Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 09:39 UTC
Slackware, Slax Patrick Volkerding, Slackware's maintainer, announced that Slackware 10.2 is going into beta: "I think it's time to consider this to be mostly frozen and concentrate on beta testing in preparation for the Slackware 10.2 release, so there won't be too many more upgrades and additions."
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Pat and Pam
by on Thu 4th Aug 2005 16:25 UTC

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Pat is really going to hit a wall soon, more and more software is depending on pam. I've heard that future versions modular versions of X will require it to handle the permissions issues that will arise from running parts of X as the user.

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RE: Pat and Pam
by slamens on Thu 4th Aug 2005 21:30 in reply to "Pat and Pam"
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2005-08-03

Maybe. If it's time to adopt it, he will probably do so. I thought that the various security issues with PAM were his main complaint, but I think/hope that PAM has become more mature and secure by now.
Besides, he has also waited a long time before including NPTL support.

I expect more changes for slackware 11, like the switch to kernel 2.6 as default, and probably the inclusion of HAL and DBUS.

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