The Linux From Scratch project is intended for Linux users who want to build their own custom Linux system. Reasons for wanting to build such a system are diverse. Perhaps you want to get into more detail as to what happens behind the scenes. Perhaps you are fed up with the bloated standard distributions. Or perhaps you don’t want to rely on pre-compiled binaries out of concerns for security.
Release Notes: This major release included toolchain updates to binutils 2.23.1, GLIBC 2.17, and GCC 4.7.2. In total, 31 packages were updated and bootscripts and text were updated throughout the book.
Licenses: CC-BY-NC-SA, MIT
Original news: http://freecode.com/projects/linuxfromscratch