GNOME 2.8.0 finally in portage
It looks like GNOME 2.8.0 has finally made it into Gentoo Linux portage in unmasked form. This means it is probably safe to emerge it now and upgrade from 2.6 series. I'm doing it right now and I hope it all goes well and works fine after that. Version 2.8.0 contains quite a few new features. Screenshots are available here.