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Hardened Linux kernel sources removal (Aug 19, 2017)

As you may know the core of sys-kernel/hardened-sources has been the grsecurity patches. Recently the grsecurity developers have decided to limit access to these patches. As a result, the Gentoo Hardened team is unable to ensure a regular patching schedule and therefore the security of the users of these kernel sources. Thus, we will be masking hardened-sources on the 27th of August and will proceed to remove them from the main ebuild repository by the end of September. We recommend to use sys-kernel/gentoo-sources instead. Userspace hardening and support for SELinux will of course remain in the Gentoo ebuild repository. Please see the full news item for additional information and links.

Five Gentoo developers scheduled for talks at FOSDEM (Feb 2, 2017)

FOSDEM 2017 logo

As FOSDEM 2017 approaches we are happy to announce there are a total of five Gentoo developers scheduled to give talks!

Developers and their talks include:

Only a few hours remain until the event kicks off. See you at FOSDEM!

Developer blogs live from Planet Gentoo

Sven Vermeulen Using nVidia with SELinux
Sven Vermeulen Switch to Gentoo sources
Alexys Jacob py3status v3.6
Agostino Sarubbo sys-kernel/grsecurity-sources available!
Alexys Jacob ScyllaDB meets Gentoo Linux

New packages more at the Gentoo packages database

ibus-typing-booster Completion input method for IBus
ibus-typing-booster Completion input method for IBus
eekboard An easy to use virtual keyboard toolkit
eekboard An easy to use virtual keyboard toolkit
input-pad On-screen input pad to send characters with mouse

Fresh documentation on the Gentoo wiki

Lenovo Thinkpad X270 started by Aliceinwire
Cinnamon/es started by Rodrigokcz
FOSDEM 2018 started by Mrueg
/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask started by Maffblaster
S6 and s6-rc-based init system started by GuillermoDH