Fw: [slackware-announce] Slackware 8.1 released

Autor: Igor Zakrzewski (iggy_at_slackware.com.pl)
Data: pią 21 cze 2002 - 08:02:02 CEST

From: "Patrick J. Volkerding" <volkerdi_at_slackware.com>
> Announcing Slackware Linux 8.1!
> The first major release for 2001, Slackware Linux 8.1 continues the
> Slackware tradition of simplicity, stability, and security. It is the
> essential Linux distribution from the team that knows Linux inside and
> out. Among the many program updates and distribution enhancements, you'll
> find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: GNOME
> 1.4.1 (with a large collection of pre-compiled GNOME applications), and
> KDE 3.0.1, the latest version of the award-winning K Desktop Environment.
> Slackware now uses the 2.4.18 kernel bringing you advanced performance
> features such as the ReiserFS journaling filesystem, SCSI and ATA RAID
> volume support, and kernel support for XFree86's DRI (the Direct Rendering
> Interface) that brings high-speed hardware accelerated 3D graphics to
> Linux. Additional kernels allow installing Slackware using any of the
> journaling filesystems available for Linux, including ext3, ReiserFS,
> IBM's JFS, and SGI's XFS.
> >From the beginning, Slackware has offered a stable and secure Linux
> distribution for UNIX veterans as well as an easy-to-use system for
> beginners. Slackware includes everything you'll need to run a powerful
> server or workstation. Each Slackware package follows the setup and
> installation instructions from its author(s) as closely as possible,
> offering you the most stable and easily expandable setup.
> Here are some of the advanced features of Slackware 8.1:
> - Runs the 2.4.18 version of the Linux kernel from ftp.kernel.org.
> Special kernels were prepared to support hardware such as SCSI
> controllers, USB keyboards and mice, parallel-port IDE devices,
> IBM PS/2 machines with the Microchannel bus, and even speech
> synthesizers providing access to Linux for the visually impaired
> community. The performance of the 2.4.x kernel series along with
> Slackware's track record of careful attention to system security
> make it the perfect choice for running your production servers.
> - System binaries linked with the GNU C Library, version 2.2.5.
> - XFree86 4.2.0
> This version of XFree86 represents a major re-design, and brings with
> it many greatly anticipated new features, most notably support for
> hardware accelerated graphics using the Direct Rendering Interface
> supported by the 2.4.18 Linux kernel. The 3D performance rockets past
> anything you've ever seen before. Gamers, get ready. :)
> - Major enhancements to the printing system, which now uses LPRng for
> better performance and security. CUPS is also provided as an
> alternative in the extra/ directory. The Ghostscript interpreter has
> been upgraded to version 7.05, which brings with it several new printer
> drivers as well as support for the new IJS interface, which allows new
> printer drivers to be added to Ghostscript without requiring a
> recompilation. Two IJS servers are available in this release. HPIJS,
> which supports more than 60 HP Inkjet printer models, and Gimp-Print,
> which supports many printers from Canon and Epson.
> - Installs gcc-2.95.3 as the default C, C++, Objective-C and Fortran-77
> compiler. gcc-3.1 is also included in the extra/ directory.
> - Support for fully encrypted network connections with OpenSSL and OpenSSH.
> - Apache 1.3.24 web server with Dynamic Shared Object (DSO) support, SSL,
> and PHP.
> - PCMCIA, CardBus, and APM support for laptops. (pcmcia-cs-3.1.33)
> - New development tools, including Perl 5.6.1, Python 2.2.1, and
> graphical tools like Qt designer, KDevelop, and Glade.
> - Updated versions of the Slackware package management tools make it easy
> to add, remove, upgrade, and make your own Slackware packages.
> The package naming system has been expanded to include the base
> name, version, architecture, and build number (like other packaging
> systems you may have seen before ;). The improved package tracking
> makes it easy to upgrade to Slackware 8.1 from Slackware 7.0, 7.1,
> or 8.0.
> - Web browsers galore! Includes Netscape Communicator version 6.2.3,
> Konqueror 3.0.1, Mozilla 1.0 (!!!), and Galeon 1.2.5.
> - The complete K Desktop Environment (KDE) version 3.0.1, including the
> KOffice productivity suite, networking tools, GUI development with
> KDevelop, multimedia tools, the Konqueror web browser and file
> manager, dozens of games and utilities, international language
> support, and more.
> - The GNU Network Object Model Environment (GNOME) 1.4.1.
> Includes a full range of GNOME packages such as abiword-1.0.2,
> evolution-1.0.7, gnumeric-1.0.7, nautilus-1.0.6, pan-0.11.3,
> sawfish-1.0.1, xscreensaver-4.05_gnome, and more.
> - Large repository of contributed software compiled and ready to run.
> This includes various window managers, support for 3Dfx gaming cards,
> XFree86 3.3.6 servers to support older hardware, OpenMotif-2.2.1,
> gcc-3.1, ISDN support, and much more (see the /extra directory).
> - Many more improved and upgraded packages than we can list here. For a
> complete list of core packages in Slackware 8.1, see this file:
> ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/PACKAGES.TXT
> - Another Slackware exclusive: Slackware's ZipSlack installation option
> is the fastest, _easiest_ Linux installation ever. ZipSlack provides
> a basic text-based Linux system as a 38 megabyte ZIP archive.
> Simply unzip on any FAT or FAT32 partition, edit your boot partition
> in the LINUX.BAT batch file, and you can be running Linux in less
> than five minutes. The ZipSlack installation includes everything you
> need to network with Linux (including Ethernet, token ring, SLIP and
> PPP), and extend the system with additional software packages such as
> X. A ZipSlack system will even fit on a Zip(TM) disk, so you can
> carry a personal Linux system with you to run on any PC with a
> Zip(TM) drive.
> Downloading Slackware 8.1:
> --------------------------
> The full version of Slackware Linux 8.1 is available for download from
> the central Slackware FTP site hosted by our friends at www.cwo.com:
> ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/
> The ZipSlack version of Slackware can be downloaded from:
> ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/zipslack/
> If this site is busy, see the list of official mirror sites here:
> http://slackware.com/getslack/
> Purchasing Slackware on CD-ROM:
> -------------------------------
> Or, purchase the Slackware Linux 8.1 four CD-ROM set directly from
> Slackware Linux, and you'll be helping to support the continued
> development of Slackware Linux! :-)
> This is the official release of Slackware on CD-ROM, and has many
> enhanced features, including:
> - Easy bootable CD-ROM installation. If your machine can boot a
> CD-ROM, just boot the first disc to begin the installation process.
> - Fully installed bootable live CD-ROM -- just boot the second disc and
> run a full Linux system right off the disc, including networking,
> full development, and X with no installation necessary. Makes the
> ultimate Linux rescue disc!
> - The ZipSlack edition of Slackware Linux 8.1.
> - The entire source code used to build Slackware Linux 8.1.

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