Home > Slackware, Slax > Slackware’s Patrick is Back in Good HealthSlackware’s Patrick is Back in Good Health Guest post by Rahul Sundaram 2004-12-20 Slackware, Slax 32 CommentsThe current changelog informs us that Patrick is back in good health from the strange ailments that affected him previously He also muses about his plans for Slackware 10.1 and kernel 2.6 possibly in Slackware 11. 32 Comments 2004-12-20 5:44 pm What a relief! It’s great to hear that Patrick is doing much better. 2004-12-20 5:48 pm Thats great! I hope everybody learn something from this, that nobody nowadays are free from sickness and things that is bad in some way… 2004-12-20 5:57 pm After the detailed post about his original ailment, I’m really curious now about any treatment he underwent. Oh well, here’s to Slackware 11. 2004-12-20 5:59 pm n/t 2004-12-20 6:02 pm Thank God everything’s O.K. with him. 😀 2004-12-20 6:21 pm This is great news, just in time for the Christmas season. I wish Pat the best of luck and a great holiday season for him and his family. 2004-12-20 6:32 pm merry x-mas, pat! i am glad you are back again!-2501 2004-12-20 6:38 pm I’m glad he’s doing much better now. 2004-12-20 6:44 pm This is remarkable good news. 2004-12-20 6:57 pm It’s good to hear back from Pat, he will recover fully overtime.It is also good to hear about the new Dropline GNOME team releasing the final 2.8.2 gnome soon, they are testing the release now.Nice to see things getting back on track.Merry Xmas to all of you! 2004-12-20 7:09 pm Very pleased to hear that Mr Volkerding is feeling better.I think most, if not all people take their good health for granted.Good health is one of the few things money cannot buy – a fact that I suspect many fans of open source software, & anyone who pauses to think about it, will appreciate.A healthy 2005 to all!Roll on the next release of Slackware!erstwhile Slack user 2004-12-20 7:15 pm …does anybody have the slightest idea when Slackware 10.1 might be released (still this year/Q1 ’05 etc.)? 2004-12-20 7:21 pm Q1 2005 probably 2004-12-20 8:15 pm Thank god.What was Pat’s diagnosis anyway? He said he was coughing up some white mass. It didn’t sound like cancer, but i don’t know anything about these things. 2004-12-20 8:36 pm all buy Pat a Christmas present if we use Slackware. Congratulations on your recovery!! Best wishes. 2004-12-20 8:36 pm Thats the best gift for x-mas, knowing Pat is good! (Ok, I know Pat is good, but the good mind needs a good body)Thank you! 2004-12-20 9:27 pm Nice to hear that . Hope this never happen again . 2004-12-20 9:33 pm God bless Patrick and his work of life = brilliant Linux distro! 2004-12-20 9:34 pm Great to hear his health is improving at a rapid rate! Cheers!Weird, just this morning I was wondering what his stats were… 2004-12-20 10:18 pm Praise the Lord for his great recovery. Amen. 2004-12-20 11:18 pm This is great news, I was getting worryied about good old Pat. But he seems to be pulling through, talk about good news right before Christmas.I’m sure I speak of a lot of people when I say I’d really miss the main man behind my favorite Linux distro. 2004-12-21 12:21 am Great to hear this LEGEND of Linux world and author/maintainer one of the most stable/reliable/polished/popular distributions is back at good, at least much better, health !Happy Xmas to everyone, extra for Pat and his family. 2004-12-21 2:01 am Glad he is better. I havent used slackware in many years, but he deserved a high achievement award for sticking with it and giving so much to his community 2004-12-21 4:02 am We had some pretty dark momments on the #dropline channel, when we were worried that we’d not only have a desktop on our hands, but that we’d also quite possibly need to be taking a whole distro on our hands. It was great when we heard the news that Pat was feeling better and working on Slackware again.Pat’s always done a awesome job with Slackware, I’m really glad that he’s going to keep going with Slackware. None of us want to see the end of an era. 2004-12-21 8:16 am I’m very glad to hear he’s well. Keep up the good work on Slackware! I’ve been looking for alternatives but there are none:) 2004-12-21 8:24 am Nice to hear that he is back in Good Health. My best wishes for him for this season and for his contributions to the open source community. 2004-12-21 8:31 am This news made my day! 2004-12-21 8:41 am And then think about Slackware .Some of us can only help with good wishes in such situations . Big bear hugs for your great job . 2004-12-21 10:39 am that’s a good news indeed! Wish you the best x-mas and to be fully *reloaded* Keep up the great work, Pat! 2004-12-21 10:57 am Wonderful news, hearing Pat is doing much better!But I hope Pat takes lessons out of this ‘incident’.If all your time is devoted to Slackware, and you don’t care about your own health, this fact eventually will turn against you…Slackware-updates are important, but so does Pat’s health. I even consider the last one even more important.Merry Xmas and a Happy New Yearto Pat, his family, all the people who made him welland of course all the Slackware users out there ! 2004-12-21 5:14 pm Awesome news!I would be lying if I said I wasn’t worried.Merry Xmas and best of luck in the future!Slackware is, and will probably always be, my absolute favorite distro. 2004-12-27 7:22 pm is knowing that the Slackware tradition will live on. Woohoo! More power to Pat!So what exactly was his condition and were his hypotheses based on his internet research correct?