Apr 30, 2009

Arch, Funtoo, and Regen2's future

as I've been saying here recently I'm burned out, on so many angles it's not funny. I'm apathetic, I'm not really sure I care anymore. I'm actually playing with arch at the moment to see if it's a better fit. I also here debian sid might work. I don't want to maintain the tree 7 days a week anymore, and I'd like an up to date system.

I've been talking w/ drobbins lately about the possibility of a common tree with funtoo, I'm not sure he wants to do it the same way I do, which is unfortunate. doing this might take the load off me that I don't want, but it's entirely possible that it's too late for it to matter.

I'm going to take a few days and see what happens, it's entirely possible that I'm just going to give up at this point. I'll let people know in a few days what I've decided.

Apr 22, 2009

Regen2 Released

_Release Highlights_


app-sh/dash is now included in the tarball, in the next major release I hope to make it /bin/sh please test and report any bugs with doing this. apache2 and mysql are known to have issues. openrc works fine, the average desktop system should work.

_Known Issues_

emerge --sync will not clone the tree if it does not exist in portage 2.1

so for now you'll have to work around that issue. by manually doing the git clone.


torrents are here http://www.mininova.org/user/xenoterracide and here http://code.google.com/p/regen2/downloads/list?q=label: actual tracker is TPB

http downloads are here http://regen2.devangels.org/release/ thanks to is_null for the mirror. If you're interested in mirroring them let me know. I'll put up a proper mirror list at some point.

EDIT: Thanks to theappleman for more hosting

HTTP (Europe):

FSP (just for fun ^^, it'd take about 8-9hrs to download the x86):

Caleb Cushing


Apr 21, 2009

Looking for tree maintainers

I'd like to see multiple people merging the tree, with best case scenario being that it happens more than once a day. worst case status quo. I'm willing to write the scripts and teach anyone how to do it. I just ask that you can read an ebuild (to some degree) and have good judgement, or at least not too embarrassed to ask. Most ebuild merges are IUSE, KEYWORDS, and cvs line. the rest is really almost automated, merge (del package.mask) merge (fix ebuilds), repoman manifest, gen_metadata, commit, push. This will allow me to focus on other things hopefully, and make the distro better quality.

email the dev list if you're interested.

Apr 14, 2009


I haven't forgotten about it. I seem to lack all motivation on Spring Break. Nothing to procrastinate on. Now that school has started I'm working in full swing, I've been learning metro the past few days. I should have the tarballs ready by the end of the week. I'm not sure on mirrors right now. Have at least one volunteer mirror, and I will be torrent-ing them. I've been seriously procrastinating on finding out how to get on the Uni mirror ring.