I guess I'm late to the party, but I just now discovered the new name.
Freshmeat.net was interesting, had a history, and was memorable. I had a number of conversations with people just explaining what freshmeat was. This lead to some good conversations about Free Software and non-proprietary OSes.
Freecode is generic, boring, and misleading. Much of the software linked to here isn't really Free. Maybe it makes marketing easier for the salespeople, but I'm not digging it.
Still, it's Geeknet's site so they can call it whatever they like.
Re: memory leak and system fail after upgrade
> % First of all, slapt-get caused me lots
> % of Memory problems and leaks, even my
> % kernel hung for a moment after upgrading glibc.
> Any valid bug reports would be appreciated at [slapt-get-user at software dot jaos dot org]
Y'know, I've used both swaret and slapt-get on a couple slackware systems I administer, and they both work quite well. Each has had its problems, and each has its strengths. That said, the rampant immaturity of the users of swaret leads me to question whether that project itself is mature enough for me, as an admin, to depend upon.
With that in mind, I think it's time one of us longtime slackware users actually thanked Jason for his work, and thanked him for bringing some of Debian's better ideas to Slackware.