net-news/liferea-1.8.3 has improved its startup speed

For everybody out there complaining about liferea’s decreased performance in the 1.8.x releases, upstream has released 1.8.3 which uses sqlite 3 WAL journaling.

This basically improves the overall liferea’s performance, so if you are hating 1.8.x, please try the latest 1.8.3

net-fs/cifs-utils as a replacement of net-fs/mount-cifs

mount-cifs has been the way to mount samba shares without installing samba and as many samba users would know, it is heavily outdated and hasn’t been updated in a while.

So recently I’ve added net-fs/cifs-utils which is precisely a replacement for mounting SMB/CIFS shares on Linux and I encourage you that you try it instead of the old mount-cifs, as it will become the future way to mount shares without samba. Currently it has only ~x86 and ~amd64 keywords but I’ll look forward to ask to the good arch-teams boys to match keywords of mount-cifs.

Planning to drop deprecated samba releases in Gentoo

Currently, the releases 3.0 , 3.2, 3.4 and 3.5 of samba are available in Gentoo, but upstream has discontinued releases 3.0 and 3.2 for a while, and currently they are actively maintaining 3.4 and 3.5 .
For the above reason and in order to avoid security issues, I’m planning to drop releases 3.0 and 3.2 from the tree soon, but I’m interested in to know why you, fellow users, are using those old releases. Haven’t you updated your system? Perhaps something is not working right for you with currently stable samba 3.4?
Let me know your thoughts

lxmusic in portage

I have just made the initial commit of media-sound/lxmusic , one of the few relatives of the lxde family still missing in Gentoo land.

For everyone who doesn’t know, lxmusic is a very simple frontend for the (in)famous xmms2 which was also recently added into the tree thanks to the effort of many people.

For everyone merging lxmusic who doesn’t want to build dev-libs/boost as a dependency (myself included), make sure to set the -cxx use flag in media-sound/xmms2.

Hi Planet Gentoo!

Well, I am not exactly new in the developer world of Gentoo, to be honest I’ve been a developer for almost a year now.

For all who doesn’t know, I started working at Gentoo  with maintainer-needed packages, but I started helping treecleaners and get so much interest in LXDE, as I use it in my netbook.

Lately, I’ve been working with Samba, which has been mostly cared by Patrick Lauer, and thanks to him we all have a stable samba 3.4 version. I am looking forward to bring fixes to the 3.5.x series and all your bug reports, comments, and patches are welcomed of course! :).

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