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Neofetch is a command line tool that shows some information about the running system. It is not very detailed information and it is not a very useful tool, but it is fancy. Here’s a quote of its description from its homepage: The overall purpose of Neofetch is to be used in screen-shots of your system. Neofetch shows the information other people want to see. There are other tools available for proper system statistic/diagnostics.

Choosing the default text editor

Even during the development phase of Salix 15.0, more than a year ago, I was getting questions and comments about which the default (GUI) text editor would be. I still get those questions in my inbox. So, Salix 15.0 came with Xfce 4.16. And Xfce’s default text editor is Mousepad, but we elected not to include it in the default app selection for our release. Instead, we included L3afpad, which is essentially a GTK3 port of Leafpad, the default editor in all our previous releases, including at least Salix 14.

Just a Little Teaser

I’ve mentioned problems with the installer in my previous blog post. Well, they’re solved now. Here’s a little something to get you mildly excited. It’s the LightDM login screen:

Are We There Yet?

Short answer: No. Somewhat longer answer: Not yet, but we’re getting there. There’s still lot’s of things to do, but there will be an alpha release soon (hopefully). Really long answer: It has been almost two weeks now that Slackare 15.0 has been released (yay!) and there are now regular inquiries on IRC and in the forums concerning the release of Salix 15.0. So, no, Salix 15.0 is not ready yet.

Preparing for 15.0

It seems like, finally, the pieces are being put in place for the next Slackware release. It has been a long wait, it will be 5 years since the 14.2 release in a few months. Since Salix releases are tied to Slackware releases, there hasn’t been a Salix release for a long while too. Major changes that the next Slackware release will introduce include a switch to PAM, Linux kernel 5.