In Slackware-current there was an update (or rather a rebuild) of the gcc 4.8.0 compiler suite, which re-adds several header files that seem to have accidentally dropped out of the installation.I have applied the same changes to the gcc packages in my multilib repository. The rebuiltgcc-4.8.0_multilib packages can be downloaded from any of these locations [...]
While I am working hard on ARM packages with the goal of being able to start X.Org on the ChromeBook, the KDE developers keep strictly to their release schedule. So I had to make some time to create Slackware packages for the fresh KDE Software Compilation 4.10.2. Released yesterday, this iteration brings “bugfixes and translation [...]
There were updates to kernel, gcc and lots of other stuff yesterday in our Slackware development tree. See the Slackware-current ChangeLog.txt for all the details. It seems that Patrick is getting into the habit of telling a lot more about the decision process around the development than he used to. It is nice to read [...]
A bit of Context When in the course of 2011 it became apparent that Netbooks saw interesting sales figures, especially the low-powered Atom netbooks, often running some form of Linux, it was only natural that hardware vendors started talking about even lower-power portable devices. I was thrilled by the fact that an ARM powered laptop [...]
Posted: 20 March, 2013 in .
Well folks, the ARM-powered Chromebook built by Samsung can finally be bought in the Netherlands, and this raises a hairy question. Should I buy one and have a real-life target for my ARM port of Slackware which has been on the backburner for a year? As you may remember, I started an ARM port of [...]