Now that almost four weeks have passed since the last update of Slackware’s “-current ChangeLog” I am seeing posts from people who (1) start getting worried and (2) are speculating that a new stable release is imminent.
Let me re-assure you: there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work going on. Some of the updates require the recompilation and testing of other packages and this takes time to get it right.
When the time comes to push the next batch to the public, be sure that it contains a lot of goodies. Nope… no PAM in there 🙂
And equally no, this is not the runner-up to a new stable release. Due to the size of the changes, I expect that some serious user-testing is required first. Just be patient for a little longer…