Bedrock Linux 0.7.3 to be Released

Main feature of Bedrock that allows the use of packages and components from various Linux distributions, mixing distributions in one environment
15 April 2019   224

A release of the Bedrock Linux 0.7.3 meta-distribution is available, allowing the use of packages and components from various Linux distributions, mixing distributions in one environment. The system environment is formed from stable Debian and CentOS repositories; in addition, you can install more recent versions of programs, for example, from Arch Linux / AUR, and also compile Gentoo portage. To install third-party proprietary packages, library compatibility with Ubuntu and CentOS is provided.

Instead of installation images, a script was proposed in Bedrock that changes the environment of already installed type distributions. For example, it claims that Debian, Fedora, Manjaro, openSUSE, Ubuntu, and Void Linux replacements work, but there are some problems with replacing CentOS, CRUX, Devuan, GoboLinux, GuixSD, NixOS and Slackware. The installation script is prepared for x86_64 and ARMv7 architectures.

In the process, the user can activate the repositories of other distributions in Bedrock and install applications from them that can run side by side with programs from different distributions. Including installation from various distributions of graphic applications is supported.

GhostBSD 19.04 to be Released

Both live-mode operation and hard disk installation are both supported in GhostBSD
15 April 2019   220

Desktop-oriented GhostBSD 19.04 was released, built on the basis of TrueOS and offering the user environment MATE. By default, GhostBSD uses the OpenRC initialization system and the ZFS file system. Both live-mode operation and hard disk installation are supported (the own ginstall installer written in Python is used). Boot images are generated for the architecture amd64 (2.7 GB).

In the new version:

  • The codebase has been upgraded to the FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT experimental branch;
  • The installer adds support for ZFS file system on partitions with MBR;
  • To improve UFS installation support, remove the default ZFS settings for TrueOS;
  • Instead of slim, the Lightdm session manager is involved;
  • Gksu removed from shipment;
  • Added "boot_mute" mode to boot without displaying the log on the screen;
  • A block of settings for the rEFInd boot manager has been added to the installer.