5 pointsGreetings during unusual times -- I wanted to let everyone know that the following ebuilds are currently being auto-updated using our new, amazing autogen framework. That means we will always have current versions: www-client/firefox-bin www-client/google-chrome www-client/google-chrome-beta www-client/google-chrome-unstable www-client/brave-bin app-admin/pass app-admin/passwordsafe net-misc/anydesk-bin mail-client/thunderbird-bin net-im/discord-bin net-im/zoom-bin net-im/slack-bin More are on the way! For those working remotely, I recommend checking out zoom-bin (Zoom meetings) as well as anydesk-bin (AnyDesk) for fast remote desktop. They work great under Funtoo. Enjoy, and stay safe. -Daniel
1 point(Quote emphasis mine) That may be the case from your perspective and that's perfectly fine. The reason why I made a sad reaction to the announcement (and the update) is because mine is different. To the best of my knowledge Discord requires sending all your voice data to their servers with only transport encryption, not end-to-end, so there's no reason to believe they aren't storing it. If you think conventional data breaches are dangerous, consider what would happen if a criminal element got access to a vast amount of such voice data (impersonation being only the most obvious one). You may call me paranoid, but in recent times this risk is unacceptable to me. My personal issue with Telegram is one of trust in their technology. MTProto 1's numerous unexplained oddities are well known and haven't all been addressed in version 2. This, combined with the fact that the principal mind behind their design is not a cryptographer, marks Telegram as "do not touch with a ten foot pole" for me. Don't get me wrong, I generally love shiny new technology and I do recognize the immense convenience both of these tools have for a vast amount of people, but I will not use something just because it's shiny and more convenient for other people. It also needs to not be a regression from existing technology for me, which both of these two tools are. I'm happy in the sense that more people are likely to join the Funtoo community. I'm sad that it had to be these two technologies, for the reasons I mentioned.
1 pointThere has been a lot of updates to Funtoo Linux 1.4 since its release -- most of these not officially announced. So it would be a good idea to make an official announcement of many of them: SELinux Updates Firefox and Firefox-bin 69, updated thunderbird. New gfxcard-nvidia-legacy mix-in for older drivers. Updated NVIDIA drivers to latest releases. Conky updated. kde-plasma merge fixes. mesa merge fixes and version bump. ffpmeg updated to latest release, with fixes for arm-64bit. Latest Spotify release added. Openrc net-online major improvements. New Language added: crystal (check it out) debian-sources/debian-sources-lts updates and now compile using your -march settings (since custom-cflags is now enabled by default.) Prior to this they compiled using generic 64-bit optimizations on x86-64bit. New encrypted-root mix-in to be used to enable LUKS in genkernel/debian-sources(-lts). To use, enable this mix-in and re-build your debian-sources(-lts) kernel. Rust-kit is now at 1.37-prime New dev-lua/lua and fixes for lua-using packages. Ebuilds using lua-5.2+ should use the new dev-lua/lua ebuild (not the legacy dev-lua/lua.) fwupd bumped to 1.3.1 nginx, nginx-unit, dovecot, php, mariadb vivaldi updated dovecot updated Anything I forgot? Follow up in this discussion thread. MANY OF THESE FIXES WERE SUBMITTED BY OUR USERS! Thanks to bcowan, perfinion, jhan, tux, tczaude, KlipKyle, scottfurry and anyone I forgot to mention for making Funtoo better for everyone 🙂 🙂 🙂