The Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux distribution has officially released their version 6.0 build. Sabayon is a popular alternative to running Gentoo directly as it focuses upon providing a pleasant "out of the box" support and on greater usability, with the 6.0 release there are a number of helpful improvements...
Wow long time no see. What's up with IceTea? Never heared about OpenJDK?
Gentoo uses IcedTea. As do Fedora and Ubuntu. I don't know if any distros use straight up OpenJDK. IcedTea is fully compatible with Java 6, so there's no reason to switch to OpenJDK at this point really.
From what I've read OpenJDK doesn't have the Java Web Start plugin, but IcedTea does, so that's one advantage IcedTea has.
Edit: If I'm reading it correctly, IcedTea has a 64-bit plugin which OpenJDK does not. I guess OpenJDK has a 32-bit one?
I just installed Sabayon 6.0. 8 updates plus Firefox and KTorrent. Seems strange KTorrent wasn't installed by default with KDE, first time I've seen that. I put it on a second disk with openSUSE-Tumbleweed on the other, using BIOS to control boot disk. Easy enough to copy SUSE Firefox profile over to Sabayon, so browsing is all set.
Sabayon can be configured to be as much or as little like Gentoo as you like. Default is made easy for newbies and works pretty well.