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~sHyLoCk~ 12-01-2009 05:10 AM

Do you use stable or current?
 
Just want to find out how many here uses -current branch. Personally I use current but in my bro's pc I have installed stable for safe computing.

Rupa 12-01-2009 05:31 AM

Since the last release came with an unusable version of KDE I upgraded all my non-server machines from 12.2 to -current as soon as KDE 4.3.3 was available there.

~sHyLoCk~ 12-01-2009 05:36 AM

KDE4.2.4 of Slack13 is quite stable and usable for me, as long as you install kde3-compat packages from /extra

brianL 12-01-2009 05:37 AM

Stable with vbatts' KDE 4.3.1 packages.

mcnalu 12-01-2009 07:02 AM

Quote:

Since the last release came with an unusable version of KDE I upgraded all my non-server machines from 12.2 to -current as soon as KDE 4.3.3 was available there.
I've had my gripes with 4.2.4, but I don't find it unusable.

slackware 13.0 for day to day use and slackware-current on a partition of my non-essential home desktop to try it out. So I voted stable.

sahko 12-01-2009 07:31 AM

For as long as i only use Slackware on desktops, i will always use -current.
The development tree is usually very stable and doesnt get updated on a daily basis like rolling release distributions so the time spent maintaining it isnt that much in compare to the stable tree.
Most of the time, updates are pushed in one go after a certain period of time. eg. like now that theres no updates for 2 weeks. But sooner or later theres gonna be a bunch of them.

zbreaker 12-01-2009 07:56 AM

Both of my Slackware 13 installs (32 bit & 64 bit/multilib) are -current.
Love to live on the edge. Seriously though, -current is actually pretty stable imo.

bret381 12-01-2009 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by zbreaker (Post 3775665)
Both of my Slackware 13 installs (32 bit & 64 bit/multilib) are -current.
Love to live on the edge. Seriously though, -current is actually pretty stable imo.

I agree, current has worked very well for me. I'm not a KDE fan though, never have been, so I installed gnome... (not trying to start a gnome vs kde discussion)

H_TeXMeX_H 12-01-2009 08:04 AM

Mostly stable, but when I have some spare time I do try -current for a while.

hitest 12-01-2009 08:49 AM

I'm running 13.0 on all 5 of my Slackware boxes. On my main work station I'm running a dual boot of Slackware 13.0/Slackware-current. I use XFce and Fluxbox.

Jeebizz 12-01-2009 10:25 AM

Stable with Fluxbox.

veeall 12-01-2009 11:32 AM

Sorry i lied! I voted for current, but am actually running stable 12.1 as well. That said, kde 4.3.3 in current is really nice, though i cannot set it up exactly the way i did with kde3, but kde4.4 has enhancements up in its sleeve, that may redefine my usage habits anyway.

vss2094 12-01-2009 12:38 PM

Slackware64 current with KDE.

sycamorex 12-01-2009 12:47 PM

I copied my Slack13 to a different partition to play with it. Then I upgraded it to -current and recompiled the kernel to 31.5. I've been using current with XFCE/fluxbox for over a month without any problem so I'm probably going to stick with it for the time being.

Nille_kungen 12-01-2009 01:12 PM

I run current on my everyday laptop.
But the rest of my machines runs stable.

Now i'm waiting for KDE Software Compilation 4.3.4 to reach current.
Current is more fun :) but not anything for an important machine.


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