Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd May 2008 05:47 UTC, submitted by ZacharyM
Slackware, Slax One of the oldest Linux distributions, Slackware, has pushed out another release. "Well folks, it's that time to announce a new stable Slackware release again. So, without further ado, announcing Slackware version 12.1! Since we've moved to supporting the 2.6 kernel series exclusively (and fine-tuned the system to get the most out of it), we feel that Slackware 12.1 has many improvements over our last release (Slackware 12.0) and is a must-have upgrade for any Slackware user."
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RE[2]: Packages, packages...
by garymax on Sun 4th May 2008 15:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Packages, packages..."
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You are not making any sense.

Nice try at polemics but I made perfect sense. My point was and is the fact that unless you are installing massive amounts of apps, resolving dependencies is not that big of a deal.

When you have source code ANY application is available.

I left it in 1997 due to its... lack of proper package management. But I have seen nothing to indicate that the situation has changed much.

This further proves my point. You're looking for something easy. It's not a matter of whether apps are available or not. It's whether you can get them onto your system in a perceived "easy" fashion.

This isn't necessarily a bad thing but it underscores the crux of the issue.

Also, it appears your idea of a "proper" package manager is one that resolves dependencies or, in other words, is easy...

I still say the cleanliness of the system and the relative ease with which dependencies are resolved in Slackware are well worth the minimal extra effort to get a great system that performs well with no bloat.

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