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FOSDEM 2018 (Jan 3, 2018)

FOSDEM 2018 logo

Put on your cow bells and follow the herd of Gentoo developers to Université libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium. This year FOSDEM 2018 will be held on February 3rd and 4th.

Our developers will be ready to candidly greet all open source enthusiasts at the Gentoo stand in building K. Visit this year’s wiki page to see which developer will be running the stand during the different visitation time slots. So far seven developers have specified their attendance, with most-likely more on the way!

Unlike past years, Gentoo will not be hosting a keysigning party, however participants are encouraged to exchange and verify OpenPGP key data to continue building the Gentoo Web of Trust. See the wiki article for more details.

Hardened Linux kernel sources removal (Aug 19, 2017)

As you may know the core of sys-kernel/hardened-sources has been the grsecurity patches. Recently the grsecurity developers have decided to limit access to these patches. As a result, the Gentoo Hardened team is unable to ensure a regular patching schedule and therefore the security of the users of these kernel sources. Thus, we will be masking hardened-sources on the 27th of August and will proceed to remove them from the main ebuild repository by the end of September. We recommend to use sys-kernel/gentoo-sources instead. Userspace hardening and support for SELinux will of course remain in the Gentoo ebuild repository. Please see the full news item for additional information and links.

New packages more at the Gentoo packages database

cnijfilter2 IJ Printer Driver
buildbot-prometheus A Prometheus metrics exporter for Buildbot
ms-gsl Guideline Support Library implementation by Microsoft
munt-mt32emu-alsadrv ALSA MIDI driver for emulating the Roland MT-32, CM-32L, CM-64 and LAPC-I
munt-mt32emu Library for emulating the Roland MT-32, CM-32L, CM-64 and LAPC-I