The Biggest Question -- how does Funtoo relate to Gentoo?
Funtoo Linux 1.4 (see Install, Release Notes) is based on a 21 Jun 2019 snapshot of Gentoo Linux, plus a variety of package updates in selected areas. Such as: GNOME 3.32, gcc 9.2.0 as default, latest mesa, libglvnd enabled by default, Debian kernels, nginx, mariadb, other server packages, etc, etc. updated by me as well as Funtoo Users. So think "Funtoo = Gentoo snapshot + goodies." Funtoo should contain all ebuilds in Gentoo that existed at the time of the snapshot, plus drobbins and user community improvements.
Funtoo Linux uses a modular Portage tree called "meta-repo" and has a special command called ego which is used to sync the tree, manage Funtoo Profiles, manage boot configuration, and do other things.
Funtoo Linux has official releases, but also has significant updates to releases after they are released. You can think of this as a "punctuated equilibrium" release model. Here's a forums announcement detailing the improvements made to Funtoo Linux 1.4 over the 20 days since its initial release.
If a package is out of date, no problem -- we are a user community-centered distribution. Submit a pull request (PR) to code.funtoo.org, and it will be updated. We have a YouTube Channel to help you get started.
Our release schedule has historically been about 1-2 times per year, but the plan is to accelerate this to 3-4 times per year. Funtoo Linux 2.0 development will be starting before the end of 2019. Version 1.4 is the recommended release to install.
Our FAQ-o-Matic provides a streamlined interface to FAQ questions. Here's how to use it:
- To view an answer to a question, click the page link in the "answer" column.
- New FAQ questions can be added via the Form:FAQ page. If you're not a Funtoo Staff Member, just leave the answer field blank. We'll answer it soon!
|Do you support Systemd?||FAQ:Do You Support Systemd||General||November 20, 2018|
|Do you use Gentoo Linux system profiles?||FAQ:Do You Use Gentoo Profiles||General||November 20, 2018|
|Does Funtoo have an installer as an option?||FAQ:Does Funtoo have an installer as an option?||General||January 4, 2019|
|Does Funtoo Linux have an overlay?||FAQ:Does Funtoo Have an Overlay||General||November 20, 2018|
|How did Funtoo Linux Begin?||FAQ:How Did Funtoo Begin||General||November 20, 2018|
|How do I become a Funtoo developer?||FAQ:How Do I Become A Developer||Development||November 20, 2018|
|How do I report a bug?||FAQ:How Do I Report A Bug||General||November 20, 2018|
|How do I start using Funtoo Linux?||FAQ:How Do I Start Using Funtoo Linux||General||November 20, 2018|
|How do I tell whether to report a bug to Gentoo or Funtoo?||FAQ:How Do I Tell if A Bug Goes to Gentoo or Funtoo||General||November 20, 2018|
|How do I update my Portage tree in Funtoo?||FAQ:How Do I Update My Portage Tree||General||November 20, 2018|
|Is Funtoo Linux a fork of Gentoo Linux?||FAQ:Is Funtoo Linux a Fork||General||November 20, 2018|
|Is it possible to convert an existing install of Gentoo Linux to Funtoo Linux?||FAQ:Is It Possible to Convert Gentoo to Funtoo||General||November 20, 2018|
|What are Funtoo Kits?||FAQ:What Are Funtoo Kits||Packages||November 24, 2018|
|What is the focus of Funtoo?||FAQ:What Is The Focus Of Funtoo||General||January 10, 2019|
|What is the length of LTS support and when do other version reach their EOL?||FAQ:Length of LTS support and EOL for other versions||General||January 22, 2019|
|What is the license of the Funtoo wiki content?||FAQ:What is the License of the Wiki||General||November 20, 2018|
|What kernel does Funtoo Linux use?||FAQ:What Kernel Does Funtoo Use||General||November 20, 2018|
|Why is the project named "Funtoo"?||FAQ:Why The Name Funtoo||General||November 20, 2018|
|Why use a source-based distribution like Gentoo or Funtoo Linux, instead of a binary distro?||FAQ:Why Use Funtoo||General||November 20, 2018|