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Old 05-04-2012, 11:56 AM   #271
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No, and I don't want to start a new "are we there yet" thread, so I state this explicitly: there is no new release around the corner.
It's just that some people think Slackware development stops whenever the website goes down. People, there is a lot of activity behind the scenes, and reviving a stupid web site is not going to take away precious time. The next ChangeLog entry will have nice updates to play with.

Eric
Thanks Eric!

We have created new threads/posts and some wiki information to hopefully help.

So for those that need some assurance then look at the following;

Sticky: Slackware.com solutions for users.
Wiki: Slackware® Unofficial Announcement Repository
 
Old 05-04-2012, 01:41 PM   #272
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To all the others, keep an eye on the next ChangeLog update!

Eric


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Old 05-04-2012, 03:41 PM   #273
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With the major changes just made (like KDE 4.8), which need some time for testing, and hopefully some other changes that maybe come (XFCE 4.10, GIMP 2.8, ...) I hope that Pat will wait a little bit longer with a new release.
GIMP 2.8 is out. XFCE 4.10 would probably take unreasonably long time and it's already more than a year since 13.37
 
Old 05-04-2012, 04:20 PM   #274
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GIMP 2.8 is out. XFCE 4.10 would probably take unreasonably long time and it's already more than a year since 13.37
GIMP 2.8 need a bunch of system libraries to be upgraded, that may take some time, and some members here have already made packages for XFCE 4.10, so it should be not too difficult to integrate that.
Besides that, this statement from AlienBob speaks for itself.
 
Old 05-04-2012, 04:32 PM   #275
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listen to ahnuld http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL8e2ujXe8g
 
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:49 PM   #276
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Xfce 4.10 is actually an easier bump than 4.8, so expect 4.10 at some point - we'll be skipping 4.8, unless something unforeseen happens.

Re the new deps and such needed, yeah, there will be a lot. Quite a bit of churn will occur this time, it appears.
 
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:27 AM   #277
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The next ChangeLog entry will have nice updates to play with.

Eric
Yay X has been upgraded, mind you I've been running the latest for while now.

Some FYI though

pixman 0.25.2 is beta (0.24.4 is the latest release version)
The drm stuff in git has an API change coming through that you may want to get when the next lot of releases come out for libdrm and friends.
If anyone asks cairo 1.12.0 is buggy as all hell (I have yet to test cairo 1.12.2)
And xfce should be recompiled against the new xcb

EDIT

Also the libX11 is a beta version if you drop libXi back to 1.5 you can keep the current stable version or wait and upgrade when they do a proper release

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Old 05-05-2012, 01:52 AM   #278
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Re the new deps and such needed, yeah, there will be a lot. Quite a bit of churn will occur this time, it appears.
o.O

thanks a lot, Robby!
 
Old 05-05-2012, 02:42 AM   #279
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just upgrade to the latest update and nothing is broken so far, so i assume it's a smooth upgrade to newer XOrg and Mesa
 
Old 05-05-2012, 02:49 AM   #280
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just upgrade to the latest update and nothing is broken so far, so i assume it's a smooth upgrade to newer XOrg and Mesa
Same here! All is running well as expected.
 
Old 05-05-2012, 03:54 AM   #281
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Man, you are talking for yourself... move on and stop spreading panic, or go and provoke it on another community.
For starters I am a realist. Also words can lie. Look at the actions - dont listen to what is said by those developers and slacklfanbois.

What are the actions. The site is still down. The second period that the site has been down. This is one thing we know.

Slackware is - or was - a good distro. But again still no new release - another action/thing we know.

Its strange that anyone who shows any form of realism is immediately labelled a troll or something. Its so easy to reject what we dont like to hear in a convenient package. Life is not that simple so get over yourself. Should I call you a troll for practically calling me a troll??
 
Old 05-05-2012, 04:16 AM   #282
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there has been a nice update in -current
stop whining
 
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:29 AM   #283
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For starters I am a realist. Also words can lie. Look at the actions - dont listen to what is said by those developers and slacklfanbois.

What are the actions. The site is still down. The second period that the site has been down. This is one thing we know.
this topic it's the first stickie of the forum and there's also this in this same topic (and this if you want to hear from the man himself): hardware failure of a webserver doesn't mean anything on the status of a distribution.

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Slackware is - or was - a good distro. But again still no new release - another action/thing we know.
I suspect that you are not familiar with slackware or you should know that "it's ready when it's ready".

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Old 05-05-2012, 04:37 AM   #284
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The xcb-util upgrade made it necessary to recompile i3wm 4.x but on the other hand, the installation of AwesomeWM (version above 3.4.11) will be less intrusive now.

Thank you.
 
Old 05-05-2012, 05:22 AM   #285
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GIMP 2.8 need a bunch of system libraries to be upgraded, that may take some time, .
Actually, other than the missing libffi.pc pkg-config file from the gcc-java package, all the version bumps needed to run the new gimp version went on cleanly using the existing slackbuild scripts in current.

Obviously, there could be knock-on issue the bumps introduce, but as yet I haven't hit any.
 
  


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