Eric Hameleers (alienBOB of the Slackware Core team) has begun a 32-bit ARM hard float port of Slackware. This port will allow Slackware users to maximise the performance of the newest ARM devices (ARMv7 and greater). The project is currently focusing on supporting the Samsung 2012 ARM Chromebook.
See Eric's ARM blog for progress.
Continuing the move away from the old 'ARMedslack' name, the web site host name has been moved to arm.slackware.com, and the ftp site ftp.arm.slackware.com. The sites on the armedslack.org domain will remain for the foreseeable future to aid transition.
The "armedslack" rsync module has now been deactivated on the primary rsync site (ftp.arm.slackware.com). If you had any configuration or scripts referencing this rsync module, you need to use "slackwarearm" instead.
Thanks to the work of Eric Hameleers, Slackware ARM v14.0 and -current now sports OpenJDK and OpenJRE packages. A JRE has always been absent from Slackware ARM, so I'm particularly pleased to be able to now strike one off the "missing package list". I hope it's useful!Slackware 14.0 has the packages in patches and -current has them in extra/openjdk. You'll need to install the "rhino" package as this is a run-time dependency.
Slackware ARM 14.0 is released!
The Slackware team is proud to announce the availability of Slackware ARM 14.0! This is the first release in over a year, and offers many improvements.
Slackware ARM includes all of the improvements in Slackware x86, and in addition some of the ARM specific highlights are:• Support for two new platforms:
This release introduces the new 'Slackware ARM community support programme' through which the Raspberry Pi support is officially advocated. Please check here for availability information of Slackware ARM 14.0 on the Pi. Thanks to David Spencer for his great work getting Slackware on to the RPi - and welcome to all of the new Slackware ARM users who'll join the community via this route.
Thanks to all of those who were involved - including the Slackware core team and the community that is building around Slackware ARM. Thanks also to all of those of you who have helped extensively on some tricky problems in previous releases, upon and from which 14.0 has evolved.
Slackware ARM 14.0 is available immediately.To download the release, see the Get Slack page. The mini root filesystem for v14.0 is also available immediately for machines for which the regular Slackware installer is unavailable.
If you use Slackware on x86, please help support the project through subscriptions and by purchasing goodies from the Slackware store.
If you're using Slackware ARM please also consider donating through paypal.
On Monday 27th August, the 'ARMedslack' directory name will be changed to 'slackwarearm'. I'd meant to do this years ago when the port became official but had always put it off. It's been on my mind for several months now and since the 14.0 release is almost ready, it seems like the best time is now.
FTP: ftp.arm.slackware.com/armedslack becomes ftp.arm.slackware.com/slackwarearm
rsync: ftp.arm.slackware.com::armedslack becomes ftp.arm.slackware.com::slackwarearm The 'armedslack-current' directory is renamed 'slackwarearm-current'
Since I do not have all of the contact details of those people who kindly setup mirrors, I've removed the existing mirror list from the web site and ask that the mirror owners please contact me (mozes at slackware.com) to notify that they've changed the configuration. Robby Workman has also been working on using mirrorbrain for Slackware mirroring, so once I look into that further we may switch to that.
I'm very pleased announce the availability of Slackware ARM on the Raspberry Pi. This is maintained by David Spencer as a community project. All the details can be found here.
Slackware ARM 14.0 release candidate 1 is out and ready for testing! Go!
Please help support the project by clicking on the adverts on the left hand side to acknowledge that you have seen them. This page explains what the proceeds will be used for.
Slackware ARM v13.1 will be EOLed (End of Life) on 10th July 2012. Please upgrade your systems to v13.37 for continued security updates.
I decided to tweet progress here. Follow if you want updates on Slackware ARM!