Paul Sherman has released Absolute Linux 12.2.5, a lightweight desktop distribution based on Slackware's "current" branch:
"Absolute Linux 12.2.5 released. New Linux kernel, new package format, new Python. Every single package has been at least re-packed, modified or updated.
Interface updated along with Linux kernel, Python, packaging system which is now TXZ and, due to higher compression, the main release contains much more than previously: OpenOffice.org and Java, as well as many other applications, now fit
on a single CD. PCMan file manager and Rox have both been modified to work
seamlessly with the TXZ package archives, as well as the new 'Add/Remove
Programs' item in root menu. New volume control (now in system tray). New theme,
more complete file type handling."