The August 9 entry in the Slackware-current changelog [x86]; [x86_64]
announces the first release candidate for Slackware 14.0. "Good hello, and happy Thursday! Mercury went direct early yesterday morning,
and it was like the bugs started to fix themselves. It's almost enough to get
me believing in that hocus-pocus nonsense! So, here's a bunch of updates that
fix all of the reported issues in the beta, and we'll call this the 14.0
release candidate 1. Still some updates needed for the top-level
documentation files, but we're clearly in the home stretch now (finally).
Test away, and report any remaining bugs!"