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  1. Hey everyone, I'm pleased to announce that Funtoo Linux and Sabayon (https://www.sabayon.org) are joining forces! Now to explain what this means and how it came about. Sabayon is one of the great Open Source projects and has an amazing reputation for delivering an easy-to-use Linux desktop that is built using Gentoo. For quite a while, Funtoo has been supporting the Sabayon effort because we believe in what they do. Over the past several months, in chatting with the Sabayon team, it became really clear that we had a shared vision for creating a friendly and innovative commu
    12 points
  2. Hi All, I've created a new YouTube vlog entry for your enjoyment. This one is about the latest shocking news of being let go from a job. View it here -- I appreciate it if you help me get the word out about my channel, send me some upwardly-pointing thumbs and possibly even subscribe! ? Thanks! Best, Daniel
    9 points
  3. Hey everyone, 1.4 is almost ready to be released. Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed pull requests for 1.4 and tested 1.4. There's still a bunch of work to do, but there always will be and I believe 1.4 will be our most well-tested release so far. After 1.4 is released, we will start development on 2.0, to be released some time in the Fall (Sept/Oct timeframe). I've been thinking about the release schedule a lot and I think that aiming for a .0 release every Fall seems to be a good idea. This means the work is completed well before the winter holidays, and fall in the US
    8 points
  4. Hi All, In order to have more predictability for users, Funtoo Linux is going to adopt a six-month release schedule starting in 2018. Our kits are currently at 1.0-prime, and we are going to skip over 1.1-prime (it didn't get done fast enough) and jump to 1.2-prime. We are going to start development on 1.2-prime today, December 28, 2017, with a planned release of the production 1.2-prime on January 21, 2018. We will then maintain the 1.2-prime kits for the next six months, until they are replaced with 1.3-prime. The schedule in detail is as follows: December, 28, 2017: start dev
    8 points
  5. Everyone, I have just started getting kit-fixups ready for 1.4-release development. Some key changes that are coming in 1.4-release: move away from eselect opengl and to libglvnd. official support of container-based solution for steam, etc. updates to pam and pambase 1.4-release will be tracking "current" gentoo for a while and will freeze sometime this summer, likely in June 2019. If you want to get involved, chat on #funtoo and look at the latest commits to kit-fixups on code.funtoo.org. I'll also be doing some introductory videos on how to get involved w
    7 points
  6. drobbins

    1.2 Funtoo Linux Release

    Hi All, The Funtoo Linux 1.2 release is now available for use. Many of us are now running Funtoo Linux 1.2. Here's how to upgrade your system to Funtoo Linux 1.2. Note that soon, 1.2 will be the "default" version of Funtoo Linux. For now, you need to perform certain steps to switch over. We're doing this so that power users can switch over right away, and so we can make things a lot easier for less-experienced users to upgrade to Funtoo Linux 1.2. One of the features I have been working on behind-the-scenes is an "easy upgrade" functionality for ego, to perform big updates automatically.
    7 points
  7. drobbins

    ego-2.2.0 released

    Hi All, ego-2.2.0 has been released, and is an important update, and will be appearing in meta-repo soon. New functionality has been added to help you view kit configuration. To view your current kit settings, type: # ego kit status This will display your current kit settings, as well as their stability level. The stability level is set by Funtoo and lets you know if you are running something we consider 'stable' or not. We recommend that all our users use kits that have a 'prime' stability level. Note that this is different than the kit having 'prime' in its name! When I cre
    7 points
  8. drobbins

    The Funtoo Way

    Hey everyone, I have updated our Development Guide to contain information on the "Funtoo Way". The "Funtoo Way" is a really important philosophy about how we do things at Funtoo and I strongly encourage everyone to read it, even if you don't consider yourself a "developer". It helps to explain how our community works and how we can work together. https://www.funtoo.org/Development_Guide Best, Daniel
    6 points
  9. Hi All, To get ready for future improvements to Funtoo, I am adopting a multi-phased approach to 'fix Python'. First step is to address some issues that exist in the Gentoo python eclasses. I've updated these eclasses to be at least somewhat better than they are in Gentoo. These changes will be hitting the tree in an hour or so. For new ebuilds, you can now use the following rather than enumerating every single version of Python: PYTHON_COMPAT=( python3+ ) Because the minimum version of python3 we support is 3.7, this will ensure that the ebuild will be marked compatible with 3.7 a
    6 points
  10. Greetings 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 tho
    6 points
  11. drobbins

    Funtoo release model

    We are not doing rolling release for the following reasons: Too much time is spent on fixing various breakages coming in from Gentoo, which takes time away from other things... other things are more important such as new technology like fchroot and the upcoming containerization solution... If users are interested in certain packages being updated, I am encouraging them to submit a pull request and maintain these ebuilds themselves, so I am going to focus on helping YOU maintain ebuilds rather than have a few people (this has generally been Oleg) maintaining them for everyon
    6 points
  12. The 1.0 release of Funtoo Linux is not going to be maintained after September 30, 2018. So please be sure to upgrade your systems to Funtoo Linux 1.2 using https://www.funtoo.org/Upgrade_Instructions so that you will continue to get updates! We will also be starting development on Funtoo Linux 1.3 in a few days, on August 31. We are moving to a new agile (scrum) process, where we will be doing 1-week sprints (time-constrained sets of work). Our work will include some portion of fixes for 1.2 and some new work on 1.3. When we as a team decide that 1.3 is ready for various milestones (alpha
    6 points
  13. Hi all, A multitude of new kits are coming your way. I'll give you a list of what they are and share other kit-related updates with you. The new kits you'll be seeing soon are: ruby-kit, haskell-kit, ml-lang-kit, lisp-scheme-kit, and xfce-kit. With the exception of xfce-kit, these kits are all essentially sub-kits of dev-kit (and now have their own kit, just to try to pare down dev-kit a bit.) xfce-kit is for the XFCE 4.12 desktop environment. In addition, we have snapshotted/frozen the following kits: *java-kit*, ruby-kit, haskell-kit, ml-lang-kit, lisp-scheme-kit, *dev-kit*, x
    6 points
  14. Hey all, welcome to the new forums! Our old forum software has been upgraded to the latest version and I'm going to be working hard to help make this a really great resource for everyone. Our "Funtoo Universe" section is set up in a traditional forum style, and "Help Central" is now in a Q&A-style mode. Let me know how you like the Q&A style mode. Both sets of forums allow you to tag posts as being answered and we have the ability to flag the best answer.
    6 points
  15. Hi folks O/ few years ago I wonder about a friendly version of Gentoo and Funtoo, the gentoo community don't liked, but I keep did some tests but I didn't continue, well, few week ago I start again, but this time only a Funtoo Friendly version, and now I have something really beginning. the project will resume in few flavors and one version with a overlay with update packages and few extra. the funtoo flavors are X+openbox, gnome and Plasma, they are just the Funtoo Stage3 Generic with few packages and some configuration. and has one version with plasma, but with an
    5 points
  16. Hey Everyone, I want to officially announce 'fchroot', Funtoo's new QEMU-based chroot tool which allows you to chroot into ARM stage3's and live systems using your 64-bit PC. It is pretty neat stuff. Check out this video for a demo: Enjoy ? -Daniel
    5 points
  17. Hi All, Within 12 hours, I plan to move 1.3-release to BETA status. Along with this comes the very important change on 64-bit platforms -- I am removing multilib and making "pure64" compatibility the default. This means that 1.3-release builds with the x86-64bit arch will be 64-bit only. This is done for a variety of reasons, most important of which is that the world has had a 64-bit PC instruction set for approximately 15 years. It is time to drop 32-bit support. For those who still need 32-bit support, it will be available via a Funtoo 32-bit chroot setup. The story behin
    5 points
  18. There 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
    4 points
  19. Everyone, arm-32bit and arm-64bit builds of Funtoo Linux 1.3 are now available. Search for "arm" on this page using the search field right above the table to see them: https://www.funtoo.org/Subarches Enjoy. Also note that we could use some help with updating install docs for raspberry pis as well as odroid-xu4, which I hear now should run fine with our debian-sources-lts? If you look at our odroid-xu4 page here, you'll see that at the top we link to an install guide specific to this board. I'd like to have docs like this for all the raspis as well: https://www.funtoo.org/O
    4 points
  20. drobbins

    We have a new FAQ!

    Hey Everyone, We have a new FAQ developed that allows you to more easily browse answers. See: https://www.funtoo.org/FAQ You can also submit your own FAQ questions which I will answer! ? Hope you enjoy it. Best, Daniel
    4 points
  21. Hi Everyone, I'm very happy to announce that we are now offering official Funtoo AWS images in the AWS Marketplace: https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B07KT3VN7Q/ Please test them out. They are optimized for specific instance types to offer the best performance possible in AWS. Please leave us a positive review (or file a bug ? ) and take advantage of these free images to Funtoo-ize AWS and advance the benefits of building software from source, optimized for the underlying CPU architecture -- Funtoo style! Best, Daniel
    4 points
  22. Hi all, Please test ego-2.6.0, which is currently masked for testing. As many of you have noticed, there have been significant changes to kit generation and currently, ego is less "flexible" about mixing and matching kits from different releases. This is a side-effect of massively improved merge scripts, which now leverage python's asyncio, use a thread pool for database operations, and have much better internal design. I have put a lot of work into this new codebase and the new design is much better foundation for future development. Currently, it is possible to select a custom
    4 points
  23. Hi All, Thanks to funtoo supporters, we now have a new fast download service that is available for everyone. Upgrading to the latest portage-2.3.25_beta2 will enable this service. The fastpull service consists of a lot of different moving parts, but it adds up to distfiles downloading very fast and being available. Here's how it works. When we regenerate meta-repo and kits, ebuilds are scanned for new SRC_URI tarballs, etc. These new distfiles are queued for download. Our fastpull spider then downloads these distfiles automatically, and uploads them to Google Cloud Sto
    4 points
  24. I just fixed login-related issues. Funtoo users who had not used the forums before were unable to log in. I've also fixed the password reset link to go to our official password reset page, as well as the create account link. So logins should be working well. One note is that if you were are user of the old forums, and you changed your 'displayname' to show something other than your username, then your forums account username will be your displayname. You can alternatively try logging in with your email as your username instead. Everyone else should be good to go using their funt
    4 points
  25. Chris Kurlinski

    My day Job

    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 Tesla Power Wall ). Generally, anything that requires a computer interface, I'll do. Basic anything is b
    4 points
  26. Funtoo Linux stages have been updated to contain the latest stuff in Funtoo: GNOME 3.36.2, latest Mesa/GL stack, support for Intel Iris graphics ("epro mix-in -gfxcard-intel +gfxcard-intel-iris; emerge -auDN @world for those who want to try), and many other updates. Download here: https://www.funtoo.org/Subarches Install docs here: https://www.funtoo.org/Install Enjoy!
    3 points
  27. Hi All, core-gl-kit is now on 2.0-release by default. You will see updates to many packages. Now available are Intel Iris graphics, which is much faster and supported on modern Intel integrated graphics chipsets. To use Intel Iris, perform the following steps: # epro mix-ins -gfxcard-intel +gfxcard-intel-iris # emerge -auDN @world --jobs=3 If you want to continue with the classic drivers, or are not using Intel integrated graphics at all, you can just do the world update to get updates. Please report any issues you encounter to bugs.funtoo.org! There have been major
    3 points
  28. Everyone, New 1.4 Maintenance Release 4 stages have been built. These include GNOME 3.34.5 as well as updated Firefox and other packages. As we continue to expand the use of our autogen framework (metatools) , more and more desktop packages are staying up-to-date automatically. Enjoy the new builds -- they are now available for download via www.funtoo.org and our CDN77-powered CDN. Best, Daniel
    3 points
  29. GNOME 3.34.1 is ready for use and will become the default version of GNOME in 1.4-release in a few days. If you would like to use it now, you can add the following to /etc/ego.conf: [kits] gnome-kit = 3.34-prime Then ego sync, emerge -auDN @world, emerge @preserved-rebuild, and restart xdm and you should be in business. If you would like to avoid upgrading to GNOME 3.34, now is the time to insert the following code into /etc/ego.conf: [kits] gnome-kit = 3.32-prime Then, in a few days when 3.34-prime becomes active, you will stick with 3.32-prime and not get the updates unt
    3 points
  30. Please see the following for more info: Release Notes: https://www.funtoo.org/Release_Notes/1.4-release Upgrading from 1.3: https://www.funtoo.org/Upgrade_Instructions/1.4-release Download and Install: https://www.funtoo.org/Install/Introduction
    3 points
  31. Hey everyone -- Funtoo Linux 1.4 is now to be considered officially released! Some changes in the last several weeks include: Updating to gcc-9.2.0 to address an upstream compilation bug (thanks: calrama) Additional testing/fixing of dependencies (thanks: sandro and others) New debian-sources and debian-sources-lts kernels (thanks: bcowan) Debian-sources-lts will now default to using "custom-cflags" USE by default, which will give you a more optimized kernel. -march settings from your subarch mix-in will be applied to your kernel compilation as well. This appears
    3 points
  32. lazlo.vii

    Is Funtoo dying?

    Funtoo isn't dying. Funtoo is changing just like it always has. You know far better than we do what you want from your Linux distro so ask yourself if you have liked all of the past changes to Funtoo. Then stick with it and have some faith in the wisdom of our BDFL. If you don't like what you see in a year or two you can go to another distro and have not lost anything. I originally switched to Funtoo because too many things in Gentoo and Debian stayed the same. Having bleeding edge packages wasn't why I used Gentoo. It was because it gave me a greater degree of control than any oth
    3 points
  33. Just a note for the future: When removing a feature many people are relying on, it often pays of to have the replacement ready. I get the feeling that essentially disabling Steam and Wine and telling people to hold of on playing games for a couple months is going to drive many people away. I understand that there is too much to do for too few people, and dropping features you don't feel are needed seems like a good option, but you are also serving a community of users. Telling a portion of that community that they are not wanted and should go elsewhere seems like a bad strategy, even if i
    3 points
  34. Everyone, Funtoo Linux 1.3 is now officially released. Check out a detailed description of all the changes here: https://www.funtoo.org/Release_Notes/1.3-release Best, Daniel
    3 points
  35. drobbins

    Wiki Improvements

    Hello Everyone -- I want to highlight some improvements that have been made to the wiki besides our new FAQ (https://www.funtoo.org/FAQ) We now have a new Subarches page that is a lot easier to navigate: https://www.funtoo.org/Subarches And the look of various things like notes, tips, warnings, etc. have been improved for a cleaner, more consistent look. This is a good sample page to browse the new look. Note that you may need to "hard reload" the page to get the new CSS: https://www.funtoo.org/Upgrade_Instructions Enjoy! -Daniel
    3 points
  36. Hey Everyone, We are starting to build Funtoo Linux 1.3 ALPHA builds. We will let you know when these are uploaded and ready for testing. UPDATE: Ryzen 1.3 Alpha builds now available for download and testing: https://build.funtoo.org/1.3-release-std/x86-64bit/amd64-zen/ -Daniel
    3 points
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    3 points
  38. lazlo.vii

    I like 2FA

    Thanks for adding the 2FA to the site. I wish more would do it. I use it every where I can. Even my home server has the google-auth pam modules for ssh.
    3 points
  39. morgareth

    Screenshots

    My current desktop
    3 points
  40. The Funtoo Linux Install Guide has been updated so it now displays as a chapter-by-chapter guide by default: https://www.funtoo.org/Install/Introduction It is still possible to view it as a single page if you prefer (or for printing/converting to PDF) .. there is a link to the full page version in the page above (or go to https://www.funtoo.org/Install)
    3 points
  41. Ryzen stages are now available for download at the following links: https://build.funtoo.org/funtoo-current/x86-64bit/amd64-zen/ https://build.funtoo.org/funtoo-current/pure64/amd64-zen-pure64/ A new pure64 stage is building right now. Also, many thanks to CDN77 for sponsoring Funtoo -- our downloads now use a combined funtoo/CDN77 infrastructure for world-wide speed rather than a mirroring infrastructure. This applies to stage3 downloads as well as fastpull downloads.
    3 points
  42. drobbins

    Funtoo improves Dropbox

    Hi All, I've just massively reworked the net-misc/dropbox ebuild to provide a much better experience in Funtoo and you should see this showing up in the next few hours. I couldn't get the Gentoo dropbox working reliably. Here is a list of all the changes: Updated to dropbox-39.4.49.ebuild No longer has an initscript It now sets up ~/.dropbox-dist for each user who sets up dropbox (rather than having a system dropbox install) You don't need to be in the "dropbox" group to use the dropbox nautilus (gnome file browser) extension gnome support is built-in (as
    3 points
  43. I'd rather it be opt-in, myself. One of the main reasons for my using Linux over other OS's is that data is specifically NOT sent by default.
    3 points
  44. Hi All, We have deployed our second-generation compute infrastructure and have begun the process of moving containers over to it. This funtoo-based infrastructure is running on faster hardware and is using ZFS for storage. For more information on our second-generation platform, see https://www.funtoo.org/Funtoo_Containers Also note that plans have been upgraded. Our base plan for $15/mo now comes with 8 cores and 60GB of storage (was 6 cores and 50GB previously.) The medium plan now has 16 cores and 120GB of storage (was 12 cores and 100GB). And our large plan now has 32 cores and 24
    2 points
  45. bcowan

    agetty log spam

    need to edit /etc/inittab and make sure the lines # TERMINALS #x1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 console linux #c1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty1 linux #c2:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty2 linux #c3:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty3 linux #c4:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty4 linux #c5:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty5 linux #c6:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty6 linux are commented/REM'd like the above
    2 points
  46. Hey everyone, I have added documentation on how to essentially get Steam running in Funtoo using LXD. First, you will want to follow these instructions to get LXD running: https://www.funtoo.org/LXD Then, follow these instructions, which will get you to the point of setting up a multilib Gentoo container that can run glxgears. At that point, getting Steam running should be pretty straightforward: https://www.funtoo.org/LXD/GPU_Acceleration Please test it out and let me know how it works.
    2 points
  47. Folks, The Funtoo Linux 1.3 Maintenance Release 1 is now live, and contains the following updates in order to modernize the distro as well as to allow for a smoother transition to 1.4-release, currently in development: OpenSSL updated to 1.1.1b Ruby stack updated to current 2.6.3 release and moved to independently-maintained status rather than auto-generated. node.js updated to 12.3.0. webkit-gtk updated to 2.24.2. wpa_supplicant update to 2.8 to resolve some connectivity issues. updates to dev-libs/icu, libuv, http-parser, nghttp2, genkernel, eudev
    2 points
  48. Note to all -- this kernel has been unmasked and is ready for general use.
    2 points
  49. Good questions. The issues with blockers due to not having the correct version available will be disappearing with 1.3-release when it is available. It currently happens because we are using different snapshot dates for different parts of the tree, and we are not going to to do that anymore with 1.3+. 1.3-release will be a 'frozen' release when it is released, meaning it will gradually become out-of-date, though we will be bumping critical packages and backporting security fixes. But the process we use to create 1.3 will be used to launch 1.4 development immediately, so we are gettin
    2 points
  50. drobbins

    New Funtoo Wiki

    Just wanted to let everyone know if you don't visit www.funtoo.org often that we've updated our wiki with a new version of mediawiki (finally) and a new skin! Enjoy, everyone.
    2 points
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