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March Flash updates

New Flash security bulletin from Adobe: apsb15-05. Available for immediate download as a Slackware package are the plugin for chromium (PPAPI) as well as the plugin for mozilla-compatible browsers (NPAPI). If you have pipelight installed, you should run “pipelight-plugin –update” as root to get the latest MS Windows-based Flash installed automatically the next time the […]

Chromium 41

Chromium and Widevine: I prepared packages for you (Slackware 14.1 and -current) for the latest Chromium browser and its optional Widevine plugin. In the  Chrome Releases blog you can read the announcement for Chrome/Chromium 41 to the Stable Channel (full version is 41.0.2272.76). Chromium 41 is a major version upgrade with attention to security and […]

LibreOffice 4.4.1

A new LibreOffice is here – the first bugfix release for the 4.4.x series. Over a hundred bugs were fixed since version 4.4.0 saw the light a month earlier. My LibreOffice 4.4.1 packages for Slackware 14.1 and -current are ready for download from the usual mirror locations: http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/ (master site) http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/people/alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/ (my own US mirror) http://repo.ukdw.ac.id/alien-libreoffice/ (Indonesia) http://alien.slackbook.org/slackbuilds/libreoffice/ […]

Coordinated release of VLC 2.2.0

Seven months after the VideoLAN team released version 2.1.5 of their VLC player, we are treated to two new releases. There is a version 2.1.6 bugfix release, but that is not really getting attention. Everybody’s eyes are focused on the brand new 2.2.0 release. For the first time in the history of the VideoLAN Client, nowadays better […]

Updated KDE 5 packages for Slackware (release 5_15.02_02)

Earlier this week I grabbed the new Plasma source tarballs and used them to update my ‘ktown’ package set for KDE 5. I tagged that update “5_15.02_02″ to indicate that this is my second release in Feb 2015. Highlights Some more highlights of this incremental release are: Plasma has been upgraded to 5.2.1, this is a bugfix release. […]