[ Thanks to Chris
Gianelloni for this update. ]
Gentoo is proud to present the world with Gentoo Linux
This is the final release of 2004 and is the culmination of the
work of each of our developers. The main focus for this release was
fixing bugs in previous releases and making the release tools more
robust and easier to use. Releasing for 2004.3 are amd64, hppa,
ppc, sparc, x86 and also our 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 which can be found under /experimental. You can find out
more about 2004.3 by checking out the release
page or reading the ChangeLog.
Some points of interest include both amd64 and ppc switching to gcc
3.4 as their compiler of choice, sparc releasing only sparc64
media, amd64 and x86 switching to a single kernel for the LiveCD,
and improved cooperation between the various arch teams to have a
more consistent release. This release also marks the completion of
switching Gentoo to using the new cascaded profiles.
The Release Engineering project would like to thank all of the
Gentoo developers and our many community testers for making this
release our best ever and we’re all looking forward to bringing you
an awesome 2005.0!