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New VLC packages fix security hole in subtitle renderer

There was a recent upheaval about hundreds of millions of computers being at risk of being taken over completely by remote hackers. Not a kernel bug this time, but a weakness in the way that media players deal with subtitle files during video playback. In particular, the KODI (XBMC) mediaplayer and VLC player were mentioned in […]

LibreOffice 5.3.3 packages for Slackware 14.2 and -current

Almost two weeks ago the Document Foundation released LibreOffice 5.3.3. I silently uploaded Slackware-current packages for libreoffice-5.3.3 last week already and then concerned myself with some work on Plasma 5. And now, I have finally compiled a new LibreOffice for Slackware 14.2 as well, replacing the version 5.2.5 packages that I had in my repository. So, […]

More May updates for Slackware’s Plasma 5 addon

Early May I published updates for my ‘ktown’ repository, mainly focused on Plasma5 whose packages I updated to 5.9.5 because this is the last release before moving to 5.10 next month. But there were new releases for Frameworks and Applications after that date, so I did a second May update: KDE 5_17.05_02. It contains: KDE Frameworks 5.34.0, Plasma […]

OpenJDK security updates Jun’17

For all lovers and haters of Java: new releases are available for OpenJDK versions 7 as well as 8. On the blog of release manager Andrew Hughes (aka GNU/Andrew) you can find announcements for IcedTea 2.6.10 (which builds OpenJDK 7) and 3.4.0 (which builds OpenJDK 8). The new OpenJDK 7 and 8 releases include the official […]

liveslak 1.1.8 and new ISO images

Not much news of late about my ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I occasionally tweak them but the modifications these days are fairly minor. I stamped a new version on the repository this week: liveslak 1.1.8 on the occasion that I wanted to generate and upload a fresh series of Slackware-current based Live ISO images. After all, liveslak is meant to […]