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Old 01-30-2020, 05:09 PM   #16
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Your 1st post and you chose to talk about this.....speaks volumes to your reputation of making the world a better place....NOT! Off with you
 
Old 01-30-2020, 05:22 PM   #17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MX-Angel View Post
I've heard that the last update was back in 2016
Where did you hear that?

Current: https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackw.../ChangeLog.txt
Code:
Thu Jan 30 04:59:13 UTC 2020
a/kernel-generic-5.4.16-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-huge-5.4.16-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-modules-5.4.16-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
ap/linuxdoc-tools-0.9.73-x86_64-5.txz:  Rebuilt.
  gnome-doc-tools: Make '/usr/bin/xml2po' and its accompanying Python module
  build against Python3.
  Thanks to bassmadrigal and ponce on LQ for the report and the patch.
  docbook2x: Removed '--disable-maintainer-mode' configuration flag because
  it's no longer valid.
  Thanks to Stuart Winter.
d/kernel-headers-5.4.16-x86-1.txz:  Upgraded.
k/kernel-source-5.4.16-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
isolinux/initrd.img:  Rebuilt.
kernels/*:  Upgraded.
usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img:  Rebuilt.
14.2: https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackw.../ChangeLog.txt
Code:
Fri Jan 24 22:59:00 UTC 2020
patches/packages/mozilla-thunderbird-68.4.2-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz:  Upgraded.
  This release contains security fixes and improvements.
  For more information, see:
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/68.4.2/releasenotes/
    https://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/thunderbird.html
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+
...
+--------------------------+
Thu Jun 30 20:26:57 UTC 2016
Slackware 14.2 x86_64 stable is released!
14.1: https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackw.../ChangeLog.txt
Code:
Wed Jan 22 22:53:32 UTC 2020
patches/packages/bind-9.11.15-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz:  Upgraded.
  This is a bugfix release:
  With some libmaxminddb versions, named could erroneously match an IP address
  not belonging to any subnet defined in a given GeoIP2 database to one of the
  existing entries in that database. [GL #1552]
  Fix line spacing in `rndc secroots`. Thanks to Tony Finch. [GL #2478]
+--------------------------+
...
+--------------------------+
Mon Nov  4 17:08:47 UTC 2013
Slackware 14.1 x86_64 stable is released!
14.0: https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackw.../ChangeLog.txt
Code:
Wed Jan 22 22:53:32 UTC 2020
patches/packages/bind-9.11.15-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz:  Upgraded.
  This is a bugfix release:
  With some libmaxminddb versions, named could erroneously match an IP address
  not belonging to any subnet defined in a given GeoIP2 database to one of the
  existing entries in that database. [GL #1552]
  Fix line spacing in `rndc secroots`. Thanks to Tony Finch. [GL #2478]
+--------------------------+
...
+--------------------------+
Wed Sep 26 01:10:42 UTC 2012
Slackware 14.0 x86_64 stable is released!
13.37: https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackw.../ChangeLog.txt
Code:
Tue Jun 19 22:35:25 UTC 2018
patches/packages/gnupg-1.4.23-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz:  Upgraded.
  Sanitize the diagnostic output of the original file name in verbose mode.
  By using a made up file name in the message it was possible to fake status
  messages. Using this technique it was for example possible to fake the
  verification status of a signed mail.
  For more information, see:
    https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-12020
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+
...
+--------------------------+
Fri Apr  6 20:47:43 UTC 2018
####################################################################
# NOTICE OF INPENDING EOL (END OF LIFE) FOR OLD SLACKWARE VERSIONS #
#                                                                  #
# Effective July 5, 2018, security patches will no longer be       #
# provided for the following versions of Slackware (which will all #
# be more than 7 years old at that time):                          #
#   Slackware 13.0, Slackware 13.1, Slackware 13.37.               #
# If you are still running these versions you should consider      #
# migrating to a newer version (preferably as recent as possible). #
# Alternately, you may make arrangements to handle your own        #
# security patches.                                                #
####################################################################
patches/packages/patch-2.7.4-x86_64-2_slack13.37.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Fix arbitrary shell execution possible with obsolete ed format patches.
  For more information, see:
    https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-1000156
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+
...
+--------------------------+
Mon Apr 25 13:37:00 UTC 2011
Slackware 13.37 x86_64 stable is released!
13.1: https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackw.../ChangeLog.txt
Code:
Tue Jun 19 22:35:25 UTC 2018
patches/packages/gnupg-1.4.23-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Sanitize the diagnostic output of the original file name in verbose mode.
  By using a made up file name in the message it was possible to fake status
  messages. Using this technique it was for example possible to fake the
  verification status of a signed mail.
  For more information, see:
    https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-12020
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+
...
+--------------------------+
Fri Apr  6 20:47:43 UTC 2018
####################################################################
# NOTICE OF INPENDING EOL (END OF LIFE) FOR OLD SLACKWARE VERSIONS #
#                                                                  #
# Effective July 5, 2018, security patches will no longer be       #
# provided for the following versions of Slackware (which will all #
# be more than 7 years old at that time):                          #
#   Slackware 13.0, Slackware 13.1, Slackware 13.37.               #
# If you are still running these versions you should consider      #
# migrating to a newer version (preferably as recent as possible). #
# Alternately, you may make arrangements to handle your own        #
# security patches.                                                #
####################################################################
patches/packages/patch-2.7.4-x86_64-2_slack13.1.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Fix arbitrary shell execution possible with obsolete ed format patches.
  For more information, see:
    https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-1000156
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+
...
+--------------------------+
Wed May 19 08:58:23 UTC 2010
Slackware 13.1 x86_64 stable is released!
13.0: https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackw.../ChangeLog.txt
Code:
Tue Jun 19 22:35:25 UTC 2018
patches/packages/gnupg-1.4.23-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz:  Upgraded.
  Sanitize the diagnostic output of the original file name in verbose mode.
  By using a made up file name in the message it was possible to fake status
  messages. Using this technique it was for example possible to fake the
  verification status of a signed mail.
  For more information, see:
    https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-12020
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+
...
+--------------------------+
Fri Apr  6 20:47:43 UTC 2018
####################################################################
# NOTICE OF INPENDING EOL (END OF LIFE) FOR OLD SLACKWARE VERSIONS #
#                                                                  #
# Effective July 5, 2018, security patches will no longer be       #
# provided for the following versions of Slackware (which will all #
# be more than 7 years old at that time):                          #
#   Slackware 13.0, Slackware 13.1, Slackware 13.37.               #
# If you are still running these versions you should consider      #
# migrating to a newer version (preferably as recent as possible). #
# Alternately, you may make arrangements to handle your own        #
# security patches.                                                #
####################################################################
patches/packages/patch-2.7.4-x86_64-2_slack13.0.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Fix arbitrary shell execution possible with obsolete ed format patches.
  For more information, see:
    https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-1000156
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+
...
+--------------------------+
Wed Aug 26 10:00:38 CDT 2009
Slackware 13.0 x86_64 is released as stable!
Slackware 13.0, released way back in 2009, received security updates up until a year and a half ago (less than your claimed 2016). Slackware 14.0, released in 2012, is still actively receiving security updates.

Again, from where did you hear Slackware was last updated in 2016? Perhaps you misunderstood from the fact that the last stable release (14.2) was released in 2016 - but it is still actively receiving security updates.
 
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Old 01-30-2020, 06:54 PM   #18
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Ever same excuse , updates today ..yes , for current , NOW THE QUESTION IS

current is for general purpose use? ..or is "testing" porpouse ?

current is solid as a rock , and ever same bla bla bla , current is not for final users.

The OP , probably referer since 14.2-stable.... 2016 ... and 2020 ...no more "stable" , release.

Its slackware dead =? ,obviously NOT , but this development cycle is more longer than others.

Say , the sky is BLUE , is not a lie , only cause some people only see clouds.

Last edited by USUARIONUEVO; 01-30-2020 at 06:56 PM.
 
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Old 01-30-2020, 07:01 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by USUARIONUEVO View Post
Ever same excuse , updates today ..yes , for current , NOW THE QUESTION IS

current is for general purpose use? ..or is "testing" porpouse ?

current is solid as a rock , and ever same bla bla bla , current is not for final users.

The OP , probably referer since 14.2-stable.... 2016 ... and 2020 ...no more "stable" , release.

Its slackware dead =? ,obviously NOT , but this development cycle is more longer than others.

Say , the sky is BLUE , is not a lie , only cause some people only see clouds.

I guess you didn't see the post just above yours. Slackware all the way back to v14.0 is still being updated.

Last edited by vtel57; 01-30-2020 at 07:04 PM.
 
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Old 01-30-2020, 07:01 PM   #20
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Ah... 13.37! What a fun Slack that was. I remember it well.
 
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Old 01-30-2020, 07:09 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by USUARIONUEVO View Post
Ever same excuse , updates today ..yes , for current , NOW THE QUESTION IS

current is for general purpose use? ..or is "testing" porpouse ?

current is solid as a rock , and ever same bla bla bla , current is not for final users.

The OP , probably referer since 14.2-stable.... 2016 ... and 2020 ...no more "stable" , release.

Its slackware dead =? ,obviously NOT , but this development cycle is more longer than others.

Say , the sky is BLUE , is not a lie , only cause some people only see clouds.
Yes, we haven't had a release for almost 4 years, but there have been patches for stable releases over this whole period of time. Many may not be aware of the changelogs and only see the "last stable release" date in Wikipedia, distrowatch, etc and question whether Slackware is alive or dead. Also, many aren't aware of -current and the constant movement that has been seen in there.

If you only pay attention to stable releases, it is reasonable to question whether Slackware is alive or dead, but if you see the changelogs, you'd realize Slackware is alive. I would say it is alive and well, but some may question the "well" portion due to the lack of a stable release for quite some time.
 
Old 01-30-2020, 07:18 PM   #22
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On the next Slackware release, somebody please sing a modified version of the infamous Happy Birthday dirge:

Happy Ree--lease
Happy Ree--lease

Death, destruction, and despair
People dying everywhere

May the cities in your wake
Burn like candles on your cake,

May your deeds with sword and ax
Equal those with sheep and yaks,

Happy Ree--lease
Happy Ree--lease

Your servants steal, your wife's untrue,
Your children plot to murder you,

They stole your sword, your gold, your house,
Took your sheep but not your spouse,

This one lesson you must learn,
First you plunder, then you burn

Happy Ree--lease
Happy Ree--lease

Hear the Women Wail and Weep
Kill them all, But Spare the Sheep

May the children in the Street
Be your barbecuing Meat

Indigestion's what you get
From the enemies you 'et,

Happy Ree--lease
Happy Ree--lease

Children dying far and near
They say that cancer's caused by beer

Typhoid, plague, and polio
Coffins lined up in a row

Pestilence has struck your town
You yourself feel quite run-down

Happy Ree--lease
Happy Ree--lease

So Slackware's aged another year
Now you know that Death is near

When you've reached this age you know
That the mind is first to go,

See the wrinkles on your face
Like the pattern of fine lace

Happy Ree--lease
Happy Ree--lease

Soon your hair will all turn gray
Then fall out (or so they say)

Now you are the age you are
Your demise cannot be far

We brought linen, white as cloud,
Now we'll sit and sew your shroud,

Happy Ree--lease
Happy Ree--lease

Releases come but once three years,
Marking time as Death draws near,

Now another year has passed
Don't look now they're gaining fast!

It's Slackware release 15 never fear
You'll be dead this time next year

Happy Ree--lease
Happy Ree--lease
 
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Old 01-30-2020, 07:51 PM   #23
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I've heard that the last update was back in 2016, so im wondering if slackware is still alive, is slackware still getting updated?
Netcraft confirms it.
 
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Old 01-30-2020, 08:20 PM   #24
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Pepperidge Farm remembers
 
Old 01-30-2020, 08:44 PM   #25
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Gloom, despair, and agony on me.
Deep dark depression, excessive misery.
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.
Gloom, despair, and agony on me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkzE23pyME4
 
Old 01-30-2020, 09:03 PM   #26
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so im wondering if slackware is still alive
Slackware is like the Schrödinger's cat, both alive and dead until one observes it. Then for some careful observers it is dead and for other not so careful ones it is alive.


Cheers
 
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Old 01-30-2020, 09:09 PM   #27
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Slackware is like the Schrödinger's cat, both alive and dead until one observes it. Then for some careful observers it is dead and for other not so careful ones it is alive.


Cheers
Ensuite, il ya ceux qui savent que le chat Schrodingers n'existe pas et ne ses conclusions. Ivandi est le chat ?
 
Old 01-30-2020, 09:15 PM   #28
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Slackware is like the Schrödinger's cat, both alive and dead until one observes it. Then for some careful observers it is dead and for other not so careful ones it is alive.
Another excellent troll post by ivandi.
 
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Old 01-30-2020, 09:29 PM   #29
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Slackware is like the Schrödinger's cat, both alive and dead until one observes it. Then for some careful observers it is dead and for other not so careful ones it is alive.
Do you believe that PAM will finally become part of Slackware?
 
Old 01-30-2020, 09:35 PM   #30
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Slackware is like the Schrödinger's cat, both alive and dead until one observes it. Then for some careful observers it is dead and for other not so careful ones it is alive.


Cheers
You changed the outcome by observing it.
 
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