Saturday, May 3, 2008

Slackware 12.1 Released

Finally, the waiting time is over. Slackware 12.1 has been released by Patrick Volkerding with only one changes from the last batch of updates. I would like to thank you to Patrick Volkerding for his dedication this time maintaining Slackware, thus giving us a wonderful Linux distribution.

The official announcement will tell you everything you should know about this version, but it would be nice to see the CHANGES_AND_HINTS which describes changes made from previous 12.0 release. It may also give you hints to solve several problem you *may* encountered while playing with Slackware 12.1 (believe me, you would see the magic of this file, don't matter whether you are doing manual upgrade or fresh installation).

For now, the ISO are only available on Torrents, so if you are interested, please download and seed as long as you can. It will helps many other people to get the ISO as fast as possible. Also, don't forget to support this project by donations or buying the official CD/DVD set from Slackware Store. Your donation will help this project financially.

At last, but least, have fun with Slackware 12.1 and congatulations to Patrick Volkerding party
Thu May 1 13:36:34 CDT 2008
Slackware 12.1 is released as -stable. :-) Again, huge thanks to everybody who pitched in and helped with bug reports, patches, testing, suggestions, other comments, and everything else. Without this valuable input, Slackware would be nowhere near what it is today. Special thanks to the CREW, to the people developing and testing for (where many of Slackware's
future additions are first built and tested), and to everyone on, various #slackware or ##slackware IRC channels, other Slackware related web sites, and other places where the community shares their needs and concerns with the team. On behalf of everyone here, thanks.
We think you'll enjoy this new release, and hope that you'll find it to be much more than 0.1 better than Slackware 12.0. ;-)
Have fun! -P.

extra/slackpkg/slackpkg-2.70.3-noarch-2.tgz: Updated the version in the slackpkg script from 2.70.2 to 2.70.3.