Linked by Smith Johnson on Mon 7th Jul 2008 01:08 UTC
Gentoo The 2008.0 final release is out! Code-named "It's got what plants crave," this release contains numerous new features including an updated installer, improved hardware support, a complete rework of profiles, and a move to Xfce instead of GNOME on the LiveCD. LiveDVDs are not available for x86 or amd64, although they may become available in the future. The 2008.0 release also includes updated versions of many packages already available in your ebuild tree.
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Comment by FunkyELF
by FunkyELF on Mon 7th Jul 2008 14:02 UTC
FunkyELF
Member since:
2006-07-26

Congrats. Although, I like to use Sabayon for installing Gentoo. It takes a little longer to boot up but its nice having a more complete environment to install from.

Having new install CDs is pretty meaningless with Gentoo. The real news here is that the 2008 profile is available which I have been using for quite some time now anyway.

I installed a 2007 profile on my laptop and it didn't work out so nice. Someone recommended to me to use 2008 since I was using amd64. It seems cleaner and things just work.

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RE: Comment by FunkyELF
by lavish on Mon 7th Jul 2008 16:23 in reply to "Comment by FunkyELF"
lavish Member since:
2006-12-30

The real news is not the livecd nor the new profile. You can install gentoo with almost any livecd. The new release was needed in order to start building your gentoo from an updated environment: using a stage3 with expat-1 (just to name one) was a PITA due to ABI breakage with expat-2.

Edited 2008-07-07 16:25 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by FunkyELF
by Thor on Mon 7th Jul 2008 19:01 in reply to "RE: Comment by FunkyELF"
Thor Member since:
2006-09-18

I usually only install x86 or amd64 arches so for that you can use drobbins stages [1]. New ones are released quite often.

[1] http://www.funtoo.org/linux/

Edited 2008-07-07 19:01 UTC

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