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Old 07-16-2018, 09:49 PM   #1
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Just a nice Slackware article in today's opensource.com


https://opensource.com/article/18/7/stackware-turns-25
 
Old 07-16-2018, 11:27 PM   #2
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Yes that was a nice article.
 
Old 07-16-2018, 11:43 PM   #3
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A very nice article indeed!
 
Old 07-16-2018, 11:56 PM   #4
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Did we read the same article? The one I read is not very informative and makes it sound as if Slackware is a rolling distro.
 
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Old 07-17-2018, 12:26 AM   #5
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current can be considered as a rolling release (for me at least).
 
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Old 07-17-2018, 12:32 AM   #6
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The one I read is not very informative and makes it sound as if Slackware is a rolling distro.
The article was nice and it mostly got things right. Yes. The rolling distro label was a miss. The article was respectful.
 
Old 07-17-2018, 01:06 AM   #7
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Volkerding and a small team of contributors maintain the tree in a rolling release called "-current" and publish a release when it meets the feature and stability goals they've set.
I caught that too. Aside from the "rolling release" part the sentence is basically correct.
 
Old 07-17-2018, 03:33 AM   #8
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current can be considered as a rolling release (for me at least).
Yes, its not intended as a rolling release but that is how some people use it so that's where his impression probably came from in my opinion. Slackware Current runs great and is perfectly usable for a desktop.
 
Old 07-17-2018, 03:44 AM   #9
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It's very common, especially in the Debian world, for people to see development versions [e.g. testing, sid] as "rolling releases". I don't think that's something that's going to stop any time soon. It's mostly the newbies.

Thank you for sharing the article, very nice.
 
Old 07-17-2018, 05:02 AM   #10
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current can be considered as a rolling release (for me at least).
Yep, technically the -current can be seen as a rolling release, with selected snapshots published as stable releases.
 
Old 07-17-2018, 10:05 AM   #11
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OK. Not bad. Not as negative or dismissive as some I've read.
 
Old 07-17-2018, 10:11 AM   #12
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Notice the misspelling in the URL....

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https://opensource.com/article/18/7/stackware-turns-25
Damn you Ben Cotton.
 
Old 07-17-2018, 05:08 PM   #13
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Thanks for sharing!
 
Old 07-17-2018, 05:11 PM   #14
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Wink

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Notice the misspelling in the URL....

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https://opensource.com/article/18/7/stackware-turns-25
Damn you Ben Cotton.
Nice catch
 
Old 07-18-2018, 06:35 AM   #15
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Clearly a Freudian slip relating to the stack of floppys it required.
 
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