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Flash plugins updated – second time in November

Chromium and Pepper Flash: Yesterday, there was a new Flash from Adobe. The second time in November, and this time Google accompanies it with an update of their Chrome browser (version 39.0.2171.71) which contains the new PepperFlash plugin. I extracted that plugin from the Chrome binaries and put it into an updated chromium-pepperflash-plugin package for […]

Handbrake – lost for Slackware

Yesterday, I read about the newest release of Handbrake, the powerful video transcoder. I have handbrake in my Slackware repository, so I decided to dissect the source tarball for the 0.10.0 release and see what was needed to compile it into a package. Boo hoo. Handbrake 0.10.0 switched from a GTK+2 to a GTK+3 graphical […]

October Flash Dance

Chromium and Pepper Flash: Chrome was updated last week (I failed to notice because of the crunch mode at work) with a new Flash from Adobe. I had just updated the Chromium package for Slackware last week, but I decided to apply the micro version upgrade anyway. More detail on the Chrome releases blog for […]

New OpenJDK 7: Update 71 with lots of fixes

¬†Oracle’s patch & release cycle culminated in two updates of their Java (runtime and development kit) since the last release of OpenJDK for which I provided packages. Today, we can enjoy a new IcedTea and therefore an updated OpenJDK which synchronizes to Oracle’s October security patch release (which offers Java 7 Update 71). IcedTea (my […]

KDE update: 4.14.2. No KDE5 updates yet – devs need to get their act together

Remember when everybody was so excited that the KDE developers abandoned their “monolithic” release schedule where all the software was stamped with the same version number and released as a “Software Compilation”… There have been a number of releases for the KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 5 (which depend on the Frameworks) in decoupled release […]