Thursday, October 1, 2015

Poll Results and New Poll

It's been late for one month already, but it's better to be late than no post at all. So few months ago i asked which DE that people wished to be included in the future Slackware releases. Here are the results:
Cinnamon
  44 (26%)
Enlightenment
  29 (17%)
i3
  25 (15%)
Lumina
  11 (6%)
LXDE
  30 (18%)
LxQT
  34 (20%)
MATE
  51 (30%)
RazorQT
  7 (4%)
Others
  21 (12%)

MATE is the highest votes with 30% followed by Cinnamon and LxQT. I'm not that surprised since many people loved the old GNOME2 and since MATE is based on it, it has high number of people who wished it to be included. Cinnamon is also quite interesting since it provides modern desktop with modern technology and it's still relatively new, but it has attracted many people already.

While i don't have any authority to give a decision whether all those options will be included in next Slackware or not, here's a good solution:
I'm also announcing new question for next poll. It's all about PHP. PHP 5.6 is still used in -current as of today (October 1 2015), but it will be supported until August 2016 and receive security updates until July 2017. Meanwhile, PHP 7.0 is approaching and it has reached RC3.
Which PHP version should be included in the next Slackware release?