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Old 06-25-2009, 05:25 AM   #1
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Tux Radar 'gets' Slack...


No amazing insights in the article (atleast for the already enlightened), but it's nice to see that, finally, a reviewer of Slackware, actually 'gets it'.

slackware-made-easy
 
Old 06-25-2009, 07:50 AM   #2
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Hi,

Not bad!

A little dry but a good reference for new users.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 08:35 AM   #3
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A good article.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 10:09 AM   #4
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Is it true that Slackware is a one man project? It is too hard to believe it. I cannot recall the details, but I have a feeling that I have ran over posts on Linux Questions where the author was considered to be a "Slackware developer". The article suggests there are none.

Can anybody comment on the organizational side of Slackware development?
 
Old 06-25-2009, 10:19 AM   #5
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Is it true that Slackware is a one man project? It is too hard to believe it. I cannot recall the details, but I have a feeling that I have ran over posts on Linux Questions where the author was considered to be a "Slackware developer". The article suggests there are none.

Can anybody comment on the organizational side of Slackware development?
Mr. Volkerding is the maintainer of Slackware; he created the distro. There are also a number of Slackware developers (Robby, Eric, mRgOBLIN) who work tirelessly to bring each stable release to fruition. Also, patches, bug reports are submitted by Slackware users from all over the World.
Slackware is a team effort; Mr. Volkerding has the final veto authority, he decides what software is included in each release of Slackware.

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Old 06-25-2009, 10:28 AM   #6
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... Sort of like Santa and his elves.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 10:32 AM   #7
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... Sort of like Santa and his elves.
Pat and his aliens and goblins?
 
Old 06-25-2009, 10:37 AM   #8
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Pat and his aliens and goblins ?
Pat and his aliens, goblins and workmen (No offense Robby) ...
 
Old 06-25-2009, 01:46 PM   #9
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. . . . . .

The bumble bee does not know that it cannot fly . . . . . .

. . . . . . ? . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . blip . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . physics . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . blip . . . . .

. . . . . ? . . .

. . . life is art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . ? . . . .

. . . . blip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . physics, is it a part of life? . . . . . .

. . . ? . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . blip . . . . .

</end_of_dream_about_blips_on_a_radar_screen>

Thank you Slackware developers for your courage and the quality of your craftsmanship!!!!!!! And, thank you for obviously not placing any limits on what you can do and achieve. And, I wish you all the best!

. . . . . . soar . . . . . soar . . .

. . . . blip . . . . . .

. . . stay grounded too . . . . .

. . . blip . . . . soar . .

Whoop, I'm back to dreaming again. Later.

--
Alan.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 02:33 PM   #10
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Good read.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 04:43 PM   #11
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Very good article
 
Old 06-25-2009, 09:54 PM   #12
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Finally a reviewer that doesn't criticize slackware isn't exactly like ubuntu
 
Old 06-26-2009, 12:04 AM   #13
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Yep, it would seem the author does indeed "get it".
 
Old 06-26-2009, 03:43 PM   #14
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I like that article too - think it first appeared in linux format, by Mike Saunders iirc.
 
Old 06-27-2009, 01:49 AM   #15
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Finally a reviewer that doesn't criticize slackware isn't exactly like ubuntu
Which is why I love Slackware.
 
  


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