[clug-talk] Gentoo 2004.3 is out, and here I am compiling 2004.2
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Mon Nov 15 10:25:50 PST 2004
It doesn't matter. It's just an install media. You could use Knoppix, or
Toms Root Boot, and get the same result.
One of the MANY joys of Gentoo is that when you install, you get the most
current versions of things that are available.
I suspect that you'll have compiled all the latest stuff anyway, and there
will be no need to even emerge -u world to move to the new release.
There really aren't any big changes. That's especially true for i386.
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This is the fourth and final release of Gentoo Linux in 2004, with its
main focus on bug fixes and making the release tools more robust and
easier to use. Releasing for 2004.3 are all the major architectures
supported by Gentoo: amd64, hppa, ppc, sparc, x86, and an initial ppc64
release. There is also an experimental alpha release, along with stages
for ia64 and s390. The embedded team has also released stages for arm,
mips, ppc, and x86, all of which can be found under /experimental. You can
find out more about 2004.3 by checking out the release page and reading
Among the highlights of 2004.3: Both amd64 and ppc have switched to gcc
3.4 as their compiler of choice. Sparc is releasing only sparc64 media,
amd64 and x86 are both switching to a single kernel for the LiveCD. Best
of all has been the improved cooperation between the teams for the various
architectures, invisibly ensuring an even more consistent output than
2004.3 has been pushed to the mirrors in the past few hours, and is
also available via bittorrent on torrents.gentoo.org and
tracker.netdomination.org. Delivered to the public as scheduled by 0:00
UTC on Monday, 15 November 2004, it marks the last version in the
quarterly schedule adopted for 2004 that is going to be replaced by
six-monthly releases next year, with 2005.0 and 2005.1 to be expected in
early and mid-2005.
On Monday 15 November 2004 01:14, Ian Bruseker wrote:
> So just for kicks today I decided to set up a Gentoo system. I
> downloaded the 2004.2 minimal CD, set up my environment and started
> from stage 1. It's in the bootstrap phase as I type this (and might
> be for a while since it's a 700 MHz Celeron I'm building it on). To
> kill the time, I'm surfing, and happen across this news item:
> http://osnews.com/story.php?news_id=8867 Sigh. Now, I know there are
> a few Gentoo veterans on the list, so I have a question. It's my
> understanding that it's just a little clickety-click, barba-trick (aka
> "emerge world") and a few hours (days) of compile time and I'm
> upgraded to 2004.3. Am I right? (I'm heading to bed anyway, so it's
> no big deal if it wastes the night compiling stuff it doesn't have to,
> I'm just curious.)
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