DR: Yes; we have a beta Anaconda installer and a beta live CD installer that uses Debian’s “discover” hardware detection code. We also have a developer working on an in-house installer. So expect some nice things
in the future 🙂
*important note:* We will always have a “bare-bones” shell-based installation method available for those who want to be in total control of the installation process. A well-documented bare-bones install using standard Linux tools is a essential part of Gentoo Linux that is not going to go away.
Gentoo is also one of the quickest distributions to pick up GCC3.1.
DR: Yes, we’re already at gcc 3.1 but the official release will be at LinuxWorld San Francisco on August 13-15th, 2002. We’ll probablly be hanging out in the .org Pavillion at the penguinppc.org and/or Aurora Sparc Linux project booths if you want to visit us.