Slackware 15 Beta Process Begins
Back in February Slackware 15.0 went into alpha, nine years since Slackware 14.0 made its debut or even five years since Slackware 14.2. Now Slackware 15.0 is up to its beta phase.
In the two months since the alpha start, Slackware 15.0 has seen many package updates and is ready enough to be called beta. Slackware 15.0 Beta is using the GCC 10.3 compiler, a newer revision of the Linux 5.10 LTS kernel, and many other package updates like the newest KDE desktop components are available.
More details on Slackware 15.0 Beta via Slackware.com.
Slackware remains the oldest still maintained Linux distribution out there though not nearly as popular as it was a decade or more ago. Slackware 15.0 will mark the completion of the distribution's Python 3 migration, Wayland packages now being available in core, making use of elogind, and many other updated packages and modernization work.
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