Slackware ChangeLog: August 16th

It looks like we got another small changelog leading up to the release.  Here it is:

Wed Aug 16 19:11:39 CDT 2006
a/aaa_base-11.0.0-noarch-1.tgz: Added /usr/share/info -> ../info symlink.
Bumped /etc/slackware-version number to 11.0.0.
Changed version number (but little else yet) in initial email.
a/hotplug-2004_09_23-noarch-10.tgz: Corrected typo in rc.hotplug.
Thanks to Willy Sudiarto Raharjo.
a/pcmcia-cs-3.2.8-i486-3.tgz: Commented out line in config.opts for old
Webgear wireless card.
chmod 644 /etc/pcmcia/*.opts.
a/pcmciautils-014-i486-2.tgz: Commented out line in config.opts for old
Webgear wireless card.
Moved man pages to /usr/man/man8, compressed with gzip.
a/sysvinit-2.84-i486-65.tgz: Don’t run /lib/udev/rc.optical-symlinks in a
login shell, since the bug that required that kludge is now fixed.
a/udev-097-i486-3.tgz: Patched rc.optical-symlinks to be locale friendly.
Thanks to everyone who reported the bug, and to Michiel Broek and
Eric Hameleers for sending in patches.
Updated comments and removed obsolete options in udev.conf.
Thanks to Jakub Jankowski.
Removed /dev/loop0 and /dev/rtc from udev-script-devices.tar.gz.
l/gd-2.0.33-i486-1.tgz: Added gd-2.0.33.
Suggested by Cal Peake.
l/libidn-0.6.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libidn-0.6.5.
Suggested by Piotr Simon.
n/nfs-utils-1.0.10-i486-2.tgz: On 2.6.x kernels, mount nfsd in rc.nfsd.
Thanks to Piter Punk, Leonardo Roman, and George Iosif for the suggestion.
n/wireless-tools-28-i486-3.tgz: Fixed rc.wireless which contained a few ^M
that broke it. I think I did this saving the patch with my mailer — sorry
about that.
xap/gnuplot-4.0.0-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against new gd-2.0.33 package.
Thanks to Michael Iatrou for the suggestion.
extra/linux-wlan-ng/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1pre25_2.4.33-i486-1.tgz: Recompiled
kernel modules for Linux 2.4.33.

Looks to me like some small changes/additions here and there that will bring us closer to a release.  I have always loved the way Patrick goes about his releases, that is why we have such a great distribution to work with.  Keep up the great work Patrick…


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8 Responses to Slackware ChangeLog: August 16th

  1. tyler says:

    This is the comment of Patricks that really made 11.0 feel official: “Bumped /etc/slackware-version number to 11.0.0. Changed version number (but little else yet) in initial email.”

    I had been waiting for that one.

  2. james says:

    This definitely makes me feel like we are coming close to release…

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  4. Joe says:

    I’m a little confused at this point, the changelog has an update for August 18th, but the updates before that are missing….everything between August 5th and 18th are gone…am I missing something

  5. tyler says:

    Joe, we don’t get opportunities to post ever single changelog entry that Patrick makes to this blog. The official slackware-current changelog has all the entries if you’re interested.

  6. Joe says:

    No, I understand that, I was confused that entries were missing from the slackware changelog, I was viewing it at this link: which skips from aug 5th to aug 18th….i was wondering why entries were missing, but the link you just gave me has the correct info…which leads to further questions….but now that I have that link, ill just use that instead

  7. tyler says:

    Hi Joe,

    The one I linked is the slackware-current changelog, the one you were looking at was the slackware-stable changelog. the -stable changelog is where Patrick keeps track of all the changes he makes to the currently stable version of Slackware (currently version 10.2). The -current changelog is the changes that have been made to the development release of Slackware (currently 11.0.0).

    So, basically -current is for new stuff, and -stable is pretty much for patches to stable Slackware releases.

  8. Joe says:

    oh….god….sorry, its been a long week….thanks for the clarification

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