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r1f1a9e9 rf0da4bc 16 16 <title>Foreword</title> 17 17 18 <!-- 19 <para>Version 6.0 is a major milestone in the evolution of BLFS. This 20 version provides installation instructions for 357 packages and an additional 21 21 sections covering configuration and customization of different aspects 22 of your system.</para> 23 24 <para>Changes and upgrades to the individual packages are detailed in the 25 <xref linkend="changelog"/>. There you will see literally hundreds of 26 changes made since the last edition. In this change log, one name that you 27 will see over and over is Randy McMurchy. Without his efforts this 28 release would not have been possible. I want to take this opportunity to thank 29 him for the hundreds of hours he has worked to produce this release. I 30 also want to thank the other editors, both past and present, whose insight 31 and effort have made this current version possible. Last, but certainly not least, 32 I want to thank our resident XSL wizard, Manuel Canales Esparcia, whose 33 ability to format a complicated document such as BLFS is truly amazing.</para> 34 35 <para>There are two other areas of change that are worthy of note. First, 36 the license that BLFS is released under has changed significantly. In 37 fact, it is now released under two licenses. The first license, the 38 <xref linkend="CC"/>, covers the descriptive text in the book. The second, the 39 <xref linkend="AFL"/>, covers the instructions actually used to build and 40 install the packages. These licenses, along with the book itself, represent 41 our ongoing commitment to open and free software.</para> 42 43 <para>The final area of change is the addition of an Index. This section of 44 the book is still incomplete, but as the book continues to be developed, 45 will become an excellent resource for finding programs, libraries, 46 configuration files, and references to kernel configuration requirements. I 47 hope you find it useful.</para> 48 49 <blockquote> 50 <literallayout>Bruce Dubbs 51 March 17, 2005</literallayout> 52 </blockquote> 53 54 <para>Version 6.1 is an incremental update of BLFS. This version 55 continues the tradition of providing an extensive set of instructions for 56 extending a basic Linux From Scratch system. The instructions in this 57 version of BLFS are based on the LFS 6.1 Book. As usual, the list of 58 packages that have been upgraded or added are in the 59 <xref linkend="changelog"/>.</para> 60 61 <para>One major accomplishment in this 62 version of the book is the completion of the Index. This section 63 is now a relatively complete (but not perfect) reference for the components 64 of the various packages in the book.</para> 65 66 <para>In any task as large and complex as this book, there are bound to 67 be errors. The editors of the book are dedicated to keeping the book up 68 to date. We appreciate any feedback in helping us to make the book as 69 accurate as possible. The best place to provide comments is via the 70 mailing list at <ulink url="mailto:blfs-dev@&lfs-domainname;"/>.</para> 71 72 <para>Enjoy!</para> 73 74 <blockquote> 75 <literallayout>Bruce Dubbs 76 August 1, 2005</literallayout> 77 </blockquote> 78 79 <para>Version 6.2.0 is the complement to the LFS 6.2 book. More time has 80 elapsed between the release of the previous version (6.1) and this one than 81 in any other release cycle. Much of this is due to the fact that LFS 6.2 82 took much longer to be released than was originally anticipated. Many new 83 packages have been introduced in the 6.2.0 version, as well as many 84 updates, refinements and additions to the existing packages.</para> 85 86 <para>The BLFS book now provides build and configuration instructions for 87 almost 400 packages. Some of the new packages introduced in this version are: 88 autotooled XOrg, HAL, D-BUS, GStreamer (now broken out into separate plugin 89 packages), usbutils, libquicktime, GraphViz, K3b, dvd+rw-tools, NSS, Libidn, 90 GAIM, Poppler, SeaMonkey, XChat, Audacious, cairo and unixODBC. Major updates 91 include GNOME-2.14.3 (with several new GNOME packages such as Totem, 92 gnome-mount and gnome-volume-manager), KDE-3.5.6, Firefox-1.5.x, 93 Thunderbird-1.5.x, and most of the mainline server packages. As always, the 94 list of packages that have been upgraded or added as well as configuration 95 and build command changes are annotated in the 96 <xref linkend="changelog"/>.</para> 97 98 <para>Unfortunately, BLFS activity was semi-stagnant for several months 99 after (and shortly before) the LFS 6.2 release. Therefore, many of the 100 packages are somewhat dated (compared to previous BLFS versions). This 101 brings us to why the versioning scheme has changed. This release is 6.2.0 102 as we fully anticipate releasing another version (6.2.1) just as soon as 103 possible. The 6.2.1 release will also be based on the LFS-6.2 book, but 104 will include updated packages, and fixes for any errors which may be 105 discovered in 6.2.0.</para> 106 107 <para>As always, the main thrust of BLFS development will be to support 108 the changes in the current LFS development book, but any changes or 109 updates to the BLFS development book (that are compatible with LFS 6.2) 110 will also be merged into the BLFS 6.2 branch. This way, a 6.2.1 version 111 of BLFS should be released fairly soon, and should provide a very current 112 and stable Linux platform.</para> 113 114 <para>Enjoy!</para> 115 --> 116 117 <para>This is the development version of the BLFS book. This version of the 118 book is intended to be used when building on top of a system built using the 119 LFS development book as well as the current stable version of LFS. Though this 120 version of the book is development in nature, every effort has been made to 121 ensure accuracy and reliability of the instructions. Many people find that 122 using the instructions in this book after building the current stable or 123 development version of LFS provides a stable and very modern Linux system.</para> 124 125 <!-- 126 <para>If you have built LFS using a released version (the most recent being 127 LFS-6.3), then you probably don't want to use this version of BLFS, as 128 there could be incompatibilities. Instead, use the matching BLFS version 129 which should be available on all the mirrors.</para> 130 --> 18 <para>This version of the book is intended to be used when building on top of 19 a system built using the LFS book. Every effort has been made to ensure 20 accuracy and reliability of the instructions. Many people find that using the 21 instructions in this book after building the current stable or development 22 version of LFS provides a stable and very modern Linux system.</para> 131 23 132 24 <para>Enjoy!</para>
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