Repository News Items

Important news regarding packages available in Gentoo are published via news items. You can find them below.

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This page lists all available news items for the official Gentoo package repository, but sometimes items don't affect you because you don't have the relevant package installed, or use a different architecture.
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For more information on the "Critical News" publication system, please see GLEP 42.

Published News Items

Date Title
2017-01-21 python-exec 2.3 reclaims python* symlinks
2017-01-08 KDE Plasma 4 and KDE profile removal
2016-12-04 Ruby 2.0 removal; Ruby 2.1 default
2016-11-04 Important fstab and localmount update
2016-10-25 LLVM 3.9 with LLVM_TARGETS
2016-09-27 OpenRC 0.22 updates
2016-09-26 Migration to sys-libs/uclibc-ng
2016-08-11 Grub2 multislot default setting is changing
2016-08-08 OpenAFS no longer needs kernel option DEBUG_RODATA
2016-06-19 L10N USE_EXPAND variable replacing LINGUAS
2016-05-23 LastPass package migration
2016-04-24 Changes in default VIDEO_CARDS
2016-04-02 KDE Plasma 5 Upgrade
2016-01-27 Upgrading Apache from 2.2 to 2.4
2016-01-08 Some dhcpcd hooks are now examples
2015-12-16 Python ABIFLAGS rebuild needed
2015-10-22 GCC 5 Defaults to the New C++11 ABI
2015-10-21 Future Support of hardened-sources Kernel
2015-10-07 OpenRC-0.18 localmount and netmount changes
2015-09-09 libvirt-1.2.19 init script changes
2015-08-26 Ruby 1.9 removal; Ruby 2.0/2.1 default
2015-08-13 OpenSSH 7.0 disables ssh-dss keys by default
2015-08-11 Nepomuk removal
2015-07-25 Python 3.4 enabled by default
2015-06-08 udev-init-scripts-29 important changes
2015-05-01 shorewall is now a single package
2015-04-16 FFmpeg default
2015-04-06 Apache AddHandler/AddType exploit protection
2015-03-28 True multilib support on amd64
2015-02-02 nfs service changes
2015-02-02 New portage plug-in sync system
2015-02-01 ffmpeg/libav conflict management: USE=libav
2015-01-28 CPU_FLAGS_X86 introduction
2014-11-25 bash-completion-2.1-r90
2014-11-11 sys-devel/kgcc64 removal on sparc
2014-11-07 Upgrade to udev >= 217 or eudev >= 2.1
2014-10-26 GCC 4.7 Introduced the New C++11 ABI
2014-10-22 Upgrading to musl 1.1.5
2014-10-20 MythTV SchedulesDirect Change
2014-10-04 Restructuring of mips profiles
2014-08-20 MySQL 5.5 upgrade procedures
2014-07-17 dhcpcd >= 6.4.2 changes defaults for IPv6
2014-06-15 GCC 4.8.3 defaults to -fstack-protector
2014-06-03 UPower loses hibernate / suspend to systemd
2014-03-16 Ruby 1.8 removal; Ruby 1.9/2.0 default
2014-03-02 Profile EAPI 5 requirement
2014-02-25 Upgrade to >=sys-fs/udev-210
2013-11-23 Upgrade to GNOME 3.8
2013-11-07 python-exec package move
2013-10-24 alpha, ia64: maintainers may remove stable versions
2013-10-14 GRUB2 migration
2013-09-27 Separate /usr on Linux requires initramfs
2013-09-22 m68k, s390, sh are dropping stable keywords
2013-08-07 vanilla-sources stabilization policy
2013-06-30 Printer browsing in net-print/cups-1.6
2013-06-01 PBXT now unsupported in MySQL/MariaDB
2013-04-10 baselayout-1.x deprecation final warning
2013-03-29 Upgrading udev to version >=200
2013-02-10 New 13.0 profiles and deprecation of 10.0 profiles
2013-02-10 New 13.0 profiles and deprecation of 10.0 profiles
2012-07-23 Upgrading to postfix-2.9
2012-04-24 The default JPEG implementation
2012-02-14 baselayout-1.x deprecation
2011-12-30 Bacula-5.2.3 Upgrade
2011-12-06 Stabilization of KDE 4.7.3 including KDEPIM
2011-11-26 Unmasking of and Upgrade to GNOME 3.2
2011-10-15 Upgrade to libpng15
2011-08-28 Mesa r600 driver now defaults to gallium
2011-05-01 Baselayout update
2011-04-27 Upgrade to GLIB 2.28
2011-04-26 GNUstep packages new layout
2011-02-19 Pending Removal of Java support on IA64
2011-02-14 Upgrade to GNOME 2.32
2011-02-13 Change on CAMERAS in libgphoto2-2.4.10
2010-11-13 Restructuring of Hardened profiles
2010-10-27 Info about GCC on Hardened profiles
2010-10-22 Perl 5.12 upgrade procedure
2010-04-23 Upgrade to GNOME 2.28
2010-03-25 Python 3.1
2010-03-23 New desktop subprofiles for GNOME and KDE
2010-03-01 MythTV 0.22 Upgrade Database Corruption
2010-02-28 Layman storage path changed from version 1.3.0 on
2010-02-21 MySQL 5.1 unmasking and upgrade procedures
2010-01-31 Removal of libGL.la
2009-10-22 Using default-linux profile is now obsolete
2009-10-08 Upgrade to GNOME 2.26
2009-10-02 Migration to X.org Server 1.6 and libxcb 1.4
2009-09-27 Qt 4.5.2 default USE flag changes
2009-07-12 xorg-x11-7.4 and xorg-server-1.5 kernel support
2009-04-06 Migration to X.org Server 1.5
2009-04-06 Migration from teTeX to TeXLive
2009-01-04 Migrating to the new sparc multilib profile
2007-05-04 Changes for Paludis 0.24