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Chromium 64 – and 32bit pain

The new release of the Chromium sources gives us version 64 of Google’s browser. I have created Slackware packages for you, but that was not entirely trivial. The Chromium compilation on my 32bit Slackware OS kept failing on the embedded ffmpeg. I am afraid the fact that some of the bigger distros are dropping 32bit […]

What’s new for January? Plasma5 18.01, and more

When I sat down to write a new post I noticed that I had not written a single post since the previous Plasma 5 announcement. Well, I guess the past month was a busy one. Also I bought a new e-reader (the Kobo Aura H2O 2nd edition) to replace my ageing Sony PRS-T1. That made […]

December packages for Slackware’s Plasma 5 – focus shift

Jingle Bells galore! I have some goodies for you, right before Christmas. If your winter holiday starts today, there’s some nice new stuff to play with – especially if you have not dared touch slackware-current until now. Perhaps it’s time to free up a partition on your hard drive now? The KDE Applications 17.12 have […]

Attn: bear’s Slackware 14.2 mirror (32bit) will be removed due to space constraints

I have been maintaining a mirror for the Slackware 14.2 (32bit) distribution on my ‘bear‘ server. Its URL is┬áhttp://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware/slackware-14.2/ . Unfortunately this server runs off a SSD disk which is just 120 GB in size. It has its limits with regard to what I can store there. Lack of disk space is forcing me to […]

Updates for LibreOffice and multilib, more to come

Because of recent updates in slackware-current (in this case, the boost package) the LibreOffice in my own repository stopped working. Library conflict. Don’t you love the life on the bleeding edge ­čśë By co├»ncidence, the Document Foundation had just released a new version of their LibreOffice sources, so instead of recompiling the old 5.4.3 packages […]