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Old 08-13-2019, 10:14 AM   #1
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Slackware 14.2 to Slackware 19, numbering by year!


In the telegam group @Slackware Show BR in this post suggest a new philosophy for numbering Slackware versions:

From Slackware 14.2 to Slackware 19, because stable versions will always be "delayed" if they follow the current numbering sequence.

The stable release following the release year leaping in numbering to stay current as we have always been.

What do you think mates?
 
Old 08-13-2019, 10:28 AM   #2
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Anytime I try -current it's always unstable to the point of unusability. I can only guess that I'm just unlucky enough to just happen to download it on a "bad" day, as others don't seem to have this issue. It would be useful to have a semi-stable build that's not up to the mainline release standards, but still more up-to-date. Introducing it as a yearly stable build as Slackware 2019.<kernelversion> or so, may be confusing to some, but I think most "penguins" are smart enough to distinguish the two.
 
Old 08-13-2019, 10:40 AM   #3
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What do you think mates?
I am not your mate.
 
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:54 AM   #4
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I am not your mate.

Desculpe, aqui no Brasil falamos "companheiros" para aqueles que nos seguem em passos ou pensamentos.



Regarding your position, I prefer to be friendlier, even with those who do not believe that an environment of harmony and respect is important.
 
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:02 AM   #5
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In an environment of harmony and respect then the decision of version naming should be left to the BDFL.
 
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:26 PM   #6
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From Slackware 14.2 to Slackware 19, because stable versions will always be "delayed" if they follow the current numbering sequence.
It can't be delayed since there was no release date given.
 
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:42 PM   #7
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It can't be delayed since there was no release date given.
By delayed I think the OP (not a native English speaker?) means behind. I took it to mean Slackware 15 would appear to some users, cosmetically at least, to be 4 years behind the times, and labelling the next release Slackware 19 might remedy this. I've no dog in the fight either way, but that's just the way I took it.
 
Old 08-13-2019, 01:28 PM   #8
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Thanks Gerard Lally, this is the idea.

I hear some asking, "Why is Slackware on 14.2 and the other system on 19?
 
Old 08-13-2019, 03:06 PM   #9
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Thanks Gerard Lally, this is the idea.

I hear some asking, "Why is Slackware on 14.2 and the other system on 19?
And the answer to this could be, "because Slackware releases to its own schedule based on tried and tested stability and quality, not to fit an arbitrary pre-determined release cycle which has caused problems for other distributions."

Anyway, it's only Mint and Ubuntu on 19 isn't it? Debian has just released version 10.

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Old 08-13-2019, 03:25 PM   #10
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Well lets go all tits up and jump to 30 like Fedora or 42.3 like openSUSE did, then we can go back to 15 like they did.... Debian is only on 10...How exactly is 15 giving the impression of being behind? Does 15 in Portuguese have a different meaning, similar to 13 in USA/Europe and 4 in China?
 
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:49 PM   #11
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Ok guys, it was just a suggestion, thanks for your opinions. I liked to know everyone's position, but as mentioned above, only the staff has the power.
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:30 PM   #12
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pfff... who needs numbers?

Slackware Ultimate!


 
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:37 PM   #13
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Slackware 14.2 to Slackware 19, numbering by year!

How about: Slackware Me
 
Old 08-13-2019, 05:43 PM   #14
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Anytime I try -current it's always unstable to the point of unusability.
I'm a Slackware64-current user; it's running on three desktops and two laptops. Current is stable for me.
 
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:48 PM   #15
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Anytime I try -current it's always unstable to the point of unusability. I can only guess that I'm just unlucky enough to just happen to download it on a "bad" day, as others don't seem to have this issue. It would be useful to have a semi-stable build that's not up to the mainline release standards, but still more up-to-date. Introducing it as a yearly stable build as Slackware 2019.<kernelversion> or so, may be confusing to some, but I think most "penguins" are smart enough to distinguish the two.
I've been running it since April and it's been incredibly stable for me. But I do check the changelogs and forum before updating and I know that boost caused a couple of issues as I think the new ffmpeg did, temporarily. But, if kept an eye on, it's more stable than many supposed 'stable' distros.
 
  


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