Linux News Today: Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch 7.9 Books Officially Released
Bruce Dubbs from the LFS (Linux From Scratch) and BLFS (Beyond Linux From Scratch) projects has announced the availability of the LFS 7.9 and BLFS 7.9 maintenance releases.
For those of you who are not in the known yet, the Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch projects are a set of documentation that teaches anyone to build their own Linux kernel-based operating systems from scratch. The main difference between LFS and BLFS is that the latter contains additional information about what one needs to do after building their GNU/Linux OS.
Linux From Scratch 7.9 and Beyond Linux From Scratch 7.9 appear to be major releases of the respective projects and include updates about the latest GNU/Linux technologies, among which Glibc 2.23, Binutils 2.26, as well as GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 5.3.0. On the other hand, BLFS 7.9 contains information about approximately 800 Linux packages that are not covered in the LFS 7.9 book.
“The LFS release includes updates to glibc-2.23, binutils-2.26, and gcc-5.3.0. In total, 25 packages were updated, and changes to text have been made throughout the book,” says Bruce Dubbs. “The BLFS version includes approximately 800 packages beyond the base Linux From Scratch Version 7.9 book. This release has 597 updates from the previous version including numerous text and formatting changes.”
KDE Plasma 5 info now available
Besides the changes mentioned above, the Beyond Linux From Scratch 7.9 book now includes detailed explanations on how to install, set up, and configure a full-fledged KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment. In total, BLFS 7.9 contains information about five desktop environments, five window managers, four database servers, three email servers, four graphical web browsers, three text-based web browsers, and dozens of other tools.
Users are being informed that the next version of the Beyond Linux From Scratch book will ship without specifics on how to fully set up a KDE 4 desktop environment, as it is now considered a deprecated project. You can fetch the Linux From Scratch 7.9 and Beyond Linux From Scratch 7.9 books in PDF and HTML formats right now from our website.