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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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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.)
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.
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.