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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slack evolution
by jhr on Sun 16th Jan 2005 09:35 UTC

i realy liked slack, but i think Pat shoul consider to take some things from ArchLinux and CruxLinux. Those distributions are realy "slack-like" but with nice features. and one big plus for pat could be better management of package building. one thing i realy didn't like in slack, were the original SlackBuild scripts (some packages installed directly to system root etc.) This is something like VidaLinux could bring to Gentoo. Pat is man i could believe to that the distro core i perfect and the arch-like infrastructure could give me nicely designed port system i could use and extend with my own packages. and this could bring plus for repositories like linuxpackages.

that are mi thougths about slack, now i experiment with oter distros to find what new is where, but... best time i had with slack.