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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:29 am    Post subject: [NEWS] Gentoo Linux 2008.0 released Reply with quote

This forums thread is for discussion of the www.gentoo.org posting, "Gentoo Linux 2008.0 released." Please post your comments and suggestions here.
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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.
  • Updated installer: The installer now only performs networkless installations using the packages and ebuild tree on the LiveCD. It also contains numerous fixes for extended and logical partitions.
  • Improved hardware support: Moving to the 2.6.24 kernel added many new drivers for hardware released since the 2007.0 release.
  • Complete rework of profiles: Restructuring profiles allowed significant cleanup of redundancies, reducing developer maintenance and confusion. The difference for you is that profiles now appear in /usr/portage/profiles/ under default/linux/ instead of default-linux/. See the upgrading guide for more details.
  • Xfce instead of GNOME on the LiveCD: To save space, the LiveCDs switched to the smaller Xfce environment. This means that a binary installation using the LiveCD will install Xfce, but you're still free to build GNOME or KDE from source.
  • No LiveDVDs on x86 or amd64: In the interest of getting the release out, the release engineering team decided to postpone LiveDVDs because of problems in their generation. They may show up later—if so, we'll let you know.
  • Updated packages: Highlights of the 2008.0 release include Portage 2.1.4.4, a 2.6.24 kernel, Xfce 4.4.2, gcc 4.1.2 and glibc 2.6.1.

A big thanks goes out to our release engineering team members for their hard work over many months to turn 2008.0 into reality.

Get the new release from our "Get Gentoo!" page.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeeeeeeeeeeey awesome :mrgreen:
Thank you :D
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeehaw! finally it's there. :D
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:15 am    Post subject: Great Reply with quote

What can I say that is not already said... nothing.

Keep the good work, and thank you for providing the best operating system for my 3 computers.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh.. I'm too happy

Thanks to all
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the hard work.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff, thanks alot to all involved!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Xfce instead of GNOME on the LiveCD:


The best thing \o/

The Gentoo liveCD is a handy liveCD in itself
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot to all involved...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay! I wish I was first who congratulates here! I got shiny new Double Quad Xeon on some weird mainboard to boot from this hot CD, lets give it a try!

Lets spread the info further :-)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see the final released! What's planned for the next release? Is there a roadmap?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:41 am    Post subject: Gotta thank the boys! Reply with quote

Congratulations for all the effort!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats great!

I installed the beta on my notebook before and it worked without any error.
The final might even be better.

It is good that the development of this amazing distro has not stopped. Hopefully gentoo will continue to grow...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

uzz75 wrote:
Oh.. I'm too happy

Thanks to all

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats to everyone involved ...

looking forward to test this ...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the hard work!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:44 pm    Post subject: :o) Reply with quote

thanks, good work
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to all release engineering team members (and other people invovled in this release) for all the hard work
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks a bunch!

I'll make sure to seed the torrents :)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this will a good work!

thinks :wink:
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:06 pm    Post subject: Re: [NEWS] Gentoo Linux 2008.0 released Reply with quote

... оно действительно долгожданное событие, спасибо ...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone should make a donation. I just donated $25. :=) Gentoo rocks, and well worth the money.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP " Secret sauce"
jmanko wrote:
Everyone should make a donation. I just donated $25. :=) Gentoo rocks, and well worth the money.
No doubt. :)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it work on Li.... Uh... forget it :)

Congrats!!

Hey. I don't see splash-themes-livecd-2008.0 on the tree. Hasn't it been released?
And what about a little versioning chage? Instead of 2008.0, 2008.7 (yup, just like Ubuntu)


Thanks!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:16 pm    Post subject: This awesome news! Reply with quote

Can't wait to get my hands on this baby! :wink:
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