[lfs-dev] LFS and BLFS Version 7.8 are released

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 08:49:34 PDT 2015

The Linux From Scratch community is pleased to announce the release of 
LFS Version 7.8, LFS Version 7.8 (systemd), and BLFS Version 7.8.

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

The LFS release includes updates to glibc-2.22, binutils-2.25.1, and 
gcc-5.2.0. In total, 30 packages were updated, fixes made to 
bootscripts, and changes to text have been made throughout the book.

The BLFS version includes approximately 800 packages beyond the base 
Linux From Scratch Version 7.7 book. This release has over 805 updates 
from the previous version including numerous text and formatting changes.

Major changes to BLFS include the addition of the LXQT desktop 
environment and the KDE Frameworks 5 set of libraries. The book now 
includes 4 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.

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

Fernando de Oliveira
Pierre Labastie
Ken Moffat
Douglas Reno
Denis Mugnier

You can read the books online[0]-[2], or download[3]-[5] 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/7.8/
[1] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/7.8/
[2] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/7.8-systemd/

[3] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/downloads/7.8/
[4] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/downloads/7.8/
[5] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/downloads/7.8-systemd/

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