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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The future of Slackware
by Roberto on Sat 15th Jan 2005 13:47 UTC

What I'd like to see in Slackware :

1. A more sophisticated rc start/stop scripts
Now you must edit system files to add a new service.

2. The adoption of the pkg_src from NetBSD project for managing packages.

3. One big handbook, like FreeBSD or NetBSD without the needs to surf the net to search howtos.

I think that taking a look to FreeBSD and NetBSD and integrate these superiors features would make Slackware better.

IMHO, of course.