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Old 06-17-2009, 12:19 AM   #1
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slackware 13


Anybody out there who has been upgrading to new slackware versions for a long time able to give me a wild ass guess when Slackware 13.0 will be ready?
 
Old 06-17-2009, 12:47 AM   #2
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I know

Sure. Slackware 13 will be released... when it's ready.
At least publicly, there is no specific target date for release.

If someone needs scheduled release dates, they should consider Fedora, Ubuntu, openSUSE...

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Old 06-17-2009, 01:08 AM   #3
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Sure. Slackware 13 will be released... when it's ready.
At least publicly, there is no specific target date for release.

If someone needs scheduled release dates, they should consider Fedora, Ubuntu, openSUSE...
I'd scratch Fedora, they pushed out the date and it was buggy when it came out. I know first hand because I run it on my laptop. Almost aggravated me enough to try another distro trying to upgrade from Fedora 10 to 11. The quick boot and some other features make it interesting enough to keep on the laptop for now.

But there is nothing like the stability and speed of Slackware I run on this desktop.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 02:45 AM   #4
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You missed this thread?
 
Old 06-17-2009, 02:52 AM   #5
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I'd scratch Fedora, they pushed out the date and it was buggy when it came out. I know first hand because I run it on my laptop. Almost aggravated me enough to try another distro trying to upgrade from Fedora 10 to 11. The quick boot and some other features make it interesting enough to keep on the laptop for now.

But there is nothing like the stability and speed of Slackware I run on this desktop.
I know, they did that many times, and it's what drove me away from Fedora, because it often results in unbearable buggyness.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 02:59 AM   #6
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new releases of Slackware are issued approximately once every six months

source: http://store.slackware.com/cgi-bin/s...SHqbu:mv_pc=22

So we are approximately on time for V13
 
Old 06-17-2009, 03:19 AM   #7
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I'd scratch Fedora, they pushed out the date and it was buggy when it came out. I know first hand because I run it on my laptop. Almost aggravated me enough to try another distro trying to upgrade from Fedora 10 to 11. The quick boot and some other features make it interesting enough to keep on the laptop for now.

But there is nothing like the stability and speed of Slackware I run on this desktop.

I started my Linux experience with Red Hat... version 5.0 is when I really started to figure my way around it. I was turned off about the time it went from 6.2 to 7.0, because I was running into more RPM dependency issues than before.

Eventually, I made my way over to Gentoo (when Daniel Robbins was still running the show). That was a fun distro, and it worked well for a few years.... till portage broke and I couldn't fix it. Daniel was gone, and there was a lot of infighting between developers. The project lost some good people, and ebuild quality began to suffer. Kinda left me dead in the water, short of taking 3 or 4 days to rebuild everything. Sorta in a time crunch, I downloaded Slackware 10.0 and got rolling in short order. Been with Slack since then.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 03:48 AM   #8
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If someone needs scheduled release dates, they should consider Fedora, Ubuntu, openSUSE...
Even with them there's usually some delay in the schedule
 
Old 06-17-2009, 04:02 AM   #9
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It will be out sometime between now and later.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 04:09 AM   #10
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Advantage Slackware: No schedule, no delay.

But given the recent activities in -current, Slackware 13.0 seems to be close. aaa_base has been updated to version 13, e. g.

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Old 06-17-2009, 04:11 AM   #11
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It will be out sometime between now and later.
Is it later now? Is it later now? Is it later now?

Could be worth mentioning in this thread as well that tail -l 2 changelog.txt says:
Tue Jun 16 17:50:30 CDT 2009
a/aaa_base-13.0-noarch-1.txz: Rebuilt. Updated slackware-version.

Unless they pull a practical on us and release 12.3, i would guess it's not far ahead

Personally I'm glad they release it when they feel it's ready, rather then,"to day is the last day of the month. It's best to release it to avoid calling it 9.05" or something :P
 
Old 06-17-2009, 04:36 AM   #12
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It will be out sometime between now and later.
Or more precisely, the day after the day before it's ready.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 04:54 AM   #13
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Is it later now? Is it later now? Is it later now?
It's now now, but it will be later later.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 05:03 AM   #14
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No...later later will be now, and now will be sooner later.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 05:20 AM   #15
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Guys! Slackware 13 is out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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edit : Oh, sorry, I've just woken up - I must have had a very pleasant dream
 
  


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