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Old 05-22-2020, 12:57 AM   #1
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Single topic to share -current state info


Hey, folks.
That's odd that over all these years we don't have a topic, where we can share information about what's going on in -current. There are a lot of separate topics about -current issues, however it's a hard time for me when it comes to find something relevant if I read forum 1-2 times a week. I think it would benefit us all to post issues, possible solutions and workarounds in a single topic. Especially today, when such big (for Slackware) changes are coming to official repository.
What do you think?
 
Old 05-22-2020, 04:11 AM   #2
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Pat's comments in the changelog should be sufficient to encourage someone to hit the forums at times of disruption. A "state of current" topic would be inactive most of the time, and likely to get stale/outdated. Besides, we already have far too many stickys at the top of this forum already.

IMO, the per-topic threads that pop up when something significant happens in current are the best approach.
 
Old 05-22-2020, 07:07 AM   #3
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IMO, the per-topic threads that pop up when something significant happens in current are the best approach.
True, if you keep an eye on forum every day or so. If you unable to do that and you read forum e.g. 1-2 times per month it's hard to get what wrong has happened since last check. Don't you think?
 
Old 05-22-2020, 07:31 AM   #4
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Yes, I agree, but if you're not following the changelog and forums religously, then you probably shouldn't be running current.
 
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The majority of discussion for -current occurs on the "Requests for -current" stickied thread. If you look through the last few pages of that thread, it should give you a good indication of the state of -current. Yes, it does ask for requests, but there are frequent posts about how -current is currently performing.

Opening a new thread seems to duplicate the effort and others would need to check out multiple stickied threads to find everything.
 
Old 05-22-2020, 11:21 AM   #6
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@GazL, again, true. My hardware works really bad or doesn't work at all on 14.2, that's why I use current.

@bassmadrigal, as for me it's better to follow up two sticky threads than search among 20 new threads.

Anyway, if nobody interested I can't force you, folks. I'll continue searching among new topics then. Thanks for your feedback.
 
  


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