Slackware 11.0 Release Candidate 2

The title pretty much says it all. Slackware 11.0 Release Candidate 2 is officially here. Pat says it’s mostly frozen from here on out, so this will most likely be the last release candidate before we see Slackware 11.0 final. Here’s the new changelog entry:

Sat Aug 19 23:58:27 CDT 2006
This is mostly frozen now unless bugs (or irresistible upgrades) come up, so
I’ll call this update Slackware 11.0 release candidate 2. 🙂
Switched to the sata.i kernel which supports both parallel and serial ATA.
a/kernel-modules-2.4.33-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.
Upgraded to Linux 2.4.33 kernel modules.
d/pkgconfig-0.21-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pkg-config-0.21.
Set the PKG_CONFIG_PATH to search in /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig and
/opt/kde/lib/pkgconfig, too. Thanks, Seb!
d/kernel-headers-2.4.33-i386-2.tgz: Rebuilt.
Updated the default .config to include SATA support.
Oh, and yes I did see Thanks for letting me know ;-), but that
kernel does not seem to be booting here so I’ll stick with 2.4.33 for now.
l/alsa-driver-1.0.11_2.4.33-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.
Upgraded to alsa-driver-1.0.11 compiled for Linux 2.4.33.
bootdisks/sata.i: Rebuilt.
bootdisks/speakup.s: Added SATA support.
kernels/huge24.s/*: Recompiled.
kernels/sata.i/*: Recompiled.
kernels/speakup.s/*: Added SATA support.
kernels/test26.s/*: Upgraded test26.s kernel to
To be consistent, bumped the build number on all of the packages to -5.
Piotr Wierzchowski’s Thinkpad will run cooler and use less power. 🙂
Rebuilt with CONFIG_X86_SPEEDSTEP_RELAXED_CAP_CHECK=y in .config.
extra/slackpkg/slackpkg-2.08-noarch-2.tgz: Upgraded to slackpkg-2.08-noarch-2.
Thanks to Piter Punk.
Upgraded to Linux generic kernel.
Upgraded to Linux kernel headers.
Upgraded to Linux kernel modules.
Upgraded to Linux kernel source.
Thanks to Andrea for building the kernels.
rootdisks/install.1: Updated. Thanks to Cal Peake for the idea about how to
improve the setup of swap partitions.
Updated most of the binaries on the installer, but not busybox. It seems
to be working fine, and the idea of messing with it now scares me. 😉
rootdisks/install.2: Updated.
rootdisks/ Updated.
rootdisks/network.dsk: Fixed to probe for tg3 cards.
Thanks to Eric Hameleers and Bruce Hill, Jr.
Fixed module probing to work with 2.6 modules. Thanks to Piter Punk.


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10 Responses to Slackware 11.0 Release Candidate 2

  1. james says:

    This is getting good…I can’t wait.

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  4. J says:

    Excellent. It’s been a long time this go round; almost a year!

  5. tyler says:

    It has been a long time J. I think people are definitely ready for the next release of Slackware.

  6. wowbagger says:

    I’d like to ask You something. How many RCs were released before 10.0?

  7. tyler says:

    wowbagger, there were 2 release candidates before Slackware 10.0 was released. More information can be found in this changelog, around line 914.

  8. wowbagger says:

    Thanks for the quick answer.

  9. HA says:

    It’s soooo good. I’m dying for this.

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