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Gentoo congratulates our GSoC participants (Sep 7, 2018)

GSOC logo Gentoo would like to congratulate Gibix and JSteward for finishing and passing Google’s Summer of Code for the 2018 calendar year. Gibix contributed by enhancing Rust (programming language) support within Gentoo. JSteward contributed by making a full Gentoo GNU/Linux distribution, managed by Portage, run on devices which use the original Android-customized kernel.

The final reports of their projects can be reviewed on their personal blogs:

Congratulations: Hanno Böck and co-authors win Pwnie! (Aug 12, 2018)

Pwnies logo

Congratulations to security researcher and Gentoo developer Hanno Böck and his co-authors Juraj Somorovsky and Craig Young for winning one of this year’s coveted Pwnie awards!

The award is for their work on the Return Of Bleichenbacher’s Oracle Threat or ROBOT vulnerability, which at the time of discovery affected such illustrious sites as Facebook and Paypal. Technical details can be found in the full paper published at the Cryptology ePrint Archive.

New packages at the Gentoo packages database

gamemode Optimise Linux system performance on demand
gast A generic AST to represent Python2 and Python3's Abstract Syntax Tree (AST)
xdebug-handler Restart a CLI process without loading the xdebug extension
asciimatics Pythonic library to create text UIs and ASCII art animations
pyfiglet An implementation of figlet written in Python

Fresh documentation on the Gentoo wiki

Upmpdcli started by BT
DXVK started by Kreyren
Xfce/Guide/it started by Alogim
Xorg/Hardware 3D acceleration guide/it started by Alogim
Ccache started by Slyfox