user patches


Stop Calling It “Stable” and “Unstable!”

We, as an industry and a community, really need to part ways with this idea that software is stable just because it’s a release version and development versions are unstable. I would estimate at least 50% of the time, development versions of the software I use are more reliable than their so-called stable release counterparts. […]


Bleeding on the Edge: Kernel 4.9-rc5 vs. app-emulation/virtualbox-modules

Sometimes the Linux kernel source can be like the inside of one of those Powerball lottery machines. Things change names seemingly at random. Today it’s fetch_things(), tomorrow it’s things_to_fetch(). Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. It’ll be a sad day when the kernel stops evolving, but I can understand why the nvidia developers can’t […]


Slightly Busted: dev-qt/qtwebengine-5.7.0 Suddenly Can’t Build

Yikes, the portage tree has been in a sloppy state lately. But you’ll have that from time to time in gentoo, especially when running “unstable” via the ~amd64 keyword. I do enjoy the pleasure of scanning the bug tracker, finding the related bug, and getting to say to myself, “Yay! It wasn’t my fault it […]