LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-20-2019, 02:52 PM   #1
Lysander666
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2017
Location: The Underearth
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, Slackware
Posts: 2,142
Blog Entries: 6

Rep: Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410
The Slackware community - a social retrospective/prescriptive


This topic could have been started in erratum. I thought Slackwarefanboy hadn't posted for a while after an initial run of great enthusiasm - turns out he posted just yesterday.

This got me thinking about the Slackware community. I've only been here for a fraction of its life but I value the place. I started to wonder - how has it changed over time? There are some long-time posters who are still here and are credits to the community, then there are those posters who had the door closed behind them. There must be others who seemed hugely enthusiastic at first and then disappeared altogether.

How has the community changed over time in LQ? Seeing as community interaction is so important to Slackware, I think it's an interesting idea to explore how it's evolved, and what we'd like of it in the future.

I would personally like to see in the future - more of the same! There are too many good posters to name and I don't want to make a list in case I miss someone out, but I hope all of you stay for a good while to come. Also it would be great to see a steady influx of new members who can keep to a similar standard. PV/Slackware continues to do a great job and as long as Slackware's own standards are maintained [and there is no indication that they will not be] the community standard will be high.

Last edited by Lysander666; 06-20-2019 at 04:11 PM.
 
Old 06-20-2019, 03:42 PM   #2
dugan
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Canada
Distribution: distro hopper
Posts: 9,985

Rep: Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568
When KDE made the transition to 4, there was a member named Woodsman who resisted the change.

When KDE made the transition to 5, there was a member named Darth_Vader who resisted the change.
 
2 members found this post helpful.
Old 06-20-2019, 03:53 PM   #3
marrowsuck
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Posts: 178

Rep: Reputation: 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by dugan View Post
When KDE made the transition to 4, there was a member named Woodsman who resisted the change.
I remember him. Former technical writer AFAIK with a great homepage about the linux desktop experience and slackware in particular.
 
3 members found this post helpful.
Old 06-20-2019, 03:59 PM   #4
solarfields
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: slackalaxy
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,138

Rep: Reputation: 685Reputation: 685Reputation: 685Reputation: 685Reputation: 685Reputation: 685
iirc, there was a user who abandoned Slackware and switched to OpenBSD, because of the addition of pulseaudio...
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 06-20-2019, 04:08 PM   #5
dugan
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Canada
Distribution: distro hopper
Posts: 9,985

Rep: Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568
Quote:
Originally Posted by solarfields View Post
iirc, there was a user who abandoned Slackware and switched to OpenBSD, because of the addition of pulseaudio...
There was also a guy who left because Slackware didn't switch to systemd

https://rg3.name/201502151103.html

Although he continued to maintain slackroll for a long time after that.
 
4 members found this post helpful.
Old 06-20-2019, 04:32 PM   #6
Lysander666
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2017
Location: The Underearth
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, Slackware
Posts: 2,142

Original Poster
Blog Entries: 6

Rep: Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410Reputation: 2410
Quote:
Originally Posted by dugan View Post
When KDE made the transition to 5, there was a member named Darth_Vader who resisted the change.
True, but he also said it was unnecessary and promoted Xfce as superior:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darth Vader View Post
To be honest, I will be quite happy will a Slackware 15.0 with no KDE or Plasma at all. XFCE is pretty good, stable and certainly not bloated like hell.

As both a Plasma5 and XFCE user, the later feels much more Slackware-ish as I known.

And I will never understand why someone would think that KDE or Plasma is a must to be in Slackware. It is fine and sound without the Plasma5 or KDE.
 
5 members found this post helpful.
Old 06-20-2019, 05:21 PM   #7
Qury
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Naas,IE
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 205

Rep: Reputation: 182Reputation: 182
i remember ivandi, he had a lot of useful stuff!
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 06-20-2019, 05:34 PM   #8
hitest
Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Prince Rupert, B.C., Canada
Distribution: Slackware, Debian, MX, OpenBSD
Posts: 6,580

Rep: Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794
I've been with the Slackware community for 15 years, since version 10.0. Over the last little while I have sampled other distros (my last flirtation was with Arch). I always come home to Slackware. I no longer do social media; I very much value the friendships that I have here. LQ is and continues to be my go to forum for Slackware.
 
6 members found this post helpful.
Old 06-20-2019, 10:55 PM   #9
garpu
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2009
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 793

Rep: Reputation: 377Reputation: 377Reputation: 377Reputation: 377
It's been about 15 years for me, too. (And, yes, I upgraded my kernel the wrong way all those years, unless I was rolling my own. :P) I can't say I was too involved with the Linux community before 2008 or so, though. Impostor syndrome kept me away for a long time. Then I discovered the linux oggcast and the Luddite podcast, and was more inclined to come here.

Whatever happened to those podcasts? Is Klaatu the last of the bunch to have a podcast like that? There was a podcast with some of the same people that did a reading club, of sorts, too. I liked that one, but I don't think they've updated in some time, either.
 
Old 06-20-2019, 11:27 PM   #10
upnort
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2014
Distribution: Slackware, Debian
Posts: 1,888

Rep: Reputation: 1137Reputation: 1137Reputation: 1137Reputation: 1137Reputation: 1137Reputation: 1137Reputation: 1137Reputation: 1137Reputation: 1137
Hmm. A little history? To my fuzzy memory:

When About the time I started seriously using Slackware, Pat got sick. Lots of buzz around the intertubes.

Once upon a time there was SlackWorld.

Daniel de Kok wrote Slackware Linux Basics.

There was Slackware Linux Essentials written by Slackware "alumni" David Cantrell, Logan Johnson, Chris Lumens.

There was the original Slackware newsgroup members. Lots of spit and vinegar and newbies were chastised for not RTFM at least three times before posting questions.

Before SBo.org there was linuxpackages.net.

Once upon a time there was slacky.eu in Italy for packages.

There was Niels Horn (Brazil?) with packages.

For Slackware derivatives, I remember Deli, Frugalware, Wolvix, Slackintosh, NimbleX, Kongoni, KateOS, and the original Slax.

Last edited by upnort; 06-21-2019 at 09:00 AM.
 
Old 06-21-2019, 02:47 AM   #11
solarfields
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: slackalaxy
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,138

Rep: Reputation: 685Reputation: 685Reputation: 685Reputation: 685Reputation: 685Reputation: 685
Quote:
There was Niels Horn (Brazil?) with packages.
he still hangs in the #slackbuilds channel
 
Old 06-21-2019, 07:08 AM   #12
hitest
Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Prince Rupert, B.C., Canada
Distribution: Slackware, Debian, MX, OpenBSD
Posts: 6,580

Rep: Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794Reputation: 2794
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by upnort View Post
There was Niels Horn (Brazil?) with packages.
Yes. If memory serves he was promoted to a senior administrative IT position; he determined that he didn't have the time to work on Slackware software.
Over the years I have met amazing people here.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 06-21-2019, 08:05 AM   #13
Jan K.
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2019
Location: Esbjerg
Distribution: slackware...
Posts: 214

Rep: Reputation: 149Reputation: 149
Quote:
Originally Posted by upnort View Post
When I started seriously using Slackware, Pat got sick.
Oh dear! What did you do!?

Quote:
Daniel de Kok wrote Slackware Linux Basics.
Love that it's 234 pages!

But posted to thank you for the link!


Slackware ticks each and every box for what I demand of my OS. Probably the sanest distro around... no offence!
 
Old 06-21-2019, 12:51 PM   #14
dugan
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Canada
Distribution: distro hopper
Posts: 9,985

Rep: Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568Reputation: 4568
We also used to have a guy named Vincent Batts. He ended up getting hired by Redhat.
 
Old 06-21-2019, 02:49 PM   #15
Alien Bob
Slackware Contributor
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 8,435

Rep: Reputation: 7629Reputation: 7629Reputation: 7629Reputation: 7629Reputation: 7629Reputation: 7629Reputation: 7629Reputation: 7629Reputation: 7629Reputation: 7629Reputation: 7629
Quote:
Originally Posted by dugan View Post
We also used to have a guy named Vincent Batts. He ended up getting hired by Redhat.
He's also part of the Slackware coreteam.
 
8 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How social are social groups here at LQ? alan_ri General 33 05-24-2011 02:17 AM
LXer: Social networking platform eXo Social released LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 05-17-2010 07:00 PM
LXer: Editors' retrospective -- Linux Devices in 2006 LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 12-22-2006 12:21 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:51 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration