Slackware Linux 15.0 Beta has just been released
Patrick Volkerding announced that the development branch of Slackware Linux (also known as "Current") has reached "beta" status:
"I will call it beta, although there is still no solution to the 32-bit MariaDB command issue. There will be soon. There were no problems with the official version of GCC 10.3. Report any new (or old) issues in the LQ Slackware forum. Enjoy! ”
The latest entries in changelog display various updates, including an upgrade to the Linux kernel 5.10.29 (by default. The latest kernel 5.11.13 is available in the "testing" repository) and GCC 10.3.0.
The new version also brings some security fixes for dnsmasq and irssi. All KDE packages have been upgraded. So KDE Plasma is now in version 5.21.4 and KDE Applications in version 5.81.0.
Thunderbird has also been upgraded due to recent security issues.
As always, the Slackware distribution does not provide official ISO testing, but users interested in installing and testing it can download Eric Hameleers' unofficial installation DVD or the installation mini-CD (made from Slackware's "Current" tree updated daily):
Mention that the distribution is the oldest in circulation.