Packages with the experimental use flag

app-antivirus / clamav : Clam Anti-Virus Scanner

  • Enable experimental features

app-emulation / 86Box : Emulator of x86-based machines based on PCem

  • Enable hardware from devbranch, which may be unstable or unusable.

app-office / kexi : Visual database applications creator

  • Enable features deemed experimental by upstream

app-text / wdiff : Create a diff disregarding formatting

  • Build experimental utilities (mdiff, unify, wdiff2)

dev-db / mysql : A fast, multi-threaded, multi-user SQL database server

  • Build experimental features aka "rapid" plugins

dev-haskell / foundation : Alternative prelude with batteries and no dependencies

  • enable building experimental features, known as highly unstable or without good support cross-platform

dev-lang / nim : compiled, garbage-collected systems programming language

  • Apply experimental patches

dev-libs / libsecp256k1 : Optimized C library for EC operations on curve secp256k1

  • Allow experimental USE flags

gui-apps / waybar : Highly customizable Wayland bar for Sway and Wlroots based compositors

  • Enable experimental features

kde-apps / ktp-accounts-kcm : KDE Telepathy account management kcm

  • Enables disabled telepathy services (currently only steam)

media-libs / harfbuzz : An OpenType text shaping engine

  • Enable experimental APIs

media-libs / oneVPL : oneAPI Video Processing Library, dispatcher, tools, and examples

  • Build dispatcher with experimental APIs

media-libs / oneVPL-cpu : oneAPI Video Processing Library CPU implementation

  • Enable experimental API

media-plugins / calf : A set of open source instruments and effects for digital audio workstations

  • Enable experimental features/plugins

net-analyzer / hexinject : Network packet sniffer and injector

  • Install experimental packets.tcl

net-misc / ptpd : Precision Time Protocol daemon

  • Enable experimental features

net-nds / openldap : LDAP suite of application and development tools

  • Enable experimental backend options

net-wireless / aircrack-ng : WLAN tools for breaking 802.11 WEP/WPA keys

  • Build the "experimental" tools which may randomly fail to run properly

net-wireless / bluez : Bluetooth Tools and System Daemons for Linux

  • Build experimental plugins

sys-kernel / gentoo-sources : Full sources including the Gentoo patchset for the 6.1 kernel tree

  • Apply experimental patches; for more information, see "".

sys-kernel / mips-sources : sources for MIPS-based machines

  • Apply experimental (80xx) patches.