Back to business - The road to EasyLFS 0.5
It has been a bit more than half a year since I last did an installation of EasyLFS.
And although I do not have much time, having a baby at home really cuts into your PC-time (not that this would be a bad thing), I felt an itch that made me pick up where I left at the end of last year and start preparing the next steps.
There already is a short list of tools that I want to add to the next release, aside from updating existing packages to the latest versions.
As said, the list of additions (so far) is pretty short, so here it is:
To enable the user to set up virtual devices that work as bridges between devices. This for example is used quite a lot in virtualization, each VM gets it's own device and these are bundled into one device.
To limit the number of bytes and/or inodes a user/group can use on a partition.
The mouse-server for the shell might be useful as EasyLFS does not include X.
To enable the user to create CD-images and record CDs.
Because whois-queries sometimes can be useful.
All of those tools of course will be optional.
The changes made in the latest version of GCC, 4.3, require to more additions, GMP and MPFR, which of course will not be optional as they are required to make GCC work.
Updates of course include the upgrade to the latest kernel, GlibC 2.8, PAM 1.0 and the latest reference-policy for SELinux.
When will it be released? When it's ready! Work has just begun, and last time it already took quite a while, and that was still before the baby.