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Archive for April, 2014

KDE SC 4.12.5 for Slackware 14.1 (and -current if you want)

What is supposed to be the last increment in the KDE 4.12 release cycle: the new KDE Software Compilation 4.12.5 was announced earlier today, again a stability updates for the Applications and Development Platform. The Plasma Workspaces version to accompany this KDE SC release is 4.11.9. I was in a serious calamity at work and was not able […]

New Flash player – security fix

Adobe released security updates of their Flash Player for all platforms. The latest Adobe security bulletin shows 11.2.202.356 as the new version for native Linux and 13.0.0.206 for the Chrome PepperFlash. Package locations: http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/flashplayer-plugin/ for the native Linux browser plugin http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/chromium-pepperflash-plugin/ for the Chrome Pepperflash plugin which you can use with my Chromium browser package […]

Rebuilt LibreOffice 4.2.3 packages fix KDE-related bug

 Today I uploaded new packages for the LibreOffice 4.2.3 . The original packages were made available a little while ago but several people (myself included) were not happy with them. LibreOffice 4.2.3 has an issue when you are running KDE. A bug in the session-restore functionality caused the LibreOffice applications to “hang” after the window […]

Corn flour bread rolls

This recipe comes from an American collection of recipes published in 1918 and meant to provide people with ways to conserve precious resources such as wheat flour and sugar. Despite the economy of ingredients these rolls truly taste rich and wholesome, and are well worth trying. Adapted to metric units and leaving out the lemon […]

How to make UPC Horizon TV work in Linux

In an earlier article I have explained how you can use pipelight to run a Windows-based browser plugin seamlessly in your Linux browser. This solution makes use of a modified Wine under the hood. This way, you can for instance display web sites using Microsoft’s SilverLight technology (many dutch schools use a proprietary SilverLight based […]