Bedrock Linux is a Linux distribution created with the aim of making most of the (often seemingly mutually-exclusive) benefits of various other Linux distributions available simultaneously and transparently.
If one would like a rock-solid stable base (for example, from Debian or a RHEL clone) yet still have easy access to cutting-edge packages (from, say, Arch Linux), automate compiling packages with Gentoo's portage, and ensure that software aimed only for the ever popular Ubuntu will run smoothly - all at the same time, in the same distribution - Bedrock Linux will provide a means to achieve this. Watch a demonstration and read the introduction and FAQ for more.
The audio from the Bedrock Linux presentation at the 2012 Ohio Linuxfest was recorded. This has been played over the slides and is available to be viewed as a video here. The audio recording can be found here and the slides can be found here.
Flopsie plans discussed here are showing promising results. One of the features, the union filesystem intended to fix the /etc-issue, has been backported to Bosco for those who are interested in trying it out before Flopsie is ready. See here for instructions on how to install the backport.
At this point in time it does not look like Bedrock Linux 1.0alph4 "Flopsie" will be completed by the previous target date of "end of summer 2013". The new target date is January 1st, 2014.
The delay is entirely due entirely to time availability expectations not being met, and is not the result of any unforeseen technical issues; the plans for Flopsie still seem viable at this point in time. The additional time allows for additional goals for the next release. In total, expect the following:
brsto let it setup/teardown clients on-the-fly
bri -w/Wif provided at least one argument).
See the Flopsie Plans page for more details.
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