Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Major Changes in Slackware-Current

Many have asked why -current no longer being updated despite many changes has been asked in many media, and now the answer has been given. It's indeed a HUGE!! update scattered in all directories from a until xfce.

There are some highlights:
  • Kernel 3.18.11
  • alsa 1.0.29
  • cups 2.0.2
  • mariadb 10.0.17
  • gcc 4.9.2
  • git 2.3.5
  • KDE 4.14.3
  • gstreamer 1.4.4
  • gtk+2-2.24.27
  • gtk+3-3.14.12
  • xorg-server 1.16.4
  • xfce 4.12
Many libraries and packages are being upgraded to the latest version and there may be some side effects with third party packages, such as packages built from SBo when being used in -current machine. You might want to check them to make sure it works. Normally a simple rebuilt should solve the problem, but sometime you may need to find some patches in order to make it work on -current machine.

That said, this batch of update is VERY interesting to follow.
Start your rsync script / slackpkg running :)