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Second Plasma 5 update for September

The previous update was targeted for August but due to the difficulties I had in compiling all packages, that release slipped to early September. That is why I can announce a second September release for my KDE 5 packages for Slackware. The KDE 5_15.09_02 update contains all new software: Frameworks 5.14.0, Plasma 5.4.1 and Applications 15.08.1. I had a couple of […]

KDE-5_15.09 – september release for Slackware-current

 Today my son had his first day at school – he was not happy for some reason… can you imagine! I let him watch the second episode of Fear the Walking Dead to show what a really bad day at school  looks like 😉 Still, a very appropriate moment to write the next blog post about Plasma 5, because I […]

New LibreOffice 5.0.1, and VLC 2.2.1 / tigervnc 1.5.0 rebuilds for slackware-current

After slackware-current was treated to a massive update last weekend, it could be expected that some 3rd-party software packages needed to be recompiled – especially due to linkage to gnutls but also icu4c libraries. One by one I am working on the big or complex packages in my own SlackBuild repository, and below you will find the harvest of […]

Another big update in slackware-current

Fire in the hole! Damn the torpedoes. With 281 new lines in the ChangeLog.txt, this update to slackware-currrent can be called a big one. But the real interesting stuff is not just those sheer number of updated packages – it’s the new 4.1.6 Linux kernel, the gcc 4.9.3 compiler suite, glibc 2.22 C libraries, mesa 10.6.4,  a new […]

August ’15 security fixes for Adobe Flash

In their “tuesday is patch day” routine, Adobe released updated Flash player plugins which adddress many new vulnerabilities (as usual). For your information: The updated Slackware package for chromium-pepperflash-plugin (to be used together with my chromium package) has version The updated flashplayer-plugin has version The Chromium plugin was extracted from the official Google Chrome 44.0.2403.155 RPM which […]