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Old 06-28-2010, 05:25 PM   #1
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Non bug fix update to 13.1


It appears to be a bit of a change to the normal run of events. PV had updated K3B in 13.1 just because it has gone stable! No bug fix, no security alert, just a version bump.

We have to ask the question where is Pat Volkerding and how can we get him back?

Who says that Slackware is unsurprising. I can just imagine all those system admins going into collective apoplexy as their brains struggle to cope with slackware being bleeding edge.

It does look good though.

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Old 06-28-2010, 05:44 PM   #2
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Great!
It seems to be only 32bit so far. Although 64bit will surely follow.
 
Old 06-28-2010, 05:45 PM   #3
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Probably just as well. Going back to following stable after last cycles current feels a little bit pedestrian. Any excitement is welcome.

All hail our new package updating Overlord!
 
Old 06-28-2010, 05:50 PM   #4
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64-bit as well:
http://slackware.com/changelog/stable.php?cpu=x86_64
 
Old 06-28-2010, 05:51 PM   #5
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Yes it seems it only made stable and not current!
Hence i didnt get notified about it earlier
I hope Pat is building it along with 4.4.5 for current
 
Old 06-28-2010, 06:06 PM   #6
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Yes it seems it only made stable and not current!
Hence i didnt get notified about it earlier
I hope Pat is building it along with 4.4.5 for current
Eric's blog has a mention of 4.4.5 possibly going into current soon.
 
Old 06-28-2010, 08:10 PM   #7
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If it's possible for k3b, what about

Xfce 4.6.2
KOffice 2.2 (with new Krita, AFAIK)

and maybe more?

These are not bleeding-edge, but apparently mature pieces of software. Or was the k3b upgrade possible, because it was only a version bump, with no changes of source code?

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Old 06-28-2010, 08:49 PM   #8
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If Or was the k3b upgrade possible, because it was only a version bump, with no changes of source code?
Thats inaccurate cause that is the case for the latest development release which Slackware never included.
According to the changelogs k3b was last updated in Slackware on May 6th, while the latest k3b devel release, for which the k3b release announcement is talking about, was released on 16th of June, even after 13.1.

Last edited by sahko; 06-28-2010 at 08:51 PM.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 05:44 AM   #9
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I was just asking a question, not making a statement, but I should have done the research you did myself. Thanks for clearing this up, anyway.

But the more: If it's possible for k3b, what about other stuff?
Is the argument, that for the other programs there are released versions included, while for k3b only a development snapshot was part of Slackware 13.1, that could now, finally, be replaced by a released version?

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Old 06-29-2010, 07:01 AM   #10
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Welcome news! An excellent addition to the stable branch.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 08:48 AM   #11
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Welcome news! An excellent addition to the stable branch.
Absolutely!

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Old 06-29-2010, 09:57 AM   #12
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If K3B finally went stable in 13.1, I'm grateful. K3B in 13.0 was highly unstable. If you set a few options it didn't like it would just crash. Granted it was consistently reproducible and therefore avoidable and it still did the basic job... But still. 13.1 had to come out and couldn't wait around for K3B to be properly released before including it.
 
Old 06-30-2010, 07:02 AM   #13
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Will thunderbird 3.1 appear on Slackare 13.1 Stable?
 
Old 06-30-2010, 04:05 PM   #14
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@gargamel:
you can find the xfce-4.6.2 here http://rlworkman.net/pkgs/13.1/ (both 32bit and 64bit available)
 
  


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