[Slackbuilds-users] Slackware 14

Petar Petrov ppetrov at mail.student.oulu.fi
Wed Aug 1 08:50:52 UTC 2012

Quoting Eric Hameleers <alien at slackbuilds.org>:

> On 07/31/2012 08:37 PM, Petar Petrov wrote:
>> Hi to all
>> Since I joined SBo a year ago and have so far maintained scripts for
>> only one Slackware release, I have the following question: What shall
>> I do before the new Slackware release comes out? Am I supposed to
>> start testing my slackbuilds when Slackware -current becomes RC1? Then
>> if something needs patching, submit an update? The upload form is
>> closed now, so what are you guys up to?
>> Sorry if the questions sound silly, I read the mailing lists archives
>> from a year ago when Slackware became 13.37, but did not find an answer.
>> Regards,
>> Petar
> Yes, that is the idea.
> If you test your SlackBuilds against Slackware 14 RC and report success
> (or send us updates) then that will help the admins immensely in getting
> a Slackware 14 repository live at the time of release.
> You will have noticed that with every new Slackware release, several
> SlackBuilds.org entries will disappear. The reason for this is that the
> maintainer has not reported whether his submission(s) work for the new
> release. The SlackBuild database is so big these days that the admins
> can no longer test all the scripts in the short time between closing the
> submissions form and the new Slackware release. We rely on the
> maintainers to tell us it's OK to copy scripts from one to the next
> database.
> Cheers, Eric
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Thanks for the clarification Eric!

I don't want to sound like "Are we there yet?", but are there any  
major changes scheduled for Slackware14 yet to happen? Anything that I  
better wait for, before I upgrade to -current and check how  
slackbuilds behave?



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