Lilblue Linux is a Gentoo-based, security-enhanced, fully featured XFCE4 desktop system for amd64, built on uClibc. Its userland utilities are not provided by busybox, but by coreutils, util-Linux, etc. It resembles a common Linux system with one exception: It uses uClibc as its standard C library and not the more common glibc, and so brings in some of the advantages of embedded systems. Security enhancements come from Gentoo's hardened toolchain and Grsec/PaX-patched kernel. The fully-featured XFCE4 desktop has software for browsing, email, word processing, multimedia, chat, games, and more.
|Tags||Linux distribution Desktop Environment xfce4 Security Enhancements uClibc AMD64 x86-64|
|Operating Systems||Linux uClibc|
Release Notes: This release updates the kernel to Gentoo's hardened-sources-3.14.4 to address CVE-2014-0196. It also bumps uClibc from 0.9.33.2 to the latest 0.9.33 git branch from upstream to backport 81 patches addressing various issues. Many other packages were updated to pace with mainstream Gentoo.
Release Notes: This is a maintenance release which resolves some small desktop issues and syncs the package versions with mainstream Gentoo's stable packages for amd64. The kernel was bumped to Gentoo's hardened-sources-3.12.6, but the toolchain remains the same as the previous release.
Release Notes: The GNOME applications integrated into the XFCE4 desktop were updated from GNOME version 2 applications to GNOME 3. Some important patches were backported to uClibc-0.9.33.2 to add new features and to fix non-atomic pread/pwrite which introduced a race condition into threaded applications like git.
Release Notes: This release updates the toolchain to Gentoo's hardened gcc-4.7.3-r1 and the kernel to hardened-sources-3.11.6-r2. Numerous packages were also updated to stay in sync with mainstream Gentoo, including python-2.7.5 and 3.2.5, which were previously masked. However, no new packages were included.
Release Notes: This maintenance release updates multiple packages to stay in sync with mainstream Gentoo. The toolchain remains the same as the previous release, but upgrades the kernel to Gentoo's hardened-sources-3.11.1-r2. It also includes minor enhancements to make sure the new system works well out-of-the-box with Gentoo's recent bump of portage to version 2.2.1.