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enine 12-26-2010 08:28 PM

I predict 13.2 will be out within a month
 
Because I finally upgraded to 13.1. I always procrastinate and when I finally get around to it the next release comes within a month.

eveningsky339 12-26-2010 08:32 PM

And whenever I put my snow shovel back in the closet, there is at least four inches on the ground the following morning. :scratch:

Will be keeping my eyes open for 13.2

hitest 12-26-2010 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by enine (Post 4203775)
Because I finally upgraded to 13.1. I always procrastinate and when I finally get around to it the next release comes within a month.

Perhaps. I greatly appreciate the fact that the Slackware Team does not feel constrained by an artificial time table. As always Slackware 13.2 will be released when it is ready. :)

Daedra 12-26-2010 08:34 PM

I hope they hold out for KDE 4.6.

enine 12-26-2010 08:39 PM

I know, that's partly why I wait so long, I know a newer/better release will come sometime soon, but then I get tired of waiting and as soon as I upgrade it comes.
I had to this weekend though, lilo would just fill the screen with 99's and I figured since I had to plug the dvd drive in I may as well just update.
I don't usually power down but I have the bad battery in my netbook from when my wife dropped hers and it won't hold a charge so I can't just let it sit in suspend while we drove to my parents.

willysr 12-26-2010 08:40 PM

I don't think KDE 4.6 will be included in 13.2 since they are moving away from HAL and most distros (including Slackware) is not ready to leave HAL behind. Some packages still required HAL as their mandatory dependecies. Probably in 14.0 we will see a real HAL-free Slackware release.

See Eric's thought on his blog: http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/kde-...date/#comments

disturbed1 12-26-2010 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Daedra (Post 4203784)
I hope they hold out for KDE 4.6.

I'm hoping for a new Xfce :)

cwizardone 12-27-2010 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by disturbed1 (Post 4203814)
I'm hoping for a new Xfce :)

Ditto!
At this point if KDE were to disappear tomorrow I wouldn't care less.

Nylex 12-27-2010 01:18 AM

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Originally Posted by cwizardone (Post 4203924)
Ditto!
At this point if KDE were to disappear tomorrow I wouldn't care less.

Same here.

-current does seem exceedingly stable right now..

disturbed1 12-27-2010 01:22 AM

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Originally Posted by cwizardone (Post 4203924)
Ditto!
At this point if KDE were to disappear tomorrow I wouldn't care less.

Can't say I'd go that far ;) I like/use KDE4, I just like Xfce, Fluxbox, and e17 better.

D1ver 12-27-2010 01:55 AM

I'm actually quite liking KDE 4 in --current at the moment. Granted I have a brand new, beefy computer, so having it idle at 600 mbs ram isn't that bad, but it's a lot more stable.

I'm also working on crafting a fvwm2 setup.. It's a lot of work but its pretty bad ass.

disturbed1 12-27-2010 01:58 AM

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Originally Posted by D1ver (Post 4203987)
so having it idle at 600 mbs ram isn't that bad

Ouch! It sits at ~300MiB with Chrome + 4 tabs on 512MiB RAM laptop.

D1ver 12-27-2010 02:23 AM

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Originally Posted by disturbed1 (Post 4203993)
Ouch! It sits at ~300MiB with Chrome + 4 tabs on 512MiB RAM laptop.

Do you have Nepomuk/akonadi/strigi etc turned off? That alone steals around 400 mbs for me.

disturbed1 12-27-2010 02:55 AM

Not on the laptop, that stuff is turned off, along with the reminder app. On my desktop, KDE weighs in at ~1.4GiB usage.

KDE4 is still a little slow on that laptop (1.7mhz 512MiB Nvidia 440go), but highly usable. The Girlfriend likes KDE - it's shiny :) Different strokes for different folks. I mainly use my CR-48 for portable computing now.

2handband 12-27-2010 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Daedra (Post 4203784)
I hope they hold out for KDE 4.6.

I'll second that. It's far superior to KDE 4.5. They've finally made activities completely usable, and they've fixed most of the functionality issues that existed in 4.4/4.5 Kaddressbook. The Hal thing is not a showstopper; KDE 4.6 will run alongside Hal.

Edited to add: it also out-performs KDE 4.5, which was a considerable improvement over 4.4 in that regard. I'm also hoping that the next Slackware features Koffice 2.3; I'm running the release candidate and the improvement over 2.2 is nothing short of startling.


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