Slackware 12.0 Released! Some warnings...

Published on 2007-07-03 at 10:15:00 by  Georgi Sotirov

Early this morning Slackware 12.0 was released. It's this year major release and this is also the first release based on 2.6 kernels. Slackware 12 has new path for KDE and uses udev instead of hotplug. Dependencies may also vary, because some pacakages were splitted.

While most of my packages for 11.0 should work on 12.0, I don't recommend using the following packages:

  • Packages of KDE applications - they may not work, because of the new KDE path (I've noted missing functionality, because of not found plug-ins);
  • Packages that use hotplug (such as foo2zjs) - they may also not work even if they include udev rules.

I will rebuild those packages for Slackware 12.0, but since I'm too busy recently I can't tell when this will happen. So stay tuned and please report any broken package to Georgi D. Sotirov.