Slackware ARM 14.1 is released!
The Slackware team is proud to announce the availability of Slackware ARM 14.1! This is the first release in over a year, and offers many improvements throughout the OS: including the latest compilers and development tools, and recent versions of applications, window managers, desktop environments, and utilities. The Linux kernel is updated to version 3.10.17 (part of the 3.10.x kernel series that will be getting long-term support from the kernel developers).
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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 14.1 has evolved.
Slackware ARM 14.1 is available immediately.To download the release, see the Get Slack page. The mini root filesystem for v14.1 is also available immediately for machines for which the regular Slackware installer is unavailable.
If you use Slackware on x86/x86_64 and would also like to support the parent project, please help support the project through subscriptions to the DVD/CD media, and by purchasing goodies from the Slackware store.
Slackware ARM also accepts donations directly through PayPal donations.
The folks at Akamai - the leading global Content Delivery Network - have generously provided Slackware with extensive global content caching and Internet routing performance enhancements, allowing us to keep the sites up and provide consistent performance during peak times.
A big thanks to the guys at Akamai for making this happen.
Slackware ARM v14.1 rc1 is now up on the FTP site and ready for testing. Please help test - preferably using a new installation - and report anything unexpected to the mailing list. Thanks!
Slackware ARM v13.37 will become EOL (End of Life) on 1st Jan 2014 which means that it'll no longer receive any security patches. Slackware ARM 14.1 will have been released before then, so I recommend that you start to plan any necessary upgrades.
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.