December Report

It has been some time since i posted about Slackware updates and around 2.5 years since my wishlist i created in 2017. Only one item left that are still not yet approved by Patrick, but i have a hunch that it’s coming soon to -Current tree. So i guess it’s time to wrap some updates up to early December 2019:

  • Linux LTS Kernel 5.4.x
  • PHP 7.4.x
  • GCC 9.2.x
  • GLIBC 2.30
  • Python 3.7.x
  • Perl 5.30.x
  • GTK+3 3.24.x
  • NetworkManager 1.20.x
  • vte 0.58.x
  • XOrg 1.20.x
  • tcl/tk 8.16.x
  • Mesa 19.2.x
  • Bind 9.14.x
  • Rust 1.39.x
  • SDL2.0.x
  • Firefox 68.0-ESR
  • Thunderbird 60.8.x
  • MariaDB 10.4.x
  • Postfix 3.4.x
  • Samba 4.11.x
  • OpenSSH 8.1p1

Basically, most of the list above are bleeding edge packages, so when you read a news telling that Slackware is outdated, please ask them to read the -current Changelog. You can see all the added/removed packages since Slackware 14.2 here:

My (updated) wishlist are:

  • Add Qt5 and Plasma 5
  • Python 3.8

My two projects: MATE SlackBuilds and Cinnamon SlackBuilds are working nicely with the latest Slackware-Current. Binary packages are hosted in Tadgy’s repository:

Eric’s Plasma 5 and LiveSlack projects are also keeping up to date with Slackware development. Please follow the news on his blog:

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