Calebotomy

to Gentoo dev or not to Gentoo dev

So after a little post about Regen2 on the Gentoo-dev mailing list. I’ve been offered mentoring to become an official gentoo dev. I’m conflicted, my main reason for saying yes would be to learn stuff that I can’t learn on my own. But I’m not sure I really want to be a gentoo-dev this means doing these other time consuming things, and I wouldn’t be able to do nearly enough from the inside. Read more →

Funtoo News

I’ve decided I’m going to start posting a sort of weekly newsletter (I’m not committing to weekly though) merely to document anything I feel important that happened, or is about to, but isn’t quite important enough for it’s own post. RA (ra– on #funtoo) or r_a@lavabit.com submitted quite a few patches this week including 1 that fixes many of my major borkage on non-latin1 changelog breaks. He’s become a regular contributor and I’d like to thank him. Read more →

Funtoo gets the new Perl

Soon, Dan Robbins will be merging my perl-experimental branch which contains the perl-experimental overlay. This overlay contains a handful of packages, the most important of which is perl-5.10.0 which has been out for about a year now and Gentoo still hasn’t put in portage. One nuisance of the perl-experimental overlay is they don’t use changelogs which means if you want to know what’s going on with a package from this you’ll have to check out git log as well as the changelog. Read more →

Regen2 development has officially begun

That’s right I’m putting my money where my mouth is. It’s small but the first 2 packages when into the regen2 tree this morning. They are MySQL 5.1.30 which was added because the gentoo maintainer refused to add it do to instability. I agree that it is unstable, but we have ~M Hard Masked packages for that reason. It has been added as ~M. The other app added is qsynergy, the ebuild was already on portage and I know it to be good so I added it to the tree, I’ll probably stabilize it in a few weeks. Read more →

ReGen2 Linux

I’m starting a blog for my thoughts on forking Gentoo Linux here– This work by Caleb Cushing is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Read more →