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The week in review

I have not been updating this blog for a couple of days, but that did not mean I was sitting on hy hands. These are the package updates which landed in my various repositories during the last few days: Calibre Nearly every week I have been updating my Calibre packages whenever Kovid Goyal released a […]

Chromium and OpenJDK bugfix releases

Chromium There is an update to Chrome/Chromium which arrives in very close succession to the previous update less than two weeks ago. The version number change is minimal, 32.0.1700.77 to 32.0.1700.102, but it addresses several vulnerabilities, so it is advised to update your Chrome and/or chromium packages. The most important fixes are: [$1000][330420] High CVE-2013-6649: […]

OpenJDK 7u51 (created with IcedTea 2.4.4).

Released today: new versions of IcedTea. It usually takes a while for an announcement to appear on Andrew’s blog, but the mailing list announcement was enough for me. Not quite unexpected, since Oracle was huffing and puffing yesterday when the company joined other security-challenged companies like Microsoft and Adobe in what’s lovingly called “patch tuesday“, […]

KDE 4.12.1 for Slackware-current

Last week I uploaded packages for KDE SC 4.11.5 and those were targeting Slackware 14.1. A solid and safe update of KDE for the stable release of Slackware, a wise choice. Today however, I present the first increment to the newer KDE SC 4.12 series. The two series are being developed in parallel with both […]

KDE 4.12 is available

The new release cycle of KDE has commenced today with the revealing of KDE SC 4.12.0! KDE Software Compilation 4.12.0¬†will be mainly about improving and polishing¬†KDE Applications. The Plasma Workspace has been feature-frozen at the end of the 4.11 cycle. There is no new source tarball labeled “4.12″ for kde-worlspace anymore, the KDE folk have […]