Mood: Excited

April 1, 2010

Well, as always I am impressed with the Open Source community. I have recently learned that Gentoo Linux has completed negotiations with Exherbo Linux and will be performing a merger between the two open source projects in the near future. See this link: [] for details.

I am greatly pleased that these two projects, one a stalwart linux distribution and the other a great innovator are joining forces and look forward to working to make the merge as smooth as possible.

(A member of the Exherbo Council and the Gentoo Linux project)


As you may (or may not) know, I(tanderson/gentoofan23) am running for the Gentoo Council. Like all good kiddies I’ve written up a manifesto which is present on my devspace: here. I explain my vision and hopefully give some people an idea of what I would do on the council. You should of course know by now(if you’ve been a good boy and read -dev, -council, or -dev-announce) that I’ve been the secretary for the council for the past 8 months or so, and I’ve done a lot of the footwork(following up on council decisions and documenting them in developer documentation) so I have a fair idea how the council should operate.

Thanks for reading, and see you around. 🙂

Reading around the blogosphere I ran across

I found the development of his point very interesting and I certainly agree with his ultimate point. One thing I would like to add is that I feel the monolithic and massive nature of gentoo-x86 is dragging things down…it’s so huge pretty much anything is difficult other than maintenance.


January 30, 2009

I’ve just committed a new plugin for mythtv — mythzoneminder. It allows you to view your CCTV cameras that zoneminder has configured through mythtv. It’s currently masked, due to security issues in zoneminder(slight touch of irony there). Soon a new version of zoneminder will be released which is not vulnerable and you’ll be able to get your zoneminder goodness in mythtv. Enjoy!


After testing with Markus, I’ve stabilized linux 2.6.27 for amd64. Markus has stabilized it for x86. A few notes:

1) You’ll likely need to upgrade nvidia-drivers, because we needed to stabilize new versions of that

2) openafs 1.4.8 and qc-usb-messenger went stable with it as well, so upgrade that.

3) I fixed up lirc-0.8.3-r2 so it now has compatibility with 2.6.27.

So that’s my Christmas present to Gentoo users.Have fun with it!

Hello world!

April 5, 2008

So, I guess this is my inaguaral post on WordPress. Expect to post all sorts of crazy things about Gentoo, Paludis, Kde, and other Krazy things.