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Blog posts
Posted on March 30, 2015 by

Planet Earth

New Packages
Posted on March 29, 2015 by

Larry the Cow
sci-biology/dialign2-2.2.1 Multiple sequence alignment
kde-base/libkgreeter-4.11.17 Conversation widgets for KDM greeter
app-vim/pyclewn-2.0.1 Pyclewn allows using vim as a front end to a debugger (pdb or gdb)
media-fonts/viga-1 A sans-serif font with great personality and good on-screen performance
media-fonts/exo-2 A geometric sans-serif font with a technological feel
media-fonts/gidole-2.0.2 Open source modern DIN fonts
media-fonts/open-sans-1 A clean and modern sans-serif typeface designed for legibility across interfaces
sci-biology/embassy-clustalomega-1.1.0 EMBOSS integrated version of Clustal Omega - Scalable multiple protein sequences alignment
sci-biology/embassy-meme-4.7.650 EMBOSS integrated version of Wrappers for MEME - Multiple Em for Motif Elicitation
x11-misc/light-locker-1.6.0 A simple locker using lightdm

Service relaunch:
Posted on February 25, 2015 by Robin H. Johnson


The Gentoo Infrastructure team is proud to announce that we have re-engineered the mailing list archives, and re-launched it, back at The prior Mhonarc-based system had numerous problems, and a complete revamp was deemed the best forward solution to move forward with. The new system is powered by ElasticSearch (more features to come).

All existing URLs should either work directly, or redirect you to the new location for that content.

Major thanks to Alex Legler, for his development of this project.

Note that we're still doing some catchup on newer messages, but delays will drop to under 2 hours soon, with an eventual goal of under 30 minutes.

Please report problems to Bugzilla: Product Websites, Component Archives

Blog posts
Posted between February 24, 2015 and January 2, 2015 by

Planet Earth
Aaron W. Swenson Dell 1350cnw on Gentoo Linux with CUPS
Alexys Jacob py3status v2.0
Andreas K. Hüttel Choice included
Cool Gentoo-derived projects (I): SystemRescueCD
Poppler is contributing to global warming
Broken app-office/libreoffice binary packages generated (NOT app-office/libreoffice-bin)
Testers needed for dev-lang/perl-5.20.1-r4 (stabilization candidate)
Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn Which should be the default in Gentoo, ffmpeg or libav?
Denis Dupeyron Google Summer of Code 2015
Diego E. Pettenò TG4: Tinderbox Generation 4
The tinderbox is dead, long live the tinderbox
Donnie Berkholz Gentoo needs focus to stay relevant
Gentoo Monthly Newsletter Gentoo Monthly Newsletter: January 2015
Gilles Dartiguelongue Cinnamon 2.4
Hanno Böck What the GHOST tells us about free software vulnerability management
Jan Kundrát Trojita 0.5 is released
Luca Barbato Document your project!
Michał Górny Surround sound over network with Windows 8
Nathan Zachary Slock 1.2 background colour
Patrick Lauer Mozilla: Hating you so you don't have to
A story of Dependencies
Demo Operating Systems on new hardware
Getting compromised
Sebastian Pipping SSLV3_ALERT_HANDSHAKE_FAILURE from dev-libs/openssl[bindist]
Apache AddHandler madness all over the place
I ❤ Free Software 2015-02-14
Switching to Grub2 on Gentoo
Tool to preview Grub2 themes easily (using KVM)
New Gentoo overlay: grub2-themes
Gentoo Grub 2.x theme?
CoreOS is based on… Gentoo!
Sven Vermeulen Have dhcpcd wait before backgrounding
Old Gentoo system? Not a problem…
Gentoo Wiki is growing

Gentoo Linux releases the 20140826 LiveDVD - Iron Penguin Edition
Posted on August 26, 2014 by likewhoa


Figure 1.1: Iron Penguin

Fig. 1: Iron Penguin

Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new LiveDVD to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers, The LiveDVD features a superb list of packages, some of which are listed below.

A special thanks to the Gentoo Infrastructure Team and likewhoa. Their hard work behind the scenes provide the resources, services and technology necessary to support the Gentoo Linux project.

  • Packages included in this release: Linux Kernel 3.15.6, Xorg 1.16.0, KDE 4.13.3, Gnome 3.12.2, XFCE 4.10, Fluxbox 1.3.5, LXQT Desktop 0.7.0, i3 Desktop 2.8, Firefox 31.0, LibreOffice, Gimp 2.8.10-r1, Blender 2.71-r1, Amarok 2.8.0-r2, Chromium 37.0.2062.35 and much more ...
  • If you want to see if your package is included we have generated both the x86 package list, and amd64 package list. The FAQ is located at FAQ. DVD cases and covers for the 20140826 release are located at Artwork. Persistence mode is back in the 20140826 release!.

The LiveDVD is available in two flavors: a hybrid x86/x86_64 version, and an x86_64 multi lib version. The livedvd-x86-amd64-32ul-20140826 version will work on 32-bit x86 or 64-bit x86_64. If your CPU architecture is x86, then boot with the default gentoo kernel. If your arch is amd64, boot with the gentoo64 kernel. This means you can boot a 64-bit kernel and install a customized 64-bit user land while using the provided 32-bit user land. The livedvd-amd64-multilib-20140826 version is for x86_64 only.

If you are ready to check it out, let our bouncer direct you to the closest x86 image or amd64 image file.

If you need support or have any questions, please visit the discussion thread on our forum.

Thank you for your continued support,
Gentoo Linux Developers, the Gentoo Foundation, and the Gentoo-Ten Project.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - May 2014
Posted on June 2, 2014 by Markos Chandras


The May 2014 GMN issue is now available online.

This month on GMN:

  • Interview with Gentoo developer Brian Dolbec (dol-sen)
  • Samba 4, sys-power/upower updates, infrastructure hosting needs
  • Latest Gentoo news, tips, interesting stats and much more.

Action required: Password reset on all Gentoo services
Posted on April 13, 2014 by Alex Legler


Recent versions of OpenSSL were found to be affected by an information disclosure vulnerability related to TLS heartbeats, nicknamed Heartbleed. It allows attackers to read up to 64kb of random server memory, possibly including passwords, session IDs or even private keys.

After the public disclosure on April 7, we have confirmed that several services provided by Gentoo Infrastructure were vulnerable as well. We have immediately updated the affected software, recreated private keys, reissued certificates, and invalidated all running user sessions. Despite these measures, we cannot exclude the possibility of attackers exploiting the issue during the time it was not publicly known to gain access to credentials or session IDs of our users. There are currently no indications this has happened.

However, to be safe, we are asking you to reset your passwords used for Gentoo services within the next 7 days. You need to take action if you have an account on one of the following sites:


After 7 days, we will be removing all passwords to avoid abuse. For more information and the full announcement, visit

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - March 2014
Posted on April 1, 2014 by David Abbott


The March 2014 GMN issue is now available online.

This month on GMN:

  • Interview with Gentoo developer Tom Wijsman (TomWij)
  • Tracking the history of Gentoo: Gentoo Galaxy
  • Latest Gentoo news, tips, interesting stats and much more.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - February 2014
Posted on March 1, 2014 by David Abbott


The February 2014 GMN issue is now available online.

This month on GMN:

  • Interview with Gentoo developer Sven Vermeulen (swift)
  • Latest Gentoo news, job openings, interesting stats and much more.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - January 2014
Posted on February 1, 2014 by David Abbott


The January 2014 GMN issue is now available online.

This month on GMN:

  • Meet up with Gentoo developers and users at this years FOSDEM'14 event.
  • Give back by helping the proxy-maintainers project.
  • Latest Gentoo news, job openings, interesting stats and much more.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - December 2013
Posted on January 2, 2014 by Markos Chandras


The December 2013 GMN issue is now available online. This month on GMN:

  • Interview with Sergey Popov. A Gentoo developer and the team leader of Qt, proxy-maintainers and desktop-effects teams.
  • Overall Gentoo activity status with bugzilla, portage and developer statistics.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - November 2013
Posted on December 1, 2013 by Markos Chandras


The November 2013 GMN issue is now available online. This month on GMN:

  • Interview with Richard Freeman. A Gentoo developer, Council and Trustees member.
  • Gentoo as a development environment for newcomers.
  • Overall Gentoo activity status with bugzilla, portage and developer statistics.

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