Post by Dan C Post by Dan C
I'm starting to wonder if there's ever gonna be a release (15.0)...
I've got a brand new SSD drive that I want to start using, but am
waiting for the next release so I only have to do it once. Any clues as
to when it's coming? Any wild guesses?
Please don't bother with the "when it's ready" bullshit, either. I
already know that. :)
Replying to my own (old) post with a new theory...
I was browsing historical version release dates today, and noticed
something interesting: It was on July 17, 1993 that Patrick first
announced (on Usenet) the availability of version 1.0 of this new thing
It will be 25 years ago this July.
Therefore I boldly predict that version 15.0 will be released on July 17,
2018, to mark the grand occasion of the 25 year anniversary.
You heard it here first. :)
When I saw this back in April, it made a lot of sense.
There had just been the April 19th "third ever Slackware Mass Rebuild
(and the longest ChangeLog entry in project history)". Rebuilding
everything, getting rid of old artifacts, why do that now? And then your
post, and "of course, there is time to kill so why not attend to some
things that needed clearing out". A few days later there was something
about putting alsa back instead of pulseaudio and it went. So it did seem
like there was a deadline in mind, and time to kill.
But now it's July and 2.5 months later, and sadly, I don't think it's
going to happen. There have been some pretty long periods of beta and
release candidates in recent releases, and July 17th is just two weeks
away. Even if things froze today, I don't think a proper release can
happen on the 17th.
Though maybe on the 17th they will announce a freeze, and only fixes added
in after that. Maybe Slackware 1.0 was in effect a beta, since 1.1 came
out in November, four months later.
But surely something has to come soon. Wikipedia reminds us that 14.2
came out two years ago yesterday.