There's an interesting interview with the project leader for Gentoo Linux PPC and Gentoo Mac OS, a Portage port to PPC.
Gentoo Linux is the BSD of GNU/Linux distributions; it's elegant and customizable and you know exactly what you're getting when you install it. If you do it right, Gentoo is usually faster than your average GNU/Linux distro because everything can be compiled with higher compiler optimizations. The 2004.2 edition of Gentoo Linux lacks the improvements I had hoped to see, but this is still the best community GNU/Linux distribution for desktop tinkerers. Some even say that it makes a good server, too. Linux.com has the full review.
Today marks the release of Gentoo Linux 2004.2 for the AMD64, HPPA, SPARC and X86 architectures.
Gentoo announced beta level live cds and stages for ppc64. The hardware supported by gentoo-ppc64 is PowerMacintosh G5, IBM pSeries, older IBM 64 bit RS/6000s (such as the model 260, 270, F80, H80, see linuxppc64.org for a complete list) and soon IBM iSeries hardware.
The Gentoo Linux Release Engineering team is proud to announce the release of Gentoo Linux 2004.1. Read more on DistroWatch or the press release.
Daniel Robbins, founder and "Chief Architect" of the Gentoo Linux distribution, has decided to call it quits in terms of being associated with Gentoo. This was met with quite a bit of shock from the Gentoo community and developers alike, as this move was quite unexpected. Daniel Robbins also proposed the setting up of Non-Profit Organization to handle future development. Initially, he wanted to serve in the board of this organization, but he later changed his mind.
Doug Swain takes a look at the Gentoo Linux installation and offers a quicker guide than the available online documentation of the distro.
This long-term Red Hat Linux user has given an honest look at Gentoo, and has concluded that the stereotypes surrounding this distribution are false. After all these years, he has finally found his new distribution: Gentoo Linux.
Victor Padra from Venezuela ported Red Hat's Anaconda GUI installer on top of Gentoo 2004.0.
Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the release of Gentoo Linux 2004.0 for the x86, AMD64, PowerPC, Sun SPARC, and SGI MIPS architectures.
DistroWatch reports that a new development set of Gentoo Linux live CDs and stage tarballs has been released to mirrors for testing.
GWN is featuring an interview with Daniel Robbins, Gentoo founder, as part of their weekly newsletter.
"When I mentioned to a friend that I was going to install Debian on a system so I could learn more about Linux, he suggested I try the Gentoo distribution." Read the review at LinuxJournal.
The next official release of Gentoo Linux will adopt a new year-based versioning scheme and will be called Gentoo Linux 2004. It will be released in January 2004. It will also mark their transition to a quarterly release schedule. Elsewhere, LWN featured recently an introduction to Gentoo Linux.
LinuxElectrons features a mini-review of Gentoo Linux 1.4 along with many screenshots.
PPCnux published a followup interview with Pieter Van den Abeele, David Holm, Lars Weiler and Sascha Schwabbauer from the Gentoo/PPC team. They are currently working on out of the box cross compilation for OSX, Cygwin and Linux.
David Holm has put together a few patches and scripts on his page and so you can find all required files to install Gentoo Linux on the Pegasos PPC platform. UPDATE: Read more for the whole press release:
"I would really like to be able to play with OpenBSD's PF, or FreeBSD's jail, but I'm rather fond of Gentoo and portage. Right now anybody wanting to play with portage on a BSD has a lot of work to do before getting started, since we don't have stage-1 tarballs. I still don't have a stage-1, but this text and attendent files comprises a small start along the road to generating one." Read the instructions here.
Pieter Van den Abeele of the PPC/Gentoo project answers a few questions to PPCNux.
Linux World Expo is underway, and Gentoo has announced the release of version 1.4. It's available at the usual mirrors.