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Archive for March, 2013

Multilib update for slackware-current: gcc-4.8.0

There were updates to kernel, gcc and lots of other stuff yesterday in our Slackware development tree. See the Slackware-current ChangeLog.txt for all the details. It seems that Patrick is getting into the habit of telling a lot more about the decision process around the development than he used to. It is nice to read […]

Call for help: Slackware on an ARM Chromebook?

Well folks, the ARM-powered Chromebook built by Samsung can finally be bought in the Netherlands, and this raises a hairy question. Should I buy one and have a real-life target for my ARM port of Slackware which has been on the backburner for a year? As you may remember, I started an ARM port of […]

A glibc-2.17 multilib update for slackware-current

Today’s update to the Slackware-current ChangeLog.txt comes with a large piece of communication by Pat Volkerding. A new kernel, a start of UEFI boot support in the Slackware installer, and new glibc packages are the most important changes mentioned in the post. If Pat had a blog this would definitely be a proper “blog post” […]

New IcedTea for OpenJDK 7u17

In order to match the recent Oracle security update for its Java platform, Java 7u17, the IcedTea developers have released version 2.3.8 of the IcedTea “build harness”, with which a fresh OpenJDK 7u17 can be built. This 17th update to Java7 addresses several vulnerabilities, the same as Oracle’s update. It may be worth noting that […]

Half-Life Dedicated Server

 I have written down how I configured my Half-Life Dedicated Server (HLDS) in a new Slackware Documentation article. You can find the article here: http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:software:halflife_dedicated_server The reason why I felt compelled to write this, was that the information you can find using Google, and the information on Valve’s own developer Wiki, is not 100% accurate […]