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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slamens
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2005-08-03

(note: I am the anonymous poster you were replying to)

The 2.6 series kernels are "not thoroughly tested"? Did you just wake up from a hibernation?
I'm not saying 2.6 is bad, but there were various non-trivial changes made to the kernel since 2.6.0 was released, which should have been tested better (in a forked tree) before they went into 2.6.x. Especially 2.6.8 and 2.6.9 had their issues because of that.
Maybe this situation has changed with the new versioning scheme. In any case, the 2.4 kernels have been tested and debugged for a much longer time.

Also, I remember that 2.4.13 was the first 2.4 kernel that was the default kernel of a slackware release. It's not uncommon that patrick waits until a new kernel has proven to be really stable over time.

As for Gnome, why would PV include Freerock when a user can just download the ISO and install it themselves? I use FRG and love it.
Without a gnome distribution included in slackware, no one can create package of gnome-dependent programs for slackware. Say I want to build and distribute a package of program X, should I build it under freerock gnome, dropline gnome or gware?
Also, if a gnome build would be included in slackware, more people would use it and bugs would be reported faster.

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