the end of Slackware ARM ?

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the end of Slackware ARM ?

Postby Exaga » Sat May 07 2016 - 20:39:05

"Slackware ARM 14.1 will become End of Life on 1st September 2016 and development of ARM -current will cease upon the release of Slackware 14.2."

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-arm-108/slackware-arm-14-1-and-current-end-of-life-announcement-4175579194/

All I can say is, "Oh bollocks!" :high:
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Re: the end of Slackware ARM ?

Postby Harlock » Sat May 07 2016 - 22:01:21

thats terrible...

on the other hand with the long cycles between releases someone might be able to take up the project

ARM does need to get some kind of hardware FP unit though that will ensure "ARM" continues into the far future
which would help Pi and android platforms that run on ARM

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Re: the end of Slackware ARM ?

Postby Exaga » Sat May 07 2016 - 23:23:42

Harlock wrote:thats terrible...

on the other hand with the long cycles between releases someone might be able to take up the project

ARM does need to get some kind of hardware FP unit though that will ensure "ARM" continues into the far future
which would help Pi and android platforms that run on ARM


Agreed. I honestly wish I had the time and resources to undertake it. Slackware is seriously underestimated these days. It does badly need a hard float, and possibly a 64bit release.
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Re: the end of Slackware ARM ?

Postby linicks » Sun May 08 2016 - 11:50:37

I installed current on my B+ 2 Pi, and after about 2 months there was a an almighty update on virtually all the file including Glibc - so that was it, no way (after all the configuring of postfix, httpd etc. etc.) was I doing an upgrade.

So I do it myself on the important stuff using Pat's slackware build scripts.

I guess that's the way to go on 14.1 too.

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Re: the end of Slackware ARM ?

Postby timsoft » Wed Jun 15 2016 - 18:24:01

I get the impression from the post that is is end of "slackware arm 14.1" and that it will be transferred to 14.2 when it comes out.
you will notice Stuart says "slackware 14.2 will continue to receive updates for the foreseeable future."
It also might imply that 14.2 will come out at the beginning of september :-)

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