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ngc891 11-09-2013 09:48 PM

Poll: Slackware ports
 
Hi,

As my download stats still show big interest in Slackware 32bits, I'm wondering what kind of port of Slackware are popular nowadays. Do still people use Slackintosh? Are there many people using Slack/390? And what about ARM, is it really more popular today? Please take 3 seconds (it's enough :-) to vote.

Link to the poll: http://ngc891.blogdns.net/?p=329

I'll let the poll run one week or two and then publish the results in this thread.

Thanks,

Drakeo 11-10-2013 12:39 AM

You realize this forum has the ability to do polls . And no need to give out personal emails to an outside website.
Let it run all you want. If you want numbers just read the how to for setting up a poll in this forum.

ngc891 11-10-2013 01:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drakeo (Post 5061698)
You realize this forum has the ability to do polls .

I didn't. My bad. Now I know, but that's mostly irrelevant actually.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drakeo (Post 5061698)
And no need to give out personal emails to an outside website.
Let it run all you want. If you want numbers just read the how to for setting up a poll in this forum.

You don't need to provide an email to vote on my blog so I guess you didn't even try. Actually, you don't need to provide anything at all except your choice. The irony is that it's required to have an account to vote for a linuxquestions poll (so, giving away your email). This poll is not restricted to linuxquestions users...

WhiteHotLoveTiger 11-10-2013 01:15 AM

When you first arrive at the link to your poll, the comment box is very prominent because the poll is such a short "article". If you're not familiar with your site's layout, I can understand mistaking the email and name fields of the comment form as being part of the poll at first glance.

Regardless, I voted. My laptop has 8GB of RAM, so I use the 64-bit version.

Drakeo 11-10-2013 01:17 AM

thanks for the update on the email I will hit it up. Thank you for pointing it out.

ngc891 11-10-2013 01:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WhiteHotLoveTiger (Post 5061710)
When you first arrive at the link to your poll, the comment box is very prominent because the poll is such a short "article". If you're not familiar with your site's layout, I can understand mistaking the email and name fields of the comment form as being part of the poll at first glance.

Regardless, I voted. My laptop has 8GB of RAM, so I use the 64-bit version.

OK, I added a comment on the site to make things clearer :-D And if you want to post a comment on the blog, just put a fake email, I just *don't care*.

ngc891 11-16-2013 05:22 AM

Midterm for the poll. I still don't see any Sparc or IBM mainframe users...

Does someone know if a maintainer steps in to maintain the PPC port or is it definitively dying?

dchmelik 11-16-2013 06:07 AM

I voted but am commenting here instead. I have used 32-bit Slackware many years, but not regularly since I temporarily switched to Slamd64 before Slacwkare64. Well, at times I regularly used 32-bit Slackware (on old PCs for fun or testing, and my old laptop until a few months ago) but not for my main machine, and in the last many years, quite less. I have not used Slackware ARM yet, but I want to in a very few days/weeks when I am planning to get an ARM tablet. I ran into problems with 14.1, likely from a bad disc I made with cdrecord (and did not know how to verify), and was going to try the 32-bit one again: hopefully I still will, to test Slackware-current and TDE nightly builds.

gnashley 11-16-2013 10:33 AM

Wow, I'm surprised to see 3 people still using ppc/slackintosh! I think the last version produced was maybe 10.2 or 11.0. I had 10.2 running on an imac for a while -with a 2.4 kernel. Much later I wiped the disk and installed with the 2.6 kernel and the machine would not correctly shutdown -rebooting instead. It really was a nice box -but 333MhZ doesn't go far these days, so I gave it up.

I'm not surprised that the fellow who used to maintain the 390 stuff has not voted!

But, what are these 4 'other's -what else is there? Or maybe they are using Aliens ARM port instead of the official armedslack one.

TobiSGD 11-16-2013 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gnashley (Post 5065688)
Wow, I'm surprised to see 3 people still using ppc/slackintosh! I think the last version produced was maybe 10.2 or 11.0.

The last version was 12.1. I would like to see that updated, I still have some G3 Macs around here, but I don't have the time to maintain a port and I think PPCs are getting rare, so I doubt that will ever happen.

Spect73 11-16-2013 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TobiSGD (Post 5065719)
The last version was 12.1. I would like to see that updated, I still have some G3 Macs around here, but I don't have the time to maintain a port and I think PPCs are getting rare, so I doubt that will ever happen.

Jeez, a Mac that is older than mine. I've a G4 PowerMac I bought in 2000. Interesting history. When I bought the Mac, I was using Slack on an HP box. After buying the Mac, box boxes were about equally used. As the HP box got older and older, it became relegated to just backing up data from the Mac. After the HP box died, about a year ago, I got an old HP laptop, put Slack 14 on it, and now the Mac is used just for backing up data. Well, and playing music. It does have an excellant sound system.

Coordially,

Knightron 11-16-2013 10:15 PM

There is a few people in the Open Pandora community whom use the slackware arm port. I haven't used it, but the people whom do seem pretty happy with it.

kikinovak 11-17-2013 12:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spect73 (Post 5065895)
Jeez, a Mac that is older than mine.

One of the computers at the local radio station is an old iMac (pink see-through CRT-Monitor) running YellowDog Linux.

ttk 11-17-2013 11:32 AM

Good to hear about the OpenPandora. IMO, ARM is going to be an increasingly prevalent and important platform, and with Google et al pushing for everything to be "in the cloud" there will be demand for an OS for handhelds which gives users more control over their platform.

ngc891 11-24-2013 03:17 AM

End of poll. Here is the global result (from http://ngc891.blogdns.net/?p=329 ):

Code:

x86-64|===========|
i486  |========|
arm  |==|
Other ||
ppc  ||
Sparc |

144 voters, for 214 Slackware ports. Details and pie chart (mmm, pie) here: http://ngc891.blogdns.net/?p=335

Thanks to everyone who participated!


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