tux reacted to krish in Attention Funtoo KDE Users! KDE-Plasma Update to 5.20.5 is live!
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!
tux reacted to drobbins in Funtoo Linux and Sabayon Joining Forces
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!
tux reacted to drobbins in Auto-updated ebuilds: Zoom-bin, google-chrome and others
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 those working remotely, I recommend checking out zoom-bin (Zoom meetings) as well as anydesk-bin (AnyDesk) for fast remote desktop. They work great under Funtoo.
Enjoy, and stay safe.
tux reacted to drobbins in SOLVED: Container Host Out of Space
@tux yes LXD has its limitations compared to OpenVZ -- I still miss OpenVZ a lot. But LXD is gradually improving. I have plans to offer a lot more to users with hosting and I am hoping to actually realize these plans in a month or so -- let's see if things go as planned 🙂 (Note: it should help with this issue.)
tux reacted to drobbins in 1.4-release efforts starting
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.
tux reacted to mortenlj in Dealing with multilib removal
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 it frees up development time.
Personally I'm going to hold off on the 1.3 upgrade for as long as possible, and see how that turns out.
tux reacted to drobbins in 2nd Generation Funtoo Compute Infrastructure and Plan Upgrades
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 240GB of storage (was 24 cores and 200 GB). All existing containers will be automatically upgraded to these new resource levels when they are migrated to the new infrastructure :)