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Old 05-22-2020, 08:01 AM   #1
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What is the next big thing in current?


Ok, now we have Python3 and PAM. But what's the next big thing in Slackware current? I hope it's KDE 5.

What do you think?
Feel free to troll discuss.

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Old 05-22-2020, 08:17 AM   #2
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Plasma 5 would be my guess.
 
Old 05-22-2020, 08:31 AM   #3
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Maybe xfce updates as a warmup before kde/plasma. Or maybe it'll be the Spanish Inquisition.
 
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:48 AM   #4
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I'd agree with montagdude. The May Plasma 5 bits have all been released for a few days now.
 
Old 05-22-2020, 09:47 AM   #5
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KDE Plasma 5 and XFCE 4.14 are coming I susppect.
 
Old 05-22-2020, 09:49 AM   #6
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I'm afraid it could follow systemd soon!
 
Old 05-22-2020, 10:07 AM   #7
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No system D
 
Old 05-22-2020, 10:14 AM   #8
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I'm afraid it could follow systemd soon!
No. There's no evidence to support that statement.
 
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:39 AM   #9
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No. There's no evidence to support that statement.
There never used to be evidence of pam either
 
Old 05-22-2020, 11:44 AM   #10
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There never used to be evidence of pam either
But more and more hints were being dropped that it wasn't off the table to add PAM the closer we got to adding it. We've not seen anything like that for systemd yet.
 
Old 05-22-2020, 11:56 AM   #11
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There never used to be evidence of pam either
Seriously?

The Slackware Team member vbatts worked in a PAM-ified Slackware at least since 2017 and Mr. Volkerding told multiple times right in this forum, at least since 1 year that the PAM is about to be adopted sooner or later.

http://www.slackware.com/~vbatts/pam/

Not to not mention that the adoption of Kerberos around 4 months ago was a clear sign that PAM will follow in the near future.

In this order of thoughts, I would like to notice you that another important Slackware packager works in a Plasma5 with elogind.

https://gitlab.com/w41l/kde-elogind

Please take look in this GitLab repository and you will see on what I put my bet for what are the next major things which will be adopted in Slackware sooner or later.

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Old 05-22-2020, 05:29 PM   #12
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Maybe because I am getting old I look forward to the period after KDE / XFCe updates and the 15.0 release when we return to slow and steady updates...
 
Old 05-22-2020, 05:29 PM   #13
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This kde-elogind slackbuild makes swaywm more straightforward on current

The elogind slackbuild in the kde-elogind gitlab link cited in the previous post #11 creates a elogind package that just works with swaywm (after you add the one line amendment to system-auth in /etc/pam.d that kde-elogind packager recommends in his README file.) No more setuid hack to use swaywm on current, if you just install this one package ( and adjust the build options for wlroots to use elogind as per the swaywm website's elogind howto paragraph).

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Old 05-22-2020, 05:59 PM   #14
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The next big thing in current will be:
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Slackware 15.0 x86_64 stable is released!
 
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Old 05-22-2020, 06:52 PM   #15
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IMO, every time eudev is updated, it is suggestive that systemd will not be adopted soon.

If systemd ever comes to Slackware, eudev will be removed. So why maintain eudev unless it will remain extant?

That having been said, the last eudev update was 2019-10-28, so by this logic we are justified in feeling a little nervous ;-)

My prediction for The Next Big Thing is KDE5, like others have already said.

After that? I honestly do not know. Perhaps incorporating one of the many user-proposed schemes for keeping an emergency backup kernel across updates.

Idlemoor/55020's approach appeals to me most:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post5934214
 
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