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Archive for January, 2014

KDE 4.12.1 for Slackware-current

Last week I uploaded packages for KDE SC 4.11.5 and those were targeting Slackware 14.1. A solid and safe update of KDE for the stable release of Slackware, a wise choice. Today however, I present the first increment to the newer KDE SC 4.12 series. The two series are being developed in parallel with both […]

KDE 4.11.5 for Slackware 14.1

Last month I made packages available for KDE 4.12, for those of you who are adventurous and are running Slackware-current. But the older 4.11 series is also getting updated still. Today we are at release 4.11.5. If you are really curious, you can examine the list of changes and fixes in this release. This will […]

Setting up Jack Audio in Slackware

If you are using your computer as a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) then the ALSA sound subsystem is just not up for the task. Musicians and audio professionals prefer to use Jack Audio on Linux. Let me quote from the Jack Audio web site: What is JACK? Have you ever wanted to take the audio […]

New SQLite driver for the blog

Ever since this blog’s inception I have used a plugin called “PDO for WordPress” which allowed me to have a SQLite (file-based) database instead of the default MySQL database used by WordPress. There are a couple of bugs in PDO for WordPress that I was getting tired of, and perhaps some of the people writing comments have […]