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 184.108.40.206 headers.
a/kernel-generic-220.127.116.11-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 18.104.22.168 uniprocessor generic.s (requires initrd) kernel.
a/kernel-generic-smp-22.214.171.124_smp-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 126.96.36.199 SMP gensmp.s (requires initrd) kernel.
a/kernel-huge-188.8.131.52-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 184.108.40.206 uniprocessor huge.s (full-featured) kernel.
a/kernel-huge-smp-220.127.116.11_smp-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 18.104.22.168 SMP hugesmp.s (full-featured) kernel.
a/kernel-modules-22.214.171.124-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 126.96.36.199 uniprocessor kernel modules.
a/kernel-modules-smp-188.8.131.52_smp-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 184.108.40.206 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-220.127.116.11_smp-x86-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 18.104.22.168 SMP kernel headers.
a/mkinitrd-1.3.2-i486-2.tgz: Updated the version numbers in README.initrd and manpage.
k/kernel-source-22.214.171.124_smp-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 126.96.36.199 SMP kernel source package.
l/glibc-2.7-i486-10.tgz: Recompiled against Linux 188.8.131.52 headers.
l/glibc-profile-2.7-i486-10.tgz: Recompiled against Linux 184.108.40.206 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_220.127.116.11-i486-1.tgz: Recompiled for Linux 18.104.22.168.
n/mcabber-0.9.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mcabber-0.9.7.
xap/xine-lib-22.214.171.124-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 126.96.36.199 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 188.8.131.52 versions.
kernels/huge.s/*: Upgraded to huge.s 184.108.40.206 kernel.
kernels/hugesmp.s/*: Upgraded to hugesmp.s 220.127.116.11 kernel.
kernels/speakup.s/*: Upgraded to speakup.s 18.104.22.168 kernel.
usb-and-pxe-installers/: Replaced kernel modules with 22.214.171.124 versions.
Thanks to Amritpal Bath for writing a new README_RAID document explaining how to install Slackware using various RAID levels. :-)