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July ’15 OpenJDK security update: 7u85_b01

A new release of IcedTea  is available. Version 2.6.1 came right after last week’s 2.6.0 which paved the way for OpenJDK 7 “Update 85 Build 01” (resulting in a Slackware package openjdk-7u85_b01). This latest version of icedtea encompasses the July 2015 security updates for Java7. The release announcement can be found on the blog of release maintainer […]

Coordinated release of VLC 2.2.0

Seven months after the VideoLAN team released version 2.1.5 of their VLC player, we are treated to two new releases. There is a version 2.1.6 bugfix release, but that is not really getting attention. Everybody’s eyes are focused on the brand new 2.2.0 release. For the first time in the history of the VideoLAN Client, nowadays better […]

New OpenJDK 7: Update 71 with lots of fixes

 Oracle’s patch & release cycle culminated in two updates of their Java (runtime and development kit) since the last release of OpenJDK for which I provided packages. Today, we can enjoy a new IcedTea and therefore an updated OpenJDK which synchronizes to Oracle’s October security patch release (which offers Java 7 Update 71). IcedTea (my […]

Last week: new Chromium, Flash, OpenJDK

Real life is taking precedence these days, and I have not been able to work on Slackware so much lately. I did release some updated packages last week. Chromium:  The update to my Chromium package came pretty shortly after the previous one. Major driver was the update (in Chrome) of the Pepper Flash plugin. Chromium 35.0.1916.153 comes with this […]

New pipelight release, accompanied by wine-pipelight. And what about chromium?

You are of course subscribed to my repository’s RSS feed and/or you are using slackpkg+ . Then you certainly noticed the update of Chromium to the new major version 35 two weeks ago. I really should have written about this update earlier, because Chromium 35 brings some unfortunate side effects to the table. Chromium Chrome […]