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Archive for April, 2013

OpenJDK 7 Update 21 released

Hot on the heels of the Oracle release of its Java SE 7 Update 21, there is a new icedtea version which brings the free and open source version of Java – OpenJDK – to version 7 Update 21 as well. The OpenJDK 7u21 release addresses several vulnerabilities. The announcement was made on the mailing […]

Rebuild for glibc-2.17_multilib in slackware-current

Pat’s inquery on LinuxQuestions.org about how to “backtrack to sanity” in order to stabilize slackware-current and start laying out the next release, resulted in a kernel upgrade (3.8.8) and accompanying glibc rebuild. I built the “companion” update of the glibc multilib packages last night. They can be downloaded from: http://alien.slackbook.org/slackware/multilib/current/ (the primary server, but bandwidth-capped) […]

VLC 2.0.6 (finally) released. New flash plugin too.

I almost finished a bottle of La Trappe Dubbel and before I pass out, there is just this one post to write at the end of another busy week. VLC Media player I don’t know how many times during the past two months I thought “I have to start preparing for a new VLC package […]

Alien’s ARM sources and git

I have been writing regular updates to the Alien’s ARM page on this blog which can be found in the top of left sidebar. Readers of this blog who only visit the blog’s front page, will probably not have noticed, so I decided to write a more visible status update on the main page. When […]

LibreOffice 3.6.6 for Slackware 13.37

The LibreOffice developers released another update to the old 3.6.x series very recently, but since there is a focus on advertizing the 4.0.x version, you won’t find an announcement anywhere. LibreOffice 3.6.6 is a bugfix release which was initially not planned in the release schedule, but an additional final release was added to the plan […]