Update policy

What's inside the box ?

Zenwalk is a 64 bits "pure" Slackware system with added post-install configurations, optimizations and tunings already done out of the box, with a ready to use polished desktop environment, with added graphical system tools, added office and multimedia applications, and striped to keep just "one application per task"!

If you need the plethora of Slackware network servers and applications from the start : please note that you can download an original Slackware (or support the Slackware project at store.slackware.com ), then install the latest set of Zenwalk packages ("z" serie of packages) on it, then reboot : you will get a genuine Zenwalk system, of course : without the "one application per task" cleanup.

How to keep it up to date ?

You need the standard Netpkg or any other package manager supporting several sources, and then load at least 2 packages sources to keep Zenwalk up to date :

  1. A x64 Slackware current package source (will provide Slackware base packages categories - a ap l n d x xap...) for example http://slack1.zenwalk.org/slackware/slackware64-current
  2. A x64 Zenwalk current package source (will provide the "z" packages category) for example http://download.zenwalk.org/x86_64/current/zenwalk

Graphical applications can be installed using the App Outlet portal in FlatPak sandboxed format :

Current ISOs

Current ISOs are usually made available every 3 months, allowing you to reinstall the complete system, which is sometimes faster than upgrading hundreds packages.

Here : http://download.zenwalk.org/x86_64/current/