Caleb Cushing's Blog

merged java-overlay

Java in Gentoo is horribly out of date, and from what I’ve seen of the java overlay, it doesn’t improve the situation much, but it’s still better than without it. I’ve merged it into regen2.org, since this was I think the most painful merge since the first I ever did, I may have made mistakes on some ebuilds, let me know if you experience problems.– This work by Caleb Cushing is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3. Read more →

mpd overlay

I’m adding the MPD overlay courtesy of Rullzer who’s kind enough to merge and maintain it in tree. Nothing big here, just some more up to date ebuilds, and more clients for MPD.– This work by Caleb Cushing is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. 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 →

Sunrise’s over Funtoo

Sunrise a Gentoo overlay is being added to Funtoo. So if you’ve got layman tracking sunrise and you’re using funtoo you’ll be able to delete sunrise from your overlays as I’ll be merging sunrise’s reviewed ebuilds daily. The hardest part of the whole process was merging package.mask, use.local.desc and categories. Since this is new be on the lookout for bugs or problems. Want to add an overlay to funtoo yourself? First, it’ll have to be a git or svn overlay. Read more →