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Old 06-08-2006, 07:46 AM   #151
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Received a reply to an e-mail from slackware themselves and apparently available for purchase in 2 weeks time. My order already in.
you mean like pre-order?? cuz IIRC you've been able to pre-order slackware 11.0 for a while, no?? or are you saying they implied the actual release was gonna happen in two weeks??

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Just idle curiosity but how does Pat make any money from his releases if as soon as it's available for purchase someone posts the ISOs on tinternet for download???
maybe he doesn't make a LOT of money from the boxed sets (or all the other items in the slackware store), but keep in mind he's also an IT professional and stuff, so he probably makes decent money as a linux system administrator... i think it's great that he gives people the *choice* without hesitation of either buying or downloading slackware...

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Old 06-08-2006, 07:48 AM   #152
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Just idle curiosity but how does Pat make any money from his releases if as soon as it's available for purchase someone posts the ISOs on tinternet for download???
I and many people buy the CD's to support the distro. There is also a subscription service available which serves the same purpose, and a lot of support comes from this as well. Pat makes the ISO's available for public consumption but also relies on others willing to support his work by purchasing CD's with each release.
 
Old 06-08-2006, 07:54 AM   #153
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you mean like pre-order?? cuz AFAIK you've been able to pre-order slackware 11.0 for a while, no?? or are you saying they implied the actual release was gonna happen in two weeks??
My pre-order has been in a while. Personally I pre-ordered the DVD version plus the slackware essentials book as a package.
But I e-mailed them to find out if there was a release date,and yes they implied release, at least for purchase, is in 2 weeks time. We'll wait and see.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 08:43 AM   #154
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That abacus doesn't have the power to run Slackware. You need a soroban
Haahaha, I thought everyone over looked my post there, LOL.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 03:05 PM   #155
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After looking at the changelog entries for June 5th, one can speculate that Slackware 11's main kernel will be 2.6.16.20. I know the entry is just saying that test26.s is based on 2.6.16.20, but it also looks is renaming test26.s to 2.6.16.20.

How's that for a rumor?
 
Old 06-10-2006, 12:09 AM   #156
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My pre-order has been in a while. Personally I pre-ordered the DVD version plus the slackware essentials book as a package.
But I e-mailed them to find out if there was a release date,and yes they implied release, at least for purchase, is in 2 weeks time. We'll wait and see.
Are you sure? Didn't they mean a Release Candidate or something? For Slackware 10.2 Pat had announced a frozen three for a little more than a month.

It would be quite weird if he pushed Slack 11 without a call of the "This is almost it, please test" kind.
 
Old 06-10-2006, 03:26 AM   #157
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Are you sure? Didn't they mean a Release Candidate or something? For Slackware 10.2 Pat had announced a frozen three for a little more than a month.

It would be quite weird if he pushed Slack 11 without a call of the "This is almost it, please test" kind.
I don't know!! Maybe I'm getting wrong end of stick but this is e-mail I sent and received from the store
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Hi Edd, we will have the Slack 11 release within the next two weeks.

Thanks

Moeen
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From:
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 1:38 PM
To: sales@store.slackware.com
Subject: Slack 11

Do you have a release date for purchase of above please.

Thanks Edd
 
Old 06-10-2006, 06:36 AM   #158
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Slack 11? Pfft. That's so next week. What about next year? Will it be Slack 11.1, or Slack 12?

Looking at Slack's recent history, we see that the version numbers follow those of gcc:

Slack 8.0 & 8.1: gcc-2.95
Slack 9.0 & 9.1: gcc-3.2.x
Slack 10.0, 10.1 & 10.2: gcc-3.3.x
Slack 11.0: gcc-3.4.x
Slack ?.0: gcc-4.?.x

Now surely the version of Slack after 11.0, to be released in 2007 in all probability, will come with a version of gcc in the 4.x series, not the (by-then) antiquated 3.4.x series? So, my money's on Slack 11 being followed by Slack 12, making it the first since 4.0 to have no .1 or .2 releases.

Let the speculation begin!
 
Old 06-10-2006, 08:58 AM   #159
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captain chaos, speculation can be so much fun!

Maybe Moeen meant "we will have the Slack 11 release [date] within the next two weeks."

?
 
Old 06-13-2006, 03:46 PM   #160
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Sorry guys, maybe it's 'cos I'm so new to slacking, but this is the earliest machine I've managed to get 10.2 running on.

http://www.kerryr.net/pioneers/gallery/ns_babbage6.htm
 
Old 06-13-2006, 07:00 PM   #161
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Sorry guys, maybe it's 'cos I'm so new to slacking, but this is the earliest machine I've managed to get 10.2 running on.

http://www.kerryr.net/pioneers/gallery/ns_babbage6.htm
I did it in its modern version:

http://acarol.woz.org/
 
Old 06-15-2006, 01:33 AM   #162
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Ah, sorry, we haven't discovered plastic here yet.

But I have upgraded.

http://www.meccano.us/difference_eng..._1/DEFront.jpg

I still can't seem to find sprocket e5 though, must be under the cardboard box lining.
 
Old 06-15-2006, 04:58 AM   #163
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a guy on an other forum recognized these lines in the sw-current changelog:

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I considered using --prefix=/usr here since X.Org will be moving from
/usr/X11R6 to /usr when Slackware absorbs the modular release, but I
think it will be best to wait and make those changes all at once.
This, BTW, will be sometime after the 11.0 release. This current to
stable cycle has already taken too much time (10.2 is in need of
replacement), and introducing changes that might break things at this
point would be foolhardy. Although there's still quite a bit in the
TODO queue here I'm making my steps carefully as -current is very
stable, and I think it should ship as a stable 11.0 soon so that we can
get back to the business of breaking things in -current. :-)
 
Old 06-15-2006, 05:51 AM   #164
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dang! I was gonna post that . So we should see a release very soon
 
Old 06-15-2006, 10:50 AM   #165
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There is no way.

We just had over 20 updates today. Any OS that gets that many updates at one point is definately not ready for a stable release. I still think there is at least a week or two.
 
  


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