Current (pre-release) ChangeLog for ARM
Tue Jul 19 22:25:49 UTC 2016|
The Slackware ARM soft float port tree has been removed.
Fri Jul 8 19:20:21 UTC 2016
If you are still syncing from this tree, please switch over to the 14.2
tree for security updates. The "current" tree will have its content
wiped out from the mirrors in a few weeks' time.
I already have the hard float port bootstrapped, and if I release it
I need to have people who are using the soft float port already
switched over to the 14.2 tree: The hard float packages are ABI
incompatible with the 14.2 (and previous "current") packages -- updating
to them will destroy your OS! It therefore seems prudent to remove
the -current tree and cause people's scripts to break so that they
The port isn't in any way ready to release, but I have a build machine
busy for the next few weeks!
root@platano:~/ac/source# cat /etc/slackware-version
root@platano:~/ac/source# readelf -h /bin/bash | grep floa | cut -d, -f3-
root@platano:~/ac/source# cat /tmp/r2b-status-current
Fri Jul 8 15:50:03 UTC 2016
*** Building package n/wget [ 8 of 649 ( build pass 1/5 ) ] ***
Failed count : 2 [ recently: n/yptools , n/wpa_supplicant ]
Success count: 5 [ recently: y/bsd-games , n/zd1211-firmware , n/ytalk , n/wireless-tools , n/whois ]
Fri Jul 1 18:19:20 UTC 2016
Slackware 14.2 ARM (soft float) stable is released!
Patrick's message from the x86 upstream
The long development cycle (the Linux community has lately been living in
"interesting times", as they say) is finally behind us, and we're proud to
announce the release of Slackware 14.2. The new release brings many updates
and modern tools, has switched from udev to eudev (no systemd), and adds
well over a hundred new packages to the system. Thanks to the team, the
upstream developers, the dedicated Slackware community, and everyone else
who pitched in to help make this release a reality.
Stuart's message for Slackware ARM
As announced recently, development of Slackware ARM has now officially ceased.
Support for this 14.2 release will continue for the foreseeable future - there
are no plans to sunset it yet. Any such plans will be communicated at least 4-6
months in advance.
I've enjoyed working on the port for over ten years, and it's been a pleasure
seeing a community form around the work I've done.
Thanks to those of you who donated to the project - I have never met any of you
and I appreciate the gestures when there was no requirement to do so.
I am quietly and slowly working on a hard float port. If I get it to a state
where it's worthy of release and I believe that I can maintain it, it will take
over the source tree "slackwarearm-current".
Enjoy this release and thanks again for your kind comments.
Stuart Winter, Surrey, England.