Even though Slackware 14 hasn't been officially released (but we are getting closer by each day), but most people are glad to hear that Slackware are still alive and now getting ready to roll a new version after more than one year of development.
There are still several things to be tested and included before a final version will be marked as gold release, but most basic toolchain are now set in place and we will now move on to libraries and applications that are included in the Slackware. Most of the applications and libraries are already being upgraded to the latest stable version (it doesn't have to be the latest version though), but we are still looking some others who will be included soon enough.
I think it's going to be another big release just as past releases. Even if Slackware doesn't have a fixed schedule release plan, it's still interesting to see the oldest maintained Linux Distribution comes to another big milestone: Slackware 14