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Old 10-15-2013, 06:54 AM   #1
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DistroWatch Slackware 14.1 rc1


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DistroWatch;
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Patrick Volkerding has announced that the "Current" branch of Slackware Linux has reached release candidate status in preparation for the release of stable version 14.1: "And with this batch of updates and fixes (clearing the rest of the important stuff from the TODO list), we have arrived at Slackware 14.1 release candidate 1! Please test and report any remaining issues. UEFI (with the exception of Secure Boot, which will have to wait until we have real hardware) should be fully implemented in the installer now, which will detect and warn about common problems, set up the EFI System Partition under /boot/efi, and install ELILO and a UEFI boot entry automatically. Several useful netfilter and networking utilities have been added. With this batch of updates, everything should be considered frozen (including the kernel) unless there's a good reason to change something." See the full changelog for all the recent updates and fixes. Interested testers can download Eric Hameleers's unofficial installation DVD image built from Slackware's "Current" tree: slackware64-current-install-dvd.iso (2,018MB, MD5).
Let's see how things turn out for this new Slackware 14.1 rc1. Personally, I think Slackware will be the best Distro installed on my machines! Oh, btw it's the only distro installed and is still the best. Go Slack!
 
Old 10-15-2013, 10:10 AM   #2
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I re-generated the two ISO images this morning. They got corrupted because the server's mirror filesystem filled up to 100% and I had to make room first.
They should be OK now.

Eric
 
Old 10-15-2013, 11:14 AM   #3
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I wonder what this coverage will do for Slackware's distrowatch ranking.
 
Old 10-15-2013, 12:31 PM   #4
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Page hit ranking is still around 21. No real change.
 
Old 10-15-2013, 01:13 PM   #5
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Good To Go! oh, just one little thing...

For what it's worth, Bash defines one invocation of a for loop as for name [ [ in [ word ... ] ] ; ] do list ; done. As part of my upgrades chores, I used:
Code:
#!/bin/bash
#
pushd /usr/local/src
for DIR in a ap d e f k kde l n t tcl x xap xfce y ;
  do
    cd /usr/local/src/$DIR
    rm -f *.txt
    wget --wait=5 --random-wait --inet4-only  \
    ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/$DIR/*.txt
; done
popd
after the rsync://mirrors.kernel.org/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/ and upgrade passes. [The packages in my rsync tree are not complete, quite a few entries in rsync.exclude, which is why I don't just copy the txt files from the rsync tree.] There used to be a semicolon before done, however, after upgrading to 14.1 (yea! congrats! kudos!) the shell refuses to budge after pointing out the semicolon terminating the "do-done", which used to work for years. Sew! I deleted the miscreant semicolon and the script proceeded as advertised. BASH is still at version 4.2.45(2)-release from the bash-4.2.045-x86_64-1 package last August. It might be a new feature in the kernel, I don't know. Nothing to sound the alarms over. Just something odd. The only .new files are in /etc.
File it under FMTM (mystery to me)

Test cli script results. -bash: syntax error near unexpected token `;'

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Old 10-15-2013, 01:42 PM   #6
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...Page hit ranking is still around 21. No real change.
It has been as low as 28 in the "30 days trailng" figures, but we won't see the effects of today's "news" until the totals are updated (once daily) at 30 minutes past midnight GMT. That would be 6:30pm CDT?

http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=popularity

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Old 10-16-2013, 06:50 AM   #7
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It has been as low as 28 in the "30 days trailng" figures, but we won't see the effects of today's "news" until the totals are updated (once daily) at 30 minutes past midnight GMT. That would be 6:30pm CDT?

http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=popularity
Slackware moved up one ranking to 20 since yesterday. Not much of a change.
 
Old 10-16-2013, 07:41 AM   #8
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Slackware moved up one ranking to 20 since yesterday. Not much of a change.
The position on Distrowatch is neither reflective nor reasonable so any struggle to reach higher ranks is just a waste of time and energy.
 
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:06 AM   #9
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Slackware will be on number 13.37 forever. No more no less.

Regards.
 
Old 10-16-2013, 09:45 AM   #10
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The position on Distrowatch is neither reflective nor reasonable so any struggle to reach higher ranks is just a waste of time and energy.
It's nice to see how Slackware ranks with other Gnu/Linux at DistroWatch. I know the page rank means nil but still a indicator. Maybe a waste to you but another visual way to show the page rank hits at DistroWatch.

You can take it or leave it.
 
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:29 AM   #11
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Here's a little personal contribution to boost Slackware's popularity, at least here in France. For the last ten years, I've been a regular contributor to various printed Linux magazines in France and Germany. Currently, I'm mainly writing for "Plančte Linux", a magazine edited in Marseilles, for a public ranging from newbie to expert. It's published every two months, with 30.000 copies sold.

For the most recent magazine, I could convince my editor to publish a paper about Slackware. It's basically a translated and slightly rewritten version of my "Ten reasons to choose Slackware Linux" blog article.

Here's a link to the PDF:

http://www.microlinux.fr/articles/pl...20ans-scan.pdf

Enjoy,

Niki
 
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