Thursday, July 2, 2009

Slackware 13.0 RC 1

The development of Slackware 13.0 nearly ends and Pat decided to freeze further updates (unless there's a security problem or regression occurred) and marks today's update as Release Candidate 1. Usually, Slackware never had too many RCs in the past, so i would say, Slackware 13.0 will be released on July or probably in August.

Based on the Changelog, it would use 2.6.29.x rather than going with 2.6.30, even though it would bring more updates to the core of the operating system itself.

Here's the latest -Current changelog:
Wed Jul 1 16:04:35 CDT 2009
Hi folks -- the TODO isn't entirely empty here, but it's pretty much down to minor nits, and so we're going to call this release candidate #1 and (mostly) freeze further updates unless they happen to fix problems.
Regarding the kernel, 2.6.29.x has been well tested with this userspace and seems like the best choice to ship for production use. Perhaps we can put something else (at least source and configs) in /testing, though.
a/slocate-3.1-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt. Don't index cifs or tmpfs.
Add a few more directories to the list of paths to prune.
Thanks to Cor Molenaar and Erik Jan Tromp.

l/urwid-0.9.8.4-i486-1.txz: Added. Needed for wicd.

n/dnsmasq-2.49-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.

n/httpd-2.2.11-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt. This needed a recompile against the new apr package to fix building new modules.
Thanks to Michael Johnson and Ian Carolan for reporting this issue.

n/iwlwifi-3945-ucode-15.32.2.9-fw-1.txz: Upgraded.

n/iwlwifi-5000-ucode-8.24.2.12-fw-1.txz: Upgraded.

n/php-5.2.10-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.

x/xorg-server-1.6.1-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
Fixed default-font-path. Thanks to Bruce Hill.
Patched a key repeat problem in XineramaCheckMotion.
Thanks to Adam Kennedy for pointing out the fix.

x/xorg-server-xephyr-1.6.1-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.

x/xorg-server-xnest-1.6.1-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.

x/xorg-server-xvfb-1.6.1-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.

xap/electricsheep-20090306-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt. Patched to fix an issue where mplayer needs a buffer when reading from a pipe.
Thanks to Eric Hameleers.

extra/wicd/wicd-1.6.1-i486-1.txz: Upgraded. Thanks to Robby Workman.


Update (09:01 AM): Don't forget to add yourself to netdev group (in /etc/group) and restart wicd daemon and messagebus or you will not find wicd working.