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Old 03-24-2020, 01:33 AM   #271
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I could not finish my previous post, had to go...

Not much to add except I will be busy today upgrading from all the updates since the 17th. I'm currently updating my local mirror. After it's done, it update time. Shouldn't take to long, but hardly the sign of a dead Slackware.
 
Old 03-24-2020, 11:38 AM   #272
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Do you foresee something different than what SlackBuilds.org (commonly called SBo) already provides?
Somehow yes, I dunno how hard it is to get software there and what would happen if the software versions are conflicting with the ones already there.

I was thinking about something like ponce's repo
 
Old 03-24-2020, 12:49 PM   #273
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Somehow yes, I dunno how hard it is to get software there and what would happen if the software versions are conflicting with the ones already there.
To add software that doesn't already exist, you can follow their Submissions Guideline. To submit updates, you can do it either through through their submission interface like if you were submitting a new project, or you can submit pull requests through their GitLab or GitHub accounts.

However, it should be noted that to submit updates for packages, you should be the package maintainer or get permission from them to submit an update. If you can't get in touch with a maintainer and they haven't been active in quite some time, many times the SBo admins will let you take over maintainership of that program. Also, sometimes current maintainers who are active will let you take over maintainership if they feel you might do a better job than they do (maybe with keeping it up to date or fixing issues that are found).

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I was thinking about something like ponce's repo
ponce's repo is just a fork of SBo for -current. SBo doesn't support -current, only the latest stable release, so ponce (who is one of the SBo admins) maintains his fork and keeps it in sync with the main SBo repo and then pushes updates for specific programs that are needed to work on -current. Once SBo admins decide to start preparing for the 15.0 release, they'll freeze the 14.2 repo and then move ponce's in place and start working off of that.
 
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:24 AM   #274
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Thanks for clearing things up, anyways a bit unrelated but I gotta ask it.

When 15.0 will come out, is there a way to switch from the now Current Slackware I'm using to 15.0 ?
 
Old 03-25-2020, 10:29 AM   #275
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Same way you moved to current; in mirrors you would comment out the line you're using to track current and uncomment a line for a stable mirror.
 
Old 03-25-2020, 11:15 AM   #276
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It would appear that MX-Angel signed up at LQ solely to be the annual "Is Slackware dead?" troll. Only two posts, only this thread.
 
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:44 AM   #277
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Exactly. This should be closed.
 
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Old 03-26-2020, 04:56 AM   #278
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Exactly. This should be closed.
Hehe, nah it will die on it own. LOL
 
Old 03-26-2020, 05:24 AM   #279
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Hehe, nah it will die on it own. LOL
Indeed! When Slackware does!

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Old 03-26-2020, 01:00 PM   #280
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Slackware is not dead, it just turned into a rolling release distro.... unless you want really old software....
 
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Old 03-26-2020, 03:38 PM   #281
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Mark this as solved.
 
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Old 03-26-2020, 04:52 PM   #282
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It can be solved only once Slackware dies (so never)
 
Old 03-26-2020, 07:43 PM   #283
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Slackware is not dead, it just turned into a rolling release distro.... unless you want really old software....
Rolling releases means there is no maintaining of separate versions.

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A rolling release is typically implemented using small and frequent updates. However, simply having updates does not automatically mean that a piece of software is using a rolling release cycle; for this, the philosophy of developers must be to work with one code branch, versus discrete versions.

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_release
Pat is still pushing out updates to 14.0, 14.1, and 14.2, and is working towards the release of 15.0. Just because development has been going on for a LONG time does not mean that Slackware is now doing a rolling release. For that, the philosophy of Slackware would need to change and that hasn't happened... just a long development cycle.
 
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:15 PM   #284
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Rolling releases means there is no maintaining of separate versions.

Pat is still pushing out updates to 14.0, 14.1, and 14.2, and is working towards the release of 15.0. Just because development has been going on for a LONG time does not mean that Slackware is now doing a rolling release. For that, the philosophy of Slackware would need to change and that hasn't happened... just a long development cycle.
Do not feed the trolls. akschu is nothing but.
 
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:23 PM   #285
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Slackware has two packages point-release: 14.2 32-bit, 14.2 64 & current release, which is akin to rolling release. Slackware makes sure that the packages are well tested, so, the time stamp next to the version is not the priority, stability is.
 
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