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 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.
Release Notes: This release adds support for wireless devices using wpa_supplicant. It also addresses numerous little desktop configuration issues and fixes the synaptic touchpad driver. Several packages, including the kernel, were updated to fix security and other bugs.