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Old 11-28-2011, 04:05 PM   #1
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Next Slackware Release? (>13.37)


It has been 8 about months since the release of 13.37 AND the Slackware Changelog would normally, by now, be a bevy of activity as new packages are upgraded & rebuilt. But, there is very little going on there.

Does anyone have any info or comments?
 
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:10 PM   #2
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When the time is right it will be released.

Kind regards
 
Old 11-28-2011, 04:12 PM   #3
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Hi,

Wow!

Wanting a new release already.

As it has been said many times before: It will be released when PV & Team have it ready. Patience.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 04:35 PM   #4
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I just worry a lot. I have about 17 years dedicated to Slackware. I want to see it live another 50 years or more. The alternatives (deb, redhat, etc) terrify me.

13.37 is flawless; no problems whatsoever!

OK, I'll be patient.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 05:48 PM   #5
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It has been 7 months not 8. In some ways it has been nice that little has
changed. This has been the closest I've come to staying with a "stable"
release in years.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 06:11 PM   #6
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Hi,

Actually 7 mo 2 days 18 hours 11 min CST.

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Old 11-28-2011, 07:03 PM   #7
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I can wait. No concerns now, whatsoever. I just had a fear (based on the near empty changelog) that, maybe, Slackware was dying. Nothing else in the Linux world has the elegance & simplicity of Slackware!

And, yes, it is nice that things may finally be stabilizing in the Linux world (except for a "gazillion" GUI aps I will never need.)
 
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:17 PM   #8
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Hi,

You really cannot always rely on the changelog for reliance factor to gauge state. Sometimes changes upstream take a while to settle before PV & team will consider changes or adaptation. Things will eventually start to change when new things start to get pounded by testers.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 07:24 PM   #9
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Nothing else in the Linux world has the elegance & simplicity of Slackware!
Very true, man! Well-said.
The next stable release of Slackware will arrive when PV determines that it is ready. All is well.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 07:51 PM   #10
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I am greatly relieved! Sometimes, I think my life depends on Slackware existing forever.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 08:53 PM   #11
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I am greatly relieved! Sometimes, I think my life depends on Slackware existing forever.
Get a girlfriend, amigo.
 
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:44 AM   #12
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The next stable release of Slackware will arrive when PV determines that it is ready. All is well.
The only one who can say 'All is well' is Pat. The rest of us just have to sit tight and wait.

If I'd been doing this as long as Pat I know I'd have to take a step back from time to time to reclaim my mojo! Perhaps this is such a time, and perhaps one day he may decide that his mojo lies elsewhere. It'll be a sad day, but you can't expect him to do this forever. One needs to be prepared for such an eventuality however unwelcome.


Just to be clear, I'm just stating the obvious. I have no inside information and am not claiming that this is what is actually happening now.
 
Old 11-29-2011, 08:00 AM   #13
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Get a girlfriend, amigo.
Slackware is my girlfriend, my true soulmate.
 
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:04 AM   #14
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I have no inside information and am not claiming that this is what is actually happening now.
I have no inside information either. I think a lull in development in itself is not something to be overly alarmed about. Some release cycles take longer than others.
 
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:55 AM   #15
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If or when PV "moves on", who will take the helm of Slackware?
 
  


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