Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 15th Jan 2005 02:09 UTC, submitted by Paul Best
Slackware, Slax On a recent IRC discussion Pat discussed Slackware's future and the restructuring that will happen for Slackware 11. Regarding the removal of Gnome from Slackware, he said: "GNOME is not easy to build into packages, lacks decent documentation to build, and requires many undocumented system changes for things to work 100%".
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Much appreciation for Pat
by evilEntity on Sat 15th Jan 2005 12:12 UTC

There will always be a special place in my heart for Slackware and all the hard work that Pat has done in maintaining the integrety of Slackware's philosophy throught a time when the distro with the kitchen sink included have exploded. I have tried too many distro's to count and I have always gone back to Slack for all my Linux needs large or small and wouldn't hesitate to again if I had to use Linux for something again.

I have since moved onto my new favorite OS which is just about almost the equivalent of Slackware and that is DragonFlyBSD. BSD's are more my style and DragonFly's goals and philosophy seem more solid. And for being so new (well about 1 and half old) it is wonderfully stable.

Anyway.. Glad to See Pat is back to full health and wish him and Slackware the Best.