24 November 2008

Random Thoughts

Since I haven't posted anything here in a long time, today seems like a good day to do so...

First of all, there were LOTS of questions regarding the lack of updates to -current in late October and early November, and while Eric and I addressed it on AOLS, I'll do so again here. As is plainly obvious now, the batch of updates that went out after all that time had quite a few big changes - in particular, the move from 2.6.24.x to 2.6.27.x required quite a bit of research and testing. While it might be nice to have a weekly "status update" or some such, the fact of the matter is that doing so would take time away from doing *real* work; ultimately, it seems much better for everyone involved if the ChangeLog shows *results* of work rather than *ideas* of work.

Second, I think the -current tree has mostly stabilized to the point of being safe to build packages against it intended for long-term usage, so I've just released the first batch of my unofficial contributions on my packages page.

Third, for anyone who happens to be in the Tuscaloosa area, a few of us have started a Tuscaloosa Linux Users Group, so have a look at it.

Finally, we have closed the submission form at SlackBuilds.org to give us time to clear out pending and prepare for the release of Slackware 12.2.

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At 27/11/08 00:56 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for answering my request of a weekly update! :)
I not meant a fully written update on -current if you have a lot of work of testing -current.
But there is no public developer mailing list and so it's the only source what happens.
If you are fully working on -current then a 'no weekly update for public, but we're alive' is enough at -current list and takes not more than 5 minutes.
If Patrik is ill again or something other happens, we live at nowhere.

At 4/12/08 14:36 , Blogger Robby Workman said...

As long as you see some of us alive on the IRC channels or doing package updates, all is well. :)


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