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Slackware ARM 15.0 release candidate 2 available
By mozes on 29-Nov-2021


Release candidate 2 of Slackware 15.0 for ARM 32bit is available for users of -current. Please report any issues to the Slackware ARM forum

MoZes@slackware (Stuart Winter)

Slackware AArch64 - call for testers - Pinebook Pro & RockPro64
By mozes on 01-Nov-2021


I aim to complete the installation documentation for Slackware on the Pinebook Pro and RockPro64 Hardware Models in the coming weeks. If you'd like to help test prior to public release, drop mozes@slackware - dot -com an email. I'll have a look at the Raspberry Pi4 support in the coming months. Basic support is mostly complete, but needs tweaks before it can be Directly Integrated into Slackware.

MoZes@slackware (Stuart Winter)

Slackware AArch64 update - October 2021
By mozes on 26-Oct-2021

Hello! An update on Slackware AArch64. The OS was functionally complete in May 2021 after five months of hard development, at which point it is in lockstep with the 32bit ARM port and has been undergoing stability testing. I just finished the photo shoot for the Pinebook Pro hardware assembly documentation, and have a few more hours to spend to complete it, then begin the RockPro64 support. I'm now at the point where the documentation is the only remaining actions standing in the way of a public release in -current form with support for the RockPro64 and Pinebook Pro Hardware Models. I'll assess the Raspberry Pi 4 support once the documentation is complete, and make a decision about when and what to release.

MoZes@slackware (Stuart Winter)

Slackathon - Raspberry Pi4 & Pinebook Pro
By mozes on 01-Oct-2021

Hello! The SlackChat podcast season 2 episode 19 is up, and this time it's a Slackathon- finishing the Pinebook Pro installer support. Brent shows us the progress with the Raspberry Pi 4 integration.


MoZes@slackware (Stuart Winter)

Slackware ARM 15.0 beta release
By mozes on 12-May-2021

Hello! Slackware ARM 15.0 beta is released! There are some major changes under the hood, so make sure you read the release announcement.


MoZes@slackware (Stuart Winter)

Slackware AArch64 (ARM 64bit) status
By mozes on 22 Apr 2021

Hello! After a long three-month slog, the SlackwareAArch64 OS build is complete and is in sync and being developed in lockstep with Slackware ARM(32). There is still work to do around hardware support and more integration work around the build system, and some installer improvements I want to make before it's released in -current form. Watch this space for updates!

Thanks PINE64 again for their support on the hardware side - I am looking forward to receiving my Pinebook Pro!

We're talking about the progress and some of the technical details in the Slackware ARM youtube channel - so check that out. More episodes are coming!

Funding through donations towards the effort are also appreciated! As always, please donate to Patrick first (details are in my Patreon) and the ARM port 2nd.

MoZes@slackware (Stuart Winter)

Slackware ARM YouTube channel - SlackChat podcast season02
By mozes on 13 Jan 2021

Season 2 of the SlackChat podcast is on the new Slackware ARM youtube channel!

This season we'll be able to show you behind the scenes of how the port is developed and maintained, and we'll cover the development of SlackwareAArch64 too!

Remember to Like & Subscribe! :-)

MoZes@slackware (Stuart Winter)

Slackchat podcast: Trust and security within the OSS ecosystem
By mozes on 27 Aug 2020
Why do you trust software developed and distributed by people you don't know? Phil and I are sharing our insights and experiences into this topic, in the latest episode of the SlackChat podcast
Your commitment in support of the Slackware Linux on ARM Project
By mozes on 14-Jan-2020

Happy new year (although I'm not sure if there's a date by when you need to stop doing that!).

Some news on the Slackware ARM port. I have had a number of donations to the project since it began and once again I thank all of those who have made them.

As with all Open Source projects, there's a great deal of commitment from the developers to continue to maintain and support the project you're using. In the case of Slackware we have Patrick Volkerding and the rest of the team (including myself) donating their time free of charge.

As always, without Patrick Volkerding, Slackware ARM would cease to exist; so please in the first instance please show your support and commitment.

I've also set up a Patreon account for the users of the ARM port to provide a commitment and demonstration of support and a recognition of the value.

I'll be continuing to maintain and develop the port and distribute it free of charge because I enjoy the creative challenges. However, it has to now contend with other projects. Therefore I've set up a Patreon account for the users of the ARM port to provide a commitment and demonstration of support, which helps me prioritise.

Stuart Winter (MoZes)

Linux 5.4.2 hits Slackware ARM -current
By mozes on 10 Dec 2019

Linux 5.4.2 packages are now available in the main tree for all supported systems. That was the easiest and smoothest major upgrade in about fifteen years! Hats off to the Linux developer community.

Slackware ARM world rebuild complete
By mozes on 6th May 2018

The Slackware ARM world rebuild for -current is complete. Updates resume!

Slackware ARM world rebuild for -current
By mozes on 26th Apr 2018

The Slackware ARM world rebuild is happening in -current presently, so there won't be any updates for a while. First build began on..................: Mon Apr 23 15:39:32 BST 2018 Time spent building since first build : 5248 minutes / 87 hours / 3 days Most recent package began building on : Fri Apr 27 07:08:24 BST 2018 Failed count....: 11 (1%) [ recently: l/qtscriptgenerator , l/libtheora , l/libmsn , l/gegl , d/perl ] Success count...: 692 (90%) [ recently: a/bzip2 , a/btrfs-progs , a/bin , a/bash , a/attr ] Build pass......: 1 of 3 Current activity:- Building package a/acpid [ 704 of 765 ]

Thanks to ThoughtLynx for their various resources and help.

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