Bedrock Linux v0.7.3 released: Linux distribution

Bedrock Linux

Bedrock Linux is a Linux distribution composed of user-selected components from various other Linux distributions. For example, with Bedrock one may use the installation process from one distribution, the init from another, a window manager from a third, and a web browser from a fourth. Bedrock strives to make these components work together as transparently as possible such that for day-to-day operations it is not readily evident that the various components were originally intended for disparate distributions.

Bedrock Linux is a meta Linux distribution which allows users to utilize features from other, typically mutually exclusive distributions. Essentially, users can mix-and-match components as desired. For example, one could have:

  • The bulk of the system from an old/stable distribution such as CentOS or Debian.
  • Access to cutting-edge packages from Arch Linux.
  • Access to Arch’s AUR.
  • The ability to automate compiling packages with Gentoo’s portage
  • Library compatibility with Ubuntu, such as for desktop-oriented proprietary software.
  • Library compatibility with CentOS, such as for workstation/server oriented proprietary software.

Changelog v0.7.3

  • Added “current” to list of Slackware releases.
  • Added code to handle users providing brl-fetch an Arch Linux mirror with
    unquoted/escaped shell variables.
  • Added cross pixmap support.
  • Added resolvconf support.
  • Added support for multiple localegen lines.
  • Added warning when default init does not exist.
  • Fixed¬†strat -r ... zsh¬†escaping restriction via sourcing zprofile.
  • Fixed fetch handling of Clear Linux.
  • Fixed reboot handling after hijacking systems with PID1 provided by SysV init.
  • Generalized brl-fetch user/group handling.
  • Implemented work-around for Chromium/Electron/et al TZ bug.
  • Improved hijack distro name detection to handle MX Linux. (Note other issues
    with Bedrock Linux/MX Linux compatibility are known at this time.)
  • Various minor UI tweaks.