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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:24 pm    Post subject: [NEWS] June GMN Reply with quote

This thread is for discussion of the June issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter. We hope you enjoyed reading it!

If you liked a certain article or felt that the GMN was published with something that we could do without, let us know. You can also put your comments and suggestions on how you think the next GMN should be.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A link to the GLEP's page ( http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/ ) or directly to the proposal would have made the council summary better. Even better would of been the inclusion of their abstracts directly into the newsletters so I wouldn't need to look them up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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LDFLAGS="--as-needed" by default

What exactly does that mean? Does that mean it's now considered safe to use an LDFLAG and they're deciding to include it by default or it will be considered safe only once it gets decided (and until then it will still void any bug reports containing it)?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nightmorph wrote:
antonlacon wrote:
A link to the GLEP's page ( http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/ ) or directly to the proposal would have made the council summary better. Even better would of been the inclusion of their abstracts directly into the newsletters so I wouldn't need to look them up.

We already link to the relevant council meeting minutes in which you can find more detailed notes on what's going on. There's no point in further duplicating the existing resources and text. There's simply not time to fill up the GMN summary with the text of the various GLEPs themselves.


In the context of the newsletter, information is neither being duplicated nor does it already existing. Information concerning the current status of the GLEP is provided by both the summary and the log of the council meeting itself, I agree. However, neither source explains what the GLEP is proposing. That would be achieved by the link to the GLEP index, the GLEP's project page, or by including the abstract of the GLEP into the newsletter. As the purpose of the newsletter is to inform and enable people to investigate further if they are interested, I think this is an omission.

Hopefully, this better articulates what it is I was looking for.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well let me be positive
great GMN :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AM088 wrote:
GMN wrote:
LDFLAGS="--as-needed" by default

What exactly does that mean? Does that mean it's now considered safe to use an LDFLAG and they're deciding to include it by default or it will be considered safe only once it gets decided (and until then it will still void any bug reports containing it)?

It already is considered safe (although there are still some devs who disagree), and bugs concerning this flag are valid. The discussion is about if we should enable it by default.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yngwin wrote:
AM088 wrote:
GMN wrote:
LDFLAGS="--as-needed" by default

What exactly does that mean? Does that mean it's now considered safe to use an LDFLAG and they're deciding to include it by default or it will be considered safe only once it gets decided (and until then it will still void any bug reports containing it)?

It already is considered safe (although there are still some devs who disagree), and bugs concerning this flag are valid. The discussion is about if we should enable it by default.

Damn, I wish I knew that when I emerged -e world last month :(
I thought that ldflags were still all unsafe and taboo...

Anything else I missed? :lol:


Edit: The wiki says that "-Wl,-O1" is safe. Is that true?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The wiki says that "-Wl,-O1" is safe. Is that true?

Absolutely.

Personally, I have LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed" in make.conf, and I know quite a few others have too.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yngwin wrote:
AM088 wrote:
The wiki says that "-Wl,-O1" is safe. Is that true?

Absolutely.

Personally, I have LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed" in make.conf, and I know quite a few others have too.

Thanks, added :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentoo in outer space -- awesome! Does anybody know which other distros have been used in space before? Or is Gentoo even the first linux distribution to ever leave the planet?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zyko wrote:
Does anybody know which other distros have been used in space before? Or is Gentoo even the first linux distribution to ever leave the planet?

Not by a long shot... :D

http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2006/03/30/software-of-space-exploration.html

Edit: It states that a modified version of Debian flew in 1997 on Space Shuttle Columbia.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sad to see that many gentoo devs left the project.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

codes wrote:
sad to see that many gentoo devs left the project.

We're all volunteers, which means that at certain times we have more time to devote to Gentoo, and at other times life prevents us from dedicating time to this project. And devs come and devs go. The total number of active developers is actually quite stable.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the Tips and Tricks section, electrical bills begone :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yngwin wrote:
codes wrote:
sad to see that many gentoo devs left the project.

We're all volunteers, which means that at certain times we have more time to devote to Gentoo, and at other times life prevents us from dedicating time to this project. And devs come and devs go. The total number of active developers is actually quite stable.



I'm happy to hear Gentoo has a good number of active developers, when i saw the list i began to worry because i really like Gentoo. I did miss the disclaimer nightmorph pointed out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the PowerTOP stuff was really cool. I went over to their website, and noticed they had some patches to help make some popular programs more energy efficient. Is there any thought of some sort of PowerTOP use flag that would allow you to emerge programs with some of these patches applied?
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