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Archive for August, 2012

Updated glibc multilib packages for Slackware 14-rc4

Hi folks Another Release Candidate for Slackware 14… and that again brings a patched glibc package. I have updated my multilib version of glibc in my own repositoy ( or any of the usual mirrors. Also note that IcedTea 2.3.2 was released in quick succession to the version 2.3.1 which fixed a critical flaw in […]

OpenJDK 7u6_b30 with IcedTea 2.3.1 fixes 0day exploit

 There is a 0-day (zero-day) exploit out for Java7 (both Oracle Java7 and OpenJDK 7).The attack is mounted through your web browser’s Java plugin. People using Java6 are not affected by the exploit. This includes everybody who is running a stable version of Slackware. There is no more Java in slackware-current, except for a SlackBuild […]

Slackware 14 release candidate 3 plus multilib updates

Slackware 14 is getting ever closer upon us. Yesterday, the third release candidate was made public: Fri Aug 24 20:08:37 UTC 2012 This is Slackware 14.0 release candidate 3, and is hopefully the last stop on our long road to a stable Slackware release soon.  After hearing that the 3.4.x kernel series will have long […]

Slackware documentation project

In a recently started thread at LinuxQuestions, a discussion is flourishing about what the community can do to provide Slackware users with an up-to-date set of documentation for the distro, much like a community site as provides up-to-date and high-quality SlackBuild scripts. The Slackware documentation we currently have is generally of good quality (lots […]

New Libreoffice 3.5.6, and Slackware 14 RC2

 I uploaded Slackware packages for the latest version of the LibreOffice 3.5.x series. LibreOffice 3.5.6 was released yesterday. I know (like I explained in my previous LibreOffice post) that there is a 3.6.0 release (and I even saw a 3.6.1 tag already) but I decided to hold off for a while and offer stability first […]