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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RE: The future of Slackware
by Anonymous on Sat 15th Jan 2005 14:12 UTC

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

How exactly would you like them implemented? I quite like the way they work, they are simple, easy to understand and modify compared to the scripts from a lot of other distros, and they work just fine. You only need to edit them if you install a service that isn't included with Slackware otherwise it's usually just setting execute bit on the script with chmod.