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Archive for October, 2013

Security release: OpenJDK 7u45

Somewhat unexpected, since I was toying with other packages (pondering pipelight, updating kdelibs) and started to read a new book after finishing one that I have mixed feelings about… there was an announcement of OpenJDK 7u45, which is a security release. Using the IcedTea 2.4.3 build harness, this release synchronizes the OpenJDK code with the […]

Education and Open Source

I really need to rant and fume a bit about the dutch education system – and I will end with some free promotion for an Open Source centered conference in my own city. I have a son, he is in Secondary School now. But even in Primary School, he was exposed to a Microsoft-dominated IT […]

Two rebuilt KDE packages.

For your information: I had to rebuild two packages for users of my KDE 4.11.2 on Slackware-current.Both are packages that are being used by a lot of people so I did not want to wait for the next release of KDE (scheduled for November 5th). ark: this package was broken after the update of the […]

Slackware 14.1 RC1

The die-hards rejoice, cynics think “ain’t it dead yet” and hopefully lots of fresh Linux lovers will be attracted by the announcement in the ChangeLog.txt of the availability of Slackware 14.1 RC1 (announcement copied in full): Mon Oct 14 22:09:17 UTC 2013 And with this batch of updates and fixes (clearing the rest of the important stuff from […]

Libreoffice 4.1.2 packages and the blog is back up

Oh my. The server which hosts my blog, as well as sbopkg.org, rlworkman.net, the SlackBuilds.org mailing lists and several more personal web sites, and on top of that is also known as “mirrors.slackware.com“, lost both of its RAID-configured drives. One drive is completely dead but Robby Workman was able to rescue much of the data […]