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   437

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.

Kwort 4.3.4 to be Released

This release should be noted for the inclusion of a PulseAudio sound server and a bluez5 Bluetooth stack
17 June 2019   195

After more than a year of development, Linux distribution Kwort 4.3.4 was released. Based on the CRUX project, it offers a minimalist user environment based on the Openbox window manager. It differs from CRUX using the kpkg package manager, which allows installing binary packages from the repository developed by the project. Kwort also develops its own set of GUI applications for configuration (Kwort user manager for user management, Kwort network manager for network configuration). The size of an iso-image is 875 MB.

The new release is notable for the inclusion of a PulseAudio sound server and a bluez5 Bluetooth stack. Updated versions of packages, including the Linux kernel 4.19.46, glibc 2.28, gcc 8.3.0, binutils 2.32, kpkg 130, Chrome: 75, Firefox 67.0.2, Brave 0.68.50. The Kwort-choosers package has been replaced by kwort-tools and kwort-mixer (it allows you to change the audio backend by choosing between alsa and pulseaudio). The structure includes a music player Museeks.

Get more info at official website.