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Old 06-17-2009, 05:26 AM   #16
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Go back to sleep.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 05:56 AM   #17
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*Just a wild guess*...

Major updates already in -current:
- KDE updated to 4.2.4
- X updated to 1.6.1

I think the Slackware team might change the kernel to 2.6.30 before releasing Slackware 13.0

After that, just a week to test stability, minor updates to solve bugs if they appear... And the announcement!
 
Old 06-17-2009, 06:15 AM   #18
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Yeah,

I too think we're getting closer, niels.horn. Perhaps before the end of June. 13.0 is looking wonderful indeed.

When it is released folks let us leave our bit torrent clients open for an extended time.

I think it is an excellent idea to consider making a financial contribution to Slackware. That is, get a subscription, buy the CDs/DVD, or make a donation at the store.
This will ensure that PV and the Slackware team can continue to develop our favourite OS.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 06:44 AM   #19
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Quote:
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I think the Slackware team might change the kernel to 2.6.30 before releasing Slackware 13.0
I doubt that
 
Old 06-17-2009, 08:04 AM   #20
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I doubt that
Any reason to doubt?
Like I admitted, mine was just a wild guess
 
Old 06-17-2009, 08:14 AM   #21
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I'm with Tex. I think it's a bit late in the cycle to expect any major changes such as a kernel version update. If the version number hadn't already been bumped then I might entertain the possibility, but the version bump suggests to me that we're entering "Release Candidate" time and the rest will just be bugfixes and other making it 'Ready (TM)' activity.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 08:43 AM   #22
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The Linux kernel 2.6.30 version is supposed to contain many filesystem improvements, mostly regarding the EXT4 filesystem.
IMO it would be a mistake not to ship with a 2.6.30.x kernel now that EXT4 is the default on the Slackware installer.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 08:47 AM   #23
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I'm with sahko. Lots of good stuff in 2.6.30, and I don't see going with that as any more "dangerous" than going with KDE4.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 09:32 AM   #24
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I agree with sahko & TL_CLD...
But ok, I can always compile my own kernel
 
Old 06-17-2009, 10:58 AM   #25
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A kernel upgrade is nothing compared with the X update or even KDE 4.2.4
I would let the dust settle a few days before rushing anything out.

Ubuntu has bitten me hard a few times over the years with major uypdates just before a rush to release by the end of the month
Pulse audio was seriously undertested.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 11:16 AM   #26
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If Pat V considers the newest "stable" kernel to be stable enough, then probably it will be included, if not, if you want it, you'll have to compile it. Personally I've found that the latest kernels even tho marked "stable" are not that stable.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 12:33 PM   #27
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Hmm. Just checked kde4.3 release schedule. 4.3.0 shpuld be there around July 28. I rememer, long time ago there were talks that due to the very good relations between slack team and kde dev team, slack 13 should be with 4.3. Thus my guess 13 will be there in the end of julu. Anyway i am running 64 bit current on my vaio and i really love it. Thanks to all the team for the excellent job. I dont even use xorg.conf anymore with my very bad ati card

PS once again my guess only.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 12:44 PM   #28
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The KDE 4.3 date may slip, or there may be show-stoppers in it. I may be wrong but I don't think Pat will wait for that and KDE 4.3 will show up in 13.1. I'll be very surprised if we don't see a release on or around 1st July (but that's just my guess)
 
Old 06-17-2009, 12:52 PM   #29
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don't beat me but I think it's early for 13, they just released new x.org and a 64bit version that we are testing only for few days (btw, it rocks!).
 
Old 06-17-2009, 01:10 PM   #30
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I am waiting for sw13 because 12.2 doesn't work fine on my new laptop (it has new drivers)
so i use ubuntu till 13 is released
 
  


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