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Martha Adams (12-28-18, 07:16 AM)
I like the Slackware idea and I'm a Slacker for going-on to decades,
but *what is* happening with Slackware? I see notes around but for
a serious Linux distribution like I think Slackware is, there should
be *news* releases of reliable information.

Regrettably, I'm not seeing any. I'm thinking about what do I want
to move on to, if I must; but this is not what I want to do. Does
Slackware recover, live long and prosper, or not? ??

Titeotwawki -- Martha Adams [Fri 2018 Dec 28]
Henrik Carlqvist (12-28-18, 08:14 AM)
On Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:16:49 -0500, Martha Adams wrote:
> I like the Slackware idea and I'm a Slacker for going-on to decades,
> but *what is* happening with Slackware? I see notes around but for a
> serious Linux distribution like I think Slackware is, there should be
> *news* releases of reliable information.


The place to look for info about the work on the next release is


There you can follow the ongoing work with what is going to be the next
stable release and in the comments you will also be able to see when the
work gets so close that current becomes "release candidates".

regards Henrik
Eef Hartman (12-28-18, 11:01 AM)
Henrik Carlqvist <Henrik.Carlqvist> wrote:
> The place to look for info about the work on the next release is
>


And the thread "Requsts for current(14.2->15.0) on linuxquestions.org

where people report newer versions of packages and problems with the
-current release.
root (12-28-18, 05:21 PM)
Martha Adams <mha> wrote:
> I like the Slackware idea and I'm a Slacker for going-on to decades,
> but *what is* happening with Slackware? I see notes around but for
> a serious Linux distribution like I think Slackware is, there should
> be *news* releases of reliable information.
> Regrettably, I'm not seeing any. I'm thinking about what do I want
> to move on to, if I must; but this is not what I want to do. Does
> Slackware recover, live long and prosper, or not? ??
> Titeotwawki -- Martha Adams [Fri 2018 Dec 28]


While you are thinking along these lines, think about giving
a contribution to Patrick for his efforts.
Dan C (12-30-18, 05:54 PM)
On Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:16:49 -0500, Martha Adams wrote:

> I like the Slackware idea and I'm a Slacker for going-on to decades,
> but *what is* happening with Slackware? I see notes around but for a
> serious Linux distribution like I think Slackware is, there should be
> *news* releases of reliable information.


There are. Read/follow the ChangeLog(s). Updates pretty much daily.

> Regrettably, I'm not seeing any.


You're not looking in the right place.

> I'm thinking about what do I want to
> move on to, if I must; but this is not what I want to do. Does
> Slackware recover, live long and prosper, or not? ??


Recover from what? It's doing fine, as far as I can tell.

> Titeotwawki -- Martha Adams [Fri 2018 Dec 28]


Are you a Native American, or what? What does that name mean?
Chris Elvidge (12-30-18, 06:24 PM)
On 30/12/2018 15:54, Dan C wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:16:49 -0500, Martha Adams wrote:
> There are. Read/follow the ChangeLog(s). Updates pretty much daily.
> You're not looking in the right place.
> Recover from what? It's doing fine, as far as I can tell.
> Are you a Native American, or what? What does that name mean?


This is the end of the world as we know it?
Jos Bergervoet (12-30-18, 09:43 PM)
On 12/30/2018 5:24 PM, Chris Elvidge wrote:
> On 30/12/2018 15:54, Dan C wrote:
> This is the end of the world as we know it?


That is appropriate. The present point of time is *always* the end
of the world as we know it! Everything in the future is unknown,
so we do not know that yet. So with the name Titeotwawki you're
always spot-on!
Ferannia (12-30-18, 11:20 PM)
On Sun, 30 Dec 2018 15:54:26 GMT
Dan C <youmustbejoking> wrote:

> On Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:16:49 -0500, Martha Adams wrote:


> > Titeotwawki -- Martha Adams [Fri 2018 Dec 28]

> Are you a Native American, or what? What does that name mean?


She/he is a troll imputing a serious distribution is expected to have offices (like in this post of a similar thread ) and also have informationsposted on a regular basis, on a shiny eyecandy distro's web page akin to Mint and similar, or she/he will not see it. Pure troll belittling Slackware.
Dan C (12-30-18, 11:57 PM)
On Sun, 30 Dec 2018 13:20:34 -0800, Ferannia wrote:

> On Sun, 30 Dec 2018 15:54:26 GMT Dan C <youmustbejoking>
> wrote:
> She/he is a troll imputing a serious distribution is expected to have
> offices (like in this post of a similar thread
> BKQn4Lr_BwAJ
> ) and also have informations posted on a regular basis, on a shiny
> eyecandy distro's web page akin to Mint and similar, or she/he will not
> see it. Pure troll belittling Slackware.


Heh. You're probably right.
Martha Adams (12-31-18, 06:58 PM)
On 12/30/2018 02:43 PM, Jos Bergervoet wrote:
> On 12/30/2018 5:24 PM, Chris Elvidge wrote:
> That is appropriate. The present point of time is *always* the end
> of the world as we know it! Everything in the future is unknown,
> so we do not know that yet. So with the name Titeotwawki you're
> always spot-on!


=====

Re 'Titeotwawki', for me it's "Today is the end of the world as
we know it." It's true! And it reflects change I've seen over
my time. Back in a small town I grew up in during the 1930's,
there was the current news. I liked Lowell Thomas, and in the
movies, the news piece that preceded the main show. But that
sort of news then, has become today a hurtling flight into the
unknown, and I don't like it. So I came across that 'Titeotwawki'
and *it fits*. So now I use it frequently.

Titewotwawki -- Martha Adams [Mon 2018 Dec 31]
Mike Spencer (01-01-19, 10:37 PM)
Ferannia <ferannia> writes:

> She/he is a troll imputing a serious distribution is expected to
> have offices and also have informations posted on a regular basis,
> on a shiny eyecandy distro's web page akin to Mint and similar, or
> she/he will not see it. Pure troll belittling Slackware.


Ummmmmmm... A woman in her 80s who's a long-time Slackware devotee
and twm fan? And you're...what? Taking on the aspect of a PFY geek
to slag her as a troll, posting via pointy-clicky Claws Mail?

PKB, AFAICT.

It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human
problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more
to offer by way of advice than "try to be a little kinder."

-- Aldous Huxley, novelist (1894-1963)
ruben safir (01-26-19, 10:29 AM)
On 1/1/19 3:37 PM, Mike Spencer wrote:
> PKB, AFAICT.


what does that mean?
NotReal (01-26-19, 04:37 PM)
ruben safir wrote:

> On 1/1/19 3:37 PM, Mike Spencer wrote:
> > PKB, AFAICT.

> what does that mean?


PKB Pot Kettle Black (Pot calling the kettle black)

AFAICT As Far As I Can Tell
john (02-10-19, 10:45 PM)
On Friday, December 28, 2018 at 12:10:30 AM UTC-5, Martha Adams wrote:
> I like the Slackware idea and I'm a Slacker for going-on to decades,
> but *what is* happening with Slackware? I see notes around but for
> a serious Linux distribution like I think Slackware is, there should
> be *news* releases of reliable information.
> Regrettably, I'm not seeing any. I'm thinking about what do I want
> to move on to, if I must; but this is not what I want to do. Does
> Slackware recover, live long and prosper, or not? ??
> Titeotwawki -- Martha Adams [Fri 2018 De


I am 86 years old. I hope to be alive until the next release but my hopes are fading. Slack was my first linux os back in the 1990s
Robert Komar (02-11-19, 07:19 AM)
john <culletonpl> wrote:
> On Friday, December 28, 2018 at 12:10:30 AM UTC-5, Martha Adams wrote:
> I am 86 years old. I hope to be alive until the next release but my hopes are fading. Slack was my first linux os back in the 1990s


I assume that Slackware's breaking free of Walnut Creek means that
the CD/DVD distribution channel is broken for now. However,
Slackware current continues to get updated regularly. Why wait
for a release? Just update to slackware-current, and never have
to do a fresh install again.

I've been using Slackware since early 1994, and I'm going to keep
using it until it slackware-current stops being updated.

Cheers,
Rob Komar

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