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baldzhang 09-02-2018 08:45 AM

Sugeestion: -current: merge patches from archlinux
 
as my experience, archlinux is stable than -current

Darth Vader 09-02-2018 09:06 AM

Slackware-current is not a rolling release like Arch Linux.

Instead, the Slackware-current is the development tree of Slackware and NOT for the users but for beta-testers, and of course it has moments when it is unstable, because the additions of new software.

orbea 09-02-2018 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by baldzhang (Post 5899008)
as my experience, archlinux is stable than -current

Which patches do you think could be merged? If there is a problem that needs fixing and arch has a fix then it might be merged, but unless these problems are pointed out then there is nothing to do here and intentionally or not your post is troll bait.

Didier Spaier 09-02-2018 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Darth Vader (Post 5899011)
Slackware-current is not a rolling release like Arch Linux.

Instead, the Slackware-current is the development tree of Slackware and NOT for the users but for beta-testers, and of course it has moments when it is unstable, because the additions of new software.

Yes. Furthermore Arch is not always stable (which is to be expected for a rolling release). As en example recently an upgrade broke the Orca screen reader, preventing blind users who applied it before a fix be provided to access their desktops, see the the thread beginning with this post.

hitest 09-02-2018 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Didier Spaier (Post 5899017)
Furthermore Arch is not always stable (which is to be expected for a rolling release).

I run Slackware64-current and Arch(virtual machine). Both distributions on occasion break. In my experience Slackware64-current is more stable than Arch. YMMV.

drmozes 09-02-2018 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baldzhang (Post 5899008)
as my experience, archlinux is stable than -current

You'd need to define what constitutes "stable". To me it means API, perhaps to you it means that the kernel doesn't panic.

glorsplitz 09-02-2018 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by baldzhang (Post 5899008)
as my experience, archlinux is stable than -current

some specifics would really be helpful

Alien Bob 09-02-2018 12:47 PM

Suggestion: do not feed the troll. Let the thread die out.

dugan 09-02-2018 12:56 PM

/me puts baldzhang on ignore

baldzhang 09-05-2018 11:26 AM

Why I sugguest:

please read the following posts:
1)
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post5891629
2)
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...it-4175622396/


but I'd like to solve issues like this:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=151702
and this:
https://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=33949


please do not angry: if we wait everything fixed by upstream, we will never got a stable release.

ponce 09-05-2018 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by baldzhang (Post 5900158)
Why I sugguest:

please read the following posts:
1)
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post5891629
2)
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...it-4175622396/


but I'd like to solve issues like this:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=151702
and this:
https://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=33949


please do not angry: if we wait everything fixed by upstream, we will never got a stable release.

it has already been asked you but you still haven't minded answering: which are the patches that you suggest to merge and to solve which particular issues, exactly?
it's not clear reading your messages and the links you provided.

dugan 09-05-2018 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by baldzhang (Post 5900158)
Why I sugguest:

please read the following posts:
1)
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post5891629

Already fixed in Slackware

Already fixed in Slackware

Quote:

but I'd like to solve issues like this:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=151702
and this:
In which Slackware is right and Arch is wrong?

I have no idea what you want me to think this is about.

If you want to actually be constructive, then link to the specific Arch patches that you want Slackware to apply.

Didier Spaier 09-05-2018 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by baldzhang (Post 5900158)

glibc-2.27 has been provided for -current since February 9, 2018, 8:59 PM and mesa 18.1.7 since August 25, 2018, 1:06 AM as you have acknowledged in these threads.

As ponce just answered, these links shed no light.

Beyond that:
  1. In any case, Slackware won't be released any time soon, as there even hasn't been an upgrade tagged beta.
  2. You bet, Pat won't apply third-party patches unless absolutely necessary.
  3. You do not seem to know much about how the development cycle of a distribution like Slackware is managed.
So, better let Pat decide what to do and when which he knows better than you and me.

dugan 09-05-2018 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by dugan (Post 5900168)
If you want to actually be constructive, then link to the specific Arch patches that you want Slackware to apply.

And if your point is that every patch used by Arch should automatically be also applied for Slackware, then the answer is LOL.

baldzhang 09-05-2018 12:08 PM

Please do not reply any more... I give up.


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