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Slackware Live Edition – final testing please

My gut feeling tells me that I should announce a stable release of my “liveslak” project soon. I have implemented much more than I set out to do from the beginning, and no bugs have surfaced for a while. So it was time to stamp a final beta number on the liveslak sources and generate new Slackware Live […]

April security updates for (open) Java 7 and 8

Updates are available both for Java 7 and java 8. These updates sync the OpenJDK releases to the April 2016 updates from Oracle’s Java. Java 8 The recently released icedtea-3.0.1 builds OpenJDK 8u91_b14 aka Java 8 Update 91, with security fixes and CVE‘s related to Oracle’s April 2016 updates: S8129952, CVE-2016-0686: Ensure thread consistency S8132051, CVE-2016-0687: Better byte behavior […]

KDE 5_16.04 for Slackware-current

You may already have tried it through the PLASMA5 variant of the Slackware Live Edition which I uploaded yesterday, and here is the announcement of the addition of KDE 5_16.04 to my ‘ktown’ repository – the April release of the combined KDE Frameworks 5.21.0, Plasma 5.6.3 and Applications 16.04.0. What’s new in KDE 5_16.04? Frameworks 5.21.0 is an enhancement release […]

Slackware Live Edition Beta 8

Yesterday I uploaded new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. They are based on the liveslak scripts version 0.8.0 (beta 8). This version of Slackware Live Edition is using Slackware64-current dated “Fri Apr 15 20:37:37 UTC 2016” as the base. Indeed, that is Slackware 14.2 Release Candidate 2, we are getting nearer a stable release. For background info on my […]

Chromium turns 50 (where’s the cake)

Five days ago, Chromium 50 was announced on the Google Chrome Releases blog. The 64bit package was built soon after, but then I needed my server’s processing power for the new KDE Plasma5 releases that have become available (Frameworks, Plasma) or will soon become available (Applications) and those required an update of the Qt5 package to 5.6.0… […]