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Archive for January, 2014

Compiling new LibreOffice sources is a bitch

<rant> After three compilation failures (each setting me back several hours) I must say this: Whenever I have to bump a LibreOffice package – and perhaps due to moving up from Slackware 14.0 to 14.1 for compiling – it annoys the hell out of me that there are so many unexpected build failures. Not because […]

Chromium and OpenJDK bugfix releases

Chromium There is an update to Chrome/Chromium which arrives in very close succession to the previous update less than two weeks ago. The version number change is minimal, 32.0.1700.77 to 32.0.1700.102, but it addresses several vulnerabilities, so it is advised to update your Chrome and/or chromium packages. The most important fixes are: [$1000][330420] High CVE-2013-6649: […]

New Chromium: 32.0.1700.77

┬áChromium is the Open Source variant of the Chrome Browser. Both are part of the Chromium project which also has the Chrome OS as a product. Chromium and Chrome share the same codebase, and the closed-source Chrome browser is enhanced with some proprietary features like Adobe’s Pepper Flash plugin. A new stable release (32.0.1700.77) for […]

Flash security updates too (and chromium on the horizon)

I mentioned “Patch Tuesday” in my previous post and also mentioned Adobe in passing. The reason is, they made new versions available of their Flash Player Plugin for web browsers. Several security issues have been addressed, you can read all about those in their bulletin “apsb14-02” I packaged both the flashplayer-plugin 11.2.202.335 for Mozilla based […]

OpenJDK 7u51 (created with IcedTea 2.4.4).

Released today: new versions of IcedTea. It usually takes a while for an announcement to appear on Andrew’s blog, but the mailing list announcement was enough for me. Not quite unexpected, since Oracle was huffing and puffing yesterday when the company joined other security-challenged companies like Microsoft and Adobe in what’s lovingly called “patch tuesday“, […]