First release candidate for Slackware 14
The first release candidate for Slackware 14 has been released. The new version contains many refreshed packages compared to the current version 13.37 (code-named "Leet") which was released in April of last year. The updated packages include a current long-term kernel based on Linux 3.2, GCC 4.7, version 2.15 of GLIBC, version 1.12.1 of X.org, and Perl 5.16.0. The Xfce and KDE desktops have also been updated to the latest stable versions.
With this release candidate, the oldest Linux distribution that is still actively being maintained is entering the home stretch for its next version. According to the developers, all bugs that were reported on the beta version of Slackware 14 have been fixed in this release candidate. More information about all of the changed packages can be found in the change logs, which are listed separately for the 32- and 64-bit versions of the distribution.