Slackware 11.0 Release Candidate 5

Slackware 11.0 Release Candidate 5 is here. Lots of updates to existing packages. Not many packages were upgraded. Patrick is giving the scouts honor that this will be the last RC before 11.0 final.

Head on over to the Slackware Blog to have a look at the full changelog entry. Hopefully we will see Slackware 11.0 released sometime next week or maybe even by the end of the week since we’ve seen such a long RC cycle. I don’t think we’ve seen anything greater than RC2 since Slackware 9.0 or so. It’s been a while since we’ve seen this many release candidates.


Slackware 11.0 Release Candidate 4

Slackware 11.0 Release Candidate 4 is out! This release sees kernel included as the default. Soon after RC4 was made, Patrick made another small update to the ChangeLog:

Sun Sep 3 19:59:47 CDT 2006
a/udev-097-i486-8.tgz: Fixed a missing ‘[‘ in rc.udev. Thanks to
guilherme for pointing out the error, and to J., who found the missing
‘[‘. (It had fallen off my desk and ended up under a table)
kernels/ Forgot to gzip a bunch of these. Thanks, Steve’o.

This should definitely be the last RC before Slackware 11.0 final is released. In the past two or three Slackware releases (10.0, 10.1, and 10.2), we’ve only seen 2 or 3 release candidates. I suppose there’s a chance we’ll see RC5 this time, but I’m thinking this RC4 will be the last. Probably see Slackware 11.0 final within a week and a half or so.


Slackware 11 Feeling Official

Slackware 11.0.0 is really feeling “official” now for me. Yesterday, Patrick made an update to the -current ChangeLog stating he had bumped the /etc/slackware-version number up to 11.0.0. I had been waiting for him to bump that version number up. Now that he’s done so, I know Slackware 11.0 will be out soon. I am excited.


Slackware Blog Changes

On Monday, I made a post on the Slackware Blog, asking for volunteers to help me with posting. I got two emails and two comments to the post offering assistance, much better turnout than I expected.

Anyway, I’ve added three new bloggers so far: James Bowling, lssantaanna, and some guy whose name I don’t exactly know yet.

James has already started posting, which is totally awesome. I was trying to find some time to post about the recent changelog updates but James beat me to it. I think the four of us should be able to generate some pretty good content, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

Traffic to the Slackware Blog has been growing steadily. Especially since the release of Slackware 11.0 Release Candidate 1. The site gets pretty good placement on Google for a number of slackware related terms.