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Old 09-02-2012, 05:28 AM   #1
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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.

Last edited by wigry; 09-02-2012 at 08:13 AM.
 
Old 09-02-2012, 05:39 AM   #2
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Try have a look at Slackware Mirrors to find Slackware older than 8.1
 
Old 09-02-2012, 07:19 AM   #4
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Hi,

Get Slack History You gotta read this!
 
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:14 AM   #5
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Thanks for the links, managed to update the table now with full Slack history.
 
Old 09-02-2012, 08:27 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by onebuck View Post
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.
 
Old 09-02-2012, 08:31 PM   #7
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Its romantic,

but Slackware is my best friend, and my lover.

Both when Im surfing for pornography.
 
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #8
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Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by clifford227 View Post
Its romantic,

but Slackware is my best friend, and my lover.

Both when Im surfing for pornography.
Haha......dude....way too much information.
 
Old 09-11-2012, 09:49 AM   #9
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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
 
Old 09-11-2012, 10:08 AM   #10
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I think it will be a 3 digit version of firefox in Slackware 14.x/15.0
 
Old 09-11-2012, 10:41 AM   #11
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One thing missing - Release dates
 
Old 09-11-2012, 10:48 AM   #12
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Have a look here:
http://www.nielshorn.net/slackware/slack_versions.php
 
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:31 AM   #13
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Wow, 1.0.2 to 1.0.3 was only 10 days!
 
Old 09-12-2012, 07:18 PM   #14
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I installed a 3.something, would have been late 1995 or early 1996. Had a 386 running it.
 
Old 09-13-2012, 01:41 AM   #15
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Xorg went from 6.9.0 in 11.0 to 1.3.0 in 12.0?
 
  


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