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Gentoo Freenode channels have been hijacked (May 26, 2021)

Today (2021-05-26) a large number of Gentoo channels have been hijacked by Freenode staff, including channels that were not yet migrated to Libera.chat. We cannot perceive this otherwise than as an open act of hostility and we have effectively left Freenode.

Please note that at this point the only official Gentoo IRC channels, as well as developer accounts, can be found on Libera Chat.

2021-06-15 update

As a part of an unannounced switch to a different IRC daemon, the Freenode staff has removed all channel and nickname registrations. Since many Gentoo developers have left Freenode permanently and are not interested in registering their nicknames again, this opens up further possibilities of malicious impersonation.

Gentoo IRC presence moving to Libera Chat (May 23, 2021)

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The Gentoo Council held an emergency single agenda item meeting today. At this meeting, we have decided to move the official IRC presence of Gentoo to the Libera Chat IRC network. We intend to have this move complete at latest by 13/June/2021. A full log of the meeting will be available for download soon.

At the moment it is unclear whether we will retain any presence on Freenode at all; we urge all users of the #gentoo channel namespace to move to Libera Chat immediately. IRC channel names will (mostly) remain identical. You will be able to recognize Gentoo developers on Libera Chat by their IRC cloak in the usual form gentoo/developer/*. All other technical aspects will feel rather familiar to all of us as well. Detailed instructions for setting up various IRC clients can be found on the help pages of the IRC network.

New packages at the Gentoo packages database

dev-python/ewmh An implementation of Extended Window Manager Hints, based on Xlib
app-misc/openrgb-plugin-effects Plugin for OpenRGB with various Effects that can be synced across devices
app-misc/openrgb-plugin-visualmap Plugin for OpenRGB to create virtual devices out of multiple real ones
app-misc/openrgb-plugin-skin Plugin for OpenRGB that allows you to customize the look and feel of OpenRGB
dev-python/adblock Python wrapper for Brave's adblocking library, which is written in Rust

Fresh documentation on the Gentoo wiki

BleedingTooth vulnerability started by Whissi
LibreSSL started by MGorny
Q applets/zh-hans started by Yongxiang
Bugday 2021-06-05 started by ScardracS
Bzip2 started by Stonespheres