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quietguy47 11-21-2018 07:17 AM

Is Slackware dying?
 
There's only been 1 release in almost 5 years.

Jeebizz 11-21-2018 07:26 AM

Um, wat? Last release was 2 years ago per slackware.com and there is plenty activity in --current for 32 and 64bit.

l0f4r0 11-21-2018 07:27 AM

This looks like a troll...
Check the official ChangeLogs (http://www.slackware.com/changelog/) and you will notice that it's not dying.

quietguy47 11-21-2018 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeebizz (Post 5928296)
Um, wat? Last release was 2 years ago per slackware.com and there is plenty activity in --current for 32 and 64bit.

Last release was almost 2 1/2 years ago and before that it was 2 1/2 years before the release of 14.1, so, close to 5 years with only 1 release. Slackware seems to be in permanent development now like Duke Nukem Forever.

quietguy47 11-21-2018 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by l0f4r0 (Post 5928297)
This looks like a troll...
Check the official ChangeLogs (http://www.slackware.com/changelog/) and you will notice that it's not dying.

You look like a [removed] when you jump to conclusions.

chemfire 11-21-2018 07:45 AM

Obviously its not dying but I have to say after the whole fiasco with the store and Pat's general comments about how to monetize it so he can eat I thought some more might happen. I understand there are challenges updating the legacy site etc. Given the situation taking a week away from Slackware 15 development to stand up a wordpress site would have made sense to me. At the very least post something to the existing front page; just so the latest content there does not say 2016. Anyone who does follow Slackware Closely does not know to check change logs.

Seriously a post dated 2018 like "Slackware 15 On the Way" expect {blah blah changes include {some already updated major libs etc}}". Would help a lot.

GazL 11-21-2018 07:57 AM

hey, if you live under a bridge and eats goats then what do you expect! ;)

I was more concerned a few years ago when visible progress on current actually stopped for several months.

I don't know what Pat's reasons are for not having cut a release for so long, 'current' has certainly felt "good enough" at serveral points to me, but I guess he has his reasons. To my mind anything over 18 months is too long between releases, but my thoughts on the subject don't count for anything.

JWJones 11-21-2018 07:59 AM

Ah yes, it's the annual "Is <Slackware> <Gentoo> <dying> <dead>?" thread! :rolleyes:

quietguy47 11-21-2018 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by JWJones (Post 5928310)
Ah yes, it's the annual "Is <Slackware> <Gentoo> <dying> <dead>?" thread! :rolleyes:

If you can't answer the question, keep your opinion to yourself.

montagdude 11-21-2018 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by quietguy47 (Post 5928301)
You look like a dumb ass when you jump to conclusions.

Let's see, you respond to someone giving you the correct answer to your question by calling him a "dumb ass." Definitely a troll.

quietguy47 11-21-2018 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by montagdude (Post 5928314)
Let's see, you respond to someone giving you the correct answer to your question by calling him a "dumb ass." Definitely a troll.

Whatever.

TommyC7 11-21-2018 08:09 AM

Darth_Vader alternate account detected.

quietguy47 11-21-2018 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by TommyC7 (Post 5928319)
Darth_Vader alternate account detected.

You're just an [removed] with nothiong to add to the discussion.

Lysander666 11-21-2018 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by TommyC7 (Post 5928319)
Darth_Vader alternate account detected.

Darth was more intelligent that this.

This is purely a trollpost. 800 posts and hardly any reputation says a lot about this poster's contributions to the forums.

Go on, OP, rail one at me. I've been dealing with people like you online for years. Give it your best.

montagdude 11-21-2018 08:17 AM

Threads like this come up every once in awhile. It is understandable, considering how close Pat keeps everything to the chest, the fact that the release cycle has lengthened over the last few releases, and some outdated information on the website. When asked in good faith by someone just trying to get information, the responses don't look like this:

Quote:

Originally Posted by quietguy47 (Post 5928301)
You look like a dumb ass when you jump to conclusions.

Quote:

Originally Posted by quietguy47 (Post 5928313)
If you can't answer the question, keep your opinion to yourself.

Quote:

Originally Posted by quietguy47 (Post 5928315)
Whatever.

Quote:

Originally Posted by quietguy47 (Post 5928321)
You're just an ass with nothiong to add to the discussion.

In other words, your question has already been answered. You are clearly not looking for a real discussion.


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