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Old 12-05-2018, 09:37 AM   #106
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Here you go, a new "official" store,

https://www.cafepress.com/volkerdi

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Old 12-05-2018, 09:58 AM   #107
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If Slackware is dead time to join another church. We all got left behind.
Let Bob explain while I eat some road kill reindeer cooked on my manifold.
https://youtu.be/KE5FVKbQ4ow
 
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Old 03-31-2019, 12:45 PM   #108
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I am not sure why people get so defensive.

Last release is ~2 years ago.

I think slackware is indeed dying. How long are people expected to wait
for another release? +1 year? + 2 years? +10 years? Sorry but the OP
poster has a valid point. No clue why some get so emotional and personal
and insult him?

I am still using it here on my main machine but it's getting increasingly
annoying to want to setup properly with other changes.

I don't think the release cycle is improving, so it's mostly a downwards
trend from this point on.

> To the uninitiated, and even to some seasoned *nixers, Slackware and its manual
> dependency management can seem unappealing.

For me it was the opposite. I hated how rpm or dpkg work by default. Slackware
gave me the fewest problems.

In general linux is headed towards average joe, which means dumbing down a lot.

Slackware has been the original linux flavour. It is unfortunate that it has
slowed down immensely.
 
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Old 03-31-2019, 01:13 PM   #109
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I think slackware is indeed dying. How long are people expected to wait for another release? +1 year? + 2 years? +10 years?
I'm not sure why users like you feel the need to engage in hyperbole. Slackware 14.2 was released a little over 2 1/2 years ago.
Debian 9 was released in 2017; Debian 10 is scheduled for release somewhere in mid 2019. Slackware 14.2 was released on July 1, 2016. Red Hat 7 was released in 2014. No one ever states that Debian or Red Hat is dying. But every time that Slackware takes a few years between releases naysayers come out in force.
Slackware64-current is in active development.

http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar.../ChangeLog.txt

Slackware does not have a fixed release schedule; I'm fine with that. Pat has a proven track record of delivering a quality product. Slackware 15 will be a stellar release; it will arrive when Pat decides it's ready. I can wait.
 
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Old 03-31-2019, 01:36 PM   #110
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I am not sure why people get so defensive.

Last release is ~2 years ago.

I think slackware is indeed dying. How long are people expected to wait
for another release? +1 year? + 2 years? +10 years?
...

It is unfortunate that it has
slowed down immensely.
Perhaps it is time for you to switch to Slackware-current. If you are in need of contemporary library and hardware support, and are experienced in the use of Slackware, it should not be hard to switch, and then keep up to date with developments.
 
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Old 03-31-2019, 02:59 PM   #111
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Slackware never dies c'mon man.
I for one dont want updates every day as with arch, debian sid etc.
I love Slackware and watch for my new Slackware 14.2 live dvd/usb using live kit here in a few in the slackware forum. Hell yeah.
 
Old 03-31-2019, 03:05 PM   #112
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The only thing dying around here is the 'Slackware is dying' meme.
 
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Old 03-31-2019, 03:33 PM   #113
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We were speculating about "what might Pat be waiting for?" in ##slackware-help on Friday, and the point came up that this maybe isn't a good time to be committing to a kernel for 15.0.

Given the choice between a release now with the wrong kernel, and a release later with the right kernel, I really can't begrudge waiting a while longer.

PV releases Slackware when it's ready, and not before, but the timing of that isn't entirely up to PV. He is beholden, to a degree, to the decisions of upstream developers of critical Slackware components (like the kernel, KDE, others).

The point hitest made about other major distributions having comparable release cycles is quite apt. Perhaps the influences upstream has on Slackware are being felt across the entire Linux ecosystem.
 
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Old 03-31-2019, 03:57 PM   #114
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There's a good chance Xfce 4.14 will be out this year as well. It's one of the two main desktop environments for Slackware and I think Slackware 15 should include the new release. Not all of us care for Plasma.
 
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Old 03-31-2019, 06:31 PM   #115
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I dont think Slackware is dieing. It is pretty lively here. I am running slackware current from 3-6-19. On my laptop it gave slackware 15 boot message.

I prefer slackware tried number of other distro's and slackware is much preferred.
 
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:32 PM   #116
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Isn't this Slackware forum one of the busiest on LQ? Is that indicative of anything?
 
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:29 PM   #117
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If you are in need of contemporary library and hardware support, and are experienced in the use of Slackware, it should not be hard to switch, and then keep up to date with developments.
Switching to -current was not hard for me. However, keeping up with its development is.
 
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Old 04-04-2019, 05:30 PM   #118
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Isn't this Slackware forum one of the busiest on LQ? Is that indicative of anything?
Yes, but that's because every second question is about Slackware dying.
 
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Old 04-04-2019, 06:33 PM   #119
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Yes, but that's because every second question is about Slackware dying.
This topic is I agree extremely tedious, but it arises because of the secrecy surrounding slackware. From the metamorphosis of slackware-current into what appears to be (but may or may not be) a "rolling release" format, it seems likely that slackware is no longer a predominately one man operation. There are at a guess maybe a half-dozen people involved in the day-to-day workings of the slackware distribution. But slackware is not a normal open source or community driven exercise: users do not know for sure who is involved (if any), and they have no idea what long term strategic direction for slackware may or may not have been decided on, if anything has been decided. There may be a new stable release in two months' time. There may be one in two years' time. There may not be one at all: maybe slackware is turning into a slightly more stable version of Arch linux. Maybe it isn't.
 
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Old 04-04-2019, 07:26 PM   #120
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Simple answer, yes it did, systemd killed it. So there is nothing to see here, move on, let us mourn alone. Your new overlords are waiting for you over there ~~~~>

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