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Ktown in June ’18 – Plasma 5.13 in the ‘testing’ repo

It’s that time of the month again. KDE tarballs have all been refreshed, and so this presents the opportunity to release a new package set for the Plasma 5 Desktop Environment… but then I found out that the new Plasma 5.13 depends on a minimum Qt5 version number of 5.10. Currently I have Qt 5.9.5 […]

Using your Slackware to control your Android

Linux and Android No worries, even though this article is a side-step into the Android ecosystem, it is still on-topic for Slackware users. I recently bought a Huawei Watch 2, when it was in a sale on Amazon. It’s the 4G version and long ago I had made a deal with myself that if a […]

Encrypted Media Extensions on the World Wide Web

Today, a post about Digital Rights Management. I am not going to bore you with the pros and cons of restricting your freedom, but I do want to point to a meaningful event which happened this week. Before I continue, I want you to fully realize that with Slackware Linux, your rights are not taken […]

Last week’s package harvest and more

Last week I made¬†my build server at home churn through a lot of packages, let me summarize what became available recently¬†in my slackbuilds repository: I added ‘NetworkManager-openvpn‘ which is a plugin for NM adding support for OpenVPN connections. I needed this for myself since I recently started using the services of Private Internet Access (PIA). […]

Updates for LibreOffice, Chromium, Calibre, QBittorrent, Veracrypt

I have been preparing a stable release of liveslak, and I wanted the PLASMA5 ISO to have up-to-date software taken from my own “alien” package repository. So I downloaded the latest sources and have prepared new packages for Slackware-current on which the Live ISOs are based, for the following: LibreOffice: LibreOffice 5.1.3 is a minor […]