Topic: Gentoo overlay for Novena released (incl all standard Novena packages)
if you are using Gentoo on your Novena, you might like to take a look at my novena-overlay, which I've just released on GitHub (here).
This overlay provides ebuilds shadowing all xobs' standard Novena packages from Debian (novena-eeprom-gui etc.), allowing you to enjoy these same facilities under Gentoo.
More details (including installation instructions) are in the project's GitHub page, but here is a brief summary of the provided ebuilds:
sys-kernel/novena-sources Full kernel sources for 4.7.2, with Gentoo and Novena patchsets.
sys-kernel/novena_hardened-sources As above, but with the hardened patchset; also, deblobbed by default.
dev-embedded/novena-eeprom Tool to view and edit the contents of the Novena's personality EEPROM.
dev-embedded/novena-eeprom-gui Qt GUI version of the above.
dev-embedded/novena-heirloom Support files for the heirloom laptop variant of Novena.
dev-embedded/novena-usb-hub Hub management tool (power control, etc.) for Novena.
dev-embedded/u-boot-novena Novena-packaged version of U-Boot.
dev-embedded/update-senoko Firmware loader for the Senoko battery/passthrough board.
sys-firmware/senoko-chibios Compile-from-source ChibiOS firmware for Senoko.
media-sound/pulseaudio-novena Support files for pulseaudio on Novena.
net-wireless/novena-disable-ssp Small daemon which disables SSP on all Bluetooth adaptors.
sys-apps/irqbalance-novena Distributes hardware interrupts across processors on Novena.
dev-embedded/etna_viv FOSS user-space driver for the Vivante GCxx GPUs (armada dependency).
x11-libs/libdrm-armada Userspace interface to kernel DRM services (armada dependency).
x11-drivers/xf86-video-armada-novena Accelerated X.org video driver for the Novena's i.MX6.
x11-misc/xorg-novena X.org configuration files for the armada video driver on Novena.
sys-devel/portage-distccmon-gui Easily view Portage jobs with distccmon-gui.
dev-embedded/novena-meta Merge this to pull in all baseline Novena packages (USE-flag controlled).
The ebuilds all seem to work OK on my machine, but if you get a chance to try them out, please let me know of any issues you uncover (with missing dependencies, for example). I'm aiming to announce this on the Gentoo forum in a week or so, so any early feedback would be much appreciated!
Edited to reflect name change of GitHub project (gentoo-novena-overlay -> novena-overlay) and repo (gentoo-novena -> novena).