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Old 12-01-2011, 04:32 AM   #46
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Another little known and unbelievable fact about Chuck Norris
Nah, I don't believe it. "Bob" would never let that happen.
 
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:25 AM   #47
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Nah, I don't believe it. "Bob" would never let that happen.
Amen. Praise Bob!
 
Old 12-01-2011, 08:30 AM   #48
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I agree.

I suspect that some of those so-called "facts" about Ch. N. are just a pure fabrication.
 
Old 12-01-2011, 09:27 AM   #49
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Because replies of this topic became generally offtop, I propose to rewrite a bit question:
What is cooking in Slackware's kitchen now?
I mean, is there any huge or little projects in testing by Pat & Co? If we shall know that will shall be able to assume more or less precisely when it could be done and so when next "ready" state can be achieved.

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Old 12-01-2011, 10:12 AM   #50
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When this was asked in the "Current seems a bit slow" thread we had a while ago, Eric popped up and said there wasn't anything cooking and we shouldn't expect any big-bang of updates. That was part of what lead me to conclude that Pat was just taking it easy while he has the chance. (complete supposition on my part)
 
Old 12-01-2011, 10:42 AM   #51
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When this was asked in the "Current seems a bit slow" thread we had a while ago, Eric popped up and said there wasn't anything cooking and we shouldn't expect any big-bang of updates. That was part of what lead me to conclude that Pat was just taking it easy while he has the chance. (complete supposition on my part)
Ah, well... As I've said before, I once asked if there would ever be a 64 bit version of Slackware in the foreseeable future and was told a very firm, no. Two and half or three months later Slackware64 was announced and from the discussion that followed it was plain to see it had been "cooking" for many, many months. So, as the old sayings goes, "Once bitten, twice shy," or "First time, shame on you. Second time, shame on me."

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Old 12-01-2011, 12:01 PM   #52
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Ah, well... As I've said before, I once asked if there would ever be a 64 bit version of Slackware in the foreseeable future and was told a very firm, no. Two and half or three months later Slackware64 was announced and from the discussion that followed it was plain to see it had been "cooking" for many, many months. So, as the old sayings goes, "Once bitten, twice shy," or "First time, shame on you. Second time, shame on me."
Ah yes :-) I seem to recall that my usual answer would be a pertinent "Pat is not developing a 64-bit Slackware". Which was a true statement right up to the official announcement of Slackware64. All the while I had been its sole developer, keeping my hidden 64bit tree in sync with the official 32bit tree while I gradually built all of the packages. Of course, everyone with a keen eye could see it coming, because every SlackBuild I re-wrote (and I touched virtually every script) ended up in the public -current tree as soon as Pat updated a package.

Those were the days.

Eric
 
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:30 AM   #53
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So, since XFCE is coming to speed (4.8), and KDE is "koming" to bloat will we get back to Gnome (tight as ever) again?
I only use XFCE4.4 and fluxbox anyhow (KDE overbloated my non-gaming-hardware boxen )
 
Old 12-16-2011, 09:32 AM   #54
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So, since XFCE is coming to speed (4.8), and KDE is "koming" to bloat will we get back to Gnome (tight as ever) again?)
Gnome is gone. The good people at GSB host an excellent version of Gnome for Slackware.

http://gnomeslackbuild.org/

KDE will be continue to be a part of Slackware; many thanks to Eric for his excellent work.
 
Old 12-16-2011, 10:41 AM   #55
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Well the stock release of hplip had a bug. All black text was grey scale. It was easy enough to download the source and Slackbuild it though.

Point being it is simple to run newer versions of things as long as you don't start messing with core system tools and libraries.
 
Old 12-16-2011, 05:11 PM   #56
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Point being it is simple to run newer versions of things as long as you don't start messing with core system tools and libraries.
Or even if you do, sometimes. For example, I've rebuilt SDL with a Mercurial checkout of SDL_Mixer, which supports soundfonts. It was very easy to do so with Pat's SlackBuilds.
 
Old 12-21-2011, 04:45 AM   #57
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uhm... what's wrong with Slackware 13.37? It is working fine for me.
 
Old 12-21-2011, 07:42 AM   #58
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Nothing is wrong with 13.37,

We just "think out loud" for feed back?
And let the team know there still are "old cans" around that need the i486 uni-processor build


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Old 12-21-2011, 09:05 AM   #59
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uhm... what's wrong with Slackware 13.37? It is working fine for me.
Slackware 13.37 is wonderful; I don't think anyone was being critical of 13.37. The next stable release of Slackware will arrive when it is ready. I predict that Slackware 14.0 (my prediction on the release number) will be stable, secure, and feature-rich. Some things never change.
 
Old 12-21-2011, 08:26 PM   #60
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its there something wrong with slackware 13.37?
i think its fine and stable to me.
in these days we dont need new version of slackware anyway...
 
  


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