Massive download from

I have followed the instructions in the Playground for installing the latest software from for my gentoo system.

Why is the download from so mine-bogglingle huge? It's 750MB and counting!


What download? Link please?

It said to put the following in the layman directory:

<!DOCTYPE repositories SYSTEM "/dtd/repositories.dtd">
<repositories xmlns="" version="1.0">
  <repo quality="experimental" status="unofficial">
    <description><![CDATA[arduino overlay]]></description>
      <name><![CDATA[Soren Harward]]></name>
    <source type="git">git://</source>
  <repo quality="experimental" status="unofficial">
    <description><![CDATA[another arduino overlay]]></description>
      <name><![CDATA[Lukas Sandström]]></name>
    <source type="git">git://</source>

When I ran ‘emerge arduino’, a lot of java stuff was built, then:

>>> Emerging (73 of 73) dev-embedded/arduino-0021 from ardunio
>>> cfg-update-1.8.2-r1: Creating checksum index...
 * Note that you need >=cross-avr/gcc-4.4.1, if you intend to use the new
 * Arduino Mega 2560.
>>> Unpacking source...
 * git.eclass is deprecated.
 * Please update your ebuilds to use git-2 instead. For details, see
 * GIT NEW clone -->
 *    repository: 		git://
Cloning into bare repository /mnt/WD-2/portage/distfiles/git-src/arduino-0021...
remote: Counting objects: 19460, done.        
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (6364/6364), done.        
remote: Total 19460 (delta 11475), reused 18407 (delta 10823)        
Receiving objects: 100% (19460/19460), 978.05 MiB | 214 KiB/s, done.

Out of all of that, only 8.6MB of space is used in /usr/share/arduino-0021.

I found the 'arduino' executable at /usr/share/arduino-0021/arduino. When I started it, the first thing I saw was a window saying there was a newer version availale (1.0.1). I thought what I got from was supposed to be the latest.

What link at

Do you mean this?

The latest activity there is Friday November 05 2010.

That's hardly recent.