Gentoo 2008.0 Released

by Ostatic Staff - Jul. 07, 2008

The final release of Gentoo 2008.0 is out with plenty of updates and several new features that are worth a look. This release, "It's got what plants crave," also gets my vote as having the quirkiest codename ever.

Available on a LiveCD, developers opted to include Xfce instead of GNOME as a space saving measure, however GNOME and KDE are sill both available from source. To hasten the release, devs also decided to not offer LiveDVDs on x86 or amd64 although they, "make become available in the future."

This release sports completely restructured profiles to clean up redundancies, improved hardware support, and an updated installer that only performs networkless installations using the packages and ebuild tree on the LiveCD. Updated packages include include Portage, a 2.6.24 kernel, Xfce 4.4.2, gcc 4.1.2 and glibc 2.6.1.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, the codename is a apparently a reference to this movie.