Gentoo Will Celebrate 10th Birthday With LiveDVD
Phoronix: Gentoo Will Celebrate 10th Birthday With LiveDVD
Last year Gentoo canceled their 2008 release plans to focus on putting out just one release per year, while in years past they had put out as many as four releases per calendar year. There has not been a new official release of Gentoo since July of 2008, albeit they are one of the distributions to use a rolling release approach, but in honor of their tenth birthday they have begun work on a new LiveDVD. Gentoo has been producing timed snapshots of their installation media, but this will be the first Gentoo release in 2009.
Jesus... just put some js script for displaying those images !
And yes... do something for the images, its not practical to click-load-see-back and again for each one...
in fact, the first version of enoch was released in MAY 1999, but it is the renaming to gentoo and the creation of portage that is now going to be celebrated.
there was alot of debate abt when the anniversary would occur and the date the settled on was downto other factors
These are the screenshots that have been submitted for the Gentoo10 screenshot contest. Some really good customisation of the desktop
Whatever anyone says abt gentoo it still is cutting edge (bash4 stable, python3 stuff starting to creep in...) and silly flexable.
You either love or hate gentoo.
I for one <3 it and look forward to my 10th anniversary of using gentoo in 2013
They really need that qtgtk translation program because those GTK apps on KDE look really shite.
Uhm, Michael, what is "Gentoo Ten" actually? AFAIK, there's no such thing. Gentoo is always "Gentoo Now". There's no "ten" or "eleven" or whatever. Same as Arch Linux.
Then you'd better go tell Gentoo to fix the page on their site Michael linked to in the article...
Originally Posted by RealNC
Gentoo is a "metadistro" (this results in some packages going in really fast and some a bit slower) and as such you are right versioning gentoo doesn't make sense
Originally Posted by RealNC
HOWEVER, Gentoo10 is just an aniversary event. It is the 10th aniversary this year of when gentoo was created. GentooPR is doing a big drive w.r.t. it, new LiveDVD, screenshot comp...
Gentoo made a bad decision a few years back pushing out installCD's w.r.t. dates and with an aim of twice yearly (like other distro's...). This ate into releng time and it just collapse.
In reality such a thing isn't needed.
Gentoo now has weekly stage3 tarballs automatically made and we still have the liveCD from "2008.0". A new liveCD is only really needed if newer hardware w.r.t. hdd controller and co comes out or a major security issue is found in one of the package
This is just PR, and a good one. The liveDVD is really good. the method to autogen it is alot better then the old catalyst so it is also really good for others to make a custom CD/DVD based upon gentoo