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Old 05-21-2024, 01:56 PM   #106
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question: when official plasma 6 stable release (LTS) will be out?
We all know that Slackware philosophy is KISS and stable system...

plasma stable (LTS) versions is/was:
5.27 (LTS)
5.24 (LTS) eol
5.18 (LTS) eol

for plasma 6 the plan is:
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Version 	Post release Version 	Type 	Tar Date 	Release Date 	Comments
6.0.5 		Bugfix Release 	Tue 2024-05-21 	
6.0.90 	6.1.80 	Beta 	Tue 2024-05-23 	Plasma/6.1 branched
6.1.0 		Release 	Thu 2024-06-13 	Tue 2024-06-18 	
6.1.1 		Bugfix Release 	Tue 2024-06-25 	
6.1.2 		Bugfix Release 	Tue 2024-07-02 	
6.1.3 		Bugfix Release 	Tue 2024-07-16 	
6.1.4 		Bugfix Release 	Tue 2024-08-06
6.1.5 		Bugfix Release 	Tue 2024-09-10
Since no LTS release in near future the best choice is what you are doing now... A Slackware plasma 6 community project, you can organize it better in future.

The benefits: you will learn a lot of things building from scratch plasma, you will help plasma project for real by found bugs and maybe fix bugs also, you are helping Slackware project also...

But a non LTS plasma release, I think PAT cant make it official for slackware-stable.:"
Even AI models when you ask "what is Slackware?" the answer is "Slackware! great choice. Slackware is a KISS and famous for its stability Linux system."
 
Old 05-21-2024, 05:08 PM   #107
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Plasma 6 has no LTS planned right now. They are waiting on distros feedback whether to branch an LTS version, if any.
Maybe never, since experience in the Plasma 5 times was usually the last "bleeding edge" version having fewer bugs than the last LTS version.
Hopefully some moving targets (eg. wayland) will stabilize and development will become slower/more easy to schedule.
My personal feeling is that 5.27 is EOL too, with the exception of fixing disastrous bugs or security issues.
 
Old 05-21-2024, 05:36 PM   #108
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Hi all,

can I ask a question: what's stopping us we to have a KDE6 in current officially ?
Seems really easy, right? Just upgrade to it.

Nobody would be happy with Plasma 6 based on the qt6 that's in current right now. I've been trying for a week to compile qt-6.7.1 on 32-bit, and it's not happening. Since I'd really like to have a 32-bit 15.1 release, that's a strong blocker.

Besides that, how important is this, really? Do we need to never have a release because we can't resist shiny?

I could see releasing without addressing the problems caused by elilo that would be fixed by using grub2, and that's arguably far more important.

EDIT: The latest qt-6.7.1 git pull just compiled on 32-bit x86 with a couple of SlackBuild changes.

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Old 05-22-2024, 04:03 AM   #109
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Maybe a Slackware (light) 32bit without kde would be a reasonable solution.
 
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Old 05-22-2024, 06:32 AM   #110
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Seems really easy, right? Just upgrade to it.

Nobody would be happy with Plasma 6 based on the qt6 that's in current right now. I've been trying for a week to compile qt-6.7.1 on 32-bit, and it's not happening. Since I'd really like to have a 32-bit 15.1 release, that's a strong blocker.

Besides that, how important is this, really? Do we need to never have a release because we can't resist shiny?

I could see releasing without addressing the problems caused by elilo that would be fixed by using grub2, and that's arguably far more important.

EDIT: The latest qt-6.7.1 git pull just compiled on 32-bit x86 with a couple of SlackBuild changes.
I understand your wish, the next release may be will be the last 32-bit release of Slackware for desktop. Most of other linux distros already dropped 32-bit support for desktop.
Sorry, but we have no fault because you decided to make a new release once every 5 years.

It is understandable, we have a local saying: Everyone watches from his bell tower.

Do you have a release date for new release ?
 
Old 05-22-2024, 01:03 PM   #111
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I understand your wish, the next release may be will be the last 32-bit release of Slackware for desktop. Most of other linux distros already dropped 32-bit support for desktop.
Sorry, but we have no fault because you decided to make a new release once every 5 years.

It is understandable, we have a local saying: Everyone watches from his bell tower.

Do you have a release date for new release ?
We have a local saying here - the release date decides you.
 
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Old 05-23-2024, 04:45 AM   #112
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Besides that, how important is this, really? Do we need to never have a release because we can't resist shiny?
Plasma 6.1 is due next month with Wayland explicit sync support which should fix a lot of Wayland frame pacing and flickering issues, especially for Nvidia GPUs.

I couldn't comment on when Plasma 6 should land in Slackware. It depends on when you're looking at doing a release.
 
Old 05-23-2024, 06:30 AM   #113
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Don't worry about plasma 6, it is highly likely that Eric (alienbob) will provide these.

when the new slackware stable, will be ready.

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Old 05-25-2024, 08:04 AM   #114
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This week's new features, bug fixes and performance improvements.
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This week in KDE: Triple buffering and other sources of amazingness
Nate. May 25, 2024.
We just branched for Plasma 6.1 and released the beta, which means the window to add new features has now closed. But before it did, a ton of amazing stuff snuck in! Plasma 6.1 promises to be a large and impressive release.

Probably the most impactful thing is triple buffering support on Wayland! This should make animations and screen rendering smoother in general–ideally up to the level of the X11 session, which already did triple buffering. This work by Xaver Hugl has been in progress for a long time and lands in Plasma 6.1. Link

That’s not all though… oh no, not by a long shot:...............
Read all about it at, https://pointieststick.com/2024/05/2...f-amazingness/
 
Old 06-08-2024, 08:49 AM   #115
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These past two weeks in KDE: massive stability work for Plasma 6.1
Nate. June 7, 2024.
Sorry for the interruption last week; I was on vacation. While I was vacating, my colleagues were in full-on fix-everything mode in preparation for the upcoming Plasma 6.1 release in a little over a week. And what a release it promises to be! I think this is going to be a good one, folks. Lots of great features, improved performance and smoothness, and oodles of fixes for all kinds of strange bugs with your wild and wacky hardware devices!
Read all about it at, https://pointieststick.com/2024/06/0...or-plasma-6-1/
 
  


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