Welcome to Gentoo, a flexible, source-based Linux distribution that becomes just about any system you need—and much more.

Gentoo has been accepted as a Google Summer of Code 2018 mentoring organization (Feb 19, 2018)

If you are a student and want to spend your summer on Gentoo projects and having fun writing code, you can start discussing ideas in the #gentoo-soc IRC Freenode channel [1].
You can find some ideas example here [2], but of course could be also something different.
Just remember that we strongly recommend that you work with a potential mentor to develop your idea before proposing it formally. Don’t waste any time because there’s typically some polishing which needs to occur before the deadline (March 28th)

I can assure you that Gentoo GSoC is really fun and a great experience for improving yourself. It is also useful for making yourself known in the Gentoo community. Contributing to the Gentoo GSoC will be contributing to Gentoo, a bleeding edge distribution, considered by many to be for experts and with near-unlimited adaptability.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us [3] or check the Gentoo GSoC 2018 wiki page [4].

[1] http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=gentoo-soc
[2] https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2018/Ideas
[3] soc-mentors@gentoo.org
[4] https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2018

FOSDEM is near (Jan 30, 2018)

Excitement is building with FOSDEM 2018 only a few days away. There are now 14 current and one former developer in planned attendance, along with many from the Gentoo community.

This year one Gentoo related talk titled Unix? Windows? Gentoo! will be given by Michael Haubenwallner (haubi ) of the Gentoo Prefix project.

Two more non-Gentoo related talks will be given by current Gentoo developers:

If you attend don’t miss out on your opportunity to build the Gentoo web-of-trust by bringing a valid governmental ID, a printed key fingerprint, and various UIDs you want certified. See you at FOSDEM!

New packages more at the Gentoo packages database

thunderbolt-software-user-space Thunderbolt(TM) user-space components
vgm Virtual Geometry Model for High Energy Physics Experiments
kubectx Fast way to switch between clusters and namespaces in kubectl
sngrep Ncurses SIP Messages flow viewer
cool-retro-term terminal emulator which mimics the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens

Fresh documentation on the Gentoo wiki

Ebuild repository/de started by Surst
PHP/Upgrading to PHP 7.1 started by Grknight
Google Summer of Code/2018/Ideas/Improve OpenPGP support for bugzilla started by Bircoph
Google Summer of Code/2018/Mentors started by Aliceinwire
Willikins started by Jstein