Slackware-13.0 ChangeLog (2008-12-03)

Tue Dec 2 23:34:03 CST 2008

While there are still some docs that need updating and probably a few more
tweaks and updates here and there, everything is mostly in place for the next
stable release, Slackware 12.2. The versions of major components like X and
the kernel can be considered frozen. Anything major that we haven't done yet
will probably wait for the release after this next one. As Slackware 12.2 is
only a 0.1 version bump, we're trying to focus on making it better without
causing instability or losing compatibility with Slackware 12.1 wherever
possible. Invasive changes like the new X (that will require changes to
xorg.conf) and merging KDE4 should probably wait for Slackware 13.0.
We will call this batch Slackware 12.2 release candidate one. :-)
a/aaa_base-12.2.0-noarch-1.tgz: Bumped /etc/slackware-version version number
in preparation for a stable release, and updated the initial emails.
a/aaa_elflibs-12.2.0-i486-1.tgz: Updated the initial “starter” library package
to the latest versions in -current.
  • a/genpower-1.0.5-i486-2.tgz
    power failure rather than causing it to reboot over and over.
    Thanks to Marin Mitov for the bug report.
  • a/ntfs-3g-1.5130-i486-1.tgz
    a/pciutils-2.2.10-i486-2.tgz: Updated pci.ids.
  • a/sysvinit-scripts-1.2-noarch-26.tgz
    rc.snmpd if those scripts are executable, and removed the reference to the
    old rc.hplip script. Also, modifed rc.K to shut down acpid using rc.acpid.
    Changed /proc/bus/usb mounting in rc.S to use the options from /etc/fstab if
    there is an entry for it there (thanks to Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi).
  • a/udev-135-i486-1.tgz
    a/usbutils-0.73-i486-3.tgz: Updated usb.ids.
  • ap/alsa-utils-1.0.17-i486-2.tgz
    space with tr, since the latter removes vertical whitespace and causes
    everything to be incorrectly listed on one line.
    Thanks to Ondrej Kubecka for the patch.
  • l/hal-info-20081127-noarch-1.tgz
  • n/ethtool-6-i486-1.tgz
    for some time – thanks to Jan Rafaj for the notice.
  • n/network-scripts-12.2-noarch-1.tgz
    reduction in rc.inet1, since the kernel is not reliably returning correct
    information about that. If the default 30 second timeout is too long, it
    can be shortened in rc.inet1.conf.
    Patched rc.ip_forward to reapply any non-default ipv4 parameters after
    turning ipv4 forwarding on or off, as doing that clears them. Thanks to Mark.
    tcl/expect- Recompiled.
  • tcl/tcl-8.5.5-i486-1.tgz
  • tcl/tk-8.5.5-i486-1.tgz
    xap/audacious-1.5.1-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled to make sure newer libraries will
    work as expected.
  • extra/brltty/brltty-3.10-i486-1.tgz
  • extra/inn/inn-2.4.5-i486-1.tgz
  • extra/wicd/wicd-1.5.5-noarch-1.tgz
  • isolinux/initrd.img
    Thanks to Stuart Winter and Eric Hameleers.
  • usb-and-pxe-installers/
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