Slackware Linux 14.0 RC4 Available for Testing

The developers have implemented a large number of fixes and updates

By on September 3rd, 2012 07:47 GMT

Slackware Linux, a complete 32-bit multitasking "UNIX-like" system that is currently based around the 3.2 Linux kernel series, is now at version 14.0 RC4.

Highlights of Slackware Linux 14.0 RC4:

• CRC evaluation has been fixed;
• Patched to set HOME properly to avoid a /.config directory;
• Patched multiple integer overflows in the strtod, strtof, strtold, and strtod_l functions in stdlib in the GNU C Library;
• The python module which isn't currently used by anything has been disabled;
• The JIT patch that was causing kwin crashes has been reveted;
• Added back the icons from ancient-icons.tar.gz, which are still used in the system.fvwm2rc-sample-95 example;
• Seamonkey has been updated to version 2.12.

A complete changelog that encompasses all the changes and the updates can be found in the official announcement.

Download Slackware Linux 14.0 RC4 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.
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