-tables X.Org Compose Key tables from libX11
dev-libs/tree-sitter Tree-sitter is a parser generator tool and an incremental parsing library.
dev-libs/rocksdb Embeddable, persistent key-value store for fast storage
dev-python/three-merge Simple Python library to perform a 3-way merge between strings

Fresh documentation on the Gentoo wiki

BleedingTooth vulnerability started by Whissi
Gqrx started by Gig
MCUXpresso started by Marc
Jira started by Marc
Troubleshooting parallel builds started by Jstein