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Old 09-02-2018, 09:45 AM   #1
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Sugeestion: -current: merge patches from archlinux


as my experience, archlinux is stable than -current
 
Old 09-02-2018, 10:06 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 09-02-2018, 10:10 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 09-02-2018, 10:18 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 09-02-2018, 12:15 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 09-02-2018, 01:39 PM   #6
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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.
 
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Old 09-02-2018, 01:45 PM   #7
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as my experience, archlinux is stable than -current
some specifics would really be helpful
 
Old 09-02-2018, 01:47 PM   #8
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Suggestion: do not feed the troll. Let the thread die out.
 
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Old 09-02-2018, 01:56 PM   #9
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/me puts baldzhang on ignore
 
Old 09-05-2018, 12:26 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 09-05-2018, 12:38 PM   #11
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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.
 
Old 09-05-2018, 12:50 PM   #12
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Why I sugguest:

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

Already fixed in Slackware

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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.
 
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Old 09-05-2018, 12:52 PM   #13
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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.

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Old 09-05-2018, 12:54 PM   #14
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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.
 
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:08 PM   #15
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Please do not reply any more... I give up.
 
  


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