I haven’t done much of anything lately, so it’s good to report that I actually helped fixed some breakages lately … yay. :)
For one, LIRC should actually build again, both on 2.6.32 and 2.6.33 kernels (both gentoo- and zen- tested, for the record). Use either lirc-0.8.6-r3 or the new 0.8.7_pre1 if you like, and open or comment on existing bugs if you hit any.
I also fixed ivtv-utils so it’d build, and split v4l2-ctl into a separate ebuild so it’s simpler to access for those who need just that handy little tool.
Finally, amid all the VP8 excitement, which I’ll write up my own thoughts sometime later, there is already an ebuild for libvpx in bugzilla. I tested it on my own overlay, and it looks good, so it should just be a matter of time before it gets included.
Just to clarify, I don’t deserve any credit here other than actually doing some small amount of legwork and putting the stuff in the tree. In each of the above cases, there were both ebuilds and patches provided by users, without which it probably never would have either gotten done or as quickly. Thanks, guys. :)