Main menu:


Please consider a small donation:



Or you can donate bitcoin:


Thanks to TekLinks in Birmingham, AL, for providing colocation and bandwidth.

Page Rank


FOSS Force Best Blog--2013 Award

Recent posts

Recent comments

About this blog

I am Eric Hameleers, and this is where I think out loud.
More about me.


My Favourites



November 2015
« Oct    

RSS Alien's Slackware packages

RSS Alien's unofficial KDE Slackware packages

RSS Alien's multilib packages


Back from holiday

I enjoyed two weeks of camping with my family, in Brittany (France).

If you want to know what the view looked like…

From Photostream

Of course there was a lot more to see. We hunt old ruins with our camera! Brittany is full of chapels, monasteries, and the boulders everyone knows from places like Carnac.

When I got back home, the first packages I needed to push out were VLC because 1.1.11 plugs two vulnerabilities, and the new beta of flashplayer 11 because finally Adobe seems to have merged the development of the 64-bit version with the “mainline” 32-bit plugin. They are both essentially the same version now, 11 beta 1 (build date 071311). The plugin itself reports that it has version

Get the packages for vlc and flashplayer-plugin at the usual location: (the version of vlc without the patent restrictions that can encode mp3 and aac (instead of just being able to decode these formats) to be found as usual at

More packages to come, but that needs more preparation before I can start. I need to build a patched KDE 4.6.5 package for kdeutils, and all of the KDEI source tarballs seem to have been re-generated by the KDE release team while I was on holiday.

Have fun! Eric


Comment from toto
Posted: July 25, 2011 at 21:28

Thank you very much.

Will there be a 64bits Acrobat plugin for pdfs ?

Comment from alienbob
Posted: July 25, 2011 at 22:35

@toto –

No idea. I am not interested in a binary blob from Adobe to provide embedded PDF reading in a browser. I use Okular (or xpdf) for reading PDF files.

Having to use a proprietary/binary flash plugin because so many web sites require it is bad enough – look at how long it took Adobe to get anywhere useful on the 64-bit front! Would we have had source code for a decent flash player, I bet that development speed of a plugin would have been much faster.


Comment from escaflown
Posted: July 25, 2011 at 23:28

Welcome back, Eric!

Comment from Me
Posted: July 26, 2011 at 03:45

To bad the kde integration is so bad.
My konqueror krashes now.
Maybe it needs an newer KDE then whats in 13.37
But the flash player is much better in an mozilla browser now, and my fullscreen flicker (ati) is fixed.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: July 26, 2011 at 18:29

Hi bnguyen

I would if I still built for Slackware 13.0 ; -)
But, I will seriously consider it because it does not harm the build on 13.37.


Comment from LoneStar
Posted: July 27, 2011 at 12:24

Welcome back from your vacation, Eric!

Comment from Alex
Posted: July 29, 2011 at 10:26

VLC is always my favourite multimedia player, thanks for this nice update.


Write a comment