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Progress report

While things are not completely back in action yet, I have gotten things where I want them on a local dev machine and uploaded an updated stage4 tarball. It has been repeatedly tested using both the manual and automatic install methods. My test install machine is a VM, so I may not have covered all…


Development Renews

After a year or so of not being able to stay on top of things due to a major transition in life, I’m now renewing my efforts to maintain Gentoo Studio. Currently, the stage4 tarball is in flux as I work things out and make improvements. If you find any issues, please let me know…


Bye-bye, Beta

I am officially declaring Gentoo Studio to be out of beta. For the most part, it installs well either manually or using the install script, and all of the components that make Gentoo Studio Gentoo Studio actually work. As usual, please continue to let me know if you have any issues, and I will do…


Tracktion Waveform and Gentoo

Tracktion has a DAW called Waveform. They support and release a Linux installer; however, it is Debian-based. I just wrote to their support department asking if they have a Linux installer that unpacks and installs Linux binaries without depending on a .deb file. While I was able to unpack the 30-day trial .deb file and…


GentooUsage shows Gentoo Studio

Gentoo Studio is now listed on Aliceinwire’s GentooUsage page:¬†https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/User:Aliceinwire/GentooUsage


February 2018 Changelog

INSTALLER CHANGES: Installer now sets MAKEOPTS for you. This is the variable that tells Portage how many parallel operations to perform, and should be equal to the number of CPU cores in your system. PACKAGES REMOVED: media-sound/cadence::GentooStudio. Cadence is now in audio-overlay, no need for duplicates. media-sound/jack2::GentooStudio: The Gentoo version now supports Firewire so the…


media-sound/bristol added

Added media-sound/bristol to the GentooStudio overlay; however, it fails with a missing alsa/iatomic.h error. Will look into fixing this.


Installation update

The install tarball has been updated to fix a few issues. New installs should now have fewer install-time updates. I think I’ve paved over the few bumps I had due to upgrading from Catalyst-2 to Catalyst-3. (The software used to build the installation.) As usual, please report any issues or suggestions.


Final January 2018 Release

The currently available installation tarball is the final official version for January 2018. Please be sure to read the January 2018 changelog before asking for help, if you run into any trouble.


January 2018 Changelog

MAKE.CONF CHANGES: PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET changed from python2_7 to python3_4. Anything needing python2_7 will be set in package.use. PACKAGES REMOVED: media-video/smplayer. VLC is the default media player for Gentoo Studio. Users wanting (s)mplayer can emerge it after install. This also helps keep the tarball size down by only having one default media player. app-emulation/wine. This package was…