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  • Gentoo 2006.1 Released

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico., Aug. 30th -The Gentoo Release Engineering team
    proudly announces the release of Gentoo Linux 2006.1, the second release of the
    year. It builds on the strength of previous releases with several
    improvements. Featuring all of Gentoo's well-documented advantages in
    flexibility, performance and portability, this release is now available
    on all supported architectures. It is a compelling choice
    for people desiring a flexible, powerful community-based Linux

    The 2006.1 release features many highlights that improve upon 2006.0.
    The AMD64, HPPA, x86, 32- and 64-bit PowerPC releases are built with and
    include GCC 4.1, a great improvement over version 3.4 used for 2006.0.
    Also included are the GNU C library version 2.4 and Gentoo's baselayout
    1.12.1, with improved system startup scripts.
    Alpha, x86 and AMD64 also feature a new profile layout, with separate
    sub-profiles for desktop and server systems. This makes customization
    much easier as the profile defaults can be pre-tuned to the type of
    system being used.

    The Gentoo Linux Installer for the x86 and AMD64 platforms now features
    a networkless install mode, with a more streamlined configuration
    interface making a typical installation quicker and easier than ever.
    It also includes new and improved partitioning code that can make
    better use of existing partition setups with unusual arrangements and
    improved error handling to minimize the chances of damaged partition
    Michael Larabel

  • #2
    Woot! *does the happy dance*

    Great to see the AMD64 Live CD made it with this release. The long awaited GCC upgrade is welcomed also. Thank God they took the Partitioner into consideration... I am sure there will be a few too scared to use it now though, heh.


    • #3

      And I just finished compiling KDE...


      • #4
        That won't interfere with anything... if you are on 2006.0 you don't need to re-install the OS. Next time you emerge --sync though, gcc 4.1.1 will be available..

        Before you do a -uD world or -e world, you should follow these upgrade directions:


        • #5
          Rob Williams: my post was tongue-in-cheek. I'm not even running Gentoo.


          • #6
            Oh, well then :-P