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Old 04-04-2019, 07:49 PM   #121
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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.
All us BOB, bot's know until Patrick Volkerding "The Man" Slackware's BDFL officially steps down Slackware is his, his minions will agree.

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Old 04-04-2019, 07:52 PM   #122
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All us BOB, bot's know until Patrick Volkerding "The Man" Slackware's BDFL officially steps down Slackware is his, his minions will agree.
ROFLMAO...touché
 
Old 04-05-2019, 12:50 AM   #123
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Not very funny. However I must say the choice of word is extraordinary, What was that movie were computer creator was f.. its own computer?
 
Old 04-05-2019, 03:48 AM   #124
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It is a mildly entertaining joke above but IMHO in light of the recent revelations of big bux being spent on internet trolls with a specific agenda that have had profound influence and consequences, it is my regarded opinion that trolls cannot be ignored but instead must be crushed.
 
Old 04-05-2019, 10:29 AM   #125
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I was referring to ex machina - there is scene of intercourse of scientist with its mechanical doll with mechanical mind - so if one can say - software is dying - then I sppose as well one can say - f... well your computer,
 
Old 04-05-2019, 02:41 PM   #126
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f... well your computer
Who knows what the future holds? In fiction, Commander Data was fully functional and in Asimov's Robot series, Gladia was routinely satisfied by the robot Jander.

Is Slackware dying? For myself, I utterly embrace Pat's methodical and purposeful sane schedule toward releases. I am so weary of the rapid release nonsense that prevails in many software projects. When do such nuts find time to breath and have sex with their robots?
 
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Old 04-05-2019, 04:33 PM   #127
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What was that movie were computer creator was f.. its own computer?
at first I thought you were refering to "Demon Seed" (1977), but there it was, more or less, the other way round.
 
Old 04-05-2019, 04:56 PM   #128
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From the metamorphosis of slackware-current into what appears to be (but may or may not be) a "rolling release" format, [....]
? That metamorphosis must have happened a long time ago, since slackware-current has always been the way it is since I started using Slackware in ~1997.
 
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Old 04-05-2019, 05:10 PM   #129
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? That metamorphosis must have happened a long time ago, since slackware-current has always been the way it is since I started using Slackware in ~1997.
My guess is he means there's fewer stable releases, so many use -current for a rolling release because they feel 14.2 is too dated. We used to have 2-3 releases in a year, and now it's 2-3 years between releases.

NOTE: I am not suggesting that Pat adjust his workflow. I've trusted him for a long time and he knows what he's doing.
 
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Old 04-05-2019, 05:37 PM   #130
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I don't understand the logic of some. Some say everything new isn't better but yet some want the latest etc...
I'm going to assume Pat V. has a life outside of Slackware, wife, kids, bills, 9-5 etc... You can't expect him to devote 24-7 to Slackware. I have NO plans to upgrade because I can do 75% of my tasks on 14.2 dual-booting with Win 7 Ultimate. So I'm good to go.
 
Old 04-05-2019, 05:57 PM   #131
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? That metamorphosis must have happened a long time ago, since slackware-current has always been the way it is since I started using Slackware in ~1997.
I suspect we're seeing people's perceptions change, not Slackware.

Rolling releases have been the norm for enough people for a long enough time that when they see something vaguely similar to a rolling release, it becomes in their mind a variation on that theme.

For them the similarities are more important than the differences. For us the differences are more important than the similarities, but perhaps that just means we're old enough to remember which came first ;-)
 
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:24 PM   #132
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My guess is he means there's fewer stable releases, so many use -current for a rolling release because they feel 14.2 is too dated. We used to have 2-3 releases in a year, and now it's 2-3 years between releases.

NOTE: I am not suggesting that Pat adjust his workflow. I've trusted him for a long time and he knows what he's doing.


Agreed. I feel the same way about Pat. I won't second guess his efforts.

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Old 04-05-2019, 07:03 PM   #133
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Agreed. I feel the same way about Pat. I won't second guess his efforts.
Slackware is the oldest still maintained Linux distribution so he is doing something right

Why won't this thread die?
 
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:49 PM   #134
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Why won't this thread die?
Because people keep posting to it?

Oh, wait...

oops.
 
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:56 PM   #135
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to the OP's original question- so what? Who needs constant changes- and I play alot with -current and sid. Slackware is my constant though, 14.2.
I also have a 1972 Ford F100 with 390 engine, factory ac, trac-lok rear- it doesnt need any updates and can beat anything save much more expensive cars lol.
 
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