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Old 09-19-2013, 08:52 AM   #1
Mark Pettit
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Slackbuilds website ... still active ?

I'm not sure if the cause of my problem is a web-caching thing or not ... But the last entry I see for the changelog is over 2 months back :

Sun Jul 14 22:32:20 UTC 2013
perl/perl-xml-sax: Fixed dep info.
Sun Jul 14 22:09:17 UTC 2013
academic/ImageJ: Updated for version 1.47v.

Normally it isn't so quiet. Can someone please confirm if they are getting a newer changelog, or is it my browser that needs a kick up the you-know-where ?

EDIT : Ok - I wasn't trying to chase anybody or imply anything. Was just genuinely concerned that the issue might be inside my own browser. Thanks for the confirmations. - we love ya !

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Old 09-19-2013, 08:56 AM   #2
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check here:
Old 09-19-2013, 09:42 AM   #3
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They'll be waiting for 14.1 before approving the SlackBuilds in the pending queue.
Old 09-19-2013, 11:17 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by bosth View Post
They'll be waiting for 14.1 before approving the SlackBuilds in the pending queue.
Seriously? That's probably months away.
Old 09-19-2013, 11:23 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by dugan View Post
Seriously? That's probably months away.
There's usually a slow down in approvals as a release gets closer. Could be something else though.
Old 09-19-2013, 08:19 PM   #6
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Usually, they will check pending packages to see if they will install correctly, work as they are supposed to, and are stable enough for publishing.

Lots of SlackBuilds get approval to be distributed, but not all will make it sometimes.
Old 09-19-2013, 10:15 PM   #7
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Robby is working on his branch (which is now pushed to the git) and it fixed lots of apps that some of their requirements are now included in Slackware-Current (will be 14.1). Eric Hanson is updating his branch as well, but not as fast as it's usual pace. I guess they are preparing for testing most of the packages when 14.1 gets closer or released soon
Old 09-20-2013, 12:04 AM   #8
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Speaking for myself, it's just incredibly difficult right now to come up with time to work on SBo stuff, next to university and work. I can only guess that it's similar for the other admins. What little time I have I spend on keeping myself updated on the projects I maintain.
Rest assured, this is only a temporary condition and we will get back to clearing the pending queue at some point. The approaching 14.1 release might just work in our favor there a bit
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:24 PM   #9
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It looks like the broadcom source has changed and the slackbuild won't work. Any ideas when the slackbuild will be updated? I'm going to try and install from the source on broadcom's website and see how that goes.


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