What's the story with slackware? Why are none of the bugs getting
fixed? The g++ include files are still in the wrong place, or else g++
looks for them in the wrong place; the include files (such as
String.h) don't work anyway; and bash getopt is still broken.
No bugs have been fixed for nearly a month. Is this going to be like
that Texinfo known bug, where texinfo.tex was not in the texinfo
package for about 8 months after its absence was reported?
Don't get me wrong. I know we're all lucky to have slackware (and
linux itself) at all. I've been using linux since it was still beta,
and I'm extremely grateful to all the people who help put it together
for the rest of us.
But why can't there ever be a truly stable, working version of
slackware before each successive release? I upgraded to version 3
partly because there had been no changes in several weeks, and partly
in the hopes that the bugs of the last release would be fixed. And
they were. But now all these new bugs are here, and they're not
getting fixed. When the next release comes out, they may be, but then
there'll be a whole new set of bugs.
Why not slow down the release schedule, so that each distribution
reaches true solidity before the next one comes out. This way the
people who are not very powerful with unix can simply wait until the
distribution is stable before upgrading.
Again, don't get me wrong. I don't mind a tweak here and there. But
the C compiler and the default shell? Those should work.