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Old 02-22-2010, 03:23 PM   #16
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:46 PM   #17
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Some of the updates are pretty invasive and those need testing (and a lot of package recompilation) before it is all released to the masses in working condition.
And it's that kind of consideration that I like about Slack,

Thanks for the update!
 
Old 02-22-2010, 10:09 PM   #18
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There is a lot of activity... but it is all going on behind the scenes. Some of the updates are pretty invasive and those need testing (and a lot of package recompilation) before it is all released to the masses in working condition.

And in case you wanted to ask: no PAM.

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HAHA they told me on FreeNode of this post and we were looking all over for it! It's hiding in here! 8-)

What changes?

Any need for testers? I got one LV not being used that could get some use ... 8-)
 
Old 02-23-2010, 03:37 AM   #19
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Any need for testers?
I think we can test it as soon as Pat puts it in -current!
That's what -current is for, after all...
 
Old 02-23-2010, 06:54 AM   #20
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I think we can test it as soon as Pat puts it in -current!
That's what -current is for, after all...
Yes but sometimes there are special deals to those who know someone 8-)
 
Old 02-23-2010, 07:21 AM   #21
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Yes but sometimes there are special deals to those who know someone 8-)
Might happen, but I think we won't see the link to the secret vault here on LinuxQuestions
 
Old 02-23-2010, 07:29 AM   #22
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Yes but sometimes there are special deals to those who know someone 8-)
You aspire too much. No one gets any not-for-public package as long as it is not out in the open.

Eric
 
Old 02-23-2010, 07:35 AM   #23
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As it should be
 
Old 02-23-2010, 07:38 AM   #24
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Hail BOB for the wisdom of the Slackware maintainers!
 
Old 02-23-2010, 07:52 AM   #25
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I just wanted to thank BOB and Robbie for their regular presence in the forums. It's really a nice experience, especially for someone new to slack to have regular contact with the contributors/maintainers of the distro... Evevn if sometimes it's just to whet the appetites or build anticipation!

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Old 02-23-2010, 07:52 AM   #26
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Slackware may be a distro with a strong community(especially here at LQ), but it's not a community based distro. There's a big difference, as can be seen here.
 
Old 02-23-2010, 10:49 AM   #27
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Slackware may be a distro with a strong community(especially here at LQ), but it's not a community based distro. There's a big difference, as can be seen here.
And believe me, I have used a community based distro (Debian) in a professional environment, and I don't want that experience again.

<note: personal opinion follows>
For me, in a professional environment, where you need to have reliable servers, either get one of the "Enterprise" editions (RHEL, Suse) with a support contract, or (if you don't have the budget), use something very stable like Slackware (my preference of course) with a community of very helpful people.
</personal opinion>
 
Old 02-23-2010, 11:11 AM   #28
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Slackware may be a distro with a strong community(especially here at LQ), but it's not a community based distro. There's a big difference, as can be seen here.
I think you're confusing the issue. There are "layers" of development. -Current is where testing goes on for the public. Eric and Robby do work behind the scenes with Patrick. It's not that it's not community based, just maybe not according to your definition.

Could you please be more specific as to what you meant? Thanks.
 
Old 02-23-2010, 12:01 PM   #29
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I think you're confusing the issue. There are "layers" of development. -Current is where testing goes on for the public. Eric and Robby do work behind the scenes with Patrick. It's not that it's not community based, just maybe not according to your definition.

Could you please be more specific as to what you meant? Thanks.
Yep, no problem. I was simply trying to remind people that despite our excellent community surrounding Slackware and the fact that many of the developers frequent these boards and interact with us, Slackware is still a private commercial project and we shouldn't expect access to the Work In Progress in quite the same was as one might get with something truly community based like 'debian unstable'.

Just to be clear, I'm not suggesting that there is anything 'wrong' about this.
 
Old 02-23-2010, 12:26 PM   #30
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Slackware development may not be community-based in the same sense as Debian is community-based, but that doesn't mean, that feedback and contributions from the community would be ignored.

My personal experience is, that we can (and should!) influence the development, by expressing our opinions here or in direct communication with "the crew". These guys really listen carefully!

Personally, I think the achievements of this small group of developers (compared to other distros) are nothing, but admirable! With about 1% of the resources they achieve 100% performance to provide the best Linux distro I know.

Well, many words, when I just could have said (once again) THANK YOU!

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