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Author Topic: Vector 6.0 forking from Slackware?  (Read 2455 times)
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« on: May 19, 2007, 05:02:26 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?

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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 04:19:02 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.

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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007, 04:59:00 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.

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