After five years, The BLFS Team is happy to present version 7.4 of Beyond Linux From Scratch. This version includes approximately 750 packages beyond the base Linux From Scratch Version 7.4 book.

Keeping up to date with released packages that are useful to users is a challenge. On average, three new packages are released every day, seven days a week. As of this writing, BLFS is current. The vast majority of packages in the book have been verified to work in an LFS-7.4 environment, however a few (26) packages have only been built and not tested primarily due to hardware constraints.

This release would not have been possible without the help of a lot of people over the years. Specific thanks for the many hours spent making BLFS what it is goes to the following:

Bruce Dubbs
September 13, 2013