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Old 10-31-2010, 06:07 AM   #31
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You guys should run -current. It changes much more often than stable. However, it is less exciting than anticipating a new release.
Yeah, if you run slackware -current, and also subscribes to the new versions(CD/DVD) from slackware.org you get the best solutions. Check out AlienBob's blog as well for new packages:

http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/
 
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:07 AM   #32
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If Slackware 14 (or 13.2) will be released "when it's ready" then the obvious question is....

"What are the criteria for it to be ready?"

Anyone have a clue about that?
 
Old 02-01-2011, 11:29 AM   #33
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The RC will be released on a Wednesday but the official announcement will be 20 days later just to make you sweat.
 
Old 02-01-2011, 11:39 AM   #34
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"What are the criteria for it to be ready?"
I suppose there's only a criteria: when Pat thinks it is.

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Old 02-01-2011, 12:10 PM   #35
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When all the package upgrades have been completed and they have all been tested to work well with eachother.
BTW... there was an xorg update today.
 
Old 02-01-2011, 02:00 PM   #36
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Yep, Pat's keeping us guessing this cycle. Every time I start to think "Well, this must be about ready....", he knocks out another big set of updates and it's back to "Hmmm... still a few weeks off then".
 
Old 02-01-2011, 04:27 PM   #37
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Wink

IMHO, when somebody is not a developer (like me), dont need a new kernel to support for hardware or system packages like Xorg, glibc ...dont need a new versions of libs for compling, have a fully working and wonderfull stable system, how is main reason for upgrade?
 
Old 02-01-2011, 05:45 PM   #38
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Hi,

If it's working, don't fix it!

RC soon?
 
Old 02-01-2011, 11:16 PM   #39
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If you use KDE as a Desktop Environment with 13.1 then there are some problems. KDE SC 4.4.3 is not stable.

Having said that; I've never had a problem when I wasn't using KDE; but you have to judge an OS as a full package.

Do you think that Pat doesn't give (approximate) release dates because that way more people are likely to use -current and therefore test and report on bugs? Just a theory.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 06:33 AM   #40
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Cool

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Originally Posted by mlangdn View Post
Its like the kids saying:
"Are we there yet!"
Kids don't say that in my car

I cured my daughter of that when she was a wee lass.

Everytime she asked, "Are we there yet?" I answered, "Why, YES WE ARE!"

Because, for anyone who's ever watched Peter Weller in Buckaroo Banzai it is already clear...

"No Matter where you go.... There you are."

Now, as I recall, Wasn't Patrick poking fun at version numbers again just a few weeks ago?

I recall some "42" jokes and something else...
 
Old 02-03-2011, 02:58 PM   #41
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i've consulted some zombie chickens (or are they cats, it's hard to tell) and they confirm the next version of slackware will be 13.666.
1337 ftw
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:26 PM   #42
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depends on number inflation version numbers are just that current has no version number only corporations need them so....
 
Old 02-03-2011, 06:45 PM   #43
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Kids don't say that in my car

I cured my daughter of that when she was a wee lass.

Everytime she asked, "Are we there yet?" I answered, "Why, YES WE ARE!"

Because, for anyone who's ever watched Peter Weller in Buckaroo Banzai it is already clear...

"No Matter where you go.... There you are."

Now, as I recall, Wasn't Patrick poking fun at version numbers again just a few weeks ago?

I recall some "42" jokes and something else...

Wow. Another reason to like slackware and slackers. Where else can you get a references to "42" and Buckaroo Banzai in one post.
 
Old 02-06-2011, 07:18 AM   #44
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Wow. Another reason to like slackware and slackers. Where else can you get a references to "42" and Buckaroo Banzai in one post.
That's because Slackware is not a distro, it's a state of mind
 
Old 02-06-2011, 07:30 AM   #45
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That's because Slackware is not a distro, it's a state of mind
Let's hope it's not the state of my mind, or we're all deep in the brown smelly stuff.
 
  


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