New in version 5.7

March 12th, 2014
  • A significant development has been to redesign the pup_event_frontend_d daemon from a single script, to a modular format with a small compiled daemon
  • Support for running Internet applications as user 'spot'. The original LoginManager has now become the Login and Security Manager
  • QuickSetup now displays extra network configuration options
  • A new IPC (InterProcess Communication) system based on inotify
  • A long-time problem we had with overlapping desktop drive icons fixed
  • Many more bug fixes and improvements

New in version 5.6 (August 13th, 2013)

  • Improved SFS Manager
  • Improved Updates Manager - to get the latest Slackware security fixes
  • New kernels following LTS branches and either patched or already built with f2fs support
  • Improved graphics support, with KMS and Mesa
  • Proprietary video driver upgrades available for Nvidia and AMD/ATI graphics for new and legacy cards
  • Ffmpeg-2.0 and supporting programs including Pmusic and Mplayer
  • Abiword-2.9.4 and geany-1.23.1
  • Sylpheed-3.3.0 for email
  • Many other updated programs.

New in version 5.5 (March 6th, 2013)

  • A gadzillion fixes and improvements
  • Improved Multiple Sound Card Wizard
  • Trash applet fixed
  • Puppy Universal dd (Pudd) improved
  • Full support for udf filesystem
  • New top-level /run directory
  • Preliminary support for f2fs (Flash Friendly File System)
  • Infrastructure to support Frisbee network manager
  • Major overhaul finding categories of packages

New in version 5.4 (December 3rd, 2012)

  • It's out! Slacko is one of our flagship puppies, built with the latest Woof from Slackware 14.0 binary packages. It is all-puppy right through, with the advantage of binary compatibility with Slackware 14.0 and access to the Slackware package repositories.

New in version 5.3.1 (December 13th, 2011)

  • Slacko has had a very good reception, but as always there are things that can be improved, and Project Coordinator Mick Amadio has now released Slacko 5.3.1, a minor upgrade and bugfix release.