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Last week’s security updates

Adobe released updated Flash player plugins last tuesday, but I was too busy with other things to write a blog post about it. However, I did release updated packages the day after! The updates are for chromium-pepperflash-plugin (to be used together with my chromium package) with new version, and flashplayer-plugin which now is at version The PepperFlash plugin was […]

Almost a beta

Well here it is… almost. Sat Nov 14 21:35:57 UTC 2015 Please enjoy “almost a beta.” Sorry we missed Friday the 13th this time. Yet another 200+ lines of updates in the ChangeLog.txt of slackware-current.  It’s obvious that Pat has been watching the LinuxQuestions threads closely. And we are again very bleeding edge, with the […]

Why the relative silence?

I realize that I have been kind of silent on the blog these past weeks. There are several reasons for that. Primary reason was that I was training helpdesk teams in Asia – and no, unfortunately I did not get to travel there despite original suggestions… higher authorities deemed it better (read: cheaper) to use […]

Slackware-current got updated… 448 lines of ChangeLog

Another big update to slackware-current today. The ChangeLog.txt entry of “Thu Oct 29 20:12:14 UTC 2015” counts 448lines, and a little less than half of that number consists of updates to packages; the rest is rebuilds. A massive package recompilation occured because several core libraries got updated and Pat is quite conscientious in getting all the […]

OpenJDK updated to 7u91_b01

Version 2.6.2 of IcedTea was released last week. I am working on a cool new idea (no guarantees that this will ever go public but if it works, you’ll know it) so the announcement kind of slipped my attention. The IcedTea “build harness” for OpenJDK will compile OpenJDK 7 “Update 91 Build 01“. In Slackware terminology: here is the package […]