Bering-uClibc 4.x is basically Bering-uClibc 3.x brought up to date with the latest versions of the main software components. In particular:
- The Linux Kernel is upgraded from 2.4.x to 2.6.x.
- The Shorewall package is upgraded from 3.x to 4.x.
These changes bring both advantages and disadvantages compared to Bering-uClibc 3.x. The main disadvantage is that the distribution is much larger which means it no longer has any chance of being hosted on floppy disk media and consumes more RAM and CPU when running.
The development of Bering-uClibc 4.x started in April 2010, with Nitr0man as the lead developer.
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