1. Project Description
Release Engineering ("releng") is the official Gentoo project focused on
coordinating and improving the creation of official releases of Gentoo Linux.
It is also responsible for many of the tools used by the installation
process, including catalyst and the
Gentoo Linux Installer.
2. Latest release
The latest release of Gentoo Linux is:
Gentoo Linux 2007.0 for Alpha, AMD64, HPPA,
IA64, MIPS, PPC, S390, SH, SPARC,
and x86 architectures.
3. Next Release
The next official release of Gentoo Linux will be Gentoo Linux 2007.1.
4. Release Roadmap for 2007
These are estimated dates. Actual release dates may vary.
||Released, Release Information, Press Release
||Not Released, Release Information, Press Release
5. Release Roadmap for 2006
6. Release Roadmap for 2005
7. Release Roadmap for 2004
8. Release Roadmap for 2003
||1.4 maintenance release 1
9. Project Goals
The goals of Release Engineering are to continually improve the quality,
timeliness and overall procedures for creating official Gentoo Linux releases,
as well as acting as the official coordinators for creating new Gentoo Linux
releases. This project is very much focused on ensuring that the initial
quality of every official release is as high as possible, and that the "from
CD" experience is as positive for as many of our users as possible.
||Lead ( Strategic Lead )
||Member ( x86 Release Coordinator )
||Member ( AMD64 Release Coordinator )
||Member ( Alpha/IA64 Release Coordinator )
||Member ( SPARC Release Coordinator )
||Member ( HPPA Release Coordinator )
||Member ( PPC (64-bit/Apple) )
||Member ( Infrastructure Liason )
||Member ( Documentation Liason )
||Member ( Hardended Liason/Release Coordinator )
||Member ( PPC (32-bit) Release Coordinator )
||Member ( PPC (64-bit) Release Coordinator )
||Member ( Catalyst and Genkernel )
All developers can be reached by e-mail using [email protected].
project has the following subprojects:
||This project develops the catalyst tool, which is used to build official Gentoo stage tarballs, PackageCD and InstallCD and LiveCD images.
||The Gentoo Installer project aims to create a widely extensible install engine that allows for a diverse set of attended and un-attended install options.
Release Engineering maintains its own set of hardware for development, testing
and release-building, as well as the porting of Gentoo Linux to new
architectures. Currently, this hardware consists of a dual-CPU 900Mhz zx6000
Itanium 2 system with 4GB of RAM on extended loan from HP, and a dual Opteron
AMD64 system built from parts donated by AMD, NVIDIA, The Gentoo Foundation,
and Gentoo/AMD64. All systems are running Gentoo Linux. Access to these
is currently restricted to Release Engineering members. For other
developer hardware, check out the dev
Updated August 29, 2007
Summary: The official project focused on coordinating and improving the creation of official releases of Gentoo Linux.
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