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Old 09-21-2019, 10:06 PM   #136
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I am also very curious about his planned updates. It is fun to speculate about additions to the -current tree (KDE5, 5.x kernel?).
Only time will tell. I don't think that he will remove KDE(my opinion).
I think we will get a 5.x kernel! If the projected kernel EOLs are going to be 2 years then that will make Slackware versions come out faster. I wonder why they decided to decrease the lifespan of these longterm release kernels.
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Version 	Maintainer 	                 Released     Projected EOL
5.4 	Greg Kroah-Hartman & Sasha Levin 	2019-XX-XX 	Dec, 2021
4.19 	Greg Kroah-Hartman & Sasha Levin 	2018-10-22 	Dec, 2020
4.14 	Greg Kroah-Hartman & Sasha Levin 	2017-11-12 	Jan, 2024
4.9 	Greg Kroah-Hartman & Sasha Levin 	2016-12-11 	Jan, 2023
4.4 	Greg Kroah-Hartman & Sasha Levin 	2016-01-10 	Feb, 2022
3.16 	Ben Hutchings 	                        2014-08-03 	Apr, 2020
https://www.kernel.org/category/releases.html
 
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:59 PM   #137
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I wonder what are the updates he has planned and when will they land?
In some earlier message (quoted earlier) Pat noted he was looking at PAM and Kerberos, so that may be the lock, he still doesn't have that working satisfactory (to him), for 15.0
Of course I'm only guessing too.

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Old 09-22-2019, 08:44 AM   #138
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Maybe he's saving up his Patreon account to buy a shark with a frickin' laser beam.
 
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:47 PM   #139
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In some earlier message (quoted earlier) Pat noted he was looking at PAM and Kerberos, so that may be the lock, he still doesn't have that working satisfactory (to him), for 15.0
Of course I'm only guessing too.
I think that is part of it, there are components he is considering updating, adding, and possibly removing. The kernel in 14.2 will be good for another 2 years too. Hopefully, now he can kind of figure out what he can and cannot do with the amount of stable income he has now.
 
Old 09-27-2019, 02:24 AM   #140
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Maybe he's saving up his Patreon account to buy a shark with a frickin' laser beam.
Austin Powers is a great movie! https://youtu.be/Bh7bYNAHXxw
 
Old 09-28-2019, 05:58 PM   #141
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Smile

Finally got myself registered with Patreon ... I think I'm #402 - Looking forward to where we go from here
 
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:24 AM   #142
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Now there is 390.
 
Old 10-02-2019, 09:04 AM   #143
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Now there is 390.
I've noticed that for the last two months. I think some members are signing up with Patreon and making a one-time payment and then editing their profile back to zero or cancelling their membership. I am very happy that people are signing up and contributing what they can. Every little bit of support is helpful to Patrick. Over time Pat's Patreon account is getting bigger. It's all good. Praise Bob.
 
Old 10-02-2019, 02:29 PM   #144
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guess i'm old school but i just don't like direct debits or having cards on hackable web sites. I prefer direct transfer say once a year from my account to his.
 
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Old 10-02-2019, 03:27 PM   #145
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i'm old school but i just don't like direct debits or having cards on
hackable web sites. I prefer direct transfer say once a year from my
account to his.
I think those are valid concerns. In addition I think there are other valid reasons to avoid this payment method but I will refrain from listing them. The good thing is you always have the option to mail PV directly once a year via snail mail (or obviously you can mail him as often as you like); I might choose doing so the Slackware's annual anniversary -- but that's just due to my own sentiments.
 
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:26 AM   #146
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well there are influences to my decision i'm Ok with payPal but here is the problem- i'm heading Ghana,West Africa in a few months even though i have a UK paypal account i've been told on paypal forum from a moderator that because Paypal does not operate from Ghana , then if i attempt to log in to my Uk account from Ghana IP showing Ghana or a proxy being detected i would very likely be blocked out of my account.
 
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Old 10-05-2019, 11:14 AM   #147
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For those of you who are hesitant to use on-line payment vehicles like Patreon and Paypal I've put Mr. Volkerding's mailing address in my signature.
You can send him a cheque or go to your bank and get a money order or a bank draft done in US dollars.
 
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Old 10-06-2019, 01:09 PM   #148
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For those of you who are hesitant to use on-line payment vehicles like Patreon and Paypal I've put Mr. Volkerding's mailing address in my signature.
You can send him a cheque or go to your bank and get a money order or a bank draft done in US dollars.
Thanks! I'm a bit late, but I'm joining Pat's Patreon today.

I think it's great to have all options, to suit all personal preferences.

Just thinking.. Patreon may be nicer, being a regular, per month thing let's one count on an estimate amount, as opposed to random, one-time payments (still great, of course).

Glad there are many options to thank and support Pat & Slackware!
Hopefully more people can join and support!
 
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Old 10-14-2019, 02:36 AM   #149
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well there are influences to my decision i'm Ok with payPal but here is the problem- i'm heading Ghana,West Africa in a few months even though i have a UK paypal account i've been told on paypal forum from a moderator that because Paypal does not operate from Ghana , then if i attempt to log in to my Uk account from Ghana IP showing Ghana or a proxy being detected i would very likely be blocked out of my account.
That is interesting about Paypal. I hope you enjoy yourself in Ghana
 
Old 10-19-2019, 05:38 PM   #150
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Just signed up to this as well. Now we're up to 407 patreons.

Slackware has been my daily driver for the last four years and I'll be happy to continue doing so. It'd also be nice to see the guy behind it all receive a livable wage from his efforts.

PS. This Thread should be stickied or something. It'd be a shame if it gets buried.
 
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