freehackers.org: On July 29th, KDE 4.1, the first almost usable KDE version since the 3.5 branch, has been released, and since then guess what happened in the gentoo-kde land? Nothing. Rumors are that developers have fought each others and the kde team is just no more.
Daniel Robbins: Gentoo seems to be having problems with .”1” releases – 2007.1 was cancelled and now 2008.1 has been cancelled. The Gentoo project has also announced a desire to move to a more “back to basics approach” where they are doing weekly builds of Gentoo stages. Good idea.
ostatic.com: Gentoo Linux has had a rough time of it the last few years. Matt Asay at CNET suspects Ubuntu's rising star is responsible. Having used both distributions extensively, and strongly preferring one, I agree with Asay. However, an average Gentoo user is usually not asking the same from his machine as a typical Ubuntu user.
wonkabar.org: DistroWatch has yet another “the sky is falling” post about Gentoo, and, going against habit, I’m going to comment on the situation in general.
gentoo.org: In future releases, Gentoo will focus on a more back-to-basics approach that will give you up-to-date install media on a regular basis and make much better use of our human resources. Consequently, we're canceling the 2008.1 release.
forwardcamegrendel.org: I recently began charting the freefall of the Gentoo Linux distribution. The project peaked in 2003 but has been in steady decline since Daniel Robbins got up from the captains chair. The release history on distrowatch gives a good 30-thousand foot view.
saigonnezumi.com: Due to my busy schedule of the previous week, it actually took me roughly a week to finally get my Gentoo 2008.0 Desktop and configured. This is the first time in over two years that I actually got a fully functional Gentoo system. I even got 3D direct rendering working with nvidia and xorg.
clintonskakun.wordpress: Ubuntu has served me well for a few months, I think it was April when I started using it. I have to say Ubuntu is one of my favorite Linux distributions. It’s great for people who are new to Linux or have been using Windows for a long time and want to try out something different or more reliable.
blog.cryos.net: So there have been quite a few people asking what is happening with KDE 4.1 on Gentoo. I have been working with a few other developers and interested users on the new ebuilds in an overlay. I think these ebuilds are almost ready and I am very eager to get them into the tree.
The August issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter has been released. In this month's issue: PHP4 removal, GSOC interview, new Gentoo-based distributions, and more!