‘Planet Gentoo Universe’ Archive

Expat 2.2.2 released 2017-07-14 No Comments

Includes security fixes, a short article about the release is up here: Expat 2.2.2 released (XML.com)  

Expat 2.2.1 with security fixes has been released 2017-06-18 No Comments

Expat 2.2.1 has been released. It’s a security release with a variety of security fixes, for instance: An infinite loop denial-of-service fix (that Rhodri James wrote more about), introduction of SipHash against sophisticated hash flooding, use of OS-specific high quality entropy providers like getrandom, integer overflow fixes, and more. We also got better code coverage, […]

Fwd: Issues with window.opener (HTML, not just JavaScript) 2017-06-11 No Comments

About rel=noopener (mathiasbynens.github.io)

Re-introducing app-portage/fetchcommandwrapper 2017-05-16 No Comments

Hi! When I started fetchcommandwrapper about 6 years ago it was a proof of concept: It plugged into portage replacing wget for downloads, facilitating ${GENTOO_MIRRORS} and aria2 to both download faster and distribute loads across mirrors. A hack for sure, but with some potential. Back then public interest was non-existent, fetchcommandwrapper had some issues — […]

Disqus(ting) / Fwd: What’s Wrong with Disqus? 2017-05-08 No Comments

What’s Wrong with Disqus? / Replacing Disqus with Github Comments (donw.io)

Fwd: x11-misc/safeeyes: Protect your eyes from eye strain / asthenopia 2017-04-30 No Comments

Hey there! If you are not subscribed to the new Gentoo packages feed, let me quickly introduce you to SafeEyes that I started using on a daily basis. It has found it’s way into Gentoo as x11-misc/safeeyes now. This article does a good job: SafeEyes Protects You From Eye Strain When Working On The Computer […]

Creating Fedora chroots on Debian, Gentoo, … easily 2017-02-18 No Comments

Hi! Just a quick tip on how to easily create a Fedora chroot environment from (even a non-Fedora) Linux distribution. I am going to show the process on Debian stretch but it’s not be much different elsewhere. Since I am going to leverage pip/PyPI, I need it available — that and a few non-Python widespread […]

Fwd: Security (or lack of) at Number26 2017-01-09 No Comments

Hi! I would like to share a talk that I attended at 33c3. It’s about a company with a banking license and accounts with actual money. Some people downplay these issues as “yeah, but the issues were fixed” and “every major bank probably has something like this”. I would like to reply: With a bit […]

Gimp 2.9.4 now in Gentoo 2016-07-18 No Comments

Hi there! Just a quick heads up that Gimp 2.9.4 is now available in Gentoo. Upstream has an article on what’s new with Gimp 2.9.4: GIMP 2.9.4 Released

Loop variable collisions in Bash 2016-04-30 No Comments

Let’s have a look at this simple Bash script: #! /bin/bash inner() { for i in {1..4}; do echo ” $i” done } outer() { for i in {1..3}; do echo “$i” inner done } outer The output is .. 1 1 2 3 4 2 1 2 3 4 3 1 2 3 4 […]