I finished generating ISO images for Slackware Live Edition 188.8.131.52. These ISOs are all based on Slackware-current “Thu Jan 17 04:52:06 UTC 2019” which means it will boot a Linux 4.19.16 kernel.
Available variants are:
- Slackware (unaltered complete) in 32bit and 64bit flavors, ~3.5 GB in size
- XFCE (minimalistic Slackware) in 32bit and 64bit flavors, ~700 MB in size
- MATE (Slackware without KDE4 but with MATE added) is a 64bit ISO of 2.4 GB
- PLASMA5 (Slackware without KDE4 but with KDE Plasma5 and a lot of other goodies added) comes in a 64bit flavor at 4.3 GB
The squashfs modules in the XFCE ISOs are compressed with ‘xz’ to keep them as small as possible (so they will fit on a CDROM medium). All of the other ISOs are compressed with ‘zstd’ which gives the Live OS a speed boost of ~20% at the cost of 10% increase in the ISO size.
There’s 15 GB to upload to slackware.nl so it will take a while to get there… even with 3 MB/sec upload speed. Rsync download is possible via rsync://slackware.nl/mirrors/slackware-live/ … you just have to be a wee bit patient.
In the meantime, if you feel bored, you can look at the development history in its git repository. If you want to read about what the Slackware Live Edition can do for you, check out https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/slackware-live-edition/ or any of the articles on this blog that followed.
Extensive documentation on how to use and develop Slackware Live Edition can be found in the Slackware Documentation Project Wiki.