Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
There have been some questions on the Gentoo lists about the unexplained delay in the 2008.0 beta release. What's going on is that two of the key developers involved have suffered a severe personal loss and are not currently able to work on that release. They ask for sympathy and understanding from the developer and user communities, and one hopes they get it.