SlackEX Changelog

New in version 14.1 Build 140831

September 1st, 2014
  • I have replaced kernel 3.14-x86_64-exton with kernel 3.16.1-x86_64-exton with support for “everything”. KDE is downgraded to version 4.10.5 from version 4.11.1. All other component software is also upgraded to the latest Slackware version by now. I may mention in particular GParted 0.17.0 (latest, not in Slackware’s repositories), VirtualBox 4.3.14 (latest, not in Slackware’s repositories), AbiWord 2.8.6 (not in Slackware’s repositories), Gimp 2.8.10 (installed from source), GSlapt 0.5.3h, Firefox 24.7, Thunderbird 24.7, Samba 3.6.8 and GCC 4.8.2. Furthermore I have installed Grub2, which can be used as boot loader (if you want) after a hard drive install.

New in version 14.1 Build 140411 (April 16th, 2014)

  • I have replaced kernel 3.13.7-x86_64-exton with kernel 3.14-x86_64-exton with support for “everything”.
  • KDE is downgraded to version 4.10.5 from version 4.11.1.
  • All other component software were also upgraded to the latest Slackware version by now. I may mention in particular GParted 0.17.0 (latest, not in Slackware’s repositories), VirtualBox 4.3.10 (latest, not in Slackware’s repositories), AbiWord 2.8.6 (not in Slackware’s repositories), Gimp 2.8.10 (installed from source), GSlapt 0.5.3h, Firefox 24.4, Thunderbird 24.4, Samba 3.6.8 and GCC 4.8.2.
  • Furthermore I have installed Grub2,

New in version 14.1 Build 140326 (March 27th, 2014)

  • SlackEX build 140326 comes as a ZIP-file for direct installation to an USB stick.
  • I have replaced kernel 3.12.6-x86_64-exton with kernel 3.13.7-x86_64-exton with support for “everything”.
  • All packages are upgraded to the latest version by now (140326).

New in version 14.1 Build 140110 (January 10th, 2014)

  • I have replaced kernel 3.11.4-x86_64-exton with kernel 3.12.6-x86_64-exton with support for “extra everything”.
  • KDE is downgraded from version 4.11.1 to version 4.10.5 - latest version in Slackware’s repositories.
  • All other component software is also upgraded to the latest Slackware 14.1 version by now. I may mention in particular GParted 0.17.0 (latest, not in Slackware’s repositories), VirtualBox 4.3.6 (latest, not in Slackware’s repositories), AbiWord 2.8.6 (not in Slackware’s repositories), GSlapt 0.5.3h, Firefox 24.2, Thunderbird 24.2, Samba 3.6.8 and GCC 4.8.2.
  • Furthermore I have installed Grub2, which can be used as boot loader (if you want) after a hard drive install.

New in version 131111 (November 11th, 2013)

  • The kernel 3.10.10-x86_64-exton has been replaced with kernel 3.11.4-x86_64-exton with support for “extra everything”.
  • KDE is downgraded from version 4.11.1 to version 4.10.5 - the latest version in Slackware’s repositories.
  • All other component software is also upgraded to the latest Slackware 14.1 version by now.

New in version 130905 (September 13th, 2013)

  • This release comes with KDE 4.11.1 and kernel 3.10.10-x86_64-exton.
  • It’s now a DVD.

New in version 130221 (February 23rd, 2013)

  • The system is now for 64bit computers. Nowadays the IA-32 arch is more or less obsolete, at least for desktop machines, and superseded by the x86-64 architecture. I have upgraded the kernel to version 3.7.8 (3.7.8-exton).
  • Kernel 3.7.8 is one of the latest available kernels from kernel.org. "My" kernel is compiled in the same way as Slackware's original kernel 3.2.29 "huge".
  • Grub2 can be used as boot loader after a hard drive installation.
  • All component software is upgraded to the latest available version by now - see this PACKAGES LIST (http://slackex.exton.net/slackex-14.0-64bit-installed-packages-130221.txt).
  • Most important:
  • All system changes are saved automatically directly on the USB Pen Drive in SlackEX version 130221. If you later on decide you want to install SlackEX to hard drive from the USB Pen Drive all your system changes will also be installed to the hard drive.

New in version 14.0 (October 15th, 2012)

  • Now based on Slackware 14.0