My thoughts on Slackware, life and everything submission freeze

You may not have noticed yet, but the submission page at (aka SBo) has changed:

Pending the release of Slackware 12.2, the site admins have temporarily disabled the submission form in order to prepare things on our end for 12.2.

This does not mean that a Slackware 12.2 is imminent. Only Patrick knows when the next release of Slackware will become available. But, it may be obvious that slackware-current is reaching a point where further change can be considered as polishing and fine-tuning.

The repository has grown tremendously, and we need to give the script maintainers some time to test their submissions on the next Slackware. What we now have available in the slackware-current package tree is good enough to start testing and debugging the repository scripts.

Subsequently, the admins need to prepare the site’s database for Slackware 12.2 and make sure that only those submissions are tagged “verified for 12.2” of which we are sure they have been tested and reported OK. This will take some time as well, and we are proud of the fact that we managed to launch our updated SBo repository within hours from the Slackware 12.0 and 12.1 releases 🙂 We want to continue this track record.

I want to thank all SlackBuild maintainers for their submissions, and all users of the SBo site for their trust. When we started this project I never expected that it would see the popularity it has now.

Be sure to check out Chess Griffin’ssbopkg” script which is an easy to use front-end to our SlackBuild script repository.
Have fun! Eric


  1. Christophe

    Congratulations, you’ve made it on time (I’d call it 12.2)

    Thanks to you and the other admins for the awesome amount of work put in this endeavour.



  2. Umendra Singh

    Thanks for featuring my entry .The blog need to give good script maintainers some time to their Submission.

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