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Gentoo accepted into Google Summer of Code 2018 (Feb 19, 2018)

Students who want to spend their summer having fun and writing code can do so now for Gentoo. Gentoo has been accepted as a mentoring organization for this year’s Google Summer of Code.

The GSoC is an excellent opportunity for gaining real-world experience in software design and making one’s self known in the broader open source community. It also looks great on a resume.

Initial project ideas can be found here, although new projects ideas are welcome. For new projects time is of the essence: there is typically some idea-polishing which must occur before the March 27th deadline. Because of this it is strongly recommended that students refine new project ideas with a mentor before proposing the idea formally.

GSoC students are encouraged to begin discussing ideas in the #gentoo-soc IRC channel on the Freenode network.

Further information can be found on the Gentoo GSoC 2018 wiki page. Those with unanswered questions should not hesitate to contact the Summer of Code mentors via the mailing list.

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

pgmodeler PostgreSQL Database Modeler
random2 Python-2.7 random module ported to python-3
fido2 Python based FIDO 2.0 library
e4u A library for handling unicode emoji and carrier's emoji
pyzbar Read one-dimensional barcodes and QR codes from Python

Fresh documentation on the Gentoo wiki

Printing/zh started by Jeremy
ATA over Ethernet started by Dinominant
Installer started by ChrisADR
Glibc 2.27 porting notes/pow10, pow10f and pow10l removed started by Dilfridge
Glibc 2.26 porting notes/sysmacros.h started by Slyfox