Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Slackware 13.37 RC2 Released

Pat has upgraded the status of Slackware 13.37 into RC2, which means it's getting big updates, but it's likely getting into more and more finalized phase of final version of Slackware 13.37 which (i predict) will be out in one or two weeks if nothing breaks after RC2.

Why RC2? Since it receives a new Kernel stocks. Slackware 13.37 will use, even though Linux Kernel 2.6.38 has just been released. It's too brave to include 2.6.38 as the default kernel in 13.37 since it has just came out from Linus' GIT repository and without thorough testing, it might break Slackware's stability. For those who wanted to use the Linux Kernel 2.6.38, you can compile your own (just like what i did last night by compiling Linux Kernel 2.6.38 on my workstation).

Since new kernels arrives, some of the toolchain are being rebuilt to link with the new kernels. They are aaa_elflibs and glibc. Other packages gets rebuilt to fix some problems or to enable new features that were disabled in previous build.

Some other basic packages gets a lift up, for example glib2, GTK+2, dnsmasq, iproute2, mesa, and xscreensaver (this one was requested in LQ).

Are We Almost There? Definitely!!!! Yahoo