New libreoffice and flashplayer packages
New packages I think you will like:
I updated my SlackBuild script for LibreOffice, the successor if you want of the OpenOffice suite of applications. The updated script will download all the required source tarballs for you, so that you can separate the download and compilation process (and create packages without having to be on-line). Not having to wait for a source check-out from the on-line git repositories saves alot of time when you are rebuilding the software.
I also made some modifications that were requested through feedback on my original article about LibreOffice. The compiler flags no longer contain “-O2” which should make the resulting binaries compatible with 3rd party OpenOffice extensions. There is no longer a separate “en_US” language pack… it should not have been split off from the main package in the first place. I also added a few more language packs – if you still miss yours, let me know so I can add that too!
And I created symbolic links to allow “related languages” to use the auto-correction feature of the included languages. For instance, if you live in Belgium and your Slackware is using the “nl_BE” locale, LibreOffice will now be using the “nl_NL” autocorrection.
Get the packages and scripts at http://slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/(mirrors: http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/people/alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/ or http://slackware.org.uk/people/alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/).
Adobe released a new preview of their Flash Player plugin. Again, both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Linux are catered for.
All I needed to do was wrap the plugin library into a nice Slackware package. After installation, it is available to all mozilla-type browsers on your system. Get the packages plus scripts here: http://slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/flashplayer-plugin/