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Old 01-13-2016, 12:49 AM   #1
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Big Update to Current Today 2016-01-13


Installing it now. I ran my update script on a whim.

It includes pulseaudio and pavucontrol, as well as a new kernel.

And it's a version upgrade.

Code:
# cat /etc/*release*
NAME=Slackware
VERSION="14.2"
ID=slackware
VERSION_ID=14.2
PRETTY_NAME="Slackware 14.2"
ANSI_COLOR="0;34"
CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:14.2"
HOME_URL="http://slackware.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/"

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Old 01-13-2016, 12:55 AM   #2
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Better than that even, it is a genuine BETA of a version upgrade!

Code:
...enjoy a shiny new LTS 4.4.0 kernel and consider this 14.2 beta 1.
Thanks Pat and crew!

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Old 01-13-2016, 01:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for the correction. I'm really not very conscientious about reading changelogs.

If Pat included Pulse, that's a sign that Pulse is finally reliable. (evil grin)

I'll add my thanks. Thank you, Pat and crew, for the distro of iron, that always works and never breaks.

Of course, this means I'll have to reboot the computer to invoke the new kernel. Grump grump grump.

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Old 01-13-2016, 01:20 AM   #4
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Not a correction, I just wanted to be the first to use the "B" word this time!

It is trickling into my local repo through my small pipes now, I'll have a fresh bare metal install sometime tomorrow.
 
Old 01-13-2016, 01:27 AM   #5
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If Pat included Pulse, that's a sign that Pulse is finally reliable. (evil grin)
or just that it is the most pragmatic way to solve a problem ...

however, nice change! this should make plug in HDMI and put the current playing vid on the TV much more easy
 
Old 01-13-2016, 01:30 AM   #6
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It's not just including Pulseaudio:

Quote:
alsa-lib-1.1.0-i586-2.txz: Rebuilt.
Added a default /etc/asound.conf redirecting ALSA output to PulseAudio.
I would have preferred if that asound.conf file were contained in its own package (just as the config file that blacklists Nouveau is), as that would make Pulseaudio easier to disable.

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Old 01-13-2016, 01:43 AM   #7
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I really don't like that pulseaudio has been added, but if Bluez requires it now, there's not much to complain about I guess.

I'll see if it works out of the box this time.

Edit: AlienBOB wrote about it and explained things better.

Edit #2: It works perfectly. That's a first for me. I really like being able to control every program's audio individually now. Very good release.

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Old 01-13-2016, 01:50 AM   #8
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It's not just including Pulseaudio:

I would have preferred if that asound.conf file were contained in its own package (just as the config file that blacklists Nouveau is), as that would make Pulseaudio easier to disable.
Good point, but I'll wait until I have a working install to decide whether to whine or not.

I hope that I will be able to continue PA free easily enough, or will just accept PA if it causes no other problems.

I sure did like OSS back in the day...
 
Old 01-13-2016, 02:40 AM   #9
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Is this a mistake? apmd does not seem to have been removed?
Code:
a/apmd-3.2.2-x86_64-3.txz: Removed.
APM is no longer used in the shipped kernels, xapm was broken, and
it no longer compiles. It's time to remove it.
 
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AlienBOB wrote about it and explained things better.
Not loading for me right now.
 
Old 01-13-2016, 03:06 AM   #11
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Not loading for me right now.
Working for me
 
Old 01-13-2016, 03:07 AM   #12
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Pulse has improved greatly, but if Patrick says it's ready to go, which I'm also looking at how QT and KDE have support for Pulse, which could be useful, then it's fine.

Speaking of which QT5 and KDE/Plasma5 have support for pulse if I'm correct.

As for JACK, doesn't JACK have a plugin for Pulse, or would we require an init script for JACK now?

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Old 01-13-2016, 03:27 AM   #13
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Speaking of which QT5 and KDE/Plasma5 have support for pulse if I'm correct.
Yes, for a long time already. I am on my 3rd attempt at recompiling Qt5 now; first time consumed all of my 67 GB of free disk space and failed at the end; second try froze the virtual machine where I was building it.
Next round of Plasma 5 packages for -current should all come PA-enabled. When? As soon as my compile box stops breaking.
 
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Old 01-13-2016, 04:49 AM   #14
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I always dread building QT regardless of what version it is 4 or 5. Even on my Quad-core with 4GB RAM with an 8GB swap at make -j5 it feels like it takes away enough time to make you question your life at times and say "hurry the f--- up dammit!" at the screen.
 
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Old 01-13-2016, 05:13 AM   #15
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@ReaperX7:

Be glad that you don't have to build "Rigs of Rods" from time to time. Nothing about compiling for 2-3 hours, just to have it fail at 99 percent.
 
  


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