[blfs-support] LFS and BLFS Version 7.9 are released

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 15:05:26 PST 2016

The Linux From Scratch community is pleased to announce the release of LFS 
Version 7.9 and BLFS Version 7.9.

This release is a major update to both LFS and BLFS.

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.

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.

A major change to BLFS includes the addition of the KDE Plasma 5 desktop. 
The book now includes 5 desktop environments, 5 separate window managers, 
three mail servers, 4 graphical and 3 text web browsers, 4 database 
servers, and numerous major and minor user programs and utilities.

Please note that the KDE4 Desktop Environment is now considered 
deprecated. It will be removed from the next BLFS release.

Thanks for this ambitious release go to many contributors.  Notably:

Fernando de Oliveira
Pierre Labastie
Ken Moffat
Igor Živković

You can read the books online[0]-[1], or download[2]-[3] to read locally.

Please direct any comments about this release to the LFS development
team at lfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org or blfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org. 
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   -- Bruce Dubbs

[0] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/7.9/
[1] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/7.9/

[2] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/downloads/7.9/
[3] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/downloads/7.9/

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