|author||Patrick J Volkerding <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2012-09-26 01:10:42 +0000|
|committer||Eric Hameleers <email@example.com>||2018-05-31 22:51:55 +0200|
Wed Sep 26 01:10:42 UTC 2012 Slackware 14.0 x86_64 stable is released! We're perfectionists here at Slackware, so this release has been a long time a-brewing. But we think you'll agree that it was worth the wait. Slackware 14.0 combines modern components, ease of use, and flexible configuration... our "KISS" philosophy demands it. 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. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen. The Slackware team, the upstream developers, and (of course) the awesome Slackware user community. Have fun! :-)
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@@ -1,18 +1,17 @@
-Welcome to Slackware 13.37! (64-bit x86_64 edition)
+Welcome to Slackware 14.0! (64-bit x86_64 edition)
-Slackware 13.37 is a complete distribution of the Linux operating system.
+Slackware 14.0 is a complete distribution of the Linux operating system.
-Here are some versions of major components of Slackware 13.37:
+Here are some versions of major components of Slackware 14.0:
-- Linux kernel 126.96.36.199
-- C compiler gcc-4.5.2
-- Binutils 188.8.131.52.6
-- GNU C Library glibc-2.13
-- X Window System X11R7.6 + updates
-- KDE 4.5.5
-- Xfce 4.6.2
+- Linux kernel 3.2.29
+- C compiler gcc-4.7.1
+- Binutils 184.108.40.206.2
+- GNU C Library glibc-2.15
+- X Window System X11R7.7
+- KDE 4.8.5
+- Xfce 4.10.0
For installation instructions, see the file 'Slackware-HOWTO'.
@@ -21,24 +20,20 @@ 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
-There is also a newer (and faster) primary FTP site for Slackware here:
-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
-archives at slackware.osuosl.org.
+Thanks to cwo.com for continuing to help us with hosting for our web site,
+and to the OSU Open Source Lab for hosting our archives at ftp.slackware.com
If you're reading this on a CD-ROM, these directories will probably be
split across several discs.
-|-- ANNOUNCE.13.37 Announcement for Slackware 13.37.
+|-- ANNOUNCE.14.0 Announcement for Slackware 14.0.
|-- BOOTING.TXT Tips for troubleshooting boot problems.
-|-- CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT A summary of major changes from Slackware 13.1
-| to 13.37 and common pitfalls.
+|-- CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT A summary of major changes from Slackware 13.37
+| to 14.0 and common pitfalls.
|-- CHECKSUMS.md5 MD5 format file checksums.
|-- COPYING The GNU Public License, version 2.
|-- COPYING3 The GNU Public License, version 3.
@@ -64,9 +59,12 @@ split across several discs.
|-- extra/ Extra packages for Slackware like:
| | aspell-word-lists, bash-completion, bittornado,
-| | brltty, emacspeak, the Java(TM) JDK,
-| | mplayerplug-in, partitionmanager (GUI partitioning
-| | tool for KDE4), slacktrack, tightvnc, and wicd.
+| | bittorrent, brltty, emacspeak, mplayerplug-in,
+| | partitionmanager, recordmydesktop, tightvnc, wicd,
+| | and xf86-video-fbdev. Scripts are also included to
+| | repackage some non-redistributable binaries into
+| | Slackware packages: google-chrome, java, and
+| | flashplayer-plugin.
| `-- source/ Source code for the extra packages.
@@ -80,25 +78,16 @@ split across several discs.
| `-- initrd.img Installation initrd (can also be loaded with Loadlin)
-|-- kernels/ Precompiled Linux 220.127.116.11 kernel images.
+|-- kernels/ Precompiled Linux 3.2.29 kernel images.
| `-- huge.s The default standard install kernel for Slackware.
| This supports pretty much everything in the
-| 18.104.22.168 kernel, including Speakup. This kernel
+| 3.2.29 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.
-| | 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.
-|-- slackware/ This directory contains the core software packages
-| | for Slackware 13.37.
+|-- slackware64/ This directory contains the core software packages
+| | for Slackware 14.0.
| |-- a/ The A (base) package series.
| |-- ap/ The AP (applications) package series.
@@ -114,6 +103,7 @@ split across several discs.
| |-- tcl/ The TCL (Tcl/Tk and related) package series.
| |-- x/ The X (X Window System) package series.
| |-- xap/ The XAP (X applications) package series.
+| |-- xfce/ The XFCE (Xfce desktop) package series.
| `-- y/ The Y (BSD games) package series.
|-- source/ This directory contains source code for the core
@@ -134,13 +124,23 @@ split across several discs.
| |-- tcl/ Source for the TCL (Tcl/Tk and related) series.
| |-- x/ Source for the X (X Window System) series.
| |-- xap/ Source for the XAP (X applications) series.
+| |-- xfce/ Source for the XFCE (Xfce desktop) series.
| `-- y/ Source for the Y (BSD games) series.
|-- testing/ This directory contains packages being tested
| | for possible use in future versions of Slackware.
-| | You'll find mesa-7.10.1, which might be a better
-| | option for some hardware. This package should
-| | not be considered supported.
+| | Here you'll find rp-pppoe-3.11, a user-space PPPoE
+| | client, which came in just a bit too late to be
+| | tested for inclusion in the main tree.
+| | Also included are config files for more recent
+| | branches of the Linux kernel.
+| | Finally, there are newer versions of libdrm and
+| | the X video drivers nouveau, ati, and intel.
+| | These alternate drivers require the libdrm
+| | update, so be sure to install that if you try
+| | them. These weren't included in the main tree
+| | because Mesa is not yet compile-ready for this
+| | version of libdrm.
| `--- source/ This directory contains source code for the
| packages in testing.
@@ -160,12 +160,11 @@ split across several discs.
If you like Slackware, please consider supporting the project by becoming
-a Slackware subscriber. The announcement (ANNOUNCE_13.37) in this directory
+a Slackware subscriber. The announcement (ANNOUNCE_14.0) 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.
-You can find out about ordering Slackware on media, or read more about it
-(and check out other Slackware-related items for sale) by visiting the
+DVD releases. Note that the x86_64 release is only available as part of the
+DVD. You can find out about ordering Slackware on media, or read more about
+it (and check out other Slackware-related items for sale) by visiting the
Slackware store. We also gratefully accept financial contributions under
the "All" section of the store site menu.