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SWARET for Slackware 13.0

Published on 2009-09-06 at 18:56:43 by  Georgi Sotirov

The first package on SlackPack for the recently relased Slckware 13.0 is SWARET. The main reason for its realase are the new package formats (tbz, tlz and txz), introduced with the latest Slackware relase. I've patched the original swaret 1.6.3 release to enable support for these new formats and update the Bulgarian localization.

Enjoy using this excelent tool!
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Georgi D. Sotirov

Slackware 13.0 Released!

Published on 2009-09-02 at 08:11:59 by  Georgi Sotirov

After "most intesive periods of development in Slackware's history” the new stable relase Slackware 13.0 is out. It includes completely reworked collection of X packages, major upgrades to the desktop environments, new package formats with much better compression (.txz, .tbz, .tlz), upgrades in the development system, network services and libraries, miscelaneus upgrades. This is the first relase with native support for the 64 bit x86_64 architecture.

You may read the official announcement as wel as the release notes.

Slackware 13.0 comes on 6 CD set or DVD, which you could by from the official Slackware store. The DVD is a special edition dual-sided disc with the 32-bit x86 release on one side and the 64-bit x86_64 release on the other.