The Gentoo PowerPC team is proud to announce the PegasosPPC is now officially part of the Gentoo/PPC supported machines! Thanks to the excellent work of David Holm from the PPC team, all future livecds will be Pegasos compatible. This makes Gentoo the first distro to offer a kde/gnome livecd for the Pegasos system. The current livecds can be made to work using the patches from David's homepage on dev.gentoo.org/~dholm/ (a link will be added on ppc.gentoo.org later on today.)
The ppc team is still working on the AmigaOne port, but we expect this port to be finised soon and expect to have all future Gentoo-PPC cds compatible with AmigaOne machines.
Enough is not enough: Gentoo/PPC has officially created an IBM rs/6000 subproject (thanks to the generous support of some of our users who were so kind to lend us their machines). All next livecds will have support for the majority of ibm rs6000 machines.
Even more news: the Gentoo/PPC stable project was launched this week and is looking for users who want to contribute by maintaining the ppc stable profile (testing testing and testing...) Each of the users will be closely working together with a developer and will get training in order to make transition to developer status later on easy. The primary focus of this project is to guarantee stability by collecting feedback about stability from the community, testing the installs and livecds...
And last but not least: The hardened project (hardened.gentoo.org) has made quite some progress in their quest for a ppc kernel 2.6 enabled SElinux machine. An experimental ppc livecd that demonstrates this technology will be made available on the next ppc livecd release.
Next on the todo list are: 'makeng our livecds cross-compilation enabled (compile ppc things on your x86 machine :-)) and 'powerpc G5 support'.
Pieter Van den Abeele
Gentoo PowerPC project lead