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Old 04-13-2021, 03:11 AM   #16
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Happy camper alert! Glad to see we're moving from alpha to beta!
Jumping *peppers*!! This is *smiley* time! You are *campers* after all!!

(Now lets see who gets THIS reference without Googling it!)
 
Old 04-13-2021, 04:18 AM   #17
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To me Slackware is -current, so I won't be changing my mirrors file. There's never been more than rather momentary issues with slackware64--current in recent years . Why should i settle for anything less?
Why should I settle for something that has so many weekly updates? It's a pain! I have current running alongside 14.2 but I'd forgotten what a lot of work it is to maintain a running release. Thank God we're on beta already.
 
Old 04-13-2021, 04:35 AM   #18
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I suggest to hurry up - some may not survive to see new 15.0. Have a mercy. Minor fixes can be done with 15.1 - as usual.

Edit: I may add nowadays "rock-solid" distros - due to complexity - do not exist any more.

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Old 04-13-2021, 04:35 AM   #19
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Why should I settle for something that has so many weekly updates? It's a pain! I have current running alongside 14.2 but I'd forgotten what a lot of work it is to maintain a running release. Thank God we're on beta already.
I'm with you on that one. If a person only ever runs exactly what is in Slackware itself, then that could be doable. But I want to jack-ify my system, as well as do SSO with kerberos, as well as rebuild ffmpeg to include some additional codec support, plus maybe even WINE or similar. I've been waiting for some time now for a stable release so I can finally do these things without having to fear what breakage will happen from the next update.
 
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Old 04-13-2021, 04:42 AM   #20
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Nice!
However, all recent versions of Blender don't work properly on AMD gpus because of a bug in LLVM. Version that is currently shipped with slackware-current needs a patch. It would be a real shame if Slackware 15 released in this state.

source: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/-/issues/4107
 
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Old 04-13-2021, 04:48 AM   #21
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Nice!
However, all recent versions of Blender don't work properly on AMD gpus because of a bug in LLVM. Version that is currently shipped with slackware-current needs a patch. It would be a real shame if Slackware 15 released in this state.

source: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/-/issues/4107
FWIW this is the patch.
 
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Old 04-13-2021, 05:15 AM   #22
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Hmm I'm surprised. Didn't expect a beta this quickly.

It's on DW now:

https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=11210

Still holding out for "Dimensional Shambler" as a release name... or at least located somewhere within.
 
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Old 04-13-2021, 05:36 AM   #23
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Dammit, just did a fresh Arch install last night.
You did a right thing. This beta is terribly buggy. It will stay beta for a very long time.

P.S. if you have a tendency to like Arch and still think about Slackware, try voidlinux. You will love it.

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Old 04-13-2021, 05:49 AM   #24
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You did right thing. This beta is terribly buggy. It will stay beta for a very long time.
Why are you still here? Slackware is not for you. You are not even using it I think.

This beta is not more buggy than any other beta. In fact, I use Slackware64-current on desktop, laptop and server all the time and I am not running into bugs at all. And that's using Plasma5 on the desktop/laptop.

It depends on the workflow I expect but if you run into actual bugs there's nothing that withholds you from addressing that bug either in that software's bug tracker (if it is not a Slackware-created bug) or here in the LQ forum's dedicated thread in case your bug is in the Slackware specific parts.

What you should not do is sit there whining and pointing to other people. That is simply not constructive.
 
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Old 04-13-2021, 05:51 AM   #25
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You did a right thing. This beta is terribly buggy. It will stay beta for a very long time.

P.S. if you have a tendency to like Arch and still think about Slackware, try voidlinux. You will love it.
The trolling level... our ship cannae handle it, Cap'n!
 
Old 04-13-2021, 05:51 AM   #26
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You did right thing. This beta is terribly buggy. It will stay beta for a very long time.
Had this been posted by someone else, I would have asked, politely, for a list of the bugs (especially since I haven't noticed any after the latest upgrade). I might also have suggested a post in the "Requests for -current" thread.

However, in this case I prefer quoting what another slacker wrote in another tread on another forum:

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Go play in someone else’s garden. Close the gate on your way out.
 
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Old 04-13-2021, 05:52 AM   #27
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You did a right thing. This beta is terribly buggy. It will stay beta for a very long time.
Nah, it's pretty solid here.
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try voidlinux. You will love it.
Yep, Void is a nice option
 
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Old 04-13-2021, 06:01 AM   #28
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Had this been posted by someone else, I would have asked, politely, for a list of the bugs (especially since I haven't noticed any after the latest upgrade). I might also have suggested a post in the "Requests for -current" thread.

However, in this case I prefer quoting what another slacker wrote in another tread on another forum:
I used to fill bugs (under different nickname), but most of them are still alive. So I don't do that anymore. I kept bunch of local patches (which I removed 2 weeks ago). F..k all that.

About playgrounds... Yes I can choose where I want to go, and you don't. Just because your nurses won't let you do that.

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Old 04-13-2021, 06:08 AM   #29
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I used to fill bugs (under different nickname), but most of them are still alive. So I don't do that anymore. I kept bunch of local patches (which I removed 2 weeks ago). F..k all that.

About playground. Yes I can choose where I want to go, and you don't because your nurses won't let you do that.
A duplicate account? That's very naughty.

Mind you, it's not like I'm contributing much of use here at the moment myself, but I do run Slackware on a couple of machines. No massive rush to update those, but I'll get round to it at some point after release.

Actually, I might keep the Atom netbook on 14.2. That thing has more or less outlived its usefulness.

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Old 04-13-2021, 06:09 AM   #30
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Thank you ialexand. Just unsubscribed. According to you post you are using Slackware to stay await from it. My reason fails here.
 
  


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