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[[Support Funtoo]] to help our project grow! '''Donate $15 per month and get a free [[Funtoo Hosting|Funtoo Virtual Container]].'''}}
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== Resources ==
 
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* '''[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
* '''[http://bugs.funtoo.org bugs.funtoo.org]''', our bug tracker.
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* '''[http://bugs.funtoo.org bugs.funtoo.org]''', our bug tracker ([[Reporting Bugs|Instructions]]).
 
* [http://larrythecow.org larrythecow.org], our Gentoo blog aggregation service.
 
* [http://larrythecow.org larrythecow.org], our Gentoo blog aggregation service.
 
* [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.
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* ...'''creative''': We seek creative, elegant and maintainable solutions to problems of all kinds.
 
* ...'''creative''': We seek creative, elegant and maintainable solutions to problems of all kinds.
  
Learn more about Funtoo Linux's development priorities at [[Funtoo Linux Vision]].
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'''View the [[Funtoo Linux FAQ]] for answers to common questions.'''
  
 
== Getting Started ==
 
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Funtoo Linux has a very active [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRC IRC] community on Freenode, in the <code>#funtoo</code> channel, and you are encouraged to hang out online with us.
 
Funtoo Linux has a very active [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRC IRC] community on Freenode, in the <code>#funtoo</code> channel, and you are encouraged to hang out online with us.
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== Project Structure ==
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Funtoo Linux is led by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Robbins_(computer_programmer) Daniel Robbins], the creator and former Chief Architect of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentoo_Linux 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. Development 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.
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'''Learn more about Funtoo Linux's [[staff]] and [[Funtoo Linux Vision|development vision]].'''
  
 
== Distinctives ==
 
== Distinctives ==
  
Funtoo Linux is led by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Robbins_(computer_programmer) Daniel Robbins], the creator and former Chief Architect of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentoo_Linux 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.
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Funtoo Linux packages are installed from source code, automatically, thanks to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_(software) Portage ports system.], inspired by the FreeBSD ports system, but written in Python and with full advanced package management functionality. Funtoo Linux is a meta-distribution, which means it is built (fully automatically) with the functionality and optimizations that ''you'' want, not what some distro maintainer thought was best for you.
  
Funtoo Linux packages are installed from source code, automatically, thanks to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_(software) 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.  
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We use [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Git_(software) Git] for all our development, and we also use Git to deliver our ports tree to you.
  
We use [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Git_(software) Git] for all our development, and we also use Git to deliver our Portage tree to you.
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In contrast to Gentoo Linux, we offer a number of innovations, including our extensive use of git, [[Funtoo 1.0 Profile|our profile system]], [[Package:Boot-Update|boot-update]] boot management tool, our incredibly flexible [[Funtoo Linux Networking|template-based networking scripts]], [[Metro Quick Start Tutorial|Metro]] distribution build system, support of Debian, RHEL and other kernels, [[Creating_Python-related_Ebuilds|enhanced Python support]], Portage mini-manifests, user-centric distribution model, and a large number of community infrastructure improvements.
  
 
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== Help Document! ==
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The [[:Help:Funtoo_Editing_Guidelines | How to 'wiki']] sidebar link has several formatting examples.  Have a look at [[Requested-Documents]] and [[:Category:Needs_Updates | pages that need to be updated.]]  Please search the wiki before creating pages to ensure that you are not duplicating efforts.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:15, 14 September 2014

Important: Support Funtoo to help our project grow! Donate $15 per month and get a free Funtoo Virtual Container.

Resources

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

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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.

View the Funtoo Linux FAQ for answers to common questions.

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. We take all bugs seriously, and all work performed on Funtoo Linux is tracked on our bug tracker, for purposes of transparency.

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

Project Structure

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. Development 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.

Learn more about Funtoo Linux's staff and development vision.

Distinctives

Funtoo Linux packages are installed from source code, automatically, thanks to the Portage ports system., inspired by the FreeBSD ports system, but written in Python and with full advanced package management functionality. Funtoo Linux is a meta-distribution, which means it is built (fully automatically) with the functionality and optimizations that you want, not what some distro maintainer thought was best for you.

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

In contrast to Gentoo Linux, we offer a number of innovations, including our extensive use of git, our profile system, boot-update boot management tool, our incredibly flexible template-based networking scripts, Metro distribution build system, support of Debian, RHEL and other kernels, enhanced Python support, Portage mini-manifests, user-centric distribution model, and a large number of community infrastructure improvements.

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.

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


Help Document!

The How to 'wiki' sidebar link has several formatting examples. Have a look at Requested-Documents and pages that need to be updated. Please search the wiki before creating pages to ensure that you are not duplicating efforts.