Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 09:39 UTC
Slackware, Slax Patrick Volkerding, Slackware's maintainer, announced that Slackware 10.2 is going into beta: "I think it's time to consider this to be mostly frozen and concentrate on beta testing in preparation for the Slackware 10.2 release, so there won't be too many more upgrades and additions."
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You don't need to compile the 2.6 kernel on your own if you don't want to, the included 2.6 kernel in /extra is good and not difficult too install.

I agree with Patrick that the 2.4.31 kernel should be the default, since the 2.6 series are still not thoroughly tested and have given me unpleasant surprises. Apart from ACPI and udev support, the 2.4 series still perform well and are rock solid. It would be nice if you could choose for a 2.6 kernel in the installer, though.

What me saddens more is the removal of gnome. I can see why patrick doesn't want to do the effort of building gnome on his own, but I don't understand why he doesn't include freerock gnome (built using GSB) or something. Dropline is out of the question because it replaces too much slackware packages, but freerock seems OK to me.

Apart from that, slack 10.2 is looking nice.

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