In Memory of Jonathan “avenj” Portnoy (Aug 23, 2016)
The Gentoo project mourns the loss of Jonathan Portnoy, better known amongst us as Jon, or avenj.
Jon was an active member of the International Gentoo community, almost since its founding in 1999. He was still active until his last day.
His passing has struck us deeply and with disbelief. We all remember him as a vivid and enjoyable person, easy to reach out to and energetic in all his endeavors.
On behalf of the entire Gentoo Community, all over the world, we would like to convey our deepest sympathy for his family and friends. As per his wishes, the Gentoo Foundation has made a donation in his memory to the Perl Foundation.
Please join the community in remembering Jon on our forums.
Events: FrOSCon 11 (Aug 18, 2016)
This weekend, the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg will host the Free and Open Source Software Conference, better known as FrOSCon. Gentoo will be present there on 20 and 21 August with a chance for you to meet devs and other users, grab merchandise, and compile your own Gentoo button badges.
See you there!
New Gentoo LiveDVD "Choice Edition" (May 27, 2016)
GSoC 2016: Five projects accepted (Apr 28, 2016)
We are excited to announce that 5 students have been selected to participate with Gentoo during the Google Summer of Code 2016!
You can follow our students’ progress on the gentoo-soc mailing list and
chat with us regarding our GSoC projects via IRC in
#gentoo-soc on freenode.
Congratulations to all the students. We look forward to their contributions!
Events: Gentoo Miniconf 2016 (Apr 28, 2016)
Gentoo Miniconf 2016 will be held in Prague, Czech Republic during the weekend of 8 and 9 October 2016. Like last time, is hosted together with the LinuxDays by the Faculty of Information Technology of the Czech Technical University.
Want to participate? The call for papers is open until 1 August 2016.
Gentoo accepted to GSoC 2016 (Feb 29, 2016)
Students are encouraged to start working now on their project proposals. You can peruse the list of ideas or come up with your own. In any case, it is highly recommended you talk to a mentor sooner rather than later. The official application period for student proposals starts on March 14th.
January Events: Gentoo at SCALE14x and FOSDEM 2016 (Jan 3, 2016)
The new year kicks off with two large events with Gentoo participation: The Southern California Linux Expo SCALE14x and FOSDEM 2016, both featuring a Gentoo booth.
Gentoo Package Repository now using Git (Aug 12, 2015)
Good things come to those who wait: The main Gentoo package repository (also known as the Portage tree or by its historic name gentoo-x86) is now based on Git.
Git changes & impact to Overlays hostnames (Apr 25, 2015)
Changes to the Gentoo Git hosting setup may require URL changes in your checkouts:
Repositories are now only available via
git.gentoo.org for authenticated users and
anongit.gentoo.org for read-only traffic.
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.