Bedrock Linux v0.7.8 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 v0.7.8

  • Added LVM support
  • Added brl-fetch Arch Linux 32
  • Added brl-fetch Exherbo
  • Added caching support
  • Added debug subsystem
    • Add etcfs debug support
    • Add brl-fetch debug support
  • Added i386, i486, i586, and i686 support
  • Added wait for keyboard initialisation
    • This fixed no keyboard in init selection menu issue
  • Fixed brl-fetch exherbo
  • Fixed crossfs handling of live bouncer changes
  • Fixed etcfs file descriptor leak
    • This fixed Void init emergence shell issue
  • Improved build system performance
  • Restrict apt-key by default
  • Restrict debuild by default