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Packages for LibreOffice 3.6.5, calibre and steamclient, and lots of movement on the horizon

Yes, I finally got rid of the flu – but it took a week. I lost some weight (and I am not overweight so I am looking starved now), I still have a bad cough and my lower back muscles are strained and painful because of the continuous coughing. Otherwise I am fine. I had […]

Steam for Linux Beta opens to everyone

  The Steam for Linux beta program has just opened its doors to the general public. When I looked, there were 48 games in the Steam catalogue, paid-for ans well as free-to-play. Part of opening up the Steam for Linux beta is moving their bug tracker to Github, which allows for a better interface than […]

Valve’s Steam client for Linux

For people who visit this page – it was written a long time ago. The requirements to run Steam on Slackware are a lot lighter nowadays! Most important: PulseAudio is no longer required! All you need is a package for OpenAL (to play audio) and flashplayer-plugin (in order to watch the videos in the Steam Store). […]

Sourdough Kaiser rolls

I am enjoying a long weekend at home – Ascension day is a national holiday and both my employer (IBM) and my customer (ASML) closed their offices on the friday following it. So I decided to experiment a bit with the bread I bake. The usual routine is that I bake three breads (two sourdough and one […]

Multilib gcc updated to address changes in slackware-current

In slackware-current two inter-related packages were updated yesterday: libmpc and gcc. It turns out that the update of libmpc caused a library version change. Since the gcc compiler is dynamically linked to libmpc, the gcc packages had to be recompiled in order to make it link against the new libmpc.so.3 library. Another reason for recompiling the […]