Binary package for icedtea6

Quite a few people have reported problems building icedtea6 or needed dependencies on our IRC channel and as the build is quite resource intensive, Caster has now made binary builds for icedtea6. The package is available via layman using:

layman -a java-overlay
emerge icedtea6-bin

The binary package should also make it easier to bootstrap the from source build. The binaries are built in stable chroots so they should run for our stable users too. Please report any problems to with [java-overlay] in the subject. For amd64 users this should be the easiest way to get a 64 bit browser plugin.

Stable Candidates Feed Now With Bug Counts

I updated the Stable Candidates bug feed to have open bug numbers for ${CATEGORY}/${PN} and ${PN}. It will of course be a little behind actual bugzilla data as the feed is updated daily but that’s good enough in my opinion. I think the next item for the feed is to add a link you can use to file the actual bug. That should make it dead simple for you to file stable bugs on stuff you use.