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. See a feature list, watch a (old/outdated) demonstration or two and read the introduction and FAQ for more.
The current Bedrock Linux release, 1.0beta2 Nyla, saw a substantial increase in community feedback. Given the focus on accessibility of the upcoming 1.0beta3 Poki release it is likely to see an even greater increase in user base. It is desirable to clear the backlog of smaller issues and toughen up the project infrastructure before this projected uptick. While the major features planned on the roadmap are retained as the key goals, additional work will be put in to clean up the code base, add tests, and rework the build system, amongst other improvements. This will likely push back the upcoming release but will help ensure the upcoming increased attention is manageable.
/u/ParadigmComplex represented Bedrock Linux during an "Ask Me Anything" ("AMA") session at http://reddit.com/r/AskLinuxUsers. The session is now over, and the resulting discussion can be found here.
Bedrock Linux now has a forum available on linuxquestions.org at:
The design plans for the upcoming release of Bedrock Linux, 1.0beta3 Poki, are available here.
A rough roadmap for Bedrock Linux is available here.
The second beta of Bedrock linux, 1.0beta2 Nyla, has been released. See the major features, the high-level changelog, and either the full installation instructions or, if you'd like to expedite the install process, the quickstart installation instructions.
All major features and changes for Bedrock Linux 1.0beta2 Nyla are complete; it is currently undergoing final testing and bug squashing. The release should be soon.
A large number of complications have arisen since Nyla's original release date was set, including the numerous hardware failures. Moreover, while working on Nyla many of the required changes have been found to require much more time to implement than previously expected. Thus, Nyla's release is being delayed. The new tentative release date is end-of-summer 2015.
Slides from a presentation on Bedrock Linux to the Columbus Linux User Group on 2014-11-19 are available here.
The design plans for the upcoming release of Bedrock Linux, 1.0beta2 Nyla, are available here.
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