Home > Gentoo > Gentoo 1.3a Released Gentoo 1.3a Released Submitted by Prakash Setty 2002-06-04 Gentoo 7 Comments A new, test version of Gentoo is now available. Gentoo becomes the first distro to use GCC 3.1 by default. At this point, only a Stage 1 tarball is available, all the rest of the software will need to be recompiled manually. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 7 Comments 2002-06-04 7:57 pm Slackware 8.1 rc2 is based on gcc3.1 . 2002-06-04 9:28 pm Gentoo becomes the first distro to use GCC 3.1 by default It’s not on the web site and so I’d call it “vapor” news. I compiled Gentoo with gcc 3.x from rebuilding stage-1 before and updated gcc couple time already. I think this is the point where gentoo shows it’s downside – after you downloaded latest gcc and finished with emerge updates (both system and world)and rebuilt the kernel (because new sources were published by that time) you have to run ’emerge rsync’ again. Hope you can beat this recursion. 2002-06-04 9:33 pm afaik, the stage one is on the mirrors of gentoo so it’s not really “vapor” news, just not official news but then again, i haven’t seen the gentoo site update since may 9 or so 2002-06-05 4:05 pm …only a Stage 1 tarball is available, all the rest of the software will need to be recompiled manually. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that the idea in general for Gentoo ? Just enough to get the install to a state where it can compile everything else on the target machine ? Sorta like an easier “Linux from Scratch” ? 2002-06-05 7:00 pm Yes, this is the idea, but Gentoo also provides already optimized Stage 2 and Stage 3 tarballs. This sentense was to say that only the Stage 1 tarball is available atm. 2002-06-06 10:10 pm 1.2 only had a stage1 tarball and this is 1.3test the first one with gcc3.1 it’s easier to install 1.3test than 1.1a if u want gcc3.1 if u don’t want/need the new gcc there’s no need to bother with this release, as 1.1a has a stage3 wich saves you hours of compilation 2002-06-06 10:45 pm Hellow, I’m the one who made the tarballs.. We now have working stage 1, 2 and 3 tarballs, for both i586 and i686. The URL has slightly changed however: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/distributions/gentoo/releases/buil… Iso’s will be present by tomorrow.. Enjoy!