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DistroWatch.com: ROCK Linux

ROCK Linux

Last Update: Friday 21 June 2013 06:02 GMT


ROCK is a distribution build kit, or in other words, a software development toolkit for building OS solutions. You can configure your personal build of ROCK and easily build your own distribution directly from source code. Most of the ROCK Linux development is done on ix86 hardware, But ROCK Linux also supports the Alpha AXP, PowerPC, Sparc32/Sparc64 and MIPS architectures.


ROCK Linux Summary
Distribution ROCK Linux
Home Page http://www.rocklinux.org/
Mailing Lists http://www.rocklinux.org/wiki/Mailing_Lists
User Forums --
Documentation http://www.rocklinux.org/wiki/Manual
Screenshots LinuxScreenshots.org
Download Mirrors http://www.rocklinux.org/wiki/Download
Related Websites The ROCK Linux Web Portal
Reviews 1.x: O'Reilly Network
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News
 • 2006-07-27: Distribution Release: ROCK Linux 3
 • 2005-10-18: Distribution Release: ROCK Linux Live CD rev6454
 • 2004-12-12: Distribution Release: ROCK Linux Live CD rev4860
 • 2004-11-23: Distribution Release: ROCK Linux 2.0.3
 • 2004-10-11: Distribution Release: ROCK Linux Live CD
 • 2004-06-28: Distribution Release: ROCK Linux 2.0.2

 • More ROCK news...
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Table Notes and Explanations
  • Select view: Major packages only (52) All tracked packages (217)
  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kdelibs" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature snapshot 3 2.0.3 1.6.0 1.4.1 1.4.0
Release Date 2013/06/21 2006/07/27 2004/11/23 2003/07/02 2002/02/26 2001/04/26
Price (US$) -- 15 15 15 15 15
CDs -- 1 3 2 1 1
Free Download Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop            
Package Management SRC, MINE SRC, MINE SRC, MINE SRC SRC SRC
Office Suite GNOME Office, KOffice GNOME Office, KOffice GNOME Office, KOffice KOffice KOffice --
Processor Architecture Alpha, ARM, HPPA-RISC, IA-64, MIPS, PowerPC, Sparc, x86, x86_64 Alpha, ia64, ix86, Mips, PPC, Sparc Alpha, ia64, ix86, Mips, PPC, Sparc Alpha, ix86, Mips, PPC, Sparc Alpha, ix86, Mips, PPC, Sparc Alpha, ix86, Mips, PPC, Sparc
Journaled File Systems ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS  
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support            
Package snapshot 3 2.0.3 1.6.0 1.4.1 1.4.0
abiword (3.0.0) 2.4.5 2.2.3 2.0.1-2 1.0.1 1.0.3 1.0.2
alsa-lib (1.0.27.2) -- 1.0.11rc4 1.0.6 0.9.0rc2 0.9.0rc5 0.9.0rc2
ati-driver (13.251) 8.28.8 8.23.7 -- -- -- --
bash (4.3) 3.2 3.1 2.05b 2.05a 2.05b 2.05b
bind (9.9.5) 9.4.1-P1 9.3.2 9.2.3 9.2.0 9.2.1 9.1.3
chromium (34.0.1847.116)            
cups (1.7.2) 1.3.5 1.1.23 1.1.21 1.1.15-1 1.1.16 1.1.15
dhcp (4.3.0) 4.0.0b2 3.0.3 3.0.1 3.0.1rc9 3.0pl1 3.0pl1
e2fsprogs (1.42.9) 1.41.0 1.38 1.34 1.25 1.32 1.27
firefox (28.0) 3.5.6 1.5.0.4 1.0 -- -- --
freetype (2.5.3) 2.3.4 2.2.1 2.1.5 2.0.9 2.0.5 2.0.1
gcc (4.8.2) 4.3.3 4.1.0 3.3.3 2.95.3 2.95.3 2.95.3
gimp (2.8.10) 2.6.2 2.2.8 2.0.4 1.2.3 1.2.3 1.2.3
glibc (2.19) 2.9 2.4 2.3.2 2.2.5 2.2.5 2.2.5
gnome-shell (3.12.1)            
gnucash (2.6.3) 2.0.0 1.8.9 1.8.8 -- 1.6.6 1.6.6
gnumeric (1.12.14) 1.9.3 1.4.2 1.2.6 1.0.1 0.71 0.71
grub (2.00) 0.97 0.97 0.94 0.92 0.92 0.92
gtk+ (3.12.1) 2.14.4 2.8.6 2.2.4 1.2.10 1.2.10 1.2.10
httpd (2.4.9) 2.2.8 2.0.55 2.0.52 -- -- --
inkscape (0.48.4) 0.46 0.42.2 -- -- -- --
k3b (2.0.2) 1.0.5 0.12.15 0.11.9 -- -- --
kdelibs (4.13.0) 3.5.10 3.5.3 3.2.3 3.0.2 3.0.4 3.0.3
kmod (17)            
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.24.1 2.12.0.1 2.4.0 -- -- --
libreoffice (4.2.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
Package snapshot 3 2.0.3 1.6.0 1.4.1 1.4.0
linux (3.14.1) 2.6.32.2 2.6.16 2.6.7 2.4.18 2.4.19 2.4.19
lxde-common (0.5.5) --          
mariadb (10.0.10)            
mate-desktop (1.8.0)            
MesaLib (10.1.1)            
mysql (5.6.17) 4.1.22 4.1.20 4.0.21 -- 3.23.53 3.23.51
nautilus (3.12.0) 2.24.1 2.12.1 2.4.2 -- 1.0.6 1.0.6
NVIDIA (334.21) 1.0-8776 1.0-8762 1.0-5336 -- -- --
openbox (3.5.2) 3.0          
openjdk (7u40) --          
openssh (6.6p1) 4.7p1 4.3p2 3.8p1 3.1p1 3.5p1 3.4p1
openssl (1.0.1g) 0.9.8i 0.9.8a 0.9.7d 0.9.6d 0.9.6g 0.9.6g
perl (5.18.2) -- 5.8.7 5.8.5 5.6.1 5.8.0 5.8.0
php (5.5.11) 4.4.7 5.1.4 4.3.4 -- 4.2.3 4.2.1
postfix (2.11.0) 2.5.2 2.2.8 2.1.5 -- -- --
postgresql (9.3.4) postgresql-8.2.6 8.1.4 7.4.1 -- 7.2.3 7.2.1
Python (3.4.0) 2.6.2 2.4.2 2.3.4 2.1.1 2.2.2 2.2.1
qt (5.2.1) 4.5.2 3.3.6 3.3.2 3.0.4 3.0.6 3.0.5
samba (4.1.7) 3.2.4 3.0.22 3.0.8 2.2.5 2.2.7 2.2.5
systemd (212)            
thunderbird (24.4.0) 2.0.0.21 1.5.0.4 0.8 -- -- --
vim (7.4) 7.1 7.0 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.1
vlc (2.1.4) 1.0.4 0.8.5 0.7.0 0.3.0 0.2.92 --
xfdesktop (4.10.2) 4.2.3.2 4.2.3.2 4.0.5 -- -- --
xine-lib (1.2.5) 1.1.16.2 1.1.1 1-rc2 0.9.12 0.9.13 0.9.13
xorg-server (1.15.1) -- 6.9.0 -- -- -- --

Previous ROCK Linux releases:
2001/12/18 - dROCK 1.4.0
1999/08/17 - ROCK 1.2.0


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