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The nuts and bolts => Technical General => Topic started by: garymax on May 19, 2007, 06:02:26 pm

Title: Vector 6.0 forking from Slackware?
Post by: garymax on May 19, 2007, 06:02:26 pm
In recent reports it was said that the next version of Vector--version 6.0 would fork further away from Slackware. If this is true then what will be the end result? More support, repositories? New package management?

What gives?  :o
Title: Re: Vector 6.0 forking from Slackware?
Post by: Joe1962 on May 21, 2007, 05:19:02 pm
IIRC, the forking away was discussed mostly due to the older versions of xorg and gcc used by Slackware, which were criticized by many of our users as "ancient". However, slack-current has already removed these issues, so the need for a fork is mostly gone. If I missed any other possible forking issue, please post away.
Title: Re: Vector 6.0 forking from Slackware?
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on May 21, 2007, 05:59:00 pm
It is probably fair to say that we've moved away somewhat over the years.

For example, we are using tukaani pkgtools. The principle of Markov chains (A.A. Markov 1856-1922) in LZMA compression remains bleeding-edge and unproven to many users of Slackware proper.

[Yes, it isn't nice to bite the hand that feeds you, but if you've been on #slackware in freenode, you'll understand. No offense to Patrick Volkerding! Ed.]