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Old 11-21-2018, 07:18 AM   #16
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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.
You have a very strange method to calculate durations...
From my point of view, all you can state today is that it took 2 1/2 years to release 14.2. You cannot state anything regarding the next release because it would lead to very fragile/unstable results (and it would be denying the hard work done by the maintainers to make the next release happen). Let's see:
  • today: you say that it took 2 1/2 years + 2 1/2 years for 1 release -> 1 release in 5 years
  • suppose the next release is tomorrow: then it would have taken 2 1/2 years + 2 1/2 years + 1 day -> ~ 2 releases in 5 years -> =twice the 1st result
Do you see the big variation and then the reasoning weakness due to the fact that we cannot know what will happen tomorrow?
 
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:24 AM   #17
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If you can't answer the question, keep your opinion to yourself.
That was not opinion, that was a statement. What is the purpose of this thread? As someone who supposedly uses Slackware (based on your info, despite the Windows logo), you should know the answer already, based on the ChangeLogs. Is Slackware not serving your needs? If not, move on. Go install Ubuntu, Mint, Manjaro, or something. These threads serve no real purpose.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 07:50 AM   #18
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That was not opinion, that was a statement. What is the purpose of this thread? As someone who supposedly uses Slackware (based on your info, despite the Windows logo), you should know the answer already, based on the ChangeLogs. Is Slackware not serving your needs? If not, move on. Go install Ubuntu, Mint, Manjaro, or something. These threads serve no real purpose.
If you can't contribute, stay out of the thread. I'm pretty sure there are no rewards for white-knighting for Pat.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 07:52 AM   #19
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There's only been 1 release in almost 5 years.
Well Red Hat 6 was released in 2010 and Red Hat 7 in 2014. So by your reckoning that's one release in 8 years. And nobody would suggest Red Hat is dying.

 
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:53 AM   #20
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Let's see, you respond to someone giving you the correct answer to your question by calling him a "dumb ass." Definitely a troll.
They suggested I was a troll for asking a question, that's why they're a [removed] in my opinion.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 07:53 AM   #21
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:56 AM   #22
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AHAHAHAHAHAH (this is my contribution to the thread)
 
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:04 AM   #23
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Well Red Hat 6 was released in 2010 and Red Hat 7 in 2014. So by your reckoning that's one release in 8 years. And nobody would suggest Red Hat is dying.

Red Hat also does a [removed] ton more development than slackware.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 08:05 AM   #24
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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.
You really are just an idiot.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 08:10 AM   #25
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You really are just an idiot.
The literal definition of 'idiot', coming from the Greek 'idiotes', means someone who lives in their own private world. Seeing as you fail to heed the answers given thus far, the term would more accurately apply to yourself rather than me.

Still, on the minuscule off-chance that you are incapable of getting the rather large hints shunted your way...

An OS is looked on as 'dead' or 'dying' when it stops receiving updates for a prolonged period. Slackware receives frequent updates. In fact, the most recent updates for 14.2 were just on Saturday [and that goes for the third party Slackbuilds too].

Latest updates for -current were on Monday.

You can see this all at the following link:

http://www.slackware.com/changelog/

but if you've been using Slackware for years surely you must know where to find this information.

The wait between 14.1 and 14.2 was slightly longer [2y 7m], thus far, than between 14.2 and 15.0 [currently 2y 5m].

Your posts are rude and unnecessary, but you know this. You have been told repeatedly, yet you persist since you either enjoy it or you have a very insecure nature [or a mixture of both]. Additionally, you have already been provided with the information you requested. This is why your posts are looked on as trolling.

A word of advice - people will be much more likely to work with you [or even for you], if they like you. You're not currying much favour here.

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Old 11-21-2018, 08:11 AM   #26
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Red Hat also does a **** ton more development than slackware.
Adding beta software to their enterprise operating system?

Besides, that wasn't the point you made in your OP, which was about the number of releases over so many years, not the amount of development done.

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Old 11-21-2018, 08:24 AM   #27
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Have you donated to Slackware recently? If you were worried about Slackware "dying", then why not donate to it?

Your whole question was "There's only been 1 release in almost 5 years.", which implies that it means that it's dead, because of that.

A simple search of this forum would have found you this post. Where not only does Slackware's main developer want to continue developing Slackware, but where you had a significant outpouring of support for Slackware from even people that rarely post here.

I had no issues opening Slackware's website, and therefore could have downloaded it. Even the date on the home page of it's website is 2016-07-01, which is just over 2 years ago - not 5 years ago.

I'd think if Slackware was actually "dead", it's website would probably be offline, along with any download servers for it, and more to the point: PV would have the decency to inform it's users of that beforehand.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 08:28 AM   #28
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800 posts and hardly any reputation says a lot about this poster's contributions to the forums.
That's no wonder considering the fact that OP answers every each post to say how silly his correspondent is (I won't name all the exact terms)...

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Old 11-21-2018, 08:43 AM   #29
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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.
My thoughts exactly. As the Gate Keeper our BDFL always gets it right when he decides that the code is fit for the next stable release. I suspect we're a lot closer to a beta version.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 08:51 AM   #30
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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.
That's 5 years with 3 releases.

The magnitude of the version numbers doesn't have any significance. There's a post where Pat clarifies that.

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