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Gentoo Linux 2005.1 released

The Gentoo Release Engineering team is proud to announce the release of Gentoo Linux 2005.1. This release is the second release of 2005 and is the culmination of five months of work. Some major software changes from 2005.0 are GNOME 2.10, KDE 3.4.1, XFce 4.2.2, X.Org 6.8.2, and a 2.6.12 kernel.

This release also provides two additional x86 LiveCD images, in combination with the minimal and universal InstallCDs seen in previous releases: a new x86 LiveCD from the Hardened project, and the new x86 Installer LiveCD which features a first public alpha release of the Gentoo Linux Installer, with both a GTK+ and dialog-based front-end.

The SPARC team has switched to using hwsetup for doing device auto-detection, which should give them more device compatibility and the IA64 team has released a minimal LiveCD as mentioned in a previous GWN. PPC and PPC64 now operate under a joint parent profile in the same fashion as SPARC and MIPS do for their 32/64-bit equivalents and G5 support has been moved completely from PPC32 to PPC64.

The genkernel utility has also been heavily worked on and now has many new features such as initramfs, gensplash and dmraid support along with many other enhancements and bug fixes.