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Old 02-20-2011, 02:01 AM   #91
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Using -current I found something interesting..
Code:
X -version
Code:
X.Org X Server 1.9.4
Release Date: 2011-02-04
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Slackware 13.37 Slackware Linux Project
Current Operating System: Linux slackbox 2.6.35.11 #1 SMP Mon Feb 7 23:30:56 CST 2011 x86_64
Kernel command line: auto BOOT_IMAGE=Linux ro root=801 vt.default_utf8=0
Build Date: 08 February 2011  08:45:11PM
I see what you did there :P
LOL
 
Old 03-08-2011, 06:11 PM   #92
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*crickets*

No RCs yet? At this point it seems Pat should drop 13.2 and shoot for 14.0 with new XFCE and KDE and drop HAL. I realize Slackware is released on a somewhat arbitrary timeline of "it's ready when it's ready", but what really is holding -current back from freezing up and shipping out as stable?
 
Old 03-08-2011, 07:24 PM   #93
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*crickets*

No RCs yet? At this point it seems Pat should drop 13.2 and shoot for 14.0 with new XFCE and KDE and drop HAL. I realize Slackware is released on a somewhat arbitrary timeline of "it's ready when it's ready", but what really is holding -current back from freezing up and shipping out as stable?
You must have patience. Pat has a proven track record with "getting it right". I am happy to wait.
 
Old 03-09-2011, 12:05 AM   #94
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Smile

Slackware will come when it's ready. Or when one's online 'back' is turned.

Knowing my track record with -current. I'll download the March 2 version onto a DVD and install it on a spare partition tonight. After setting things up and admiring all the shiney Slackware newness, that's when -current tree shall receive a boatload of updates. :P
 
Old 03-09-2011, 04:25 AM   #95
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It's so much nicer to use a mini boot CD to install directly off the harddrive. Maybe that's to much head movement for some, but it doesn't seem bad to me.
 
Old 03-09-2011, 01:29 PM   #96
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Talking about RC?

Quote:
Current (pre-release) ChangeLog for x86 (32-bit)


Wed Mar 9 05:52:06 UTC 2011

Hey folks, I think it's time for Slackware 13.37 (hopefully this helps
make up for our lack of code names) release candidate 1!
After a lot of testing and consideration, we've decided to go with the
recently released 2.6.37.3 Linux kernel which seems to work best for X,
contains support for Speakup, and looks like a better kernel branch to
be using as we move forward.
Please test so we can have a stable release soon. :-)
 
Old 03-09-2011, 02:00 PM   #97
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we've decided to go with the recently released 2.6.37.3 Linux kernel
I hope this is joke? As far as 2.6.37 some third-party kernel modules will not compile. Any ideas?
 
Old 03-09-2011, 02:07 PM   #98
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I hope this is joke? As far as 2.6.37 some third-party kernel modules will not compile. Any ideas?
Joking about the kernel is against the law. Anyway, which drivers are presenting a problem? Perhaps there is a fix already.
 
Old 03-09-2011, 02:18 PM   #99
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If we talk about top kernels, I suggest to consider the (will be released in one week) 2.6.38, because the main theme of this series, compared with previous 2.6.37, is a huge improvement in DRM stack for the major players: Intel, NVidia and ATI!

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Old 03-09-2011, 02:21 PM   #100
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If we talk about top kernels, I suggest to consider the (will be released in one week) 2.6.38, because the main theme of this series, compared with previous 2.6.37, is a huge improvement in DRM stack for the major players: Intel, NVidia and ATI!
We will not be waiting for 2.6.38.3.
 
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:24 PM   #101
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Dahdi-2.4.0
As far as month ago kernel modules will not compile because of full disappearance of DECLARE_MUTEX macro. Yes, they fixed it in their trunk version(and just noticed released new version with that fix week ago). I can accept risk of using untested version of Linux Kernel, or I can accept risk of using untested version of Dahdi drivers, bot not both simultaneously. So I forced to use old Slackware(with old Kernel) and old Dahdi drivers.
 
Old 03-09-2011, 02:28 PM   #102
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We will not be waiting for 2.6.38.3.
Then, the bullet is in the gun, ready to be shoot?
 
Old 03-09-2011, 02:28 PM   #103
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Dahdi-2.4.0
As far as month ago kernel modules will not compile because of full disappearance of DECLARE_MUTEX macro. Yes, they fixed it in their trunk version(and just noticed released new version with that fix week ago). I can accept risk of using untested version of Linux Kernel, or I can accept risk of using untested version of Dahdi drivers, bot not both simultaneously. So I forced to use old Slackware(with old Kernel) and old Dahdi drivers.
Dahdi-2.4.1 is out and supports 2.6.37.x (all the way through 2.6.38-rc6 as well):

http://www.venturevoip.com/news.php?rssid=2513
 
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:46 PM   #104
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volkerdi, I know about 2.4.1, but as I said above, it is unacceptable for me to use untested versions of both kernel and driver.
 
Old 03-09-2011, 05:55 PM   #105
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it is unacceptable for me to use untested versions of both kernel and driver.
While I can't comment about this driver quality, I can say you a joke living between admins:

You known why there is no Slackware Enterprise Edition?
Because anyone can run a production server using Slackware-current.
 
  


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