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Gentoo congratulates our GSoC participants (Sep 7, 2018)

GSOC logo Gentoo would like to congratulate Gibix and JSteward for finishing and passing Google’s Summer of Code for the 2018 calendar year. Gibix contributed by enhancing Rust (programming language) support within Gentoo. JSteward contributed by making a full Gentoo GNU/Linux distribution, managed by Portage, run on devices which use the original Android-customized kernel.

The final reports of their projects can be reviewed on their personal blogs:

Developer blogs live from Planet Gentoo

Alexys Jacob Scylla Summit 2018 write-up
Michał Górny Portability of tar features
Alexys Jacob py3status v3.14
Alexys Jacob py3status v3.13
Michał Górny New copyright policy explained

Security advisories from our Security database

GLSA 201812-05 EDE: Privilege escalation normal
GLSA 201812-04 WebkitGTK+: Multiple vulnerabilities normal
GLSA 201812-03 Nagios: Privilege escalation normal
GLSA 201812-02 ConnMan: Multiple vulnerabilities normal
GLSA 201812-01 PHP: Multiple vulnerabilities normal

New packages at the Gentoo packages database

hey HTTP load generator, ApacheBench (ab) replacement, formerly known as rakyll/boom
badland Atmospheric side-scrolling action adventure platformer set in a gorgeous forest
Test-More-UTF8 Enhancing Test::More for UTF8-based projects
mcfly Context-aware bash history search replacement (crtl-r)
spread-sheet-widget GNU Spread Sheet Widget

Fresh documentation on the Gentoo wiki

Gentoo for Network Admins started by Dminca
Libc started by GuillermoDH
Playonlinux started by Kreyren
Logitech G533 started by Kreyren
Sysvinit started by GuillermoDH