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icecubeflower 06-17-2009 12:19 AM

slackware 13
 
Anybody out there who has been upgrading to new slackware versions for a long time able to give me a wild ass guess when Slackware 13.0 will be ready?

Cheesesteak 06-17-2009 12:47 AM

I know
 
Sure. Slackware 13 will be released... when it's ready.
At least publicly, there is no specific target date for release.

If someone needs scheduled release dates, they should consider Fedora, Ubuntu, openSUSE...

jturning 06-17-2009 01:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cheesesteak (Post 3576649)
Sure. Slackware 13 will be released... when it's ready.
At least publicly, there is no specific target date for release.

If someone needs scheduled release dates, they should consider Fedora, Ubuntu, openSUSE...

I'd scratch Fedora, they pushed out the date and it was buggy when it came out. I know first hand because I run it on my laptop. Almost aggravated me enough to try another distro trying to upgrade from Fedora 10 to 11. The quick boot and some other features make it interesting enough to keep on the laptop for now.

But there is nothing like the stability and speed of Slackware I run on this desktop.

Bruce Hill 06-17-2009 02:45 AM

You missed this thread?

H_TeXMeX_H 06-17-2009 02:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jturning (Post 3576673)
I'd scratch Fedora, they pushed out the date and it was buggy when it came out. I know first hand because I run it on my laptop. Almost aggravated me enough to try another distro trying to upgrade from Fedora 10 to 11. The quick boot and some other features make it interesting enough to keep on the laptop for now.

But there is nothing like the stability and speed of Slackware I run on this desktop.

I know, they did that many times, and it's what drove me away from Fedora, because it often results in unbearable buggyness.

ChrisAbela 06-17-2009 02:59 AM

new releases of Slackware are issued approximately once every six months

source: http://store.slackware.com/cgi-bin/s...SHqbu:mv_pc=22

So we are approximately on time for V13

Cheesesteak 06-17-2009 03:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jturning (Post 3576673)
I'd scratch Fedora, they pushed out the date and it was buggy when it came out. I know first hand because I run it on my laptop. Almost aggravated me enough to try another distro trying to upgrade from Fedora 10 to 11. The quick boot and some other features make it interesting enough to keep on the laptop for now.

But there is nothing like the stability and speed of Slackware I run on this desktop.


I started my Linux experience with Red Hat... version 5.0 is when I really started to figure my way around it. I was turned off about the time it went from 6.2 to 7.0, because I was running into more RPM dependency issues than before.

Eventually, I made my way over to Gentoo (when Daniel Robbins was still running the show). That was a fun distro, and it worked well for a few years.... till portage broke and I couldn't fix it. Daniel was gone, and there was a lot of infighting between developers. The project lost some good people, and ebuild quality began to suffer. Kinda left me dead in the water, short of taking 3 or 4 days to rebuild everything. Sorta in a time crunch, I downloaded Slackware 10.0 and got rolling in short order. Been with Slack since then.

sycamorex 06-17-2009 03:48 AM

Quote:

If someone needs scheduled release dates, they should consider Fedora, Ubuntu, openSUSE...
Even with them there's usually some delay in the schedule

brianL 06-17-2009 04:02 AM

It will be out sometime between now and later. :)

gargamel 06-17-2009 04:09 AM

Advantage Slackware: No schedule, no delay. ;)

But given the recent activities in -current, Slackware 13.0 seems to be close. aaa_base has been updated to version 13, e. g.

gargamel

Dinithion 06-17-2009 04:11 AM

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Originally Posted by brianL (Post 3576852)
It will be out sometime between now and later. :)

Is it later now? Is it later now? Is it later now? :)

Could be worth mentioning in this thread as well that tail -l 2 changelog.txt says:
Tue Jun 16 17:50:30 CDT 2009
a/aaa_base-13.0-noarch-1.txz: Rebuilt. Updated slackware-version.

Unless they pull a practical on us and release 12.3, i would guess it's not far ahead :)

Personally I'm glad they release it when they feel it's ready, rather then,"to day is the last day of the month. It's best to release it to avoid calling it 9.05" or something :P

GazL 06-17-2009 04:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianL (Post 3576852)
It will be out sometime between now and later. :)

Or more precisely, the day after the day before it's ready. ;)

brianL 06-17-2009 04:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dinithion (Post 3576864)
Is it later now? Is it later now? Is it later now? :)

It's now now, but it will be later later. :)

brianL 06-17-2009 05:03 AM

No...later later will be now, and now will be sooner later. :confused:

sycamorex 06-17-2009 05:20 AM

Guys! Slackware 13 is out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Check this link


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edit : Oh, sorry, I've just woken up - I must have had a very pleasant dream:)


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