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Old 10-19-2018, 04:00 PM   #1
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Are we soon on Slackware 15?


From todays Changelog:
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Fri Oct 19 04:05:37 UTC 2018
usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img: Rebuilt.
When updating my boot-stick I noticed that EFI/BOOT/message.txt was updated today, that drew my attention to read it ;-)...

It's the same as message.txt at the top level:

Code:
mount -loop usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img /mnt/loop

less /mnt/loop/message.txt
begins with....

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Welcome to Slackware64 version 15.0 (Linux kernel 4.14.77)!
Fabulous...
 
Old 10-19-2018, 04:08 PM   #2
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The version "15.0" was already used in May 2018. This is the earliest version of message.txt in the git repository I started at that time for slackware-current: https://git.slackware.nl/current/tre...20180528191229
 
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:21 PM   #3
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Yes there was also the change to 15.0 for pkgtools in current quite a while back, but this change gives a nice -albeit not a very serious- dilemma: when booting from the usbstick, am I on Slackware 15? but the same system from the internal drive is current....

ah well every red herring is welcome when you like fish
 
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:48 PM   #4
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but this change gives a nice -albeit not a very serious- dilemma: when booting from the usbstick, am I on Slackware 15? but the same system from the internal drive is current....
Technically, there is no Slackware 15.0, so you can't be on it no matter what you boot. While some of the system's tools and messages have switched to 15 for the upcoming release, they aren't the official version until Pat announces that 15.0 has been released and you update to that release.

If you look at your /etc/slackware-version, you will see you are running 14.2+ rather than 15.0. The + is used to indicate that you are running -current (if you're not running -current, it will just show 14.2 without the +).
 
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:12 PM   #5
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it was about 'soon'; if I love my herring, especially on a Friday, I could technically edit that '14.2+' and dream on as usual
 
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:22 PM   #6
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We will have 15.0 when the man decides that the code meets his gold standard. I can wait. It's a good day to be a Slacker!
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:05 AM   #7
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Yeah, waiting is not the real problem as current is working great (for me at least), although with the changes that makes it incompatible with 14.2 might argue for a version label "15-" instead of "14.2+". The spectre of daily/weekly kernel updates makes me curious though when we would reach another 'stable' that will allow for a standard version no.

Anyway. as red-herrings are red since last May this thread is better be closed...
 
Old 10-20-2018, 10:13 AM   #8
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Yeah, waiting is not the real problem as current is working great (for me at least), although with the changes that makes it incompatible with 14.2 might argue for a version label "15-" instead of "14.2+". The spectre of daily/weekly kernel updates makes me curious though when we would reach another 'stable' that will allow for a standard version no.......
Tomorrow, Sunday, should see the release of the 4.19 stable kernel which has already been designated a Long Term Service release.

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Old 10-20-2018, 12:24 PM   #9
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We will have 15.0 when the man decides that the code meets his gold standard. I can wait. It's a good day to be a Slacker!
Well, this time, I would hope that "ready" doesn't only mean technically. I would hope that it also means he's worked out business arrangements for the release.

I think I speak for everyone who pays for Slackware releases with the intention of supporting the project.
 
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:41 PM   #10
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I was just looking at my Xorg.log file and noticed it started with,

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[ 350.638]
X.Org X Server 1.20.2
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[ 350.641] Build Operating System: Slackware 15.0 Slackware Linux Project
[ 350.642] Current Operating System: Linux 4.18.16 #1 SMP Sat Oct 20 07:47:10 UTC 2018 x86_64...............
 
Old 10-21-2018, 01:02 PM   #11
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Well, this time, I would hope that "ready" doesn't only mean technically. I would hope that it also means he's worked out business arrangements for the release.

I think I speak for everyone who pays for Slackware releases with the intention of supporting the project.
Absolutely! I sent Patrick a donation back in July when I became aware of the financial shenanigans of the Slackware Store. My July donation will be an annual event. I will also make a donation to Patrick to pay him when 15.0 is released.
 
Old 01-10-2020, 08:30 AM   #12
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So, are we soon on Slackware 15? Does anyone know anything?
 
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:06 AM   #13
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the general timeline for a new version is "whenever its ready"
 
Old 01-10-2020, 09:07 AM   #14
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Oh God, make it stop.
 
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:12 AM   #15
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Sorry, I wouldn't ask about it again. I was wondering if there are some "known stoppers"..
 
  


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