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wigry 09-02-2012 05:28 AM

History of Slackware
 
Here's a little overview of the Slackware evolution since 1.01 which was released 1993:
Code:

Version  KERNEL    (G)LIBC WHATS-NEW
1.01    .99 Alpha 4.4.1  gcc 2.4.5  XF86 1.3
1.1.2    .99.15    4.5.19  gcc 2.5.8  XF86 2.0
2.0.1    1.1.18    4.5.26  gcc 2.5.8  XF86 2.1.1
2.1      1.1.59    4.5.26  gcc 2.5.8  XF86 3.1
2.2      1.2.1    4.6.27  gcc 2.6.3  XF86 3.1.1
2.3      1.2.8    4.6.27  gcc 2.6.3  XF86 3.1.1
3.0      1.2.13    5.0.9  gcc 2.7.0  XF86 3.1.2
3.1      2.0.0    5.3.12  gcc 2.7.2  XF86 3.1.2
3.3      2.0.30    5.4.33  gcc 2.7.2.2 XF86 3.3
3.4      2.0.30    5.4.33  gcc 2.7.2.3 XF86 3.3.1
3.5      2.0.34    5.4.44  egcs 1.0.3  XF86 3.3.2p2                        Netscape 4.05
3.6      2.0.35    5.4.46  egcs 1.0.3  XF86 3.3.2p3                        Netscape 4.07
3.9      2.0.37pre10 5.4.46 egcs 1.1.2 XF86 3.3.3.1 <= 4.0 with 2.0 kernel
4.0      2.2.6    5.4.46  egcs 1.1.2  XF86 3.3.3.1KDE 1.1.1                Netscape 4.51
7.0      2.2.13    2.1.2  gcc 2.95    XF86 3.3.5  KDE 1.1.2                Netscape 4.7
7.1      2.2.16    2.1.3  gcc 2.95.2  XF86 3.3.6  KDE 1.1.2                Netscape 4.73
8.0      2.2.19    2.2.3  gcc 2.95.3  XF86 4.1.0  KDE 2.1.1                Netscape 4.77
8.1      2.4.18    2.2.5  gcc 2.95.3  XF86 4.2.0  KDE 3.0.1  XFCE 3.8.16  Mozilla 1.0
9.0      2.4.20    2.3.1  gcc 3.2.2  XF86 4.3.0  KDE 3.1.0  XFCE 3.8.18  Mozilla 1.3
9.1      2.4.22    2.3.2  gcc 3.2.3  XF86 4.3.0  KDE 3.1.4  XFCE 3.99.4  Mozilla 1.4
10.0    2.4.26    2.3.2  gcc 3.3.4  Xorg 6.7.0  KDE 3.2.3  XFCE 4.0.5    Mozilla 1.7
10.1    2.4.29    2.3.4  gcc 3.3.4  Xorg 6.8.1  KDE 3.3.2  XFCE 4.2.0    Mozilla 1.7.5
10.2    2.4.31    2.3.5  gcc 3.3.6  Xorg 6.8.2  KDE 3.4.2  XFCE 4.2.2    FF 1.0.6
11.0    2.4.33    2.3.6  gcc 3.4.6  Xorg 6.9.0  KDE 3.5.4  XFCE 4.2.3.2  FF 1.5.0.7
12.0    2.6.21    2.5    gcc 4.1.2  Xorg 1.3.0  KDE 3.5.7  XFCE 4.4.1    FF 2.0.0.4
12.1    2.6.24    2.7    gcc 4.2.3  Xorg 1.4.0  KDE 3.5.9  XFCE 4.4.2    FF 2.0.0.14
12.2    2.6.27.7  2.7    gcc 4.2.4  Xorg 1.4.2  KDE 3.5.10 XFCE 4.4.3    FF 3.0.4
13.0    2.6.29.6  2.9    gcc 4.3.3  Xorg 1.6.3  KDE 4.2.4  XFCE 4.6.1    FF 3.5.2
13.1    2.6.33.4  2.11.1  gcc 4.4.4  Xorg 1.7.7  KDE 4.4.3  XFCE 4.6.1    FF 3.6.3
13.37    2.6.37.6  2.13    gcc 4.5.2  Xorg 1.9.5  KDE 4.5.5  XFCE 4.6.2    FF 4.0

Notes: GNOME was discontinued as of version 10.2, since version 12.0 there is xorg server version and FF stands for Firefox

As you can see, Slack has been EXTREMELY stable on software side. I believe that machine capable of running 8.1 can still handle 13.37. Latest KDE with bells and whistles is a total different story however.

PS I posted this information initially as an answer to another thread, but I think it is good for everybody to see it prominently.

willysr 09-02-2012 05:39 AM

Try have a look at Slackware Mirrors to find Slackware older than 8.1

bormant 09-02-2012 06:04 AM

For ex.:
http://slackware.org.uk/slackware/
http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/slackware/

onebuck 09-02-2012 07:19 AM

Member Response
 
Hi,

Get Slack History You gotta read this!

wigry 09-02-2012 08:14 AM

Thanks for the links, managed to update the table now with full Slack history.

Mercury305 09-02-2012 08:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onebuck (Post 4770553)
Hi,

Get Slack History You gotta read this!

Thanks this is an excellent post and I agree with everything said here from my personal experience using Slackware.

clifford227 09-02-2012 08:31 PM

Its romantic,

but Slackware is my best friend, and my lover.

Both when Im surfing for pornography.

hitest 09-02-2012 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clifford227 (Post 4771011)
Its romantic,

but Slackware is my best friend, and my lover.

Both when Im surfing for pornography.

Haha......dude....way too much information. :)

m.knives 09-11-2012 09:49 AM

Prediction of Slackware version vs Firefox version

Code:

S 13.37  FF 4.0
S 14.0    FF 15.0
S 14.1    FF 37.0

:P

sorinm 09-11-2012 10:08 AM

I think it will be a 3 digit version of firefox in Slackware 14.x/15.0

yilez 09-11-2012 10:41 AM

One thing missing - Release dates

brianL 09-11-2012 10:48 AM

Have a look here:
http://www.nielshorn.net/slackware/slack_versions.php

cod_liver_0il 09-11-2012 11:31 AM

Wow, 1.0.2 to 1.0.3 was only 10 days!

enine 09-12-2012 07:18 PM

I installed a 3.something, would have been late 1995 or early 1996. Had a 386 running it.

fgcl2k 09-13-2012 01:41 AM

Xorg went from 6.9.0 in 11.0 to 1.3.0 in 12.0?


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