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 (@roberto)
by linuce on Sat 15th Jan 2005 15:45 UTC

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

False, you don't have to as Slackware also supports SysVInit scripts for years. Create the /etc/rc.d/rcN.d directory, with N being the runlevel for which you want to use start (SXXservice) and stop (KXXservice) scripts. Then populate it as you wish with symlinks/scripts. More info at the top of /etc/rc.d/rc.sysvinit.

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

*kof* *kof* *kof*

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

I have heard that Alan Hicks and Co are working on a revised, up-to-date Slackware book which may be ready for the next Slackware major release (11.x).