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Our community has a number of excellent resources for communication and collaboration:
 
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* {{CreateAccount}} to log in to the wiki, forums and bug tracker. See [[Funtoo Authentication FAQ]].
 
* [http://forums.funtoo.org forums.funtoo.org] - our new forums!
 
* [http://forums.funtoo.org forums.funtoo.org] - our new forums!
 
* [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/funtoo-dev funtoo-dev] mailing list
 
* [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/funtoo-dev funtoo-dev] mailing list
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* [http://kernel-seeds.org kernel-seeds.org], resources for building your kernel from scratch.
 
* [http://kernel-seeds.org kernel-seeds.org], resources for building your kernel from scratch.
 
* [http://git.funtoo.org git.funtoo.org], our cgit repository browser.
 
* [http://git.funtoo.org git.funtoo.org], our cgit repository browser.
 
==== How Do I Get An Account For Wiki/Bugs? ====
 
 
Funtoo is currently beta-testing a new centralized login infrastructure. You can create a new account by heading to our [http://auth.funtoo.org:9093/new beta funtoo account creation page]. A new account will work on the wiki, bug tracker and forums. See [[Funtoo Authentication FAQ]] for more information.
 
  
 
=== Funtoo Containers ===
 
=== Funtoo Containers ===

Revision as of 05:11, June 16, 2014

Welcome to Funtoo Linux! Funtoo Linux is a Linux-based operating system that is a variant of Gentoo Linux. Funtoo Linux is:

  • ...fun! Our priority is to create a great, supportive and responsive user community.
  • ...user-centric and collaborative. Everyone is considered a user of Funtoo, first and foremost. You don't need any special privileges to collaborate with us.
  • ...production-oriented: Our goal is to have Funtoo be useful for real-world tasks. We use Funtoo to do stuff, like host our infrastructure. It needs to work.
  • ...creative: We seek creative, elegant and maintainable solutions to problems of all kinds.

Getting Started

We encourage you to install Funtoo Linux, and get involved in our user community. Get to know fellow Funtoo Linux users on our forums. If you have any improvements or find any bugs in Funtoo Linux, you are strongly encouraged to report them on our bug tracker. This isn't just a formality -- we take all bugs seriously, and all work performed on Funtoo Linux is tracked on our bug tracker, for purposes of transparency (and to help everyone, including BDFL, from having to remember too much!)

Funtoo Linux has a very active IRC community on Freenode, in the #funtoo channel, and you are encouraged to hang out online with our community.

Distinctives

Funtoo Linux is led by Daniel Robbins, the creator and former Chief Architect of Gentoo Linux, who serves as benevolent dictator for life (BDFL) of the project. Our organizational structure consists of BDFL and a small number of support staff, as well as members of our user community who are involved in improving Funtoo Linux. Developement efforts are driven by the BDFL as well as our users, and efforts are under way to implement various mechanisms to allow supporters of Funtoo Linux to chart the future direction of the project.

Funtoo Linux packages are installed from source code, automatically, thanks to the Portage ports system. Funtoo Linux has its own distinct ports tree (repository of packages), which is based on Gentoo's. Every several hours, the Funtoo Linux Portage tree is updated using an automated merge process, to include the latest changes from Gentoo Linux, Funtoo Linux developers and contributors, as well as other independent developers.

We use Git for all our development, and we also use Git to deliver our Portage tree to you.

Help Document Ebuilds!

We need help adding documentation for ebuilds to our wiki. See below for a list of pages:

This page lists all ebuilds with pages on the Funtoo Linux wiki.

 CatPkgRepositorySummary
389 Directory Servernet-nds/389-ds-baseThis is the core part of 389 Directory Server -- technically, all you need for an LDAP deployment, although many will want to install 389-ds-admin for the graphical management capabilities, too.
389 Directory Server Admin Servernet-nds/389-adminThe 389 Directory Server Admin Server is an Apache-based application server that can optionally be deployed alongside 389 Directory Server. It allows for remote Java-based management of your 389 Directory Server deployment.
389 Directory Server AdminUtildev-libs/389-adminutilAdminUtil is a set of utility functions written in C, and a dependency of 389 Directory Server.
389 Directory Server Consoleapp-admin/389-ds-consoleThis is the Java-based remote management console that is used for managing 389 Directory Server (administration as well as the server app itself.)
ACPI Daemonsys-power/acpidDaemon for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
AMD Catalyst Video Driversx11-drivers/ati-driversAccelerated ATI/AMD binary drivers for Radeon HD 5000 and newer chipsets.
APC UPS Daemonsys-power/apcupsdAPC UPS daemon with integrated network-based remote shutdown
Apachewww-servers/apacheThe Apache Web Server
Apache-toolsapp-admin/apache-toolsUseful Apache tools - htdigest, htpasswd, ab, htdbm
Ardourmedia-sound/ardourArdour is a fully featured audio and MIDI multi-track recording and editing digital audio workstation.
Audacious Music Playermedia-sound/audaciousAudacious is a lightweight GTK-based music player which supports many formats. It does not use the library concept but rather playlists for managing your music.
Awesome (Window Manager)x11-wm/awesomeA dynamic floating and tiling window manager.
BSF Bean Scripting Frameworkdev-java/bsfA framework that allows many scripting languages to be plugged into a Java application.
Baselayoutsys-apps/baselayoutFilesystem baselayout, initscripts and /sbin/realdev command
Bashapp-shells/bashThe standard GNU Bourne-again shell.
Bash completionapp-shells/bash-completionBash tab-completion
Batikdev-java/batikJava-based SVG toolkit.
Bitwig Studiomedia-sound/bitwig-studioMusic production and performance system
Boodev-lang/booA wrist-friendly language for the CLI.
Boot-Updatesys-boot/boot-updateFuntoo Core Boot Framework for global boot loader configuration
CA Certificatesapp-misc/ca-certificatesThis package contains SSL certificates in PEM format that are used to validate the authenticity of remote systems, using the certificate authority system.
CCachedev-util/ccacheCCACHE is an application that caches compilation results and reuses it in future compilations in order to achieve faster compile times.
Chromiumwww-client/chromiumChromium is the Open Source Web browser that serves as the foundation for Google Chrome.
Comptonx11-miscA compositor for X.
Cx Oracledev-python/cx-oraclePython interface to Oracle.
Dashapp-shells/dashDASH is a direct descendant of the NetBSD version of ash (the Almquist SHell) and is POSIX compliant
Dbussys-apps/dbusA message bus ystem, a simple way for applications to talk to each other
DeaDBeeFmedia-sound/deadbeefA foobar2000-like music player
Dictd Moby Thesaurusapp-dicts/dictd-moby-thesaurusThis package contains the Moby Thesaurus, produced as part of the Moby Project. It is designed to work with dictd dictionary server.
Dirvish Backupapp-backup/dirvishSimple text-based configuration backup program composed of perl wrappers and using ssh and rsync
Drupalwww-apps/drupalPHP-based open-source platform and content management system
Dwmx11-wm/dwmdwm is extremely fast and lightweight window manager. It manages windows in tiled, floating and monocle layouts.
Eclipsedev-util/eclipse-sdk-binA powerful integrated development environment (IDE) written in Java.
Eixapp-portage/eixA command to search and query ebuilds, portage including local settings, overlays, version changes, and more.
Eselectapp-admin/eselectThis is Gentoo's multi-purpose management and configuration tool. The Funtoo version has been enhanced to support Funtoo's enhanced profile system.
Eselect (Java)app-admin/eselect-javaEselect (Java) is a Java module for eselect that is used to set the system JRE/JVM on Funtoo Linux systems.
Eselect (Jython)app-admin/eselect-jythonAn eselect module to manage the active system Jython implementation.
Eselect (OpenGL)app-admin/eselect-openglA Gentoo/Funtoo utility that allows the active OpenGL implementation on a system to be switched between a variety of installed options.
Eselect (Ruby)app-admin/eselect-rubyThis eselect module manages the active system implmentation of Ruby.
Eselect (Sh)app-admin/eselect-shThis eselect module manages the /bin/sh (POSIX shell) symlink.
Fehmedia-gfx/fehA fast, lightweight imageviewer using imlib2
FreeMarkerdev-java/freemarkerFreeMarker is a template engine; a generic tool to generate text output based on templates.
GDMgnome-base/gdmGNOME Display Manager for managing graphical display servers and user logins
Genlopapp-portage/genlopA nice emerge.log parser.
Gentoo Syntax (Vim)app-vim/gentoo-syntaxA vim plugin that provides Funtoo ebuild, eclass, GLEP, ChangeLog and Portage file syntax highlighting, filetype and indent settings.
Gentoolkitapp-portage/gentoolkitCollection of administration scripts for funtoo
Gexiv2media-libs/gexiv2GObject-based wrapper around the Exiv2 library.
Gitdev-vcs/gitGIT - the stupid content tracker, the revision control system heavily used by the Linux kernel team
Git Subtreedev-vcs/git-subtreeAn experimental alternative to the git-submodule command. Merges and splits subtrees from your project into subprojects and back.
Gnome-sudokugames-puzzle/gnome-sudokuTest your logic skills in this number grid puzzle
… further results

Add an Ebuild page: (see Adding an Ebuild to the Wiki for instructions)

Resources

Our community has a number of excellent resources for communication and collaboration:

Funtoo Containers

We want to give our supporters the opportunity to use Funtoo Linux online, as a virtual container. Financial supporters of the project are able to request a Funtoo Linux virtual container, based upon their level of support:

  • $10/mo : 3GB RAM, 4 CPU threads, 50GB disk
  • $15/mo : 6GB RAM, 8 CPU threads, 100GB disk
  • $30/mo : 12GB RAM, 12 CPU threads, 200GB disk
  • $45/mo : 48GB RAM, 24 CPU threads, 300GB disk

Find out more details on the Funtoo Hosting page.

Support Our Work

We encourage all Funtoo Linux users to support our project via a comfortable recurring monthly support payment. Support at levels $10/mo and above grant you the ability to utilize Funtoo Containers. Subscribe by selecting a monthly amount below, and this click Subscribe:

Monthly Recurring Support via Credit Card

See other ways you can support Funtoo, including one-time donations via PayPal, credit card and Bitcoin.

Monthly Recurring Support via PayPal

Monthly Support