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: [mailstation.de] 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)

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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 http://ciaranm.wordpress.com/2009/04/16/distributed-distribution-development-and-why-git-and-or-funtoo-is-not-it/

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.

Mythzoneminder

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!

~Thomas~

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.