Rock Linux 2.0 released
Posted Mar 10, 2004 15:06 UTC (Wed) by alanjwylie
Parent article: Rock Linux 2.0 released
The comments about package formats are totally missing the point. What sets Rock apart from the likes of Debian and Red Hat is this it is not itself a distribution, but a Distribution Build Kit. In picking that one particular sentence out of the press release I'm afraid that the editors of LWN failed to grasp the concept of Rock.
Rock is a toolkit that allows anyone to create their own customised Linux distribution by compiling from minimally patched sources. You can select the packages that you want, ranging between a stripped down LAMP server and a full Gnome and KDE desktop. You can select the processor type you want to optimise for, and you can even do a cross-compile between architectures. You can choose Sparc, or a generic I386, or optimise for an Athlon-XP, amongst many others.
Have a look at The Linux Video Project for an example of what you can do with Rock.
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