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Git changes & impact to Overlays hostnames (Apr 25, 2015)

As previously announced [1] [2], and previously in the discussion of merging Overlays with Gentoo’s primary SCM hosting (CVS+Git): The old overlays hostnames (git.overlays.gentoo.org and overlays.gentoo.org) have now been disabled, as well as non-SSH traffic to git.gentoo.org. This was a deliberate move to seperate anonymous versus authenticated Git traffic, and ensure that anonymous Git traffic can continued to be scaled when we go ahead with switching away from CVS. Anonymous and authenticated Git is now served by seperate systems, and no anonymous Git traffic is permitted to the authenticated Git server.

If you have anonymous Git checkouts from any of the affected hostnames, you should switch them to using one of these new URLs:

  • https://anongit.gentoo.org/git/$REPO
  • http://anongit.gentoo.org/git/$REPO
  • git://anongit.gentoo.org/$REPO

If you have authenticated Git checkouts from the same hosts, you should switch them to this new URL:

  • git+ssh://git@git.gentoo.org/$REPO

In either case, you can trivially update any existing checkout with:
git remote set-url origin git+ssh://git@git.gentoo.org/$REPO
(be sure to adjust the path of the repository and the name of the remote as needed).

Gentoo announces total website makeover (not an April Fool's) (Mar 31, 2015)

Thank you for participating in Gentoo’s 2015 April Fools’ joke!

Now that April 1 has passed, we shed a tear as we say goodbye CGA Web™ but also to our website. Our previous website, that is, that has been with us for more than a decade. Until all contents are migrated, you can find the previous version on wwwold.gentoo.org, please note that the contents found there are not maintained any longer.

As this is indeed a major change, we’re still working out some rough edges and would appreciate your feedback via email to www@gentoo.org or on IRC in #gentoo-www.

We hope you appreciate the new look and had a great time finding out how terrible you are at Pong and are looking forward to seeing your reactions once again when we celebrate the launch of the new Gentoo Disk™ set.

As for Alex, Robin, and all co-conspirators, thank you again for your participation!

The original April 1 news item is still available on the single news display page.

Developer Blogs live from Planet Gentoo

Andreas K. Hüttel KDEPIM without Akonadi
Mike Pagano kdbus in gentoo-sources
Johannes Huber KDE Plasma 5.3.1 testing
Hanno Böck The tricky security issue with FollowSymLinks and Apache
Andreas K. Hüttel Perl 5.22 testers needed!

Security Advisories from our Security database

GLSA 201506-04 Chromium: Multiple vulnerabilities normal
GLSA 201506-03 GnuTLS: Multiple vulnerabilities normal
GLSA 201506-02 OpenSSL: Multiple vulnerabilities normal
GLSA 201506-01 Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities normal
GLSA 201505-03 phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities low

New Packages more at the Gentoo Packages database

nenv Convenient wrapper for Ruby's ENV
poltergeist A PhantomJS driver for Capybara
websocket-driver A complete implementation of the WebSocket protocols
ritex Converts expressions from WebTeX into MathML
itextomml Native Ruby bindings to itex2MML, which converts itex equations to MathML

Fresh Documentation on the Gentoo Wiki

Lenovo Thinkpad L540 started by Piotrkarbowski
/etc/portage/repos.conf/brother-overlay.conf/ko started by Darkcircle
KDE/tr started by Seqizz
/etc/portage/repos.conf/brother-overlay.conf/de started by SebastianSchmid
Robbat2 interview started by Maffblaster