Jeepsters Lair

Unofficial History of Slackware releases


This table is probably incomplete and possibly inaccurate, if you have any additions/corrections mail me, I`ll add/correct the entry

You can find versions 1.1.2 to -current for download here
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Date: Slackware Version Kernel Version(s) Notes/Feature:
1993-04-.. n/a Unknown "It appears from emails I`ve been getting that Slackware was first mentioned around this date, so we can say this date is Slackwares genesis
1993-07-11 n/a 0.99pl11A "SLS-like system" pre-announced on comp.os.linux. Patrick's email was posted on the Cleveland FreeNet, sponsored by CWRU.
1993-07-17 1.00 0.99pl11A Announced on c.o.l. TeX had to be installed from the SLS T-series floppies. With: gcc-2.4.5, libc-4.4.1 Download from: mhd3.moorhead.msus.edu
1993-08-04 1.01 0.99pl12A With: ksh, tcl, XFree86 1.3; Download from: ftp.cdrom.com.
1993-09-05 1.0.2 0.99pl12 With: emacs 19.19, games, change in versioning 1.01 -> 1.0.2.
1993-09-15 1.0.3 0.99pl12 With: pine
1993-10-01 1.0.4 ? With: Tin/XView updates
1993-11-04 1.1.0 0.99pl13 Disk sets: A, E, IV, OI, OOP, TCL, X, XAP, XD, XV, Y.
1994-02- 1.1.1 0.99pl14 51 floppies. XFree86 2.0, libc 4.4.4. TeX
? 1.1.2 0.99.15
1994-03-27 1.2 1.0 "Installing all takes about 200MB"
1994-06-25 2.0 1.0.9, 1.1.18 Also Morse Communications "Slackware Pro"
1994-09-18 2.0.1 1.0.9, 1.1.18
1994-10-20 2.0.2 ?
1994-11-15 2.1 1.1.59 65 floppies, plus boot & root disks
1995-03- 2.2 1.2.1
1995-04- 2.2.0.1 1.2.3 libc 4.6.27, XFree86 3.1.1"
1995-05- 2.3 1.2.8 libc 4.6.27, XFree86 3.1.1
1995-09-30 3.0 1.2.13, 1.3.1 First ELF. Walnut Creek CDROM.
1996-07-03 3.1.0 2.0.0 Called "Slackware'96". libc 5.3.12.
1997-01-13 3.1.0 2.0.27 Also called "Slackware '96"
1997-02-17 3.2.0 2.0.29
1997-06-24 3.2.0 2.0.30
1997-07-11 3.3.0 2.0.30
1997-10-14 3.4.0 2.0.30
1998-06-09 3.5.0 2.0.34 libc 5.4.44, XFree86 3.3.2.2
1998-10-28 3.6.0 2.0.35 "Recommend 500MB for full install"
1999-05-17 3.9 2.0.37 Co-released with 4.0
1999-05-17 4.0.0 2.2.6, 2.2.7 "Recommend 1GB for full install", XFree86 3.3.3.1 First kde 1.1.1
1999-10-25 7.0 2.2.13 First glibc2, "recommend 2GB partition", Version jump from 4 to 7. XFree86 3.3.5
2000-06-22 7.1 2.2.16 XFree86 3.3.6. First gnome.
2001-06-28 8.0 2.2.19, 2.4.5 XFree86 4.1.0, kde-2.1.1
2002-06-19 8.1 2.4.18 XFree86 4.2.0, kde-3.0.1, gnome-1.4.1, First mozilla
2003-03-20 9.0 2.4.20 gcc-3.2.2, XFree-4.3.0, kde-3.1, gnome-2.2
2003-09-25 9.1 2.4.22 GCC 3.2.3 (with GCC 3.3.1 as an alternate choice), GNOME 2.4.0, and KDE 3.1.4. Slackware 9.1 uses the stable 2.4.22 kernel, but is 2.6.x ready.
2004-06-22 10.0 2.4.26 gcc 3.3.4, X11R6 (xorg) replacing XFree86 for the fist time, KDE 3.2.3, Gnome 2.6.2
2005-02-02 10.1 2.4.28 gcc 3.3.4, Gnome2 was dropped, start of kernel 2.6.x migration.
2005-09-13 10.2 2.4.31 gcc 3.3.6, kernel 2.6.x as an option. Maintainenance release.
2006-10-1 11.0 2.4.33.3 Other kernels available are 2.6.17.13 in /extra and 2.6.18 in /testing. KDE version 3.5.4. XFCE 4.2.3.2
2007-07-01 12.0 2.6.21.5 This release features lots of changes. Module Xorg, a 2.6.x.x kernel and many other smaller but significant changes.
2008-05-02 12.1 2.6.24.5 First release to use a 2.6.x kernel exclusively. Better support for RAID, LVM, and cryptsetup; a network capable (FTP and HTTP, not only NFS) installer. XFCE4 4.4.2, KDE 3.5.9
2008-12-09 12.2 2.6.27.7 Glibc 2.7. Supports SMP and none SMP systems. Intergration with HAL and Udev. Modular Xorg. XFCE4 4.4.3, Last of the 3.x.x KDE branch - KDE 3.5.10
2009-08-28 13.0 2.6.29.6 This release has many new applications. Two of the most advanced desktops, KDE and XFCE4. GNU C Library, version 2.9 and updated toolchain. X.org is version 1.4.2
2010-05-19 13.1 2.6.33.4 This release has many new applications and a new core (glibc etc). Two of the most advanced desktops, KDE 4.4.3 and XFCE4 4.6.1. GNU C Library, version 2.11. 1 and updated toolchain. X.org is version 1.7.7
2011-04-27 13.37 2.6.37.6 This releases has many changes. First release to use the new $SLACKWARE_VERSION.$KERNEL_VERSION naming system. Firefox 4.0 web browser is included, the X Window System has been upgraded (and includes the open source nouveau driver for nVidia cards)