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author Patrick J Volkerding <volkerdi@slackware.com>2011-04-25 13:37:00 +0000
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Slackware 13.37slackware-13.37
Mon Apr 25 13:37:00 UTC 2011 Slackware 13.37 x86_64 stable is released! Thanks to everyone who pitched in on this release: the Slackware team, the folks producing upstream code, and linuxquestions.org for providing a great forum for collaboration and testing. The ISOs are off to be replicated, a 6 CD-ROM 32-bit set and a dual-sided 32-bit/64-bit x86/x86_64 DVD. Please consider supporting the Slackware project by picking up a copy from store.slackware.com. We're taking pre-orders now, and offer a discount if you sign up for a subscription. As always, thanks to the Slackware community for testing, suggestions, and feedback. :-) Have fun!
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-Welcome to Slackware 13.1! (64-bit x86_64 edition)
+Welcome to Slackware 13.37! (64-bit x86_64 edition)
-Slackware 13.1 is a complete distribution of the Linux operating system.
+Slackware 13.37 is a complete distribution of the Linux operating system.
-Here are some versions of major components of Slackware 13.1:
+Here are some versions of major components of Slackware 13.37:
-- Linux kernel 2.6.33.4
-- C compiler gcc-4.4.4
-- Binutils 2.20.51.0.8
-- GNU C Library glibc-2.11.1
-- X Window System Updated (but not "bleeding edge") packages
- from X.Org
-- KDE 4.4.3
-- Xfce 4.6.1
+- Linux kernel 2.6.37.6
+ 2.6.38.4
+- C compiler gcc-4.5.2
+- Binutils 2.21.51.0.6
+- GNU C Library glibc-2.13
+- X Window System X11R7.6 + updates
+- KDE 4.5.5
+- Xfce 4.6.2
For installation instructions, see the file 'Slackware-HOWTO'.
@@ -21,11 +21,11 @@ For important hints about this release, see the file 'CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT'.
These are some of the important files and directories found on the Slackware
FTP site:
- ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.1/
+ ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.37/
There is also a newer (and faster) primary FTP site for Slackware here:
- ftp://slackware.osuosl.org/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.1/
+ ftp://slackware.osuosl.org/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.37/
Thanks to cwo.com for continuing to help us with hosting for our web site
and ftp.slackware.com, and to the OSU Open Source Lab for hosting our
@@ -35,10 +35,10 @@ If you're reading this on a CD-ROM, these directories will probably be
split across several discs.
.
-|-- ANNOUNCE.13.1 Announcement for Slackware 13.1.
+|-- ANNOUNCE.13.37 Announcement for Slackware 13.37.
|-- BOOTING.TXT Tips for troubleshooting boot problems.
-|-- CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT A summary of major changes from Slackware 13.0
-| to 13.1 and common pitfalls.
+|-- CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT A summary of major changes from Slackware 13.1
+| to 13.37 and common pitfalls.
|-- CHECKSUMS.md5 MD5 format file checksums.
|-- COPYING The GNU Public License, version 2.
|-- COPYING3 The GNU Public License, version 3.
@@ -64,10 +64,9 @@ split across several discs.
|
|-- extra/ Extra packages for Slackware like:
| | aspell-word-lists, bash-completion, bittornado,
-| | brltty, emacspeak, the Java(TM) JDK, kde3-compat,
+| | brltty, emacspeak, the Java(TM) JDK,
| | mplayerplug-in, partitionmanager (GUI partitioning
-| | tool for KDE4), slacktrack, tightvnc, wicd,
-| | yasm assembler.
+| | tool for KDE4), slacktrack, tightvnc, and wicd.
| |
| `-- source/ Source code for the extra packages.
|
@@ -81,27 +80,25 @@ split across several discs.
| |
| `-- initrd.img Installation initrd (can also be loaded with Loadlin)
|
-|-- kernels/ Precompiled Linux 2.6.33.4 kernel images.
+|-- kernels/ Precompiled Linux 2.6.37.6 kernel images.
| |
-| |-- huge.s The default standard install kernel for Slackware.
-| | This supports pretty much everything in the
-| | 2.6.33.4 kernel. This kernel requires an x86_64
-| | (also known as AMD64, EM64T, or Intel 64) capable
-| | 64-bit CPU.
+| `-- huge.s The default standard install kernel for Slackware.
+| This supports pretty much everything in the
+| 2.6.37.6 kernel, including Speakup. This kernel
+| requires an x86_64 (also known as AMD64, EM64T, or
+| Intel 64) capable 64-bit CPU.
+|
+|-- pasture/ These are packages that have been removed
+| | from Slackware, but are useful enough to
+| | keep around. Might not be secure.
| |
-| `-- speakup.s A huge.s kernel patched to support speakup
-| speech output through various hardware and
-| software speech synthesizers.
-|
-|-- pasture/ Used to store packages that have been removed from
-| | Slackware, but are useful enough to keep around.
-| | This is currently empty in x86_64 Slackware.
+| | Packages currently found here include
+| | gxine-0.5.905, mesa-7.8.2, and xf86-video-ati-6.13.2.
| |
| `-- source/ Source code directory for the pasture packages.
-| This directory is also currently empty.
|
|-- slackware/ This directory contains the core software packages
-| | for Slackware 13.1.
+| | for Slackware 13.37.
| |
| |-- a/ The A (base) package series.
| |-- ap/ The AP (applications) package series.
@@ -141,9 +138,9 @@ split across several discs.
|
|-- testing/ This directory contains packages being tested
| | for possible use in future versions of Slackware.
-| | You'll find amarok-2.3.0.90 (a development
-| | release), and btrfs-progs (2010-05-18 repo pull).
-| | These packages should not be considered supported.
+| | You'll find mesa-7.10.1, which might be a better
+| | option for some hardware. This package should
+| | not be considered supported.
| |
| `--- source/ This directory contains source code for the
| packages in testing.
@@ -163,7 +160,7 @@ split across several discs.
If you like Slackware, please consider supporting the project by becoming
-a Slackware subscriber. The announcement (ANNOUNCE_13.1) in this directory
+a Slackware subscriber. The announcement (ANNOUNCE_13.37) in this directory
has information about ordering or subscribing to the Slackware CD-ROM or
DVD releases. Note that at this time the x86_64 release is only available
as part of the DVD -- if there's interest in a CD-ROM version, let us know.