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LibreOffice 5.1.2 for slackware-current

On 7th of April, the Document Foundation released Libreoffice 5.1.2: “LibreOffice 5.1.2 is targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users. For more conservative users, and for enterprise deployments, TDF suggests the “still” version: LibreOffice 5.0.5“. Ah yes… my promise to build LO 5.0.5 packages for Slackware 14.1 has still not been fulfilled. Sorry folks, will […]

April ’16 security fixes for Adobe Flash

Yesterday Adobe issued a new Flash player  security update .The update addresses a zero-day vulnerability which is actively exploited – installing crypto ransomware on Windows computers. No idea about the relevance of that for the Linux platform but I created packages anyway. There’s a new Linux Flash Player plugin as well as a Chromium PepperFlash addon. The new plugin for the Chromium […]

Bear is live

In the evenings of the past few days I have been working hard on getting a new server setup to replace the buckling taper.alienbase.nl server. I proudly announce bear.alienbase.nl , no longer a virtual machine but a real physical server I am renting at online.net. Thanks to many people donating money to ensure that I […]

LibreOffice 5.1.1 for Slackware -current

Libreoffice 5.1.1 was released last week, check out the Document Foundation blog article. I Was busy with Plasma 5 updates and the Live ISOs but here they finally are: packages for Slackware -current (actually we have a release candidate! It’s now officially “Slackware 14.2 RC1″). The Document Foundation statement about this release: “LibreOffice 5.1.1 is targeted at technology enthusiasts, […]

KDE 5_16.03 for Slackware-current

 KDE 5_16.03 is available. I used the latest KDE releases: Frameworks 5.20.0, Plasma 5.5.5 and Applications 15.12.3. You’ll find this also as part of the Slackware Live Edition ISO images based on liveslak-0.7.0 (the PLASMA5 variant) which I uploaded a day earlier. What’s new in KDE 5_16.03? Frameworks 5.20.0 is an enhancement release and no new Frameworks were added. See https://www.kde.org/announcements/kde-frameworks-5.20.0.php . Plasma 5.5.5 […]