|author||Patrick J Volkerding <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2016-06-30 20:26:57 +0000|
|committer||Eric Hameleers <email@example.com>||2018-05-31 23:31:18 +0200|
Thu Jun 30 20:26:57 UTC 2016 Slackware 14.2 x86_64 stable is released! The long development cycle (the Linux community has lately been living in "interesting times", as they say) is finally behind us, and we're proud to announce the release of Slackware 14.2. The new release brings many updates and modern tools, has switched from udev to eudev (no systemd), and adds well over a hundred new packages to the system. Thanks to the team, the upstream developers, the dedicated Slackware community, and everyone else who pitched in to help make this release a reality. 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. Have fun! :-)
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@@ -1,17 +1,17 @@
-Welcome to Slackware 14.1! (64-bit x86_64 edition)
+Welcome to Slackware 14.2! (64-bit x86_64 edition)
-Slackware 14.1 is a complete distribution of the Linux operating system.
+Slackware 14.2 is a complete distribution of the Linux operating system.
-Here are some versions of major components of Slackware 14.1:
+Here are some versions of major components of Slackware 14.2:
-- Linux kernel 3.10.17
-- C compiler gcc-4.8.2
-- Binutils 126.96.36.199.1
-- GNU C Library glibc-2.17
+- Linux kernel 4.4.14
+- C compiler gcc-5.3.0
+- Binutils 2.26
+- GNU C Library glibc-2.23
- X Window System X11R7.7
-- KDE 4.10.5
-- Xfce 4.10.1
+- KDE 4.14.21 (KDE 4.14.3 with kdelibs-4.14.21)
+- Xfce 4.12.1
For installation instructions, see the file 'Slackware-HOWTO'.
@@ -20,7 +20,7 @@ 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
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
@@ -30,10 +30,9 @@ If you're reading this on a CD-ROM, these directories will probably be
split across several discs.
-|-- ANNOUNCE.14.1 Announcement for Slackware 14.1.
-|-- BOOTING.TXT Tips for troubleshooting boot problems.
-|-- CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT A summary of major changes from Slackware 14.0
-| to 14.1 and common pitfalls.
+|-- ANNOUNCE.14.2 Announcement for Slackware 14.2.
+|-- CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT A summary of major changes from Slackware 14.1
+| to 14.2 and common pitfalls.
|-- CHECKSUMS.md5 MD5 format file checksums.
|-- COPYING The GNU Public License, version 2.
|-- COPYING3 The GNU Public License, version 3.
@@ -58,15 +57,15 @@ split across several discs.
|-- Slackware-HOWTO Instructions for installing Slackware from CD.
| If you're new to Slackware, start with this.
+|-- UPGRADE.TXT How to upgrade from Slackware 14.1 to Slackware 14.2.
|-- extra/ Extra packages for Slackware like:
| | aspell-word-lists, bash-completion, bittornado,
| | bittorrent, brltty, emacspeak, mplayerplug-in,
-| | partitionmanager, recordmydesktop, tigervnc, wicd,
-| | and xf86-video-fbdev. Scripts are also included to
-| | repackage some non-redistributable binaries into
-| | Slackware packages: google-chrome, java, and
-| | flashplayer-plugin.
+| | recordmydesktop, tigervnc, 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.
@@ -80,16 +79,16 @@ split across several discs.
| `-- initrd.img Installation initrd (can also be loaded with Loadlin)
-|-- kernels/ Precompiled Linux 3.10.17 kernel images.
+|-- kernels/ Precompiled Linux 4.4.14 kernel images.
| `-- huge.s The default standard install kernel for Slackware.
| This supports pretty much everything in the
-| 3.10.17 kernel, including Speakup. This kernel
+| 4.4.14 kernel, including Speakup. This kernel
| requires an x86_64 (also known as AMD64, EM64T, or
| Intel 64) capable 64-bit CPU.
|-- slackware64/ This directory contains the core software packages
-| | for Slackware 14.1.
+| | for Slackware 14.2.
| |-- a/ The A (base) package series.
| |-- ap/ The AP (applications) package series.
@@ -131,10 +130,9 @@ split across several discs.
|-- testing/ This directory contains packages being tested
| | for possible use in future versions of Slackware.
-| | For this release, it contains efibootmgr-0.6.0
-| | and sample kernel configuration files for an
-| | older LTS kernel (3.4.66), as well as the latest
-| | kernel (3.12).
+| | For this release, it contains efibootmgr-0.6.0,
+| | tmux-2.2, and sample kernel configuration files
+| | for Linux 4.6.
| `--- source/ This directory contains source code for the
| packages in testing.
@@ -154,7 +152,7 @@ split across several discs.
If you like Slackware, please consider supporting the project by becoming
-a Slackware subscriber. The announcement (ANNOUNCE_14.1) in this directory
+a Slackware subscriber. The announcement (ANNOUNCE_14.2) in this directory
has information about ordering or subscribing to the Slackware CD-ROM or
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