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Old 05-21-2012, 11:05 AM   #106
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Yeah, to me it seems smoother, more stable.
 
Old 05-21-2012, 11:18 AM   #107
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I guess then it's time to try to lump it over the 13.37 and see the "hunchback" in action over here:
FX5750 on noveau
1.5GB RAM
1G8Hz AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+ clocked from 200 to 225 FSB (12%)
and see where I am?

this time I'll cleanse .kde/ entirely (i promise)
Code:
mv .kde .kde.old
and go for sbopkg?
 
Old 05-21-2012, 11:23 AM   #108
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There's instructions on that 4.6.5 page I linked to. How to get the packages, how to install them, etc.
 
Old 05-22-2012, 03:58 AM   #109
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Got 'em. Just added the */ktown/ source (browsed to find the MANIFEST et co.) to slapt-get and used ktsuss-ed gslapt to select upgrade to kde 4.6.5. now have to try to login there :O}.
Not really Slackware-like but worked so far?
 
Old 05-22-2012, 12:46 PM   #110
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For me KDE is the Window Manager I hate to love. It is my weapon of choice whenever I have the patience to log in and get productive. It is pleasant to the eye but frankly it is an overkill for a user that resorts to CLI persistently like myself especially on a aged hardware - like mine. When I am under pressure I tend to go directly to the tty1-6 or start XFCE.

Ever since I have been frequenting this forum I remember users calling for KDE to be removed from Slackware. They seem to forget that polls have always shown that it is favored WM with Slackers. They are the 'silent majority' and they are to be treated with respect. But there is also another aspect although I am sure that many would disagree; KDE has contributed to the distribution's longevity. The future of a KDE-less Slackware is uncertain. I think that we owe a lot to AlienBob in this regard.

Chris
 
Old 05-22-2012, 02:16 PM   #111
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Ever since I have been frequenting this forum I remember users calling for KDE to be removed from Slackware. They seem to forget that polls have always shown that it is favored WM with Slackers. They are the 'silent majority' and they are to be treated with respect. But there is also another aspect although I am sure that many would disagree; KDE has contributed to the distribution's longevity. The future of a KDE-less Slackware is uncertain. I think that we owe a lot to AlienBob in this regard.
Chris
KDE is not going to be removed any time soon in my opinion as 4.8.2 is now in slackware-current (many thanks, Eric). To me one of the many wonderful things about Slackware is that you get a wide variety of DE/WMs to choose from. You can run KDE, XFce, Fluxbox, Blackbox, etc. It is all good; Slackware is alive and well.
 
Old 06-09-2012, 04:37 PM   #112
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KDE is not going to be removed any time soon in my opinion as 4.8.2 is now in slackware-current (many thanks, Eric). To me one of the many wonderful things about Slackware is that you get a wide variety of DE/WMs to choose from. You can run KDE, XFce, Fluxbox, Blackbox, etc. It is all good; Slackware is alive and well.
After Pat's interview there is no doubt that KDE will be around for awhile. I really like the fact that Pat likes the XFCE 4.10 release, I hope that can be included in the next release.
 
Old 06-14-2012, 01:25 PM   #113
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All in all:
I will stick to the official shipped kernel (fastest so far ion general use)
I run 4.6.5 and it seems to be "doing good" so far?
I like how XFCE advanced from 4.x to 4.8, the team seems to do a fairly decent job, Yes Pat, bump the XFCE up?
Although I still miss the KDE-3.5.11 snappiness?
 
Old 06-14-2012, 02:08 PM   #114
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Like many others in this thread, I really don't see much of a point in including more stuff with Slackware, since it's all in Slackbuilds anyways. Nevertheless, some things would be nice to have because lots of people use them, and they are a pain to build, especially on weaker hardware.

The big four are libreoffice, vlc, texlive, and gnucash in that order.

Smaller packages are way less important, but it would still be nice to have transmission, openbox suite, tint2, feh, filelight, and sshfs-fuse.

 
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:58 PM   #115
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Hi,
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Some senior members do get tired of the same old repeated query like: 'Default apps on slackware, what do you think?'. Most die hard Slackers like the Distribution as it is handled by PV and team.
<snip>
I think most community members are OK with how Slackware is developed and with final authority resting in PV's hands. I hope PV, et al, appreciate the feedback threads like this generate. After all, it is a community, and I have to believe the community's opinions matter.
 
Old 06-16-2012, 10:01 AM   #116
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It is all fine as it is. Complete and stable. If you need anything else, slackbuilds is the place to go.
 
Old 06-16-2012, 10:32 AM   #117
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It's not that any would really change much if anything,
but there are those little thingies that can be included and we where all invited to point to them (the ones we used) and to spew what we think of the general repo of software included.

Our years long choice speaks more than any words in regards to whom we trust our "boxen" to "blinkenlicht"

Jawohl?

:^)
Blinkenlichten
 
Old 06-22-2012, 11:06 AM   #118
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MuPDF (ghostscript project) is a good alternative to xpdf:
www.ghostscript.com/download/mupdfdnld.html

It is faster, lighter, more accurate rendering, anti-aliasing, and more stable from what I see.
 
Old 06-22-2012, 01:58 PM   #119
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I would like to see a virtual machine - qemu prefered (in extras if that can be) but perhaps I can use slackbuilds to install a VM.
 
Old 06-23-2012, 01:08 AM   #120
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awesome wm

I would love to see the Awesome window manager included by default.

http://awesome.naquadah.org/

it's small, lightweight, and fast ... seems like a perfect fit for slackware apart from having to rebuild cairo to enable xcb support.

http://awesome.naquadah.org/wiki/Awesome-3-Slackware

it might also be nice to have something like LibreOffice included in /extra although I'm perfectly happy installing it from slackbuilds.org. sbopkg seems like it's just about the first thing most slackware users install immediately after setting up a new system, so it might also be a good candidate for /extra or maybe even as a default package.
 
  


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