Thursday, December 11, 2008

Slackware 12.2 Released

Well, actually i'm quite surprised to see Slackware 12.2 gets released after the first RC, but when The Main said so, then let it be. SLACKWARE 12.2 IS OFFICIALLY RELEASED. I found the release on Facebook, because PV put it on his Status Update. Here's some features on Slackware 12.2:
- Running on Linux Kernel
- GLIBC 2.7
- Modular X11
- GCC-4.2.4 compiler
- Support for fully encrypted network connections with OpenSSL, OpenSSH, OpenVPN, and GnuPG.
- Apache (httpd) 2.2.10 web server with Dynamic Shared Object support, SSL, and PHP 5.2.8.
- PCMCIA, CardBus, USB, IEE1394 (FireWire) and ACPI support. This makes Slackware a great operating system for your laptop.
- The udev dynamic device management system for Linux 2.6.x.
- Perl 5.10.0, Python 2.5.2, Ruby 1.8.7-p72, Subversion 1.5.4, git-, mercurial-1.0.2
- Updated versions of the Slackware package management tools and also slackpkg inclusion to the main repository
- Web browsers galore! (Konqueror 3.5.10, SeaMonkey 1.1.13, Firefox 3.0.4) and Thunderbird
- KDE 3.5.10, including KOffice, KDevelop, Amarok, K3B, and Konqueror
- GTK+ based applications (pidgin-2.5.2, gimp-2.4.7, gkrellm-2.3.2, gxine-0.5.903, xchat-2.8.6, xsane-0.996, and pan-0.133)

Please note that not all of the packages here are the latest version available on the upstream repository. It's the latest stable version tested by the Slackware team. That means there will be no KDE 4 (on /testing), GIMP 2.6, GLIBC 2.9, GCC 4.3, and many more. Those packages will have to wait until Slackware 13.0 comes up in the future as it will be a major upgrade compared to a version bump from .1 into .2.

Happy Slacking and Huge thanks to Patrick Volkerding and all of the Slackware Crew party