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Fri Apr 8 06:58:48 UTC 2011
One more. We'll call this 13.37 RC 4.6692. Thanks to Nicola for suggesting
the first Feigenbaum constant could be useful since we used pi, and it's too
late for e. This is pretty much it, but last call for any showstoppers.
OK, Gary, I'll forgive you.
BTW, how's your foot/leg?
Thanks for asking!
Foot is healed. Getting around better. I'm going in next week for additional epidurals for spinal pain issues. Those things are painful, no matter how many local injections the docs give you. Not looking forward to the session but hopefully the results will help the pain & inflammation.
Hobbling around and trying to get things done on the farm is difficult but doable. Lot of helpful people in this world and I really appreciate the attention to duties by them that are difficult for me right now. I do things that my body will allow, limited duty.
Spending time on LQ & my system upgrades or rebuilds keep my mind active.
excerpt from changelog;
Fri Apr 22 18:38:01 UTC 2011
Cave closing soon. All adventurers exit immediately through Main Office.
Thanks to Steve Kennedy for pointing this out, as it fixes a possible crash.
Just in case anyone is intending to follow the longterm branch of the Linux
kernel, here are some sample .config files that may be a useful starting
point. I imagine most people who would want to run this would be using it
on a server, so a few options were tweaked to optimize it for that.
Some of the highlights versus the previous 188.8.131.52 configs:
BLK_DEV_LOOP y -> m
FIREWIRE n -> m
HIGHMEM64G n -> y
HZ 1000 -> 100
MOUSE_PS2_ELANTECH n -> y
PHONET m -> n
PREEMPT_NONE n -> y
PREEMPT_VOLUNTARY y -> n
Please, have your ticket ready for loading of the next ride!
Fri Apr 22 21:48:38 UTC 2011
The sepulchral voice intones, "The cave is now closed."
Clear locale environment variables and then export LANG=C.
Thanks to guanx and rg3.
Sun Apr 24 03:20:33 UTC 2011
I'd best start wrapping this up or I'm likely to be eaten by a grue.
The block loop device has long been built into the Slackware kernel (since
1993, in fact), but we plan to make it modular in future kernels in the main
tree, and it already is modular in the /testing kernels. To avoid surprises,
we'll load it at boot time if it is modular and not loaded already.
/etc/rc.d/rc.loop: Added a simple script to load the loop device module.
/etc/rc.d/rc.S: Run the rc.loop script if it is executable.
The location for the system config file moves to /etc, and there isn't one
included yet for fvwm-2.6.x. But that makes it more fun, right? :-)
It's true! Slackware 13.37 has been released. Nearly a year in the making, you will appreciate the performance and stability that can only come with careful and rigorous testing. Slackware 13.37 uses the 184.108.40.206 Linux kernel (hence our new $SLACKWARE_VERSION.$KERNEL_VERSION naming system used for this release ;-), and also ships with 220.127.116.11 kernels for those who want to run the latest (and also includes configuration files for 18.104.22.168 and 2.6.39-rc4). The long-awaited Firefox 4.0 web browser is included, the X Window System has been upgraded (and includes the open source nouveau driver for nVidia cards). The venerable Slackware installer has been improved as well, with support for installing to btrfs (for those who would like to try a new copy on write filesystem), a one-package-per-line display mode option, and alienBOB's big surprise: an easy to set up PXE install server that runs right off the DVD!
More details may by found in the official announcement and in the release notes:
Things have been a little out of order around here for me. Some personal health problems have limited my LQ activity. Things are looking better daily. Getting back into a routine.
So you want to install the new Slackware 13.37 and do not have a CD/DVD. What do you do? USB/PXE are very good install methods for users. Really not that hard. Alien_Bob has made things easy for you. Checked out:
The biggest change is that I'm discontinuing the patched packages. Instead, I'm now providing step-by-step instructions to either enable the default Freetype subpixel renderer, or to apply the infinality.net patches.