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Security update: OpenJDK 7u55 (created with icedtea 2.4.7)

On “patch tuesday”, two days ago, Oracle released their April update of the Java SE platform. The new version of Java is “7 update 55″ and addresses several vulnerabilities. The IcedTea team have now prepared version 2.4.7 of their OpenJDK build framework which will compile an OpenJDK version in sync with Oracle’s release. Please read the announcement […]

Ready for download: KDE 4.13

I am starting a new cycle of KDE packaging. The KDE community announced the general availability of KDE SC 4.13.0! After creating three new “dependency” packages (xapian-core, qt-gstreamer and eigen3), I built my new KDE packages on Slackware-current. I have not tested them on Slackware 14.1 and will not guarantee that they are even useable on Slackware […]

LibreOffice 4.2.3 – addresses Heartbleed vulnerability

Last week was a black page in Open Source security with the publication of the Heartbleed vulnerability. For those of you who think the hype is overrated and no one will be able to get at your private keys and passwords, better check out the results of the Cloudflare Challenge (the SSL certificate for that […]

KDE SC 4.12.4 for Slackware 14.1 and -current

Yesterday, I uploaded the packages for the new KDE Software Compilation 4.12.4 which brings us updates to the Applications and Development Platform. The Plasma Workspaces are following a separate version numbering scheme – the new workspaces package version is 4.11.8. The Slackware-current tree has not seen exciting updates other than security fixes and because of that, again I […]

More Chromium, LibreOffice and Flash updates

That sounds a heck of a lot like another post I wrote recently on this blog…  a little more than two weeks ago. The big guys made a move again, and this is what you get from me as a result. Chromium Chromium (and of course Chrome) were updated to version 33.0.1750.149, with 7 security fixes. […]