|| ||Alan Hicks <alan-AT-lizella.net> |
|| ||editor-AT-lwn.net |
|| ||Slackware64 Released |
|| ||Tue, 19 May 2009 19:36:13 -0400|
|| ||Article, Thread
Ready or not, Slackware has now gone 64-bit with an official x86_64
port being maintained in-sync with the regular x86 -current branch.
DVDs will be available for purchase from the Slackware store when
Slackware 13.0 is released. Many thanks go out to the Slackware team
for their help with this branch and a special thank you to Eric
Hameleers who did the real heavy lifting re-compiling everything for
this architecture, testing, re-testing, and staying in-sync with
We've been developing and testing Slackware64 for quite a while. Most
of the team is already using Slackware64 on their personal machines,
and things are working well enough that it is time to let the community
check our work.
We'd like to thank the unofficial 64 bit projects for taking up the
slack for us for so long so that we could take our time getting
everything just right. Without those alternatives, we would have been
pressured to get things out before they were really ready.
As always -- have fun!
Pat and the Slackware crew
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise,
Than for a man to hear the song of fools.
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