Saturday, 28 May 2016

Slackware: Kernel 4.4.10 and Liveslak Images

Ola! While we're still waiting Eric Hameleers has quietly (sort of) updated many of his packages, among them Chromium 51, and also released v1.0.0 of his liveslak project, still based on Slackware Current as of now, on his Alien Pastures blog. Eric writes he considers

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Slackware: Kernel Upgraded to Linux 4.4.9 in Current

Today Slackware upgraded the kernel in the Current branch and with that for the upcoming and highly anticipated Slackware 14.2 release to linux 4.4.9 with all the corresponding modules. The init scripts were also updated to sysvinit-scripts-2.0-noarch-31. As usual, this can be traced in the changelog.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Slackware 14.2 Still Getting Updates and Last Minute Fixes

Well, we've been waiting a long time for what has been confirmed will be Slackware 14.2, despite more than two years having passed now since the last release. Last updates and fixes are still going on since the last RC and it looks Firefox 45.1-ESR will be the main channel used for this browser. Follow developments here in the changelog. Given that we now had two betas and two release candidates, which is twice what 14.1 had, I would wager we're close. No, really ;-). On the other hand, 14.0 underwent five RC's.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Devuan Project Announces Beta Release

Today the Devuan Project announced availability of a public beta release to their target group which they call Init Freedom Lovers. One may recall the reason for the split and intended fork from Debian was the decision by the Debian Project to hence include systemd as the default init system, starting with the release of Debian 8 'Jessie' and beyond, with no easy way of switching this out for another init to be used at boot without recompiling binaries or not using certain other programs dependent on it.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Slackware Linux: Shocking News!

You have thought it might happen eventually and here we are. After long deliberation over at Slackware HQ have decided that support for the 32 bit architecture will be dropped as 64 bit is "the future". As another reason it was stated that this also brings the distribution in line with other major Linux distributions and vendors which is important to the developers as they don't like falling out of line with the wider Linux ecoverse.

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