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Slackware 14.2 released

Yep Slackware 14.2 has been released today, July 1st of 2016. Don’t fall off your chairs. More than two and a half years have passed since the previous stable release 14.1 but the long wait was definitely worth it. Actually, the timestamp for 14.2 finalization is “Thu Jun 30 20:26:57 UTC 2016” but Pat needs time […]

Slackware 14.1 released

Finally! Slackware 14.1 has been released today. The package tree had been finalized a couple of days earlier, to give Patrick time to write the release announcement, create ISO images, and send gold master disks to the factory. My gut feeling told me that we had been working long and hard on this release, but […]

Slackware 14 released

Folks, it’s that time which you have all been anticipating!   Slackware 14 has been released today, wrapping up 17 long months of development. Read the announcement to learn all about this new release.The Slackware homepage has some more information for you, as well. I think there has not been such a long series of […]

KDE 4.5.0

KDE 4.5.0 is available! … and I can offer you packages for KDE Software Compilation 4.5.0 for Slackware-current. The 4.5.0 packages are accompanied by a README which explains the straight-forward  installation/upgrade steps. As always, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available. This marks another milestone for the KDE project with numerous improvements to the KDE […]

Preparing for a release is tedious

Now that Slackware is nearing a new release (that would be 13.1 of course), it is again obvious how tedious this process of finalizing is. Even though I am not the maintainer, just someone on the side (albeit pretty close to the fire) there are so many small issues to be taken care of… I […]