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Old 01-22-2014, 03:32 PM   #16
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Current is almost as stable as the main release version of Slackware.
On occasion some KDE apps would not start after an update.
Old 01-22-2014, 04:58 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Didier Spaier View Post
I agree with jtsn. The fact that you run -current doesn't change its main purpose, and using it is not a good advice for a less experienced user, as he won't neither easily solve problems that could occur nor get a big benefit of it vs -stable.
I was speaking for myself. I did not advise or direct people to run slackware-current. Having said that I can say from the point of view of running slackware-current for several years that it is remarkably stable.
As Eric said you are expected to be able to trouble-shoot your slackware-current box if you encounter problems.
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Rolling release was just a way of saying what I wanted, I know it is not a rolling release. It is like debian testing. Anyways, gonna stay with stable.
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Originally Posted by Alien Bob View Post
Deeming Slackware-current fit for no more than a testing ground (implying an unstable crash-prone environment) does not do it any justice at all.
For you it's not just testing, it is actually developing the thing, isn't it?

I didn't imply anything. I just declared a constantly changing environment as unfit for production usage
I run Slackware-current on all my desk/lap computers (except for my servers) all the time.
This is to be expected from a Slackware developer. But someone used the term "rolling release".
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I know it is not a rolling release, I said it for a lack of a better term.
Old 02-03-2014, 03:05 PM   #21
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One option: dual boot the stable release with -current, always got something safe to fall back on then. Might try that myself. I did try -current briefly a few releases ago, got in a mess, and dumped it.


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