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vi0lat0r 04-01-2004 08:50 PM

Next release?
 
Any idea when the next release will be made? Slackware.com still talks about 3.6 ;-)


So any word?

ringwraith 04-01-2004 09:05 PM

If you have been to slackware.com you would know as much as anyone.

jong357 04-01-2004 11:30 PM

Hee, hee... 3.6? What are you talking about? He tries for a 6 month release period..... That means we are REAL close...... Don't rush him..... ;) You could do like I do... I'm running xfree-4.4.0 with Gnome 2.6.0 and all the latest packages for everything (and I mean EVERYTHING). I had a hayday on the 'current' server and made my own install disks...... :D I will gladly format it all when I get my new Slack discs in the mail tho..... That way I can start the tweaking process over again....

Justin_Time 04-01-2004 11:47 PM

Well i also think a release would come real soon. All the mature packages are updated so it's about time :) (kde 3.2, gnome 2.6, kernel 2.6, gcc 3.3 etc...)

jupitercore 04-02-2004 02:58 AM

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Originally posted by Justin_Time
Well i also think a release would come real soon. All the mature packages are updated so it's about time :) (kde 3.2, gnome 2.6, kernel 2.6, gcc 3.3 etc...)
KDE 3.2.1, gcc 3.3.3, XFree86 4.4... yadda yadda... I can see...

I seriously doubt Patrick is going to put kernel-2.6.x as the default kernel though. Maybe an optional one, but not default. 2.4.25 (or .26) will probably be default. Remember, he didn't hop over to 2.4 until the kernel was at 2.4.18 - and he's not one to bend to bleeding edge demand too quickly - he'll release 2.6 on Slack when it's good and stable in his eyes.

I think the same will hold true with GNOME (it'll probably stick to GNOME 2.4.3), however Todd (at Dropline) has given Dropline 2.6 a rumored mid-April release, so that'll take care of the GNOME side of things.

I'll take a guess that the next release will be 9.2 and we'll see Slack 10 when 2.6 is included, but I cannot see the future or read Patrick's mind, so who knows. :D

vi0lat0r 04-02-2004 04:39 AM

:-) Thanks for the posts.

3.6 was seen in the FAQ. Just strange the FAQ wouldn't have been updated to at least 9... That's what made me post, lol.

Justin_Time 04-02-2004 06:05 AM

I would think it's very strange if 2.6 was not optional. He has mentioned that slackware was 2.6 ready on the frontpage so it must be in i gues...

And there were some really big problems with the early 2.4.xxxx the 2.6 tree is as far as i have seen it rock solid. But the only way we will ever know is when Patrick releases the next version :)

George666 04-02-2004 09:04 AM

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Originally posted by vi0lat0r
:-) Thanks for the posts.

3.6 was seen in the FAQ. Just strange the FAQ wouldn't have been updated to at least 9... That's what made me post, lol.

The only thing regulary upated on slackware.com seems to be the changelogs.

Toth 04-02-2004 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Justin_Time
[B]I would think it's very strange if 2.6 was not optional. He has mentioned that slackware was 2.6 ready on the frontpage so it must be in i gues...
2.6 ready in the sense that the module-init-tools and ALSA libraries packages are included in 9.1/current, i.e., all the userland tools necessary to run 2.6 are shipped with Slackware. That doesn't mean 2.6 will ship as the default kernel in 9.2/X.0/whatever. In fact, I'd say it almost certainly won't as 2.6 kernel packages aren't in -current yet. I'd agree with a poster above and guess that 2.6 will not ship with Slackware until version 10.

As for GNOME 2.6, I'll wager that GNOME 2.6 packages will show up in -current within a week or two and will be in the next Slackware release. Version 9.1 released just weeks after the GNOME 2.4 release included GNOME 2.4.

LSA 04-05-2004 04:50 PM

Hmm, right when I order Slackware, a new release is coming...

This always happens to me :p

trickykid 04-05-2004 05:13 PM

As stated many many times, no one knows release dates til the official announcement is made. I'm sure even Patrick doesn't even know the date, until he feels its ready to be released and that could be on a days notice.
Remember, software that is developed and given away for free doesn't have deadlines like the programmers who work and get paid at large companies do.

Regards.

trickykid 04-05-2004 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by George666
The only thing regulary upated on slackware.com seems to be the changelogs.
And security announcements... ;)

Justin_Time 04-06-2004 06:32 AM

And i still cannot see why kernel 2.6 will not be optional. Test after test shows how stable and fast the new kernel is. The problems most users have is because they don't read well.

But of course you are right that he still only gives the source package. As always only PV knows. But you can say that a new release is close at hand if you look at the history of slackware and the updates in current :)

Toth 04-06-2004 07:48 AM

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Originally posted by Justin_Time
And i still cannot see why kernel 2.6 will not be optional. Test after test shows how stable and fast the new kernel is. The problems most users have is because they don't read well.

But of course you are right that he still only gives the source package. As always only PV knows. But you can say that a new release is close at hand if you look at the history of slackware and the updates in current :)

Well, aside from its speed and stability, there are some problems with the new series of kernels. For example, on my ThinkPad T22, the mousewheel emulation does not work properly (the cursor still moves and a middle click is sent instead of ignoring those two options and emulating the mousewheel) and the laptop will not enter sleep mode properly through APM or ACPI. I've been too busy to research those in depth, but wasn't able to find anything with a quick search the last time I tried 2.6 (about a month or so ago I believe). Those two functions work perfectly on 2.4.25.

However, the source package for the kernel was just added to testing, so who knows, we could see a 2.6 binary package showing up in testing soon which means it may be atleast an option in the next release.

mipia 04-06-2004 05:28 PM

Just do it yourself. Build a new kernel, and updated your system accordingly. Its the same thing. Just wont have a spiffy new version number. If I saw all the issues people seem to have flying around with 2.6.*, I would be holding out too.


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