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Old 11-01-2008, 08:51 AM   #1
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Who know when should we get new release of Slackware? 12.2 or 13?


Hi, all

I working for a testing job, and now I am testing server and hardware for Linux. After testing Slackware 12.1, I found it released before 6 months, without slackware, I know Fedora, ubuntu and debian always release new version or updates every 6-8 months, what about Slackware?

Should anybody give me a reference about the road map of slackware current? When should we get slackware 12.2, or even slackware 13?

Thanks!
 
Old 11-01-2008, 09:02 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

The Ultimate "When Will The Next Slackware Release Arrive" MegaThread
 
Old 11-01-2008, 09:15 AM   #3
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Thanks Hill

Thanks Hill, I read your link, and maybe it's not necessary to care about the new version?
 
Old 11-01-2008, 09:21 AM   #4
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The next version of Slackware will be released when Pat decides that it is ready. You can follow the intel current changelog.

http://www.slackware.com/changelog/current.php?cpu=i386
 
Old 11-01-2008, 09:24 AM   #5
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Thanks Hill, I read your link, and maybe it's not necessary to care about the new version?
It's necessary to care about the new version, if you're a Slacker.

However, nobody but Mr. Pat Volkerding decides when it's ready, and
releases it "in the wild".

What you can do to help is to run -current, test the software, and
report any bugs to Mr. Volkerding. Other than that, it's just like
children and their birthdays ... wait until the day arrives.

If you want to test software, what is wrong with Slackware-12.1?
 
Old 11-01-2008, 09:35 AM   #6
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Everything works well on Slackware 12.1, but my leader want to know about the coming change of Slackware.

Maybe it's a good idea to upgrade the Slackware 12.1 to current? Then when the stable version release, the current version is the same as the new stable version?

Thanks
 
Old 11-01-2008, 09:44 AM   #7
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I would not upgrade to Slackware -current on a machine unless you
want to help test the new software. You know that -current is the
development cycle of Slackware. Run it on an expendable box instead.

May I recommend you read the CURRENT WARNING message.
 
Old 11-01-2008, 09:49 AM   #8
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Thanks, I know what should I do.

Slackware looks little different from other distribution, but, Hummm, looks more stable.
 
Old 11-01-2008, 01:01 PM   #9
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Hi,

As stated you should use -current on a expendable or test bed boxen. Then supply back any problems or bugs to the team.

You will find Slackware 12.1 to meet your needs. What do you want to use the OS for?
 
Old 11-01-2008, 06:20 PM   #10
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Hi,onebuck

Need to Run a business program. Including huge data(Some people advice me to try ZFS with solaris, but I think it's not necessary, and non of our team familiar with Solaris), a java application server and a database: postgresql. sendmail or postfix support(need to testing later with our business program).

And need cluster support in the feature.

And, virtual support is very important.

What about slackware?

Last edited by saharabear; 11-02-2008 at 05:15 AM.
 
Old 11-02-2008, 02:21 PM   #11
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Someone remind me...Pat has been doing X.0 then X.1 release. Then X+1.0, X+1.1, X+2.0 ...

When was the last Slackware with a two in it ie. Slackware X.2?

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Old 11-02-2008, 02:47 PM   #12
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When was the last Slackware with a two in it ie. Slackware X.2?
10.2 I believe. Edit: true according to Wikipedia and it was released in September 2005.
 
Old 11-02-2008, 03:25 PM   #13
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Yes and 10.2 was really 11.0 and 11.0 was really 11.1, but Pat was sick back then :-)
 
Old 11-02-2008, 07:00 PM   #14
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This is just a theory / guess, not based on any research...
I think there can be a 12.2 interim version and later a 13.0 when KDE4.x is really stable and reliable.
 
Old 11-03-2008, 05:36 AM   #15
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I wonder why /etc/slackware-version always looks like X.Y.0. Was there ever a X.Y.1-release?
 
  


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