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Old 02-06-2011, 07:48 AM   #46
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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.
But if you upgrade to KDE 4.4.5 from alien's repository, it' solid as a rock.

Speaking of which, I don't know if alien will keep the 4.4.5 packages on his website after the next Slackware comes out. If not I'm going to have at least one machine still running 13.1 for awhile (it does everything I need it to do; why f#%k with it?) and will therefore be hanging onto a copy of all the third-party packages that are installed on it. So if anyone winds up needing 4.4.5 (which is so superior to 4.4.3 it's ridiculous)they need only to ask.
 
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:05 AM   #47
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Let's hope it's not the state of my mind, or we're all deep in the brown smelly stuff.
LOL

Some people also say that your Slackware is what you eat.
 
Old 02-06-2011, 02:02 PM   #48
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"Slackware" doesn't sound like a food item. It sounds more like a utensil. Like a tried and true cooking utensil that still out performs all other cooking utensils. Like Cast Iron. Durable, Non Stick, Best for all types of stoves including the fancy induction, It makes you stronger by using it, It's not for everybody, Its usefulness can't be disputed, And it will continue to stay relevant and productive long past its manufacturing date.

I like my Slackware. What should I make with it today?
 
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:19 PM   #49
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"Slackware" doesn't sound like a food item. It sounds more like a utensil. Like a tried and true cooking utensil that still out performs all other cooking utensils. Like Cast Iron. Durable, Non Stick, Best for all types of stoves including the fancy induction, It makes you stronger by using it, It's not for everybody, Its usefulness can't be disputed, And it will continue to stay relevant and productive long past its manufacturing date.

I like my Slackware. What should I make with it today?

Slackware. It's like Cast Iron: Good, Heavy and Durable.
It won't bend but can be broken. (But only by Chuck Norris)
 
Old 02-06-2011, 03:05 PM   #50
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Slackware 13.2 release date: 2011 of 2011 yr 2011
 
Old 02-06-2011, 06:50 PM   #51
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Slackware. It's like Cast Iron: Good, Heavy and Durable.
It won't bend but can be broken. (But only by Chuck Norris)
After he counted to infinity for the third time, that is.

gargamel
 
Old 02-06-2011, 10:59 PM   #52
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"Slackware" doesn't sound like a food item. It sounds more like a utensil. Like a tried and true cooking utensil that still out performs all other cooking utensils. Like Cast Iron. Durable, Non Stick, Best for all types of stoves including the fancy induction, It makes you stronger by using it, It's not for everybody, Its usefulness can't be disputed, And it will continue to stay relevant and productive long past its manufacturing date....
"...Cast Iron..." A Very good analogy!
 
Old 02-07-2011, 04:05 PM   #53
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"Slackware" doesn't sound like a food item.
Sounds like a make of trousers to me. I hope flares aren't coming back with the next release.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 04:14 PM   #54
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Who says the next release won't be 13.2 ?
I really liked how Pat made the version jump from 4 to 7, and who says he cannot do that again?
I vote for e^e ~~ 15.15 or π^π ~~ 36.46.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 04:18 PM   #55
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Heh Pat has an awesome opportunity to release 13.37 and I hope he takes it.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 04:33 PM   #56
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Sounds like a make of trousers to me. I hope flares aren't coming back with the next release.
I know what you mean - I still have a few pairs of my old "slacks" lying around - can't bear to throw them away as I had many "firsts" wearing them, (if you know what I mean), so I, for one, hope they are making a comeback. Then maybe these good people will make a killing and I can fearlessly wear my good old slacks again . Give it time - I'm forever a slacker.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 04:44 PM   #57
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I had many "firsts" wearing them, (if you know what I mean)
I think I can guess...nudge, nudge...wink, wink...say no more.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 06:30 AM   #58
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I really liked how Pat made the version jump from 4 to 7, and who says he cannot do that again?
I vote for e^e ~~ 15.15 or π^π ~~ 36.46.
By all means: 4, 5 and 6 are still available. Since KDE is in 4.x, XFCE is in 4.x and FireFox is due to 4.x,.. I would say: drop to Slackware 4.x

I predict the next Slackware stable release won't be there within a month though. Lots o upgrades in -current lately, and thus my guess is it won't be fully tested to be stabel within a few weeks. And frankly; Who needs 13.2 really? only because the KDE version in 13.1 isn't 'all that'?
 
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:39 PM   #59
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I find it interesting that some minor tools haven't been updated... like exiv2. I had to upgrade mine to 0.21 on Slackware 13.1 because I needed to set an extra parameter on a picture. But then it broke geeqie and I had to recompile that as well.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 02:50 PM   #60
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I find it interesting that some minor tools haven't been updated... like exiv2. I had to upgrade mine to 0.21 on Slackware 13.1 because I needed to set an extra parameter on a picture. But then it broke geeqie and I had to recompile that as well.
I think (presume or hope?) that these kind of remarks will lead to Volkerdi and team to make an a-ha noise and update these things: It's like social networking avant-le-lettre ( pardon my french )..
 
  


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