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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 community. We also were working on several next-generation technologies that were a good complement to one another. We decided it would be more powerful -- and fun -- to combine our efforts into one larger effort. So that is what we are doing. What this means is that while each project will maintain its own personality, projects and management, we will be logically combining into a larger effort and there will be a tremendous amount of cross-project collaboration. This collaboration immediately multiplies our capabilities for delivering some next generation technologies that we have been working on and are excited to share with you. The most immediate result of this collaboration is that moving forward, Sabayon OS efforts will be built on Funtoo. This, however, is just the first step. What I can say is that there will be much sharing of technology which will benefit both projects, and many new things. For existing users of Sabayon and Funtoo, the communities you know and love will have new strength, support and ability to tackle a new phase of Linux Open Source innovation. I am really excited about this collaboration. Welcome, Sabayon team! Best, Daniel Robbins
    12 points
  2. 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
    7 points
  3. Hi All, I wanted to let everyone know about "next" release -- which is the new release of Funtoo that is intended to receive regular updates to all the latest packages. Currently, a generic_64 build of next-release is available here: https://build.funtoo.org/next/x86-64bit/generic_64/ 'next' release currently includes gcc-11.2.0 and an updated unified binutils (binutils and binutils-libs have been combined, and binutils-config has been removed.) It also has a small handful of updated packages. Our intention is to gradually add more and more auto-generated ebuilds to 'next' so that it is fully updated at all times. Next-release *may* break -- and if you use next-release, you should be aware of this. Right now, the stage3 is building but it's likely that DE's like GNOME, KDE, Cinnamon, MATE will need gcc10 fixes for certain packages to build properly. I'm hoping to generally keep the stage3 functioning at all times as we gradually update everything inside next-release to be current. We at least have a working stage3 as a starting point :) And it's fine to test DE's and open issues for any ebuilds that don't build -- so we can all start working on fixing them. SO -- YOU CAN HELP! So, since Funtoo is a user-based distribution, we provide a way for you, technical user, to help us in our goal of updating next-release. I am particularly interested in autogens for various ebuilds in the stage3. If you would like to autogen something on the stage3, all you need to do is open a bug at https://bugs.funtoo.org, entitled something like "autogen sys-apps/foo in next-release". Then describe what you would like to do and why. I think the most obvious candidates for autogens are stand-alone tools like gzip, for example, which are not libraries. These are the easiest initial candidates. Once your bug has been reviewed, it will be moved to a "ready to fix" state, at which point it will be possible to submit a PR to code.funtoo.org. Here are the steps to create a PR: Create Funtoo account at https://auth.funtoo.org/new (you need this for the bug tracker and code.funtoo.org) Open an issue on the bug tracker (improvement) for the package you would like to autogen. Talk to us in #dev-help on Funtoo Discord for help in writing your autogen. When the issue moves to 'ready to fix', you are ready to submit your PR. To create your PR, first fork the kit-fixups repo on code.funtoo.org. Then on the bug tracker issue, click "create branch", and choose your forked repo (myname/kit-fixups) as where the branch will live, and make your branch a "feature" against master. Give your branch the name of the bug, like "feature/FL-9000". On your local system, "git pull; git checkout feature/FL-9000". Now do the edits... When creating your files, you can put them in kit-fixups/core-kit/next/sys-apps/foo, for example. This will make the autogen active for next release only. This is a good, conservative place to put it (rather than in 1.4-release too, which is what would happen if you added it to kit-fixups/core-kit/curated/sys-apps/foo.) When you're all done: "git add new files, git commit -a -m "FL-9000: description here." Then "git push", and you will see a URL on your console you can use to create your PR. Click on it, and create the PR against core-repositories/kit-fixups master. You may get comments on your PR -- you can simply do new commits to your "feature/FL-9000" branch and they will automatically appear in the PR without any additional steps when you push to your branch. Also note that I have a bunch of issues I created for "funtoo-izing" various packages, which was my way of saying "autogen them and put them in next-release." You can find these bugs listed under this epic link (see the associated issues) and if you want to update any of these packages, you can simply "start work" on any of these bugs by clicking the "start work" button and then follow the steps above (minus creating the issue -- since you're using an existing one): https://bugs.funtoo.org/browse/FL-8375 Thanks in advance for your involvement with next-release. This will be fun!
    6 points
  4. @zogg I will answer you. "From recent activity it seems like funtoo development (except autogenerated updates mostly) is getting to mostly none, including activity even in on this forum." This is an interesting and funny perspective, because it's actually just the opposite. Funtoo is more active than it has ever been, and we are starting to collaborate with Sabayon on next-gen projects, and we have been growing our Funtoo dev team too. One thing to realize is that Gentoo has 200+ developers and Funtoo up until recently has had maybe 2-3 developers at most active at a time, but often just one. Think of that. Over the past decade, what was often 'powering' Funtoo, was JUST ONE GUY. Sometimes -- many times -- it was not even me but a more junior developer. Why? Because I am often busy -- I have a full time job and also a toddler, a wife, two kids in college, and two more kids in elementary and middle school ? Now we have like 10 actively contributing it seems. So 3x-10x growth in the last few months is actually huge. And we seem to now be getting an influx of people from Gentoo (we don't actively try to recruit users or devs from Gentoo, so this is just an observation and not a 'boast'.) But I actually DO understand why you have your perspective. It is a PERSPECTIVE, but not reality. But it's interesting to wonder: why do you have this perspective? It is probably because you are incorrectly trying to compare the work of 200+ people to what has often been just the work of 1-2 people. Is that fair? I don't think so. But I am sure you can 'sense' that there is often fewer package updates and general upheaval than in Gentoo. Some people actually LIKE this about Funtoo! The reality is that actually we are doing many things that Gentoo is not doing, and solving problems that Gentoo is not solving. But these problems are not glamorous, and take time, and we care more about solving these problems than giving you the latest crap to run on your computer. I'm quite content with our progress. But I don't think that Funtoo is a distro for everyone, and if you feel that Gentoo is more up-to-date or aligns better with what you want, by all means please use it. It doesn't matter to me what you use. No one here is going to try to persuade you to use Funtoo. If you don't see the point in using it, then use something else. The reason why you did not understand @nrc is because you don't get an important point. You are assuming that Funtoo and Gentoo are trying to do the same thing, and be the same thing, and trying to get you to pick one over the other. This is actually not true. That is why you do not understand. So now that I have addressed the 2/3 of your post that was a troll, I can address your legitimate question -- update on the current state, and roadmap/future of the project. The current state is that the project is rapidly growing and we are working on getting our growing team to work well together. So we are recently moving beyond 1-2 devs into the 5-10 active devs range. Autogens will continue to be added to the tree by users. Thanks to user contributions we now have MATE stage3's available for download as well as updated Enlightenment. As far as I am aware, financially, Funtoo has more funding/resources available to it than the entire Gentoo project despite our small size, is fully independent of any external influences regarding our future, and I expect this to continue to be the reality. I have been regularly sending cryptocurrency to our most active volunteers as a 'thank you' from the Funtoo community for their contributions. We will continue to prioritize new and interesting ways of solving complex technical challenges rather than expending huge amounts of manual effort to maintain tens of thousands of packages. While we do this, we also hope that you will find Funtoo to be a useful tool for desktop workstation, laptop as well as dev and production servers for amd64 and arm(64) architectures, as well as riscv, which is being worked on. For everything else, you will find out about it when it is announced ? As always, Funtoo is a user-centric project so if there is something you want, you are encouraged to not be shy and explain why you personally want it on the bug tracker and if it is reasonable, the issue will be approved and a PR can then be submitted. Best, Daniel
    4 points
  5. One more thing to consider: not everyone wants to use Discord.
    4 points
  6. Oops, I forgot to tell you how to set up next-release. You have two options. One is to use the stage3 to install a new next system. The other option is to convert an existing system to next-release. To convert a system to next-release: Do a world update on your system and specifically ensure you have the latest portage and ego installed. Add "release = next" to the "[global]" section of /etc/ego.conf Run "ego sync" Then run "epro build next". Now you are ready to do another world update to get gcc, binutils and other updates. PLEASE NOTE: When you do this, unless you have a very very minimal system, I can almost guarantee that doing an emptytree rebuild WILL result in some packages not building. So be prepared for this and don't do this on production systems of course! Feel free to open bugs for any build failures, particularly for any DE or server packages that need gcc10 fixes. ALSO PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to break or make disruptive changes in next-release AT ANY TIME! While I am going to try to do things as cleanly as possible, and ensure that the stage3 continues to build, you should be prepared for potential dep issues and other problems that may be annoying to deal with. This is part of the whole process of updating Funtoo that you are embarking upon!
    3 points
  7. Just to let everyone know, MATE stage3's are now available for download, alongside our GNOME and Cinnamon stage3's. Also, we recently merged in a PR from nyacoder which updated Enlightenment to the current upstream version. Enjoy!
    3 points
  8. As per the title, all our stages have been updated for all subarches, with dates 2021-09-19 through 2021-09-20. Enjoy. Download them here: https://www.funtoo.org/Subarches
    2 points
  9. @zoggalso, I should say that I do appreciate you connecting and communicating your thoughts. For someone who is not as involved, perception is the reality. So I will look at what I can do to improve this, and welcome your involvement as well to try to address these things. For roadmap, a lot of this has come down to LACK OF TRUST. On freenode, I had people actually doing 'silent forks' of Funtoo and ripping off my ideas. I have had people who I have told about future plans start to try to do them -- but leave me out! So many people are trying to 'make a splash' in software, and are not necessarily ethical about how they do it. So I am bitter about this. I am bitter because I actually LIKE to share my future ideas, but I have been REPEATEDLY BURNED by doing this. So now I am cautious. A lot of this relates to why we left freenode even before it self-imploded. There was too much 'sniping' of ideas and 'fake friends' who were just trying to get some ideas that they lacked themselves. But without any collaborative spirit. And even some outright nastiness. I got sick of it. I decided we'll move to discord, and have more of an independent space. And it will piss off some people -- but fortunately some of the people I pissed off (not all for sure) were those I wanted to get away from! So yes, there is a lot of bitterness about this. And then being asked to share more -- you can imagine how this triggers a lot of unpleasant feelings. Damned if I do, damned, if I don't. You probably had no idea you were touching such a nerve when you made your original post. So much to unpack here. This will at least be an interesting thread for people to read.
    2 points
  10. A much needed update for kde-plasma/plasma-meta to 5.20.5 is in Funtoo repositories! We hope KDE users will enjoy this as a lot of hard work has gone into this one with over 500 KDE-plasma packages updated. If for some reason you find a bug, please report it with the relevant information needed to help troubleshoot the issue to https://bugs.funtoo.org so it can be fixed as soon as possible. Thanks in advance! If you have questions, issues, or just want to drop in and say hello you can find us on Discord https://discord.gg/BNUSpUU or Telegram https://t.me/funtoolinux Installation Instructions: https://www.funtoo.org/Install/Introduction Find and download your Subarch here: https://www.funtoo.org/Subarches Find a bug or want an improvement? https://bugs.funtoo.org (once you have created a user account, you will need to login with your username in all lowercase) We hope you enjoy the new Stage updates and thank you for choosing to use Funtoo!
    2 points
  11. I have posted an announcement on www.funtoo.org that we are doing an official "End of Year" pause for 2020. 2020 has been an interesting year and this is a good time to take a break if you have vacation. Funtoo will be back in 2021. Tree updates will be minimal during the break.
    2 points
  12. Brand spanking new stages have hit the CDN for 2020-11-07 and 2020-11-08 Get them now! Installation Instructions: https://www.funtoo.org/Install/Introduction Find your Subarch here: https://www.funtoo.org/Subarches If you have questions, issues, or just want to drop in and say hello you can find us on Discord https://discord.gg/BNUSpUU or Telegram https://t.me/funtoolinux
    2 points
  13. Hey all, As part of getting Funtoo updated for next-release, I updated some packages which caused some temporary disruption for desktop users. The culprit was the update to glib-2.70.0. This update, we found, required several packages, particularly those related to session management, like gnome-session, cinnamon-session, etc. to be rebuilt. Rev bumps were added for all necessary packages that needed rebuilding. If you find a package that needs a rebuild that didn't get automatically rebuilt -- PLEASE -- for the love of God -- open a bug! ? If that wasn't enough, there was ALSO another problem. Basically, glib-2.70.0 has a bunch of 'hardening' functionality (this was actually added in 2.67.2 but we were on an earlier version up until recently). This hardening prevented gnome-keyring-daemon from connecting to dbus. Which in turn prevented anything from connecting to gnome-keyring. So things like google-chrome would hang when they tried to connect to gnome-keyring, since they never got a response. I have added a new gnome-keyring package that works around this issue by removing 'caps' from the gnome-keyring-daemon binary. gnome-keyring 3.60.0-r1 should now happily connect to dbus and this issue should be resolved. As of right now -- after a world update on your system -- your desktop environment should be happy! If this is not the case and you have to rebuild something or you find some component not working. Please -- open a bug! We want to know about any issues you are encountering and a 100% reliable desktop is super-important for our users. Best, Daniel
    1 point
  14. Please report if the attached patch solves the compile failure (gcc-11.2.0 next-release) mkdir -p /etc/portage/patches/x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati cp xf86-video-ati-19.1.0-Fix-link-failure-with-gcc-10.patch /etc/portage/patches/x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati xf86-video-ati-19.1.0-Fix-link-failure-with-gcc-10.patch
    1 point
  15. Just a note that KDE Plasma has been updated to 5.22 thanks to a PR from @r0b. Thanks, @r0b!
    1 point
  16. Linux, and Funtoo, are international. His (her?) native language (very likely) may not be English. Nor is mine ? It also means (s)he may not be aware of 'social rules' that govern (online) conversation in English. And even so, discussions on the web always miss a vital component in human interaction: non-verbal communication. Body-language. Smileys, and by extension emoticons, are a way to circumvent this, but generally do a poor job, TBH. To be frank, there is a valid point in his comments: not every Funtoo user is a coder. Not every Funtoo user wants to use Discord, let alone be online on it for 24/7, just to get the latest on the project. Not every Funtoo user tracks the latest issues on bugs filed on the bug-tracker. This forum is also a communication platform for the Funtoo project, as you obviously understand, but I notice it's not really treated as such as updates are not very frequent. Now, I understand you'd prefer working on patching code to improve Funtoo over posting updates here, but too little updates here ultimately leads to the above conversation. Just me tuppence ?
    1 point
  17. Hi, first of all thanks for answer. First of all it is interesting that you go on offense as defense and state that my questions are trolling :) I mean common, did I blame you that manpower of the project is much smaller than gentoo? I do not think in any way that you or anyone here own me anything, all of all I'm trying to understand the state and if I (maybe others who share same feeling) need to worry or re-calculate path if Funtoo is for them. Moreover I am the one who stated the shortage of developers in the first place, but somehow your answer is still that offense that I'm trolling and not just asking legit question to understand the state. And it is not like you do not understand where it come from as you are saying yourself that despite that you do not agree but you do understand where this "perspective" comes from. Funtoo was always smaller project that Gentoo, and despite it I used at both home desktop and work laptop for quite few years already and I do feel as part of community (despite of me contributing or not) I have all right to raise those questions. Common, I do remember the activity on git, forums, IRC and other channels back when Oleg was one of core developers and suddenly for over year (again I do understand not simple time in general with Covid around) there is no visible activity, no roadmap (outdated page) or anything that I can see where Funtoo is going(not on discord so no idea what is going on there). It is natural that I would worry, or maybe the transparency is not the same as it was and it is much harder now to understand/follow. So why not just help users to understand. Btw I might be not one of the most active ones, but I've been around this project for a looooooong time, so if I fail to see it, maybe there are much more people like me who just don't raise their voice (so they would not be called trolls, right?) You do state that you want to encourage users to get involved, but on same breath you are saying that "maybe Funtoo" is not for me instead of just maybe to clear things that I can't see/understand for some reasons. E.g. you stated about Sabayon collaboration and I saw it on here and few other resources some time ago, but personally, maybe I'm missing something - but I fail to understand where/how/what for it is happening and how it is influencing future of Funtoo (today and the moment it was announced). So are you still thinking I'm trolling or it is just emotional and it is easier to blame on trolling rather to answer actual questions, as an example I tried to raise what is the purpose, difference and roadmap of Funtoo and as I mentioned above you stated "use Gentoo" "maybe Funtoo is not for you" instead of simply taking into account that some users might fail to see the actual difference or purpose and you as Leader of project and developer can simply point it out and not say "use latest crap" Or you are saying that there is no actual vision and you just going with the flow, because it is hard for me to understand how it is possible to state it is different, but fail to explain actual difference or purpose. I didn't understand @nrc as he didn't answer any question, he used the approach "you do not understand" ," you can't see" and offense as defense instead of actually trying to explain and not using generic statements "create reliable distor that works for users" as I think any maintainer of any distro will tell you the same, but I think most of them would be able to explain on how they are going to achieve it and not use just "Funtoo is the best" "so stable" and etc. Because if there is vision or roadmap on how to achieve it (as any project should have, even when it can be changed as they go) it should not be hard to state this vision/roadmap and connect those dots. I am glad for team growing and as you say more active, collaboration and finally new release. Yes "finally" as end user this is the point that I actually can see and interact with, so do not take as something negative, as I do really appreciate any contribution to any project even if I do not use it and I value when any person gives his own free time for others. I did try to check git sometimes, check forums, telegram (though I saw mostly people are using language that not everyone can understand) and I didn't see any activity, so maybe some transparency, roadmap or more updates where project/community can help and avoid this kind of post in future. And though questions I raised maybe are not the most pleasant for some I do not see any reason to attack me back and call me troll or act @nrc did. I do not think it is something you want in your community. That kind of community that is based on "if you like anything you get" we give you "+" in forum and system, but if you raise any questions you are "traitor of Soviet Union" and you would be punished with "-" and called troll. I hope this example can show it more clearly about another "perspective" I'm talking about. And maybe it is not Funtoo but the way the community/leadership is communicating is the problem for me after all. P.S. Kuddos for new release
    1 point
  18. I try to do a little every day. For example, the new 'next' release, which has been in planning for over a year, is now live and ready for contributions... This will be of interest to @zogg and others who want to be part of updating Funtoo without breaking stuff for 1.4-release users. See:
    1 point
  19. Thanks cardinal! I understand this and it sounds good. But I will try it tomorrow, ´cause now I am having trouble concentrating. Too Tired.
    1 point
  20. Wait what? I am missing the point? Okay, os you basically saying that creating autogenerated ebuilds and not breaking updates is stable? Kit based when same kits have outdated versions is stable? So year+ old software would never have any vulnerabilities or bugs just because it "aged like wine?", did I get you correctly? Or maybe you also do not include those bugfixes and CVE fixes? How do you decide what updates are matter for user? Stability is not updates that are not breaking, stability is decent versions while the point of distro and it's maintainers to provide the stability of update. Yes as I said stability of OS != stability of update and it comes from different factors. And by innovation I do not mean latest software. It seems you hear what you want to hear and just advocating without actually trying to understand. Making old releases from source based distro you call not stable is not innovation for sure. Let me give you an example of what innovation Funtoo brought -> kits, git based updates instead of rsync and etc. So basically when Gentoo caught up, what you provide except copying ebuilds from there or autogenerating them and "freezing" "stable" releases by not updating anything else is the point? Btw any non rolling release distro has schedule for releases, they have them at least once a year, they do have unstable branch where people test, iron things and afterwards you have code freeze and etc. In your case you do not have any of that but just barely any maintainers and few scripts pulling for some ebuild autogeneration. So again, what is the roadmap? What is the future of funtoo? How often and when we can see releases? What are mechanisms of having stable releases except not updating anything. it's just sounds you doesn't want to hear some critics and let's agree with explanation and actual arguments and you just want to point out how I don't understand anything. You can tell me the most ridiculous answer "Funtoo is not for you" and have barely 5 people active in forums and community and pst autogenerated same as those ebuilds - this is very smart i would tell, no users - no problems ?
    1 point
  21. ☝️ There are so many packages that are outdated, e.g. xfce4 whole kit is old, a lot of packages are not updated. I am not sure that autogeneration and copying ebuilds from gentoo is "active". Moreover gentoo has bumped EAPI already and new ebuilds are not compatible with Funtoo
    1 point
  22. engineer

    sh: bad number

    sh: bad number error is fixed by changing the following code /usr/share/genkernel/defaults/linuxrc: Replace linuxrc: if [ "${USE_AUFS_NORMAL}" -eq '1' ] With linuxrc: if [ "${USE_AUFS_NORMAL}" = '1' ] There are two instances.
    1 point
  23. oberon

    Steam flatpak install

    Your steam installation in Flatpak should have a bin_steam.sh in /../com.valvesoftware.Steam/current/active/files/lib/steam. Also a bootstrap.....tar.xz file. The script unpacks the bootstrap file in a .local/share/Steam directory. The bin_steam.sh script tells you where it installs around line 95: function install_bootstrap() { STEAMDIR="$1" # Save the umask and set strong permissions omask="$(umask)" umask 0077 echo $"Setting up Steam content in $STEAMDIR" Towards the end of the script there is the function check_bootstrap(), which checks that the bootstrap was unpacked successfully. Basically you can manually unpack the bootstrap file in the right place: tar -xf bootstrap.tar.xz and remove the checks in the script and it should execute and run. Make sure that the partition that has the bootstrap etc ($STEAMDIR) is mounted with the exec permission in /etc/fstab ! That's it - voila, it should run now....
    1 point
  24. Rust folk is specific people :-D.
    1 point
  25. That did it! Thank you so much for the guidance!
    1 point
  26. SOLVED! For some reason I don't remember my hosts file had the following line 140.82.118.4 github.com wiki.github.com gist.github.com assets0.github.com assets1.github.com assets2.github.com assets3.github.com Removing the line solved completely the problem
    1 point
  27. erikr

    Funtoo KDE strategy?

    Hi fellows, Some time ago I was forced to abandon Funtoo to Gentoo as the KDE tree fell hopelessly behind. I did not have the time nor the funto-mirroring-know-how to get involved in the matter. I did try to use the ebuilds from Gentoo by that became a dependency nightmare. Quite a lot have changed in Funtoo since then. Recently there has been a general upgrade of the kde-plasma/plasma-meta and KDE was up to date for a while, but are no longer. Question is, will the status of KDE depend on once in a while heroic efforts or are Funtoo aiming to mirror either Gentoo or KDE trees so that one can depend on the kde-plasma/plasma-meta being reasonable up to date? And if not, are there a strategy or and work going on to get there? Are there any ambitions? I am not asking for KDE stage 4, but I depend on KDE for my every day work over time. Cheers, Erik
    1 point
  28. Confirm emerge failure oracle-javamail-1.5.6 Install dev-java/javatoolkit-0.6.5.ebuild and dev-java/oracle-javamail-1.5.6-r1.ebuild from gentoo in your local overlay solves the issue. In the process of building jedit-5.4.0 and its depends jython-2.7.0-r2 emerge failed. Emerged jython by going to Bug 758881 - dev-java/jython-2.7.0-r2 AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'startswith' apply jython-2.7.0-r2.ebuild.patch regenerate manifest. dev-java:jython-2.7.0-r2:20210319-042623.log dev-java:jython-2.7.0-r2:20210319-025110.log dev-java:oracle-javamail-1.5.6-r1:20210319-185450.log
    1 point
  29. Updated install stages are ready for download! Please be aware that Non-Ryzen AMD will not be included in these stage updates for the time being. Thank you for your patience. If you have questions, issues, or just want to drop in and say hello you can find us on Discord https://discord.gg/BNUSpUU or Telegram https://t.me/funtoolinux Installation Instructions: https://www.funtoo.org/Install/Introduction Find and download your Subarch here: https://www.funtoo.org/Subarches Find a bug or want an improvement? https://bugs.funtoo.org (once you have created a user account, you will need to login with your username in all lowercase)
    1 point
  30. New stage releases are ready for download which includes the 5.10.13_p1 kernel. Also, there has been much work to get modern Intel laptop support with these stages with updated Intel open sound firmware, updated NVidia drivers, a multitude of bug fixes, as well as gnome-base/gdm back as default with added support for French keyboard layouts via gnome-base/adrien-gdm-keyboard. Please note: Non-Ryzen AMD will not be included in these updates but will be uploaded sometime at a later date. Thank you for your patience. If you have questions, issues, or just want to drop in and say hello you can find us on Discord https://discord.gg/BNUSpUU or Telegram https://t.me/funtoolinux Installation Instructions: https://www.funtoo.org/Install/Introduction Find and download your Subarch here: https://www.funtoo.org/Subarches Find a bug or want an improvement? https://bugs.funtoo.org (once you have created a user account, you will need to login with your username in all lowercase)
    1 point
  31. Just a note -- I forgot to re-enable gdm for GNOME, so SDDM is still the default for GNOME. Some notes here -- By default, SDDM will try to start a "GNOME on Wayland" session which will fail. Just toggle it to "GNOME on Xorg" in the top-left drop-down. And if you want to switch to GDM, just edit /etc/conf.d/xdm as root and change "sddm" to "gdm" and reboot. Then you'll be using GDM.
    1 point
  32. New stages have been uploaded January 24,2021. Changes added in the new stages for ease of installation include: New perl, ruby, qt, and llvm kits. Python3 Spidermonkey support. Replaced GDM with SDDM as default default desktop manager. New NVIDIA drivers support to work with newer hardware. Flatpak is now the official way to install Steam now. It works great with Intel, AMD, and Nvidia gpus hardware is updated regularly, and is easy to install! https://www.funtoo.org/Steam https://www.funtoo.org/Flatpak Lots of hard work has been done with autogenning packages. What does this mean for you? It means that your favorite packages will be automatically updated as new releases come out. No more waiting for updates. Also, freshly autogenned ck-sources! Also, behind the scenes, hard work is being done on a new Funtoo power management system! Special thanks to the many people who contributed their time to help! If you have questions, issues, or just want to drop in and say hello you can find us on Discord https://discord.gg/BNUSpUU or Telegram https://t.me/funtoolinux Installation Instructions: https://www.funtoo.org/Install/Introduction Find and download your Subarch here: https://www.funtoo.org/Subarches Find a bug or want an improvement? https://bugs.funtoo.org (once you have created a user account, you will need to login with your username in all lowercase) We hope you enjoy the new Stage updates and thank you for choosing to use Funtoo!
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  33. Hello 2021! The first tree-regeneration of the year and its a big one! In the ongoing effort to improve the Funtoo experience, several kits have been updated and autogenned. Here is a list of what has changed. Perl-kit from 5.28.2-r1 to 5.32 Ruby-kit from 2.5.5 to 2.7 Please read: https://www.funtoo.org/Ruby-kit QT-kit from 5.12.7 to 5.15.2 LLVM-kit from 9 to 11. Python 3 support for Spidermonkey Display manager change from GDM to SDDM and many enhancements to Funtoo's metatools! Also included are many bugfixes and package updates. PLEASE NOTE: ALL users will need to run root# perl-cleaner --all for the perl update and root# eselect ruby set ruby27 to set the default ruby interpreter to version 2.7. If you have questions, issues, or just want to drop in and say hello you can find us on Discord https://discord.gg/BNUSpUU or Telegram https://t.me/funtoolinux Installation Instructions: https://www.funtoo.org/Install/Introduction Find and download your Subarch here: https://www.funtoo.org/Subarches Find a bug or want an improvement? https://bugs.funtoo.org (once you have created a user account, you will need to login with your username in all lowercase) We hope you enjoy the new updates and thank you for choosing to use Funtoo!
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  34. dmshelton

    AWS Image retired?

    I tried to spin up an image (my first time using it). The error I got seemed to suggest that it was still available to users that had already accepted the terms, but no new users could use it. I mentioned it to @drobbins on discord and he had gotten the same mail you got. He indicated he was trying to track it down and sort it out with AWS. https://bugs.funtoo.org/browse/FL-7846 is the bug number.
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  35. Just in time for the holidays! Cinnamon stages are now available for download! This adds another stage-3 desktop environment for install! Enjoy! Installation Instructions: https://www.funtoo.org/Install/Introduction Find and download your Subarch here: https://www.funtoo.org/Subarches If you have questions, issues, or just want to drop in and say hello you can find us on Discord https://discord.gg/BNUSpUU or Telegram https://t.me/funtoolinux
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  36. Hey everyone -- the latest Funtoo stages have arrived! (they have dates from 2020-12-14 to 2020-12-15). Improvements: Docker images updated on DockerHub: https://hub.docker.com/u/funtoo VMware Workstation Guest Support in GNOME stages: By default, GNOME stages are now able to run inside VMware Workstation by simply following the Install Guide. Just be sure to enable 3D acceleration in your VM config (this typically is not turned on by default.) Open-vm-tools has been added to the GNOME stage3 and will enable itself if it detects that it's running in a VMware VM. Also, VirtualBox compatibility is improved. Again, be sure to enable 3D acceleration for your VirtualBox VM. VMware Workstation compatibility is only in the GNOME stages. The standard stage3's are unchanged. See https://www.funtoo.org/Funtoo_VMware_Guest_Support for more information. Existing users can enable VMware guest support as follows: # ego profile mix-in +gfxcard-vmware # emerge open-vm-tools # rc-update add vmware-tools default # emerge -auDN @world Mesa 20.2.4, which has various bug fixes and improved USE mappings which should result in improved video playback performance under Funtoo for many users. Installation Instructions: https://www.funtoo.org/Install/Introduction Find your Subarch here: https://www.funtoo.org/Subarches If you have questions, issues, or just want to drop in and say hello you can find us on Discord https://discord.gg/BNUSpUU or Telegram https://t.me/funtoolinux Enjoy! -Daniel and the Funtoo Team
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  37. Just in time for the holidays! The Minecraft experience has been updated for Funtoo! Now you can mine and build to your your hearts content! Whats new: Converted the minecraft-launcher to autogen. What does this mean for you? No more waiting forever for someone to update it! It is now done automagically so you always have the latest version! We also added and updated the Java minecraft-server to latest version so you can host those awesome LAN parties with friends! Enjoy!
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  38. i pulled the better-initramfs stuff out, the ebuilds missing from portage, & we should not depend on remote initramfs images. debian-sources initramfs supports dmcrypt && luks && lvm.... it does all of them. i can get my build to boot, but it's a dirty ugly hack to get it to boot. its a misplaced detail SOMEWHERE.... and i think it's not supporting partlabel, requiring uuid for crypt root. i point the misloaded initrd @ /dev/sdc3 and it unlocks & finishes booting fine. it's all gravy now
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  39. I tried to make this clear in the announcement, but it is worth explaining in more detail -- Sabayon Linux and Funtoo Linux are going to remain distinct things. We will make the Funtoo tree work for Sabayon so we can all contribute to the same set of packages. There is no implied change to either Funtoo or Sabayon, besides Sabayon moving to use the Funtoo tree, by announcing this collaboration. Each project continues to make decisions for its own community with no obligation to switch to different technologies unless one project decides it wants to. Over time, we will be collaborating on technology and some technology will be shared -- because it will be designed to make both Sabayon and Funtoo communities happy. Due to the nature of ebuilds, we can build two separate projects using the same base as a start. Sabayon has not had a lot of public activity because they have been heavily working on their next evolution of the OS. They have been very busy, but it has been behind the scenes. Best, Daniel
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  40. Since they're pulling gentoo packages I'm not sure how much difference the freshness of the ISO makes. I assume it's a stage4/installer package and you can build from there. For comparison, Funtoo 1.4 was released Sept '19. That's the interesting thing about this, if they have an easy installer and a more friendly package manager it could significantly extend Funtoo's reach. They are at least in the top 100 on distrowatch. That probably represents at least a doubling of users benefiting from Funtoo developments. The one concern for me is that Sabayon currently ships with systemd as the default init - a definite no for me.
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  41. Running 32-bit Win apps requires 32-bit wine. The wine available in 1.4 is 64-bit and will not run 32-bit Win binaries. The following is a quick writeup on how I did it. There are other ways, possibly better, but this one is mine and I stand by it. ? I opted to use a chrooted 32-bit environment in which I installed Gentoo and wine. I started by making a ~/gentoo folder and downloading a current 32-bit Gentoo stage3 in it: mkdir gentoo cd gentoo wget <stage3_URL> You need to be root for the following steps sudo su tar xpf <stage3> cp /etc/resolv.conf /home/<username>/gentoo/etc And then follow the installation steps in the Gentoo manual mount -t proc none proc mount --rbind /sys sys mount --rbind /dev dev env -i HOME=/root TERM=$TERM /bin/chroot . bash -l # export PS1="(chroot) $PS1" (chroot)# emerge-webrsync (chroot)# emerge --sync (chroot)# eselect profile list and select a desktop profile. For me it was #5, default/linux/x86/17.0/desktop (stable). The desktop profile brings in Xorg which will be needed later for wine anyway. (chroot)# eselect profile set 5 Edit make.conf to add the correct MAKEOPTS ("-j7" worked for me) then do a world update, and go do something else for a couple of hours. (chroot)# emerge -avuDN @world Once done, set up Xserver redirection in chroot so it displays the image on the host. On the host: xauth list will show you the "magic" cookie of your host display. Put it into .Xauthority on the chroot: sudo xauth extract <path_to_chroot>/root/.Xauthority <hostname>/unix:0 where <hostname> is the name of your host machine (mine is eb1) (edit) NB when you log out of your host then log back in, the cookie changes so you will have to redo the line above, or X redirection will stop working. In the chroot, verify that the cookie is set correctly: (chroot)# xauth list should show the same as on the host Also set the DISPLAY variable in chroot: (host) echo $DISPLAY should show ":0.0" (chroot)# export DISPLAY=":0.0" You can add the above line to /etc/profile in Gentoo so it gets automatically set every time you enter the chroot. Verify that it works. In chroot run xcalc (you may have to install xcalc first), and it should display on the host. (chroot)# xcalc If no errors, emerge wine in the chroot and configure it. You should have a 32-bit wine now, ready to run 32-bit Windows binaries (minus configuring, figuring out missing libs etc - but this is beyond the scope of this writeup) (chroot)# emerge wine Final size of the chroot Gentoo on my disk was close to 4.5GB.
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  42. The basic 1.1.1.1 service is just about avoiding tracking through logging by your DNS provider. They support DNS over TLS and HTTPS if you want additional privacy. They also support DNSSEC although that really depends on the configuration of the site being checked. https://developers.cloudflare.com/1.1.1.1/what-is-1.1.1.1/
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  43. im not a veteran but ive seen the horrors of war from being from a military family. support our troops, bring them home. im going to take a break for a while and move to an apartment because i cant live with my family anymore.
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  44. If you check the Jira bug tracker or Discord site things are reasonably active. I think the "roadmap" is "keep making Funtoo more current and more maintainable." All the work that has gone into kits and now autogen packages has made a big difference in that respect. @drobbins pondered whether a forum was still necessary and relevant the last time he revamped the site. I felt at the time it was still important to provide that visible, easy gateway into the community for new people. But it just doesn't seem to be the kind of center of activity for the project that forums used to be so maybe it doesn't represent the project well.
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  45. But you obviously didn't ,except mumbling some generic things and trying to make it to "Funtoo is obviously not for you then" and "you do not understand" arguments with "matter for user" on top as I am not a user already, so I do not matter ? Let's make it easier, so you would not dodge with "I already answered": I mean all your effort fails to point what is actual roadmap, official Roadmap and FAQ are outdated and have information that is not correct for the past 2 years. You fail to point out what is "stable" and if Funtoo is not rolling release, where are release cycles for past 2 years. (you can't be neither and say that autogens is your stability and releases) And Discord that is closed as mentioned above is no help but I can see git commits and do not see much except autogeneration commits in 90% and not that often ?‍♂️ But yes "Much discord, wow autogenerate, so stable" ?‍♂️ P.S. It's when fan advocate has nothing to say but can't give up, right? ?
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  46. Hi, From recent activity it seems like funtoo development (except autogenerated updates mostly) is getting to mostly none, including activity even in on this forum. Can we get an update on the current state, what is the roadmap and future of the project? And if I'm correct and funtoo project is declining, is there any plans to provide proper solution to migrate to gentoo without the need to setup everything from scratch.
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