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Old 05-15-2012, 04:04 PM   #406
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The website is back (for now).

EDIT: And still sputtering along. Not working well, but working.

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Old 05-16-2012, 07:19 AM   #407
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It's all the fault of overjoyed slackers unintentionally committing a massive ddos attack on the site.
 
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:23 AM   #408
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Let us pray:
Oh, "Bob", fill us full of slack, so that we may remain untroubled by slackware.com's ups and downs.
AMEN!
 
Old 05-16-2012, 10:21 PM   #409
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I don't mean to complain, but I put an order in around the beginning of May and have yet to see my stuff. My CC was billed and I received e-mail confirming the order, but I don't have any further info. Are there extraordinary circumstances here that I should be aware of? How long does an order usually take?

Bill
 
Old 05-16-2012, 10:50 PM   #410
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I don't mean to complain, but I put an order in around the beginning of May and have yet to see my stuff. My CC was billed and I received e-mail confirming the order, but I don't have any further info. Are there extraordinary circumstances here that I should be aware of? How long does an order usually take?
Contact them directly. There was information about doing so in the confirmation email you got (it had a contact email address and a confirmation number). Only the Slackware store can give you an ETA on the arrival date.

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Old 05-17-2012, 04:15 AM   #411
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I don't mean to complain, but I put an order in around the beginning of May and have yet to see my stuff. My CC was billed and I received e-mail confirming the order, but I don't have any further info. Are there extraordinary circumstances here that I should be aware of? How long does an order usually take?

Bill
Well, I also ordered something around mid April. It took a bit longer than normally, but it arrived completely fine and exactly all what I was expecting. So, I guess, it is a matter of where you are located. But I would think that is just a matter of regular mail taking its time to your destination. I was really happy to get my new Slackware T-shirts and other stuff. Even my son has now his own Black Slackware t-shirt (the color was an important factor for him, )
 
Old 05-17-2012, 12:25 PM   #412
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I don't mean to complain, but I put an order in around the beginning of May and have yet to see my stuff. My CC was billed and I received e-mail confirming the order, but I don't have any further info. Are there extraordinary circumstances here that I should be aware of? How long does an order usually take?

Bill
Bill, I wouldn't even begin to worry for the first four weeks. Almost everyone says to allow "4-6 weeks" for delivery.
 
Old 05-18-2012, 09:44 AM   #413
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I just loaded the website, and it loaded instantly, with no lag.

Since I know there are Slackware insiders reading this thread: have the issues been resolved, and can we expect it to stay up?

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Old 05-18-2012, 04:59 PM   #414
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There's something wrong with the changelogs. For example, according to:

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x86_64 Architecture
which points to:

The last change took place on:

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Thu Mar 29 23:05:19 UTC 2012
The osuosl mirror link right below it shows the correct state of things, ie:

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Wed May 9 20:16:40 UTC 2012
 
Old 05-25-2012, 12:36 AM   #415
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Bill, I wouldn't even begin to worry for the first four weeks. Almost everyone says to allow "4-6 weeks" for delivery.
I didn't see anything about 4-6 weeks for delivery, but I did get my stuff today. 3 weeks and a couple days is a reasonable time I guess. Other vendors just have me spoiled I guess - I'm used to 3 days or a week tops.

Cheers...
 
Old 05-25-2012, 11:27 AM   #416
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Tell me something:

It looks to me as if the most obvious way for Pat to raise money is to do another Slackware release. That would result in subscriptions being charged, people buying the DVD upgrades, etc.

So:

If Slackware starts having funding issues, then wouldn't we expect releases to come more often, rather than less?
This may have already been commented on as I have not yet finished reading the entire thread....

One of Slackware's key points is it's rock-solid stability. IMHO increasing release frequencies would create a less stable environment. I use Slackware on my Desktop because it is rock-solid. Yes it is a lot of work to maintain, but it is how I learned Linux.

My LAN server /developmental webserver runs Debian because the machine just sits there and it's nice to throw it a couple console commands and update it. My Laptop runs Debian as well because when I am on the fly and need something installed now I usually don't have the time to manually check dependencies, hunt down 12 different projects, compile source, configure..... (and sometimes do it 3 tiers deep).... It just does it. However, with it's convenience, I run into a lot of stability issues with Debian. Also it doesn't like when I want to compile and install an obscure package. Slackware is great when it comes to that. The community is great too. I know Robby (rworkman) is busy with his own life, developing new Slackware, and contributing to the community. However he has taken the time to help me, a few times.... privately, in my obscure needs. And that is just one example. (Niels Horn too ) I've tried Red Hat and Fedora, Ubuntu, and others.... Slackware fits me best and that's why I wear the t-shirt. (Side note, I just ordered another one, a couple small items and made a flat $10 paypal donation. As many have touched on before, with all I have taken from Slack, all it has taught me about Linux and the FOSS community, it is a debt I could never repay. Thank you Pat and the Slackware Team!)
 
Old 05-25-2012, 11:59 AM   #417
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I didn't see anything about 4-6 weeks for delivery, but I did get my stuff today. 3 weeks and a couple days is a reasonable time I guess. Other vendors just have me spoiled I guess - I'm used to 3 days or a week tops.

Cheers...
Yeah... I know what you mean. Most of the items I order online I receive in just two or three days nowadays.
 
Old 05-25-2012, 12:02 PM   #418
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I'm not really that surprised. There was a sudden influx of orders that probably overwhelmed the store. As long as I saw some kind of heartbeat, I wouldn't be upset. The money is going to a good cause.
 
Old 05-25-2012, 12:13 PM   #419
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DON'T PANIC!!! Take a few deep, slow breaths. Repeat a thousand times: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT.
I'm sorry, but this one had me cracking up.
 
Old 05-25-2012, 03:51 PM   #420
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I'm not really that surprised. There was a sudden influx of orders that probably overwhelmed the store. As long as I saw some kind of heartbeat, I wouldn't be upset. The money is going to a good cause.
Hi

My answer to a question you emailed me in private, has bounced and the server for your mail domain gave this reason: "550 5.1.1 <**********>... User unknown" (the asterisks are mine). You would do good to give me a working email if you want my answer.

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