Slackware 14.0 Released

Congratulations and many thanks to the Slackware team for yet another ironclad release!

Pat’s comments from the changelog:

Wed Sep 26 01:10:42 UTC 2012
Slackware 14.0 x86 stable is released!

We’re perfectionists here at Slackware, so this release has been a long
time a-brewing.  But we think you’ll agree that it was worth the wait.
Slackware 14.0 combines modern components, ease of use, and flexible
configuration… our “KISS” philosophy demands it.

The ISOs are off to be replicated, a 6 CD-ROM 32-bit set and a dual-sided
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Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen.  The Slackware team, the
upstream developers, and (of course) the awesome Slackware user community.

Have fun!  :-)

As always, if you’re ready to take the plunge, take a look at Pat’s UPGRADE.TXT and Robby Workman’s CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT to ensure a painless transition from 13.37 to 14.0

Happy Slacking this weekend.

Slackware 14.0 RC 5 available

In what will (hopefully) be the final development release before 14.0 ships.

Patrick’s comments from the changelog:

Wed Sep 19 23:52:16 UTC 2012
Here we go one more time with Slackware 14.0 release candidate 5.
Really, this time it is not a drill! Everything is in place and
ready to release at this point, and unless there’s some kind of
showstopper found (which doesn’t seem too likely after all the
testing that’s happened), the release can be expected soon.
After careful consideration and a considerable amount of internal
testing I did relent to give the kernel one more bump to 3.2.29,
so of course 3.2.30 was released a couple of hours ago. ;-)
But that’s not a showstopper, and it seems to be time to get off
the never-ending kernel upgrade treadmill until the next cycle
begins. Speaking of kernels, I added sample .configs for all the
3.x kernel branches in /testing. So test away, and if there are
any new problems (or old ones that we missed), let us know soon!

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