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Slackware Live Edition – on its way to 1.0?

Last week the second Beta of the upcoming Slackware 14.2 was released. My goal was to have a new Beta of my liveslak ready by that time, so that I could provide new ISO images to test the Slackware Beta2 on a live medium. Unfortunately, there was an attack of the flu in my team […]

Almost weekend again – what’s in store

Just a quick recap of my work during the past week (well… the work that I do besides my paid-for work): I updated my packages for calibre and chromium with new versions. I updated the set of “compat32” packages for a multilib setup on slackware64-current to match the Slackware packages contained in the new Slackware 14.2 Beta 2. […]

Slackware Live Edition, updated

During the past weeks I have been working on my “liveslak” scripts for the Slackware Live Edition. Check out my previous articles about Beta1 Beta2 and Beta3 releases for these scripts, they contain a lot of background about the reasons for creating yet another Slackware Live, as well as instructions on the use of the Live ISO images and their […]

KDE 5_16.01 for slackware-current

 I had big issues with my Internet connectivity this past week, when my internet cable modem suddenly died. I was able to use a backup connection on my telephony modem but the 1 Mbit/sec up- and download offered by that outlet was not sufficient for the amounts of data I had to upload. So, I was very […]

OpenJDK updated to 7u95_b00

Version 2.6.4 of IcedTea was released last week. The IcedTea “build harness” for OpenJDK will compile OpenJDK 7 “Update 95 Build 00“. In Slackware terminology: here is the package openjdk-7u95_b00. The release synchronizes with Oracle’s January 2016 updates to OpenJDK. Read more about the release on the blog of release maintainer Andrew Hughes. This is the list of security fixes […]