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New Gentoo LiveGUI ISO and artwork / branding contest! (Apr 3, 2022)

Artist Larry

After a long break, we now have again a weekly LiveGUI ISO image for amd64 available! The download, suitable for an USB stick or a dual-layer DVD, boots directly into KDE Plasma and comes with a ton of up-to-date software. This ranges from office applicactions such as LibreOffice, Inkscape, and Gimp all the way to many system administrator tools.

Now, we need your help! Let’s make this the coolest and most beautiful Linux live image ever. We’re calling for submissions of artwork, themes, actually anything from a desktop background to a boot manager animation, on the topic of Gentoo! The winning entry will be added as default setting to the official LiveGUI images, and also be available for download and installation.

Gentoo accepted into Google Summer of Code 2022 (Mar 10, 2022)

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Do you want to learn more about Gentoo and contribute to your favourite free software project?! Once again, now for the 10th time, we have 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 oneself known in the broader open source community. It also looks great on a resume. Some initial project ideas can be found here, but new projects ideas are also welcome. For new projects time is of the essence: they have to be worked out, discussed with the mentors, and submitted before the April 19th deadline. It is strongly recommended that contributors refine new project ideas with a mentor before proposing the idea formally.

Potential GSoC contributors are encouraged to e-mail the GSoC admins with their name, IRC nickname, and the desired project, and discuss ideas in the #gentoo-soc IRC channel on Libera Chat. Further information can be found on the Gentoo GSoC 2022 wiki page. Those with unanswered questions should also not hesitate to contact the Summer of Code mentors via their mailing list.

New packages at the Gentoo packages database

x11-terms/wezterm A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer
dev-python/beartype Unbearably fast runtime type checking in pure Python
sec-keys/openpgp-keys-yorhel OpenPGP keys used by Yoran Heling
dev-ada/gprconfig_kb GPR configuration knowledge base
dev-lang/gnucobol an open-source COBOL compiler

Fresh documentation on the Gentoo wiki

Useful Portage tools/ja started by Shinmili
Bcachefs started by Kangie
Hex editor started by Ris
Hugo started by JGaz
Nfs-utils/ja started by Shinmili