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Mandriva SA Cedes Control To Mandriva Community

grandmofftarkin Re:Are you claiming SUSE is dead as well? (88 comments)

Now that you have proved yourself to be a complete and utter troll and with you so obviously having lost this argument I won't bother to waste any more time on you, since you are clearly a lost cause.

more than 2 years ago
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Mandriva SA Cedes Control To Mandriva Community

grandmofftarkin It does receive security updates (88 comments)

It does receive security updates, you have admitted as much yourself. Perhaps you could back your claims up by listing a package found in the stable that is known to be insecure. Have fun searching.

more than 2 years ago
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Mandriva SA Cedes Control To Mandriva Community

grandmofftarkin Re:Bullshit! Slackware is very much alive (88 comments)

Stuff like this doesn't inspire any confidence whatsoever. "A few days" has turned into a year.

The best you can do is link a page written by an equally uninformed user? Nice evidence. The poster doesn't even know about slackpkg being part of Slackware. No need to manually download and install packages, or use a web based package browser. Slackpkg does all of this for you.

SUSE used to have a site called Webpin that allowed you to search through the contents of packages that broke around the release of 11.4. Yet even openSUSE 12.1 the menu item is still listed.

http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/applications/458432-webpin-non-functionnal-suse-11-4-a.html

And remember - this is the recommended package browser linked to from the slackware.com home page.

And remember - this is the recommended package browser linked to from YaST, SUSE's official package manager. Tell me how is this different??

more than 2 years ago
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Mandriva SA Cedes Control To Mandriva Community

grandmofftarkin Are you claiming SUSE is dead as well? (88 comments)

Your obsession with this online 'package browser' is slighlty odd. It is just a contributed nicity. Not an official part of the project. If you want to search the contents you use slackpkg (like a Debian/Ubuntu user would use apt-cache or apt-file). If you don't have Slackware installed yet, look at the MANIFEST and FILELIST files within the directory structure on your mirror of choice.

As a side note, SUSE used to have a site called Webpin that allowed you to search through the contents of packages. There is even a Webpin menu item in YaST (SUSE's official package manager). Then out of the blue around openSUSE 11.4, Webpin stopped working and was no longer maintained. Yet even in openSUSE 12.1 the menu item is still listed.

http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/applications/458432-webpin-non-functionnal-suse-11-4-a.html

So tell me, do you go around claiming that SUSE is dying as well?

more than 2 years ago
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Mandriva SA Cedes Control To Mandriva Community

grandmofftarkin You seem to be ignorant of the facts altogether (88 comments)

Updates to -current happen in spurts after much internal testing by the core team. Updates to stable happen only if there is a security problem with a packages. The Moz updates are due to security fixes in their releases. Also Slackware itself doesn't have that many packages comparative to distros like Debian. So what you see isn't bad at all and largely expected.

It may come as as shock to you if you use a distro that is forced on a regular release cycle and hence ships with lots of broken packages because it will need constant updates just to get it working. This isn't the same with Slackware. It is stable so needs very few updates, pretty much security only. That is one of Slackware's primary benefits. Your problem appears to be ignorance.

LibreOffice is not included in Slackware's official repositories, so you are just talking crap there. The most popular third party repository is SlackBuilds It has the latest version: http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.37/office/libreoffice/

more than 2 years ago
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Mandriva SA Cedes Control To Mandriva Community

grandmofftarkin Wrong again (88 comments)

Since May 13 2011 until now, -current has had 728 packages rebuilt, upgraded or added. 435 of those have been within the last 2 months.
My source? http://ftp.uninett.no/linux/slackware/slackware64-current/ChangeLog.txt (a decent mirror if you are looking for one)

The link you provide is equally uninformed since it stated,

"Slackware does not have an apt-get (Ubuntu), portage (Gentoo), or some other variant to allow automatic pulling from an approved repository. Instead, you browse and download .tgz listings and run their pkgtool utility."

Yet it does have such a tool. It is called slackpkg and it is included in the default install. In many ways works slackpkg works just like apt, other than not automatically dealing with dependencies.

When the next release does come out (and it will) perhaps would you care to post back here to admit your mistake. Since I'm guessing it would be a little hard for you to swallow your pride and do it right away

more than 2 years ago
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Mandriva SA Cedes Control To Mandriva Community

grandmofftarkin Bullshit! Slackware is very much alive (88 comments)

Please update your list - slackware is dead. No new release in more than a year, the "updated package browser" that was supposed to take a couple of weeks has also been missing in action for more than a year, the server has had many outages (it's currently responds to pings, but no page loads), and the few mirrors don't have much in the way of security and other updates (2 - 3 dozen packages in the last year, depending on the mirror).

I haven't logged in to /. in ages but I couldn't let this crap you have posted go without a comment. Are you simply trolling or do you genuinely believe this? Slackware does not have a set release cycle. It releases WIR (when it is ready). It has often taken more than a year. Look back at its release history and you will see this. To be honest I don't know what "updated package browser" you refer to but if you want to scan available packages use "slackpkg search" like everyone else. The development branch (-current) has received plenty of updates of late and even the latest stable (version 13.37) has had security updates eithin the last month (most recently wicd was upgraded to 1.7.2.4 on the 9th). If you used a mirror that doesn't reflect this, find a better mirror, just like you would with any other distro.

Yes there have been issues with the websever running Slackware but this bears little or no relation to the project itself. People don't receive updates from www.slackware.com, they get them from the various mirrors. These mirrors are generally the same ones hosting other popular distros.

If you want further evidence, see PatVs own comment here on /.:
http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2816335&cid=39828905

more than 2 years ago
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Opera 10.10 Released, Includes New "Unite" Tech

grandmofftarkin Unite is not enabled by default (262 comments)

Hence you could change that to, "Just... don't enable the Unite feature."

more than 4 years ago
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HTML 5 Canvas Experiment Hints At Things To Come

grandmofftarkin Why has Opera been removed from the summary? (321 comments)

The slashdot summary reads "With the arrival of FireFox 3.5, Safari 4 and the new betas of Google Chrome, browsers support some great new features including canvas and the new audio/video tags".

The original summary from the linked site reads, "With the arrival of FireFox 3.5, Safari 4 and the new betas of Google Chrome and Opera, browsers support some great new features including canvas and the new audio/video tags".

Why has the poster or Timothy gone to the trouble of editing out 'Opera'?

more than 4 years ago
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Google Chrome's Inclusion of FFMpeg Vs. the LGPL

grandmofftarkin Håkon is not a founder of Opera Software (245 comments)

An early employee yes, an he worked with the two founders previously at Telenor but he is not one of the founders himself.

more than 5 years ago
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Danger Mouse Releases Blank CD-R To Spite EMI

grandmofftarkin And then download the songs from here (296 comments)

Revenge (Flaming Lips)
MD5 = 1d1a41b4830a438405dbd85731ed25d3

Just War (Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals)
MD5 = 5c99aef8bfdd886f144e14bbb4ca54ce

Jaykub (Jason Lytle)
MD5 = 59264d485d8a136867087f418060aeb9

Little Girl (Julian Casablancas of The Strokes)
MD5 = 28918d3a87c163a7e035189c1595bca6

Angel's Harp (Frank Black of The Pixies)
MD5 = 6e8c05a1e89a7587653a76ce058beb6a

Pain (Iggy Pop)
MD5 = 42e464fd0125556c5e05048444f34cab

Star Eyes (I Can't Catch It) (David Lynch)
MD5 = a8f58dab6de5dd21259562149b7f7a54

Everytime I'm With You (Jason Lytle)
MD5 = bcea5fc87d799554c2629122b1419e63

Insane Lullaby (James Mercer of The Shins)
MD5 = 521f38ac8da6b52529f03fed1097b3e9

Daddy's Gone (Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse and Nina Persson of The Cardigans)
MD5 = 9192f811c6ac9146c017aa091ca6971e

The Man Who Played God (Suzanne Vega)
MD5 = 4ae7ea005952aba68424c957c06d577d

Grim Augury (Vic Chesnutt)
MD5 = 71c59557314b39161fff037d3f5fc059

Dark Night Of The Soul (David Lynch)
MD5 = 0ccb1bb36a9247e905df95d08993a463

more than 5 years ago
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Danger Mouse Releases Blank CD-R To Spite EMI

grandmofftarkin You can actually download it directly from NPR (296 comments)

Revenge (Flaming Lips)
Just War (Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals)
Jaykub (Jason Lytle)
Little Girl (Julian Casablancas of The Strokes)
Angel's Harp (Frank Black of The Pixies)
Pain (Iggy Pop)
Star Eyes (I Can't Catch It) (David Lynch)
Everytime I'm With You (Jason Lytle)
Insane Lullaby (James Mercer of The Shins)
Daddy's Gone (Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse and Nina Persson of The Cardigans)
The Man Who Played God (Suzanne Vega)
Grim Augury (Vic Chesnutt)
Dark Night Of The Soul (David Lynch)

After downloading the files you will need to tag them. I would suggest tagging them as per the names on the NPR site as this is the only official source.

http://www.panix.com/~ruari/dnots.txt explains how this was done.

more than 5 years ago

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