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    drobbins got a reaction from AdiosKid in Up-to-date LXD documentation now on wiki   
    Everyone,
    Please check out https://www.funtoo.org/LXD -- I have begun rewriting this page to give everyone a tutorial-style introduction to LXD and to guide you through the process of setting it up. I have tested these steps myself and it should ensure a fairly pain-free setup of LXD. Note that the second half of the page isn't rewritten yet (Starting with the "features" section) but the top half is.
     
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    drobbins got a reaction from rat2020 in 1.3 Maintenance Release 1 Now Live   
    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 System updates should be pretty pain-free with no conflicts or other issues. To upgrade, simply ego sync and then emerge -auDN @world. For security reasons, all packages that use openssl will be automatically rebuilt by emerge. If you encounter complications, a bug report to bugs.funtoo.org would be appreciated. Upgrading from openssl 1.0 to 1.1.1 did require several packages to be updated and there could be a few that were missed and still need patches.
    Enjoy!
    -Daniel
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    drobbins got a reaction from rat2020 in 1.3 Maintenance Release 1 Now Live   
    I am seeing only one issue with libevent not rebuilding correctly against the new openssl. I'll be pushing a fix for this shortly... workaround for now is to manually merge or unmask 2.1.8 of libevent and merge. This builds fine against openssl-1.1.1 -- it just happens to have an old mask entry preventing emerge from seeing it.
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    drobbins got a reaction from eyesee in 1.3 Maintenance Release 1 Now Live   
    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 System updates should be pretty pain-free with no conflicts or other issues. To upgrade, simply ego sync and then emerge -auDN @world. For security reasons, all packages that use openssl will be automatically rebuilt by emerge. If you encounter complications, a bug report to bugs.funtoo.org would be appreciated. Upgrading from openssl 1.0 to 1.1.1 did require several packages to be updated and there could be a few that were missed and still need patches.
    Enjoy!
    -Daniel
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    drobbins got a reaction from lukasz in 1.4-release efforts starting   
    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 with the new release of Funtoo.
    -Daniel
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    drobbins got a reaction from da9h0st in 1.4-release efforts starting   
    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 with the new release of Funtoo.
    -Daniel
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    drobbins got a reaction from rsmuniz in forums, member map updated   
    Hi All,
    Forums have been updated to the latest version and I have re-enabled a new version of member map. Let me know if you encounter any issues.
    -Daniel
  8. Great Post
    drobbins got a reaction from eyesee in 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 everyone. This model doesn't scale -- we all need to do a little bit rather than a few people doing a lot. See the YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKmOY6p3c9hxv3vJMAF8vVw for tutorials Short-term, this means development slows down. But in reality, it will speed up development greatly. For those hanging out on IRC, you know that Oleg who has helped to maintain Funtoo for years has moved on to a new chapter in his life, so he is no longer active on Funtoo. But even though I am not slaving away over here, thanks to incoming pull requests Funtoo is continuing to move forward and be responsive to user needs.
    So think of it as a course correction as we become more agile and community-oriented, and be part of the solution. If you are reading this, it means you are part of the Funtoo community and just as able to contribute to Funtoo as anyone else (maybe with some tutorials/videos to help).
    When I work on technologies, I am trying more to work on key tools that help the community be more productive (like fchroot) rather than focusing on specific ebuilds, which I am leaving to the community to manage using pull requests.
    Best,
    Daniel
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    drobbins got a reaction from Tassie_Tux in Funtoo release model   
    Hey I just want to jump in and say it's OK, I understand if there are some people that are disappointed about us not having pure rolling releases anymore. It's fine to express your opinions here. I think that's totally understandable, frankly.
    Now yes, these changes were totally needed and like I said earlier, there is a strategy that is being very successful so far even though it's in its early stages. The strategy is that I support our users (with things like YouTube videos, code.funtoo.org, fchroot) to be contributors to Funtoo. So yes, right now I think it's fair to say we are playing a bit of catch-up with Oleg moving on to other things -- BUT, considering we just started this effort, I also think it's fair to say that in time we will likely catch up and even go beyond what we were capable of before.
    And that means that we can push ahead more with many more updates and possibly even a more up-to-date release (betas?) or a true rolling release again.
    In the mean time, I ask @lazlo.vii and others to be supportive of those expressing disappointment since I want people to have a place to vent their disappointment -- I don't see it being overboard or in poor taste at all -- and in my experience, the worst thing for a community is if any disappointment is bottled up and never expressed (and then we need to guess why people are unhappy) so I would much rather have people share how they feel. As long as they understand the reason for the decision, it's fine to share feedback and vent a bit.
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    drobbins got a reaction from zogg in Funtoo release model   
    And to expand on this some more --
    While it's true that we don't have a dedicated security team and rely on users to report CVE's, this doesn't mean that we trail behind Gentoo in all areas. For example, we have a fix in gettext for CVE-2018-18751 that gentoo does not appear to have. We also had important fixes for avahi remote exploits before Gentoo.
    In general this means that our ability to be up-to-date with CVEs depends upon our users' ability to report these. In areas where we have had good reports, we have sometimes had things fixed sooner.
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    drobbins got a reaction from safulkin in Funtoo release model   
    And to expand on this some more --
    While it's true that we don't have a dedicated security team and rely on users to report CVE's, this doesn't mean that we trail behind Gentoo in all areas. For example, we have a fix in gettext for CVE-2018-18751 that gentoo does not appear to have. We also had important fixes for avahi remote exploits before Gentoo.
    In general this means that our ability to be up-to-date with CVEs depends upon our users' ability to report these. In areas where we have had good reports, we have sometimes had things fixed sooner.
  12. Great Post
    drobbins got a reaction from safulkin in Funtoo release model   
    Just to expand on this, it is perfectly fine for us to be a bit behind Gentoo in terms of updates, and even quality of ebuilds in some areas. We will improve, as I get more videos out to help our community do better and my job is to keep our bug tracker responsive to reported issues. I think it is important to be realistic and realize where we are now, it would be foolish to think that a small community is doing everything it needs. That is fine -- we are improving. That is the key thing.
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    drobbins got a reaction from sacviper in 1.4-release efforts starting   
    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 with the new release of Funtoo.
    -Daniel
  14. Great Post
    drobbins got a reaction from safulkin in 1.4-release efforts starting   
    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 with the new release of Funtoo.
    -Daniel
  15. Great Post
    drobbins got a reaction from AdiosKid in forums, member map updated   
    Hi All,
    Forums have been updated to the latest version and I have re-enabled a new version of member map. Let me know if you encounter any issues.
    -Daniel
  16. Great Post
    drobbins got a reaction from AdiosKid in 1.4-release efforts starting   
    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 with the new release of Funtoo.
    -Daniel
  17. Great Post
    drobbins got a reaction from tux in 1.4-release efforts starting   
    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 with the new release of Funtoo.
    -Daniel
  18. Great Post
    drobbins got a reaction from lostin8 in Announcing fchroot - QEMU-based chroot tool!   
    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
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    drobbins got a reaction from More_Piffle in New drobbins YouTube vlog   
    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
     
     
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    drobbins got a reaction from morphmex in debian-sources-lts-4.9.161_p1 available for testing   
    Note to all -- this kernel has been unmasked and is ready for general use.
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    drobbins got a reaction from calrama in Announcing fchroot - QEMU-based chroot tool!   
    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
  22. Great Post
    drobbins got a reaction from AdiosKid in debian-sources-lts-4.9.161_p1 available for testing   
    All,
    @bcowan has made our day better with a new debian-sources-4.9.161_p1 ebuild which is available for testing, but currently package-masked so it doesn't install by default. To get emerge to see it, add the following to /etc/portage/package.keywords:
    =sys-kernel/debian-sources-lts-4.9.161_p1 ** Then do:
    # emerge debian-sources-lts # ego boot update # reboot Please report any bugs or issues to https://bugs.funtoo.org. Thanks ?
  23. Great Post
    drobbins got a reaction from AdiosKid in debian-sources-lts-4.9.161_p1 available for testing   
    Note to all -- this kernel has been unmasked and is ready for general use.
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    drobbins got a reaction from zogg in 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 everyone. This model doesn't scale -- we all need to do a little bit rather than a few people doing a lot. See the YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKmOY6p3c9hxv3vJMAF8vVw for tutorials Short-term, this means development slows down. But in reality, it will speed up development greatly. For those hanging out on IRC, you know that Oleg who has helped to maintain Funtoo for years has moved on to a new chapter in his life, so he is no longer active on Funtoo. But even though I am not slaving away over here, thanks to incoming pull requests Funtoo is continuing to move forward and be responsive to user needs.
    So think of it as a course correction as we become more agile and community-oriented, and be part of the solution. If you are reading this, it means you are part of the Funtoo community and just as able to contribute to Funtoo as anyone else (maybe with some tutorials/videos to help).
    When I work on technologies, I am trying more to work on key tools that help the community be more productive (like fchroot) rather than focusing on specific ebuilds, which I am leaving to the community to manage using pull requests.
    Best,
    Daniel
  25. Great Post
    drobbins got a reaction from coffnix in Announcing fchroot - QEMU-based chroot tool!   
    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
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