Funtoo Newsletter, June-August (Summer) 2023
Welcome to the current installment of the Funtoo Newsletter. This newsletter combines multiple months -- June through all of August -- so, essentially our summer newsletter, for those of you in the northern hemisphere.
We're going to hit all the key technical changes in this newsletter:
Funtoo Linux 1.4 Deprecation (re-announce)
The End of Genkernel -- Welcome "Funtoo Ramdisk"
Massive updates from Summer Harvest (harves
Better Late Than Never!
Our third newsletter is a bit late -- but has an in-depth article on some as-yet-unexplained aspects of Funtoo related to metatools and our CDN. Definitely worth a read!
Each newsletter, we are going to try to feature an in-depth article combined with key Funtoo news for the month.
Linux Kernel 6.1.20_p1 is Now Available
The sys-kernel/debian-sources-6.1.20_p1 has been unmasked on the meta-repo tree and is available for regular upgrade for everybody.
Our Second Newsletter!
Welcome to our second official Funtoo Linux newsletter, covering the time period of February 2023! It’s exciting for us to get into a rhythm with newsletter releases.
We have a much meatier newsletter this month, with recent technical updates, great news about Oleg aka angry_vincent, a profile of Kery, a new user – and his install challenges, and some really useful and detailed info about our bug tracker and how to use it well. Let’s start by covering the latest
Funtoo Newsletter, January 2023
A lot goes on in the Funtoo Community in a month. Here are some highlights of what happened along the month of January 2023. And the first thing we have to announce this month is the start of this monthly newsletter itself!
The lack of consistent and effective communication over time have led even active contributors to remain oblivious for months of certain developments have been put forth by other members. This can make things c
When I got a Funtoo container, the first thing I wanted to do with it, was host a website. I'm new at this, so I looked up numerous tutorials, but none of them were specific to Funtoo, so I thought I'd write my own, for future reference and for the benefit of other new Funtoo users. It's a pretty basic setup, but I welcome any suggestions as to how it can be expanded or improved. Here are all the steps that I have gone through in setting up my web server.
First, install nginx by typing:
Well, I wanted to play with VirtualBox on Funtoo again.
Setup metro to create a custom stage3, added my stuff I use.
All went well, chrooted into the new install, did all the normal setup stuff.
Rebooted into the new install. all was fine in the world.
Adjusted my VM's to use VirtualBox, and even finally got OS X to work right virtualised.
Then the bullshit. How the fuck do you autostart vm's on boot.
Went down the google rabbit hole, all the info was based on other Distros or outdat
Not sure how many people out there are like me, but here is a project I just about to complete for a client.
I'm not in the IT industry, I'm in construction, a master plumber by trade, but do a lot of building management system integrations, and a lot of really specialty projects, like custom fire pits with iPad controls, high end pools ( we're talking 100K gal completely automated, heat pump / solar water heater for potable water, large solar systems ( looking forward to trying out the Tesl
If you use a content management system for your site, it probably already deals with mobile systems. But, what if you have parts of your site that aren't in a CMS, or you do your site by hand?
Well, it would be nice to either redirect from www.example.com to m.example.com, or (my preference), to redirect to a subdirectory. I like the subdirectory approach because I can easily share content with the main site via symlinks (such as the content management system). Normally, this isn't a nice th
OK, you've got your SSL certificate and you have tengine or nginx setup, but you need it secure. After all, you've heard of all the recent DH attacks, BEAST, CRIME, FREAK, Heartbleed and others, right? Is your system already secure? Test it! Check out The SSL Labs Test Site. I'm getting an A+ rating! The following assumes tengine, but nginx is exactly the same, just s/tengine/nginx/g;
Need a certificate? OK - I highly recommend StartSSL. It's FREE! These guys will step you through the proc
drobbins demands faqs so yer gonna get em...
embedding images results in thumbnails, they're forever hosted at funtoo untill drobbins decided to nuke the website.
to make large image postings, navigate to the tools above the post entry form and to the left of <> is an image to feed external (or internal) urls to.
in the "my media" button you can attach garbage to posts, such as your blog entries or images you've posted.... like my "punch babies" or "dead larry"
id like a torrenty style cryptographically secure protocol that supports revision control, that users could host locally cached content they've viewed from recent websites botnet style with throttle control that is geo & route metric aware to make the internet much more efficient. users could provide disk quotas and quotas per site and the crypto part would be used to distribute database contents. wiki style permissions for admins to work on the site, then propagate back to the main server
I'm a big fan of trying anything new, but the cardinal rule for me is this:
Don't mess with the data. If you don't what to lose those irreplaceable pics of grandma, keep it on a separate drive.
This is my mantra. I love playing with my system, updating, tweaking, and exploring.
But this can be dangerous to your data.
This is also the reason why I chosen to use zfs as my storage for all my data. I can get to it from just anywhere. If it's unix(-like), I can download the kernel modules
Gentoo was my first linux try that made sense. The source code is there, the compiler is there. And everything makes sense. There are difficulties along the way, but because the system made sense, it is always a worthwhile goal to overcome these difficulties. Maybe, Gentoo is a more coherent system. And now, that Funtoo is here, i will definitely give it a try.
sorry drobbins, winters coming, and this -23 Celsius shit drives me crazy, i have alot of time to think about things.
my quest is to wake from recurring dreams, to the collective recurring dream people call reality.
ok personal philosophy... im a pantheist, meaning i see nature as god, and science as the quest to know god. i am a very small part of nature therefore i am small part of god. my parents are my creator, and they are of nature. im observing what's right in front of me.....