Slackware Linux 15.0 RC2 发布 附送官方下载地址

Slackware Linux 15.0 发布了第二个 RC 版本,意味着正式即将到来。创始人 Patrick Volkerding 表示这个时候需要更谨慎地保证一切稳定,由于进行了一次测试的大规模构建,因此不会再出现“从源码构建失败”的情况。 The release of the second RC version means that the official is coming soon. The founder Patrick Volkerding said that at this time, we need to be more careful to ensure that everything is stable. Because of a large-scale test build, there will be no “build from source code failure” situation.
The latest update log shows that this version also includes a note about rebuilding Python Markdown to fix the Samba build: “The newer version of Markdown requires importlib_metadata and zipp. These changes added also fix the build, but strangely, the installed PKG-INFO shows that the version is 0.0.0, so setuptools may be malfunctioning. Markdown 3.3.4 seems to be the safest option at the moment.”
The main changes are to upgrade the kernel, desktop environment, and commonly used software packages: The kernel version is upgraded to not provide any official test images, but one of its developers, Eric Hameleers, regularly builds unofficial installation DVDs from the “Current” branch: It is the oldest and most active release, produced by Patrick Volkerding, and has been maintained under the leadership of Patrick Volkerding since its release in 1993. It is designed for the dual goals of ease of use and high stability. Slackware contains the latest popular software, and traditionally provides easy-to-use, flexible and powerful functions. It can be equipped and used in any occasion from desktop workstations to computer room servers.
Going a different path from other distributions (Red Hat, Debian, Gentoo, SuSE, Mandriva, Ubuntu, etc.), it strives to become a “UNIX-style” Linux distribution. Its policy is to only absorb stable versions of applications, and lack the configuration tools customized for the distribution in other Linux versions. It supports on-demand use of various Web, FTP, and Email servers, just as you can make choices in various popular desktop environments. A large number of development tools, editors, and library files are included to facilitate users who wish to develop or compile additional software.

最新的更新日志显示,此版本还包括一个关于重新构建 Python Markdown 以修复 Samba 构建的说明:“较新版本的 Markdown 需要 importlib_metadata 和 zipp,添加的这些变化也修复了构建,但奇怪的是,安装的 PKG-INFO 显示版本为 0.0.0,因此可能是 setuptools 发生了故障。Markdown 3.3.4 似乎是目前最安全的选择。”

Slackware Linux 15.0 的主要变化是升级内核、桌面环境,以及常用软件包:

  • 内核版本升级为 Linux Kernel 5.13
  • KDE Plasma 5.21
  • Xfce 4.16
  • GNOME 3.36/3.38
  • Python 3.9
  • Mozilla Firefox 91.0.1
  • Thunderbird 91.0.1

Slackware 没有提供任何官方的测试镜像,但其开发者之一 Eric Hameleers 定期从 Slackware 的”Current”分支构建了非官方的安装 DVD:

Slackware Linux 是一款最古老同时也是最活跃的发行版,由 Patrick Volkerding 制作,从 1993 年发布至今也一直在 Patrick 带领下进行维护。它为着易用性和高稳定性双重目标而设计。Slackware 包含最新的流行软件,并按照传统提供简单易用性、灵活性和强大的功能,可装备使用在从桌面工作站到机房服务器的任何场合。


Slackware 走了一条与其他的发行版(Red Hat、Debian、Gentoo、SuSE、Mandriva、Ubuntu 等)不同的道路,它力图成为“UNIX 风格”的 Linux 发行版。它的方针是只吸收稳定版本的应用程序,并且缺少其他 Linux 版本中那些为发行版定制的配置工具。它支持按需使用各种 Web、FTP 和 Email 服务器,正如可以在各种流行的桌面环境中作出选择。大量的开发工具和编辑器、库文件被包纳进来,以方便那些希望开发或编译额外软件的用户们。