Lets start with something slightly different
Tomorow there will be 3.4.4 release.
- It brings us less bundled stuff on gentoo side thanks to ebuild cleanup (noting noteworthy upstream on that matter).
- Fixed qt4 build on qt-4.7 (YAY see my previous blog) and fixed build with 4.8.0
- Lots of internal fixes I am lazy to mention
This is the last 3.4 release with upstream love. There also will be 3.4.5 after 3.5.0 release, but it is for 2012, nothing shiny will happen in this year for that branch.
Now for all awesome candies in master
I worked on nsplugin building with system libraries (xulrunner/firefox/npapi-sdk) which worked great, so now it is enabled by default and built against the system headers (note that the nsplugin was build by default even before and the useflag was quite bogus in gentoo).
The mozilla switch that many of you can see there is used for mozab and ldap backend stuff. It sadly requires INTERNAL mozilla to actually work, so I disabled it in Gentoo for now (both moz stuff and ldap) as it does not work. I am being quite skeptic about fixing it for 3.5.0 as freeze is comming around 5th Dec if my memory serves well.
The only issue I still didn’t fix is that SampleICC bundling which is quite hard to do due to patches/magic done there in DMAKE…
Yet again completely unrelated ending section
Seems like I really enjoy to jump from one topic to another…
Anyway I did add really cool game to main tree which I think you should try out.
The package is games-strategy/openxcom which is opensource implementation of UFO: Enemy Unknown (first X-Com based game). It is still alpha quality as some research is not possible, manufactures are being done, ufopedia is not working, but you already can try out shooting ufos and doing missions.
The slightly problematic part is that the game does not provide the data files so you need the orginal game. Other than that it is pretty awesome it works on linux natively instead of requiring dosbox. (So far coolest stuff is that cheating is really simple by editing rulesets in the saved game :P [pistol that decimates whole building is pretty cool :P])