From: (Patrick J. Volkerding)
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.announce
Subject: ANNOUNCE: Slackware Linux Distribution 1.00
Date: 18 Jul 1993 20:13:55 -0400
Approved: (Matt Welsh)
Message-ID: <22cp03$be5@theory.TC.Cornell.EDU>

The Slackware Linux distribution (v. 1.00) is now available for 
anonymous FTP. This is a complete installation system designed for
systems with a 3.5" boot floppy. It has been tested extensively with
a 386/IDE system. The standard kernel included does not support SCSI,
but if there's a great demand, I might be persuaded to compile a few
custom kernels to put up for FTP.

This release is based largely on the SLS system, but has been enhanced and
modified substantially. There are two main disk series, A (13 disks) and
X (11 disks). Some of the features:   

Series A:

  This series includes the same software you would expect from the SLS
  series A, B, and C, additional features include:

  Source for the Linux DOS emulator version 0.49.
  The FAQ for kernel level 99pl10.
  Kernel source and image at .99pl11 Alpha.
    [compiled with these options: math emulation support, normal hard drive
    support, TCP/IP, System V IPC, -m486, minix fs, ext2 fs, msdos fs, nfs,
    proc support, and PS/2 style mouse support. You may need to recompile if
    you have some other type of busmouse. The kernel was compiled with libc
    4.4.1, g++ 2.4.5]
  The new keytable utilities.
  The NET-2 networking package, preconfigured to use loopback.
  A public domain version of ksh, and tcsh 6.04 (with the bugs worked out)
  GNU gcc, g++, and Objective-C at versions 2.4.5
  Includes and libraries at version 4.4.1
  mailx, quota utilities, experimental winapi source, sound drivers.
  The TCL toolkit and samples.

  In addition, the installation program has been improved to offer more
  information about the packages (and the installation procedure itself)
  as you install.

  The install program can also automatically install LILO, configuring it
  to boot either from your master boot record or from OS/2's Boot Manager.

Series X:
  Also, all the packages you would get in the SLS X series, plus:

  XFree-86 version 1.3.
  Open Look Virtual Window Manager made the default window manager.
  XS3 server offers support for S3 based video cards.
  XV 3.00 Image viewer is included.
  PEX files from the XFree-86 distribution are included.

Although TEX support is not included in the Slackware release, you may
optionally install the SLS T series as you install the Slackware disks.

At this point, the install disk itself is running .99pl8. I'm working on it :^)
Also, installation from other than a 3.5" floppy has not been tested, but might
work. 5.25" floppy will not work because of file sizes. At this point, I have
no plans to support a 5.25" version.

How to get the Slackware(tm) release:

The Slackware release may be obtained be anonymous FTP from in directory /pub/linux/slackware. At least initially,
this release will be in the form of 3.5" disk images which should be copied
to floppies using the RAWRITE.EXE program, or dd under Linux.

Please note that our FTP software does not support limiting the number of
concurrent anonymous logins. PLEASE try to go easy on this machine. If things
get out of hand, access may be restricted.

Other sites are, of course, welcome to help out with the load by mirroring
the distribution.

If you find any problems with the distribution, or if you have any suggestions
for improvements, please let me know. If you know of more up-to-date versions
of software in the distribution, I'd like to hear about that, too.

Patrick J. Volkerding

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From: (Patrick J. Volkerding)
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.announce
Subject: [ANNOUNCE] Slackware Linux distribution 1.0.2
Date: 5 Sep 1993 21:24:49 GMT
Approved: (Matt Welsh)
Message-ID: <26dlf1$>

Announcing version 1.0.2 of the Slackware distribution of Linux.

Slackware is a full-featured distribution of the Linux operating system
designed for computers with a 3.5", 1.44M boot drive. The Slackware release
strives for ease of installation, and as much of the software as possible
has been preconfigured - greatly increasing user "slack."

These disk sets are currently available:

A: Base system.
E: Emacs 19.19
F: All the most current Linux related FAQ lists. (HIGHLY recommended)
G: Games. Currently, this only contains a port of the "fortune" program
   set up to print a random fortune when you log in. I'm open to suggestions
   for other stuff to add when I find time.
Q: This is sort of an alpha-stuff series that may change and/or disappear
   at any time. Currently it contains source for the Linux kernel .99pl13
   alpha, and two .99pl13 alpha zImages, one for IDE and one for SCSI.
X: XFree86 1.3 and related software.

SERIES A (base system) FEATURES:
  -- The system files that go in /bin, /etc, /dev... 
  -- Kernel level .99pl12. 
  -- Libraries at 4.4.1
  Programming features:
  -- GNU make 3.62
  -- BSD pmake 4.4
  -- GNU rcs 5.6
  -- tvgalib 1.0 (Trident card utilities)
  -- vgalib 1.2 (Tseng/standard VGA card utilities)
  -- Common LISP
  -- Perl 4.0pl35
  -- Linux 0.99pl12 source code
  -- ncurses 1.7
  -- GCC/G++/Obj-C 2.4.5
  -- GNU debugger (gdb) 4.8
  -- p2c 1.19 (Pascal to C translator)
  -- GNU Smalltalk 1.1.1
  -- f2c (Fortran 77 to C translator)
  -- TCL Toolkit

  Editors/Text utilities:
  -- Selection 1.5 (Cut/paste from the screen)
  -- joe 1.0.8
  -- jove 4.14.10
  -- GNU troff 1.05
  -- GNU ghostscript 2.6.1
  -- ispell spell checker
  -- Taylor UUCP 1.04
  -- Cnews
  -- Linux NET-2 (uses /conf directory in recommended fashion)
  -- deliver (simple mail delivery program)
  -- Smail 3.1.28 with tons of sample files. (Thanks goes to Ian Kluft!)
  -- traceroute utility
  -- nn 6.4.18 newsreader
  -- tin 1.1pl8 newsreader
  -- trn 2.5 newsreader
  -- elm 2.4pl21
  -- mailx
  -- term 1.0.7

  Other extra shells/utilities:
  -- tcsh 6.04 with preconfigured csh.cshrc
  -- Second extended fs utilities, v. 0.3
  -- Time zone configuration
  -- DOS emulator source v. 0.49, with the libipc problem patched.
  -- sc spreadsheet v. 6.19
  -- national (changes virtual console fonts)
  -- cpio 2.2 (backup utility)
  -- GNU diff 2.0
  -- Elf binary support library and conversion utility.
  -- bc 1.02 (number cruncher)
  -- pdksh v. 4.7 (Public domain ksh)

SERIES E (Emacs 19.19) FEATURES:
  -- This 5 disk series contains Rik Faith's port of Emacs 19.19 for Linux.
  -- All the LISP source and extra files are included. (Thanks Rik!)
  -- Linux HOWTOs:
     -- Ethernet, Installation, Net-2, UUCP, and indexes/META-FAQ.
  -- comp.lang.c FAQ, GCC/G++ FAQ, TCL FAQ, Objective-C FAQ, Fortran FAQ.
  -- Linux main FAQ.
  -- LISP FAQ, LISP Window systems FAQ, OOP in LISP FAQ, Scheme FAQ.
  -- comp.lang.perl FAQ.
  -- Postscript FAQ.
  -- comp.unix.questions FAQ.
  -- FAQ, OpenLook GUI FAQ, X on Intel FAQ.

  -- Currently, just the "fortune" program. Set up to hook into your 
     /etc/profile so that users get a free fortune when they log in.

SERIES Q (Experimental stuff) FEATURES:
  This holds things that are currently being tested, or are alpha and are
  not going to be added until official versions are released.
  -- Linux kernel source .99pl13 alpha
  -- IDE zImage .99pl13 alpha
  -- SCSI zImage .99pl13 alpha

  -- Complete XFree-86 1.3 binary release, including all programming utilities,
     libraries, include files, and the link kit.
  -- XS3-0.4.4 replacement X server for S3 based cards.
  -- monochrome and color xterms.
  -- OpenLook Window Manager
  -- libgr 1.2 graphics library.
  -- Simplified X windows setup procedures from the TAMU Linux release.
  -- PEX extentions package
  -- Slingshot/UIT examples.
  -- Interviews 3.1 idraw and doc.
  -- GNU chess 4.00pl62 with xboard 2.1pl11
  -- XV 3.00 Shareware image/document viewer
  -- Lots, and lots more!

The Slackware Linux release can be found on in directory
/pub/linux/slackware. All of the disks except for the bootdisk are also 
available as zoo archives in /pub/linux/slackware/zooed_disks. These will
be kept up to date.


Patrick Volkerding

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From: "Patrick J. Volkerding" <>
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.announce
Subject: Slackware Linux 1.1.0 with XFree86 2.0
Date: 5 Nov 1993 09:22:23 +0200
Approved: (Lars Wirzenius)
Message-ID: <2bcuvf$9sl@klaava.Helsinki.FI>

Announcing version 1.1.0 of the Slackware Linux distribution.

The Slackware distribution is a full-featured U*ix-like operating system
consisting of Linus Torvalds' Linux kernel (0.99pl13) surrounded by a large
collection of utilities and applications (including XFree86 2.0). 

It is available by FTP from in the directories:

   /pub/linux/slackware: The "official" and most-mirrored directory, with 
        subdirectories containing the software packages for each disk. This
        directory also contains READMEs and support files.
   /pub/linux/zooed_slackware: Zoo archives of each disk for easier retrieval
        of entire disks and disk sets. These should be as current as what you
        would find under /pub/linux/slackware. 

   /pub/linux/slackware/README_MIRROR_LIST contains a list of sites known to 
   mirror the distribution. If you use one of these, you should consider 
   downloading the file /pub/linux/slackware/FILE_LIST from so
   you can check to make sure the files on the archive site are the newest 
   ones. If you see any extra or old files, you might want to let the archive
   administrator know about it.

To install the package, you need one of the boot/install systems, and at least
the A (base system) series of disks.

There are 3 boot/install systems provided for Slackware Linux:
1.  "bootdisk, or bootdisk.gz": This is the standard 3.5" boot/install disk 
     with SCSI/network support and kernel level 0.99pl13.
2.  "bloader, or bloader.gz": This is a 5.25" boot disk used to load "bootdisk"
     from a 3.5" second floppy drive. To install Slackware on a machine with a
     5.25" boot drive and a 3.5" second drive, you need both "bloader" and
     "bootdisk". Because of the tight space on even a 3.5" high density disk, 
     I've been unable to figure out a way to make a boot/install system for 
     machines with only a 5.25" drive. 
3.   "alpha, or alpha.gz": This is an experimental 3.5" bootdisk utilizing 
     Linux kernel ALPHA 0.99pl13p. There is also a two disk Q series that goes 
     with this disk, and contains an IDE and a SCSI 0.99pl13p zImage and kernel
     source. This bootdisk and the Q series may be updated/removed at any time.

The following sets of 3.5" disks are available with the Slackware release:

A:   Base Linux operating system, 14 disks.
     C/C++ development, TCP/IP, UUCP, mail, Linux kernel image/source 0.99pl13,
     libc 4.4.4, gcc/g++ 2.4.5, gdb 4.10, smail 3.1.28, bootutils 0.1, 
     groff 1.08, tar 1.11.2, e2fsprogs 0.3d, make 3.68, term 1.0.8, 
     svgalib 0.81, perl 4.036, binutils 1.9l1, quota 1.1, acct 1.0, 
     ghostscript 2.6.1 with SVGAlib support, tin 1.2pl2 with NNTP, 
     minicom 1.5b, a full set of manpages, tcsh 6.04, ksh 4.8, and more.

E:   Emacs 19.19, 5 disks.

F:   FAQs. 1 disk.
     A full set of HOWTOs and FAQs for Linux, X windows, and many programming 

IV:  InterViews 3.1, 2 disks. (Requires X series)
     Development libraries, include files, and the Doc and Idraw X applications.

OI:  ObjectBuilder 2.0, Object Interface Library 4.0. 3 disks.
     An object development kit for X windows.

OOP: Object-oriented programming. 1 disk.
     GNU Smalltalk 1.1.1. 

Q:   Alpha kernel series. 2 disks. (Currently 0.99pl13p)

TCL: Tcl/Tk Toolkit. 1 disk. 
     Sort of a dated version at this point. Once I can get a new Linux version 
     that passes all the regression tests I'll look into an upgrade.

T:   I don't include TeX, but the SLS TeX series is known to work. :^)

X:   XFree86 2.0 Base X Windows System. 5 disks.
     This is the non-development portion of the XFree86 2.0 release, and also
     contains the Xpm libraries, fvwm, and rxvt 1.5. These 5 disks are enough
     to get X up and running if you just need a minimal system.

XAP: X Windows Applications. 2 disks. (requires X series)
     ghostscript for X11 support, libgr 1.3, seyon, workman (needs XV series), 
     xfileman, xv 3.00, GNU Chess 4.00pl62 with Xboard 2.1pl11, xfm 1.2, 
     ghostview 1.5, x3270, and some games for X.

XD:  XFree86 2.0 Development. 3 disks. (requires X series)
     X11 program development includes/libraries, server linkkit, PEX libraries.

XV:  XView 3.2 release 5. 2 disks. (requires X series)
     XView 3.2 include files and development libraries, XView applications such
     as "cmdtool", and the Open Look [virtual/non-virtual] Window Manager.

Y:   Text Games. 1 disk.
     The BSD games port, version 1.3. Many text based games and manpages.
     This package also appends your /etc/profile and /etc/csh.cshrc to
     give you a fortune when you log in.


Patrick Volkerding

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