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2020 in retrospect & happy new year 2021! (Jan 15, 2021)

Gentoo Fireworks Happy New Year 2021! Due to the COVID pandemic, 2020 was a year unlike any other, and this has also impacted many open source projects. Nevertheless, at Gentoo we have made some great strides forward. While we now start into 2021 with fresh energy (and maybe soon antibodies), let’s also take a look back. We’re happy to share with our community the most exciting news of the past 12 months – including numbers on Gentoo activity, our new developers, and featured changes and improvements!

Distribution kernel for Gentoo (Sep 15, 2020)

Larry with Tux as cowboy

The Gentoo Distribution Kernel project is excited to announce that our new Linux Kernel packages are ready for a wide audience! The project aims to create a better Linux Kernel maintenance experience by providing ebuilds that can be used to configure, compile, and install a kernel entirely through the package manager as well as prebuilt binary kernels. We are currently shipping three kernel packages:

All the packages install the kernel as part of the package installation process — just like the rest of your system! More information can be found in the Gentoo Handbook and on the Distribution Kernel project page. Happy hacking!

New packages at the Gentoo packages database

dev-python/pivy Coin3D bindings for Python
acct-user/zabbix User for Zabbix
acct-group/zabbix Group for Zabbix
acct-user/tomcat User for Apache Tomcat
acct-group/tomcat Group for Apache Tomcat

Fresh documentation on the Gentoo wiki

BleedingTooth vulnerability started by Whissi
Seatd started by Alpha Bravo
Google Summer of Code/2021/Mentors started by Alicef
Google Summer of Code/2021/Ideas/Template Idea started by Alicef
Google Summer of Code/2021/Ideas/Your idea here started by Alicef