Saturday, September 1, 2012

Slackware 14.0 RC4 Announced

Pat called another round of testing due to changes and more bug fixes towards a stable Slackware 14.0 release by announcing RC4. While some may be disappointed due to delay to the release, but they must understand that Patrick has it's own standard when talking about stability and security in Slackware. He never prefer to have early release when he thinks it's not ready yet. So, please test this release and make sure all the major bugs has been resolved.

What has been changed on this release?
  • Emacs upgraded to 24.2
  • MySQL upgraded to 5.5.27
  • Firefox and Thunderbird upgraded to 15
  • Seamonkey upgraded to 2.12
  • Gpa upgraded to 0.9.3
  • OpenSSH upgraded to 6.1p1
  • Gimp upgraded to 2.8.2
  • Git upgraded to 1.7.12
  • vim and vim-gvim upgraded to 7.3.645
  • A lot of fixes comes in cpio, dbus, pkgtools, slocate, keybinder, Qt, and GPA
  • Man packages are being compressed in usb_modeswitch, powertop, and xfce4-notifyd
  • New packages added: xf86-video-fbdev (extra) and rp-pppoe (testing)