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Old 05-31-2012, 01:28 AM   #451
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one man circus


In regards to the site requiring old version of php, really ?...I can rewrite the site in less than a couple of hours with new php code or django or any other framework. Slackware is a one man show, as most members have already pointed out, like others I have offered hardware, hosting and coding but so far no word from Pat. We can mention all the logical steps to provide a solution for such a simple problem but we dont make the decisions. It is the main reason I do not use Slackware in a production environment due to the 'oshit' factor of its unknown state. A real distribution requires a group of people with a common goal, and I hope there is some type of organization put in place in Slackware's future or it will be time to move on. I love Slackware and the effort of the core team but website aside the overall attitude of "we dont need a website" and "who cares" really is bothersome sometimes. Are we that l33t or is it a hip thing now to not have a website and pretend to have sticks up our butts.
 
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:06 AM   #452
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In regards to the site requiring old version of php, really ?...
No, not "really". That was my speculation. What we've actually heard was:

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There are also offers for virtual space, and (most helpful of all), some people offering to take a look at the main issue, which is that the site will need work (perhaps even a rewrite) to bring it up on a new machine.
-- http://www.itwire.com/business-it-ne...ing-volkerding

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I hope there is some type of organization put in place in Slackware's future or it will be time to move on.
Then move on. You know there are no plans for that.

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Old 05-31-2012, 03:10 AM   #453
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It is the main reason I do not use Slackware in a production environment due to the 'oshit' factor of its unknown state.
It's years that I use slackware stable in production to do pretty much everything and never had a single problem, maybe you should try yourself before making unfair statements.
 
Old 05-31-2012, 04:29 AM   #454
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If you want enterprise-level support then perhaps Slackware is not for you; Redhat perhaps.

But Slack never was about hand-holding in my view: it required users to do a bit more work and to actually learn something.
 
Old 05-31-2012, 05:57 AM   #455
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heh
 
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:19 AM   #456
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This is better than a soap opera, maybe we could call it " As The Hard Drive Grinds ".
 
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:32 AM   #457
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This is an interesting thread. It's always amusing to see this sort of thread (similar to those next update ones). I just notice a new one, related to panic posted today. I've been using Slackware a long time. I didn't even notice slackware.com is occasionally unavailable until Eric started this thread. I don't go to Slackware.com much these days. No need for it. I sync to a mirror (Thanks AlienBOB). One in a while a mirror, goes down, I switch to another or just wait it out. That's never failed me. When all lines of communication are cut off (i.e., this forum), then perhaps I will panic.

I do think slackware.com is very important, but like Eric, and I am sure others here, I am satisfied with the supplied answers to the question.It's enough for me to know it's "in the hopper". I am sure it will be accessible again sooner or later, when it ready.
 
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:29 PM   #458
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The website is back up again. Praise Bob.
 
Old 05-31-2012, 08:06 PM   #459
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See the latest from Eric...

http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/end-of-may-ramblings/

All is cool
 
Old 06-01-2012, 01:36 PM   #460
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We've used Salckware in a poduction environment for a long time. it's not going anywhere any time soon. We need a big Do Not Feed The Trolls sign as an opening sticky psot for the forum

Oh and commercial support is available for a fee from Slackware (ie Pat).
 
Old 06-01-2012, 01:57 PM   #461
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I think it's not exactly like that, see

http://www.slackware.com/support/
 
Old 06-01-2012, 06:27 PM   #462
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Slackware.com is quite speedy now! Tis' nice!

I'll be waiting on distrowatch for "official" notification from Caitlyn that slackware.com has been rebased to a new server. ;-)
 
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:02 PM   #463
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Cool

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Slackware.com is quite speedy now! Tis' nice!

I'll be waiting on distrowatch for "official" notification from Caitlyn that slackware.com has been rebased to a new server. ;-)
/me chuckles =)
 
Old 06-01-2012, 07:08 PM   #464
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I just want to say, 31 pages, 462 posts, 41,000 views on thread about the Slackware site having some unscheduled downtime. Holy s**t.

and people say Slackware is a dying distro.
 
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:30 PM   #465
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Slackware.com is quite speedy now! Tis' nice!
This was exactly my experience and a nice surprise!
 
  


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