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Installing Slashcode

jarrowwx (775068) writes | more than 2 years ago

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jarrowwx writes "I want to create a site that is for alternative news sources. I'd like it to be based on the same engine as Slashdot. But when I search for slashcode, I find slashcode.com, and the most recent posting listed is dated October, 2009. Surely, the software that powers Slashdot is not dead...

Anybody care to give me a history lesson on what has happened since 2009, and where I can find the latest and greatest code and instructions?"

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State of Slashcode update (3, Informative)

vroom (43) | more than 2 years ago | (#39784249)

The short version is, we'd like to release it and hope to do so again someday.

The issues that make that hard now are we used to maintain multiple sites & themes running Slash. Over time we stopped maintaining & updating the code on those sites (Slashcode.com, and use.perl.org) so some parts of the code have now become a little too Slashdot-specific from a theming and code perspective, making it harder for Slash to be useful as a general product.

Given time we'd like to clean that up, and make the code accessible and useful to everyone again, however finding the time to devote to clean-up and segmentation of the code so far has been difficult. We still hope to see that happen someday in the future though.

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