Funtoo Linux 1.3 Releases: Linux-based Gentoo Linux operating system

Funtoo Linux
Funtoo Linux is a Linux-based operating system that is a variant of Gentoo Linux. Funtoo Linux is a meta-distribution that builds packages automatically from source code. Installation images are optimized for the best possible performance on the latest Intel and AMD hardware. Funtoo Linux features native UTF-8 support enabled by default, a git-based, distributed Portage tree and Funtoo overlay, an enhanced Portage with more compact mini-manifest tree, automated imports of new Gentoo changes every 12 hours, GPT/GUID boot support and streamlined boot configuration, enhanced network configuration, up-to-date stable and current Funtoo stages – all built using Funtoo’s Metro build tool.

Changelog v1.3

Core System

  • gcc updated to 7.4.1. Many thanks to Chris Giorgi (TemptorSent) for these updates! This rewritten gcc ebuild also has major improvements such as crossdev support. (See FL-3787.)
  • binutils updated to 2.31.1
  • glibc updated to version 2.27.
  • gcc-config updated to version 2.0.
  • ego-2.7.2 includes many bug fixes. boot-update, Funtoo’s official boot loader tool, has now been fully integrated into ego as ego boot.
  • openrc updated to version 0.40.2.
  • perl updated to version 5.26.
  • lxd updated to 3.6.

AWS (Amazon Web Services) Support

Kits system changes

The following kits have been created:

  • core-server-kit, for key LAMP applications typically used in a server environment.
  • core-ui-kit, for core UI frameworks.
  • core-gl-kit, for OpenGL/Mesa and core X11 protocols (Again, thanks goes to Chris Giorgi for these efforts!)

Database Improvements

Funtoo Linux now offers official Oracle mysql-community 8 ebuilds. The Oracle ebuilds provide a compelling alternative to mariadb for production database deployments.