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Old 04-29-2008, 08:13 AM   #1
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Smile Slackware 12.1 RC3:-)


Slackware 12.1 RC3:-)

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Mon Apr 28 23:43:55 CDT 2008
We'll call this Slackware 12.1 RC3, and freeze the tree for anything that
isn't critical. Things seem very stable, so it's probably a good idea to
save any further upgrades and additions until -current restarts.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 09:45 AM   #2
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That's great. Gotta backup my data and upgrade some time soon.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 09:53 AM   #3
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"it's probably a good idea to save any further upgrades and additions until -current restarts."

What does it mean? I don't understand.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 10:03 AM   #4
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"it's probably a good idea to save any further upgrades and additions until -current restarts."

What does it mean? I don't understand.
It means that Pat is getting very close to releasing Slackware 12.1; he doesn't want to make any major changes until after 12.1 is released.
12.1 is coming soon, methinks:-)
He'll continue development in -current after 12.1 is released.

Last edited by hitest; 04-29-2008 at 10:06 AM.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 03:02 PM   #5
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What does it mean? I don't understand.
If I understand Pat correctly, he's saying do NOT use -current right now as 12.1 will be released shortly. Hold off on your upgrades until then.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 04:33 PM   #6
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If I understand Pat correctly, he's saying do NOT use -current right now as 12.1 will be released shortly. Hold off on your upgrades until then.
No he is not saying that at all.

He is saying that the time is right for -current to become 12.1 and he will not be upgrading anything else (except for critical bug fixes) until the next -current cycle begins. So Hitest was on the money.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 04:37 PM   #7
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If I understand Pat correctly, he's saying do NOT use -current right now as 12.1 will be released shortly. Hold off on your upgrades until then.
Not exactly. Slackware development just one long -current change log with "snapshots" released as stable versions when ever Mr Volkerding and company feel that the configuration is stable enough - like now. For a decent period of time after a stable release, nothing much at all happens in -current. Then development starts again and -current "starts up". Look at the change logs for earlier releases and you can see what I'm talking about. Changes in the beginning can be significant and things can be buggy and broken. That's what he's referring to when he says saving upgrades for when current restarts. He does not want to introduce bugs now by making any major changes.

If you're running -current at the moment you are most likely running exactly what 12.1 will look like when it arrives in your mailbox weeks from now (if you've ordered it of course).

Steve
 
Old 04-29-2008, 08:01 PM   #8
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For brave souls, ISO's of current here:

Code:
ftp://ftp.slackware.no/pub/linux/slackware/slackware-current-iso/
Code:
File: slackware-12.0-DVD.iso  	                4296488 KB  	04/29/2008 03:33:00 AM
File: slackware-current-29_Apr_2008-DVD.iso 	3944824 KB 	04/29/2008 	03:22:00 AM
File: slackware-current-29_Apr_2008-disc1.iso 	664934 KB 	04/29/2008 	03:02:00 AM
File: slackware-current-29_Apr_2008-disc2.iso 	604068 KB 	04/29/2008 	03:04:00 AM
File: slackware-current-29_Apr_2008-disc3.iso 	708488 KB 	04/29/2008 	03:06:00 AM
 
Old 04-29-2008, 08:15 PM   #9
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Hi,

The iso(s) are not up to date. Read the changelog, it is not the same as the '-current'. I would wait until the iso(s) are updated.

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excerpt from site -current

Sat Apr 26 16:38:32 CDT 2008
x/pixman-0.10.0-i486-4.tgz: Restored MMX optimizations, which should fix the
issues some machines were having with slow Flash playback.
Thanks very much to Zielony for getting me to take a closer look at this. :-)
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excerpt from Slackware -current changelog;

Mon Apr 28 23:43:55 CDT 2008
We'll call this Slackware 12.1 RC3, and freeze the tree for anything that
isn't critical. Things seem very stable, so it's probably a good idea to
save any further upgrades and additions until -current restarts.
 
Old 05-01-2008, 07:10 AM   #10
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Slackware 12.1 RC4

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Wed Apr 30 20:36:48 CDT 2008
12.1 RC4. We think this should be the last one.
 
Old 05-01-2008, 03:32 PM   #11
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Just about perfect timing!
Getting my OpenBSD 4.3 systems upgraded/installed from the cd's and then I can get Slackware upgraded
Then, "just enjoy them"
 
Old 05-01-2008, 04:23 PM   #12
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Slackware 12.1 RC4
Has anyone put together a list of the major changes/why we should upgrade?
 
Old 05-01-2008, 04:25 PM   #13
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I was wondering, will packages from 12 still be OK on 12.1?
The SlackBuild scripts?
 
Old 05-01-2008, 05:05 PM   #14
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they should be, only problems i have had with slackbuild scripts is when the app im trying to compile has changed in some way - like with speex, they have moved a few files about and so it kicks out, little edit to the build script and all is fine
 
Old 05-01-2008, 05:07 PM   #15
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Has anyone put together a list of the major changes/why we should upgrade?
/pub/slackware/slackware-current/CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT would be a good place to start
 
  


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