I personally would like to see newer PHP and libpng updates on the -Current, but they are not ready yet. Let's hope Pat is willing to wait for those updates, as it will be a critical updates.
Anyway, here's the latest -Current changelog which states the RC 2 announcements:
Mon Apr 21 16:47:32 CDT 2008
We have now reached the Slackware 12.1 RC2 milestone. :-) We're beyond updating packages or fixing minor cosmetic bugs at this point (actually, we had hoped to be past that with RC1, but there were still items in need of attention). What we have here now has proven to be stable for our testers,
so unless some real showstoppers are found we'll be releasing this as Slackware 12.1-final soon.
a/glibc-solibs-2.7-i486-10.tgz: Recompiled against Linux 220.127.116.11 headers.
a/kernel-generic-18.104.22.168-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 22.214.171.124 uniprocessor generic.s (requires initrd) kernel.
a/kernel-generic-smp-126.96.36.199_smp-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 188.8.131.52 SMP gensmp.s (requires initrd) kernel.
a/kernel-huge-184.108.40.206-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 220.127.116.11 uniprocessor huge.s (full-featured) kernel.
a/kernel-huge-smp-18.104.22.168_smp-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 22.214.171.124 SMP hugesmp.s (full-featured) kernel.
a/kernel-modules-126.96.36.199-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 188.8.131.52 uniprocessor kernel modules.
a/kernel-modules-smp-184.108.40.206_smp-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 220.127.116.11 SMP kernel modules.
a/pkgtools-12.1.0-noarch-7.tgz: Removed obsolete modem setup script (any /dev/modem symlink would be wiped out by udev anyway).
ap/lm_sensors-2.10.6-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to lm_sensors-2.10.6.
d/kernel-headers-18.104.22.168_smp-x86-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 22.214.171.124 SMP kernel headers.
a/mkinitrd-1.3.2-i486-2.tgz: Updated the version numbers in README.initrd and manpage.
k/kernel-source-126.96.36.199_smp-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 188.8.131.52 SMP kernel source package.
l/glibc-2.7-i486-10.tgz: Recompiled against Linux 184.108.40.206 headers.
l/glibc-profile-2.7-i486-10.tgz: Recompiled against Linux 220.127.116.11 headers.
l/jre-6u6-i586-2.tgz: Adjusted installation directory to avoid removing files from kdebindings. Thanks to Kris Karas for pointing out this collision.
l/svgalib_helper-1.9.25_18.104.22.168-i486-1.tgz: Recompiled for Linux 22.214.171.124.
n/mcabber-0.9.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mcabber-0.9.7.
xap/xine-lib-126.96.36.199-i686-3.tgz: Recompiled, with --without-speex (we didn't ship the speex library in Slackware anyway, but for reference this issue would be CVE-2008-1686), and with --disable-nosefart (the recently reported as insecurely demuxed NSF format).
As before in -2, this package fixes the two regressions mentioned in the release notes for xine-lib-1.1.12:
Moving to xine-lib-1.1.12 right now doesn't seem prudent for RC2, as the diff between 188.8.131.52 and 1.1.12 is many thousands of lines long.
(* Security fix *)
extra/brltty/brltty-3.9-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to brltty-3.9.
extra/jdk-6/jdk-6u6-i586-2.tgz: Adjusted installation directory to avoid removing files from kdebindings. Thanks to Kris Karas.
isolinux/initrd.img: Replaced kernel modules with 184.108.40.206 versions.
kernels/huge.s/*: Upgraded to huge.s 220.127.116.11 kernel.
kernels/hugesmp.s/*: Upgraded to hugesmp.s 18.104.22.168 kernel.
kernels/speakup.s/*: Upgraded to speakup.s 22.214.171.124 kernel.
usb-and-pxe-installers/: Replaced kernel modules with 126.96.36.199 versions.
Thanks to Amritpal Bath for writing a new README_RAID document explaining how to install Slackware using various RAID levels. :-)