Saturday, July 2, 2016

Slackware 14.2 Released

After 6 months since the first announcement of the first Beta, Slackware 14.2 is finally released this morning (Western Indonesian Time) when i was a sleep. When other Linux distribution probably already shipped another release, we spent half a year waiting to make sure Slackware 14.2 is rock solid and i'm pretty sure it's worth to wait.

Here's some highlight of Slackware 14.2:
  • Kernel 4.4.14 (part of 4.4.x branch which is a LTS release)
  • Glibc 2.23
  • Xorg 1.18.3
  • GCC 5.3.0
  • PHP 5.6.23
  • Apache 2.4.20
  • OpenSSL 1.0.2h
  • OpenSSH 7.2p2
  • Perl 5.22.2
  • Python 2.7.11
  • Ruby 2.2.5
  • Subversion 1.9.4
  • Git 2.9.0
  • Mercurial 3.8.2
  • Mozilla Firefox ESR 45.2.0
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 45.1.1
  • KDE 4.14.21 (KDE 4.14.3 with kdelibs-4.14.21)
  • Gimp 2.8.6
  • Hexchat 2.12.1
  • Pidgin 2.10.12
See the complete Release Notes for more information about this release.

Happy fun :-)