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  1. 1.3 updates

    Hey Everyone, We are doing a lot of heavy-lifting in the 1.3 kits to get them ready for human consumption. Please understand, though -- these kits have a Kit Stability Rating of "DEV" -- which means "developers only" -- if you use them, it's assumed you're helping and aligning/coordinating with our development efforts. This means -- for now, avoid reporting bugs on 1.3 kits as this doesn't really help us out (yet). Most things are broken as we move stuff around and reorganize our ebuilds for 1.3, so we don't need help finding broken things. :) That will change in a couple of weeks as we move into ALPHA and then BETA stability. Then we will be ASKING you to test it and report bugs. But not yet! :) Best, Daniel
  2. 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 xorg-kit or gnome-kit, but all other branches are locked down to the release. For those who may be upset -- We have never "officially" supported anything but the standard collection of release kits anyway, with some tweaks of xorg-kit and gnome-kit, so users who push the limits of mixing and matching kits right now have been using Funtoo in a way that is beyond the scope of what we intended to deliver, likely without realizing it. So if you want to use an unusual combination of kits -- awesome -- we want to support this officially in time, but we are working on getting there the right way rather than committing to supporting all these unusual combinations all at once. If you have gotten accustomed to this flexibility in the past, know that this lack of flexibility is only temporary as we continue to build out our next generation of innovative technologies for managing kits. Re-enabling support for any old combination of kits is going backwards, in my opinion, and instead we need to move forward to OFFICIALLY support more combinations of kits. For the time being, you may need to write a small script to get things exactly how you want in meta-repo. We encourage people to use combinations we officially support if possible -- 1.2 with some variation of gnome-kit or xorg-kit. Things will be easier that way for the time being. Also, we now have the 1.3-release kit names and definitions finalized, so this will allow us to move forward with 1.3 release development. Best, Daniel
  3. Funtoo CPU Database

    Also, as a side note, in the wiki editing guidelines I have updated the Translation section to contain info related to translating the new install guide.
  4. Funtoo CPU Database

    Everyone, I hope you are enjoying the new wiki. I've added a catalog of all Intel 64-bit processors in existence, along with mapping each of these 1800 CPUs to the appropriate stage3 to download. You can see this database here: https://www.funtoo.org/Funtoo_CPU_Database When browsing 64-bit Intel subarch pages, they will now display a subset of this list -- the list of CPUs for which that particular subarch is recommended. Enjoy, everyone. Oh -- And AMD is coming next ;)
  5. 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.
  6. 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)
  7. 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, beta, release candidate) we will mark it as such. Thus, we have no hard deadline for 1.3 as I do not want to try to hit arbitrary dates that are not based on the actual work. But we will get there, sooner rather than later!
  8. 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.
  9. Outdated Desktop Environments

    Anything helps. If you can put some good ebuilds in an overlay, with a README.rst, often we can take it from there.
  10. PAM: faillock integration

    I think a "faillock" USE variable should be introduced to install the updated /etc/pam.d/system-auth and enable faillock. Right now this is too difficult and error-prone to use.
  11. Outdated Desktop Environments

    We need maintainers for non-GNOME desktop environments who will help us test and maintain kits. Please let me know if you are interested in doing this. The primary reason the DE's are out-of-date is because we need some people to volunteer to maintain the DE's and apply funtoo-style testing to them. We don't want to just track Gentoo's changes since we then have no process to ensure things are working as things get updated.
  12. Many things to test

    The following ebuilds are available for testing by end users and are currently keyword-masked. Add the following to your package.accept_keywords to test: =sys-apps/portage-2.3.47 ** =sys-devel/gcc-7.3.1-r3 ** =sys-apps/corenetwork-1.6.4 ** =x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel-2.99.917_p20180609 ** Here is a quick review of changes in the above packages. Portage is a new version from Gentoo, which has passed all unit tests. Gcc-7.3.1-r3 is a much-improved ebuild from @Temptorsent which now enables SSP by default for improved security. Corenetwork-1.6.4 has some bug fixes that have accumulated in git, and the new xf86-video-intel is the latest from git and needs testing, particularly on newer intel hardware like Coffee Lake and Kaby Lake refresh -- and it always seems like google chrome has rendering issues, so be sure to test Chrome with this driver. Please test these things and report back your experiences.
  13. Hey everyone, A large number of home routers are vulnerable to malware and can be used to scrape your passwords and other important data. Please take a look at https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/06/vpnfilter-update.html -- specifically the "Known affected devices" part -- and see if your router has an exploitable security hole. Affected devices listed below.... Given our observations with this threat, we assess that this list may still be incomplete and other devices may be affected. ASUS DEVICES: RT-AC66U (new) RT-N10 (new) RT-N10E (new) RT-N10U (new) RT-N56U (new) RT-N66U (new) D-LINK DEVICES: DES-1210-08P (new) DIR-300 (new) DIR-300A (new) DSR-250N (new) DSR-500N (new) DSR-1000 (new) DSR-1000N (new) HUAWEI DEVICES: HG8245 (new) LINKSYS DEVICES: E1200 E2500 E3000 (new) E3200 (new) E4200 (new) RV082 (new) WRVS4400N MIKROTIK DEVICES: CCR1009 (new) CCR1016 CCR1036 CCR1072 CRS109 (new) CRS112 (new) CRS125 (new) RB411 (new) RB450 (new) RB750 (new) RB911 (new) RB921 (new) RB941 (new) RB951 (new) RB952 (new) RB960 (new) RB962 (new) RB1100 (new) RB1200 (new) RB2011 (new) RB3011 (new) RB Groove (new) RB Omnitik (new) STX5 (new) NETGEAR DEVICES: DG834 (new) DGN1000 (new) DGN2200 DGN3500 (new) FVS318N (new) MBRN3000 (new) R6400 R7000 R8000 WNR1000 WNR2000 WNR2200 (new) WNR4000 (new) WNDR3700 (new) WNDR4000 (new) WNDR4300 (new) WNDR4300-TN (new) UTM50 (new) QNAP DEVICES: TS251 TS439 Pro Other QNAP NAS devices running QTS software TP-LINK DEVICES: R600VPN TL-WR741ND (new) TL-WR841N (new) UBIQUITI DEVICES: NSM2 (new) PBE M5 (new) UPVEL DEVICES: Unknown Models* (new) ZTE DEVICES: ZXHN H108N (new) * Malware targeting Upvel as a vendor has been discovered, but we are unable to determine which specific device it is targeting.
  14. fastpull server is not fast in Spain

    OK, I'm testing out CDN77, a worldwide content delivery network which should massively improve download speeds in "slow" areas. Please, let me know if this makes a positive difference for you. It should.
  15. fastpull server is not fast in Spain

    I will look at doing a European mirror for fastpull.