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OpenJDK7 and Flash Player security updates (Aug ’17)

On the blog of IcedTea release manager Andrew Hughes (aka GNU/Andrew) you can find the announcement for IcedTea 2.6.11 which builds OpenJDK 7u151_b01. This release includes the official July 2017 security fixes for Java 7. Note that the security updates for Java 8 were already pushed to my repository some time ago. Here is where you can download the Slackware packages for […]

OpenJDK 8 security round-up for July ’17

Sooner than I anticipated, there is an update for OpenJDK 8. Andrew Hughes (aka GNU/Andrew) announced the release of IcedTea 3.5.0. The new icedtea framework compiles OpenJDK 8 Update 141 Build 15 (8u141_b15). This release includes the official July 2017 security fixes. No external dependency is required for OpenJDK 8 . But if you use Java in your […]

What if gcc 7 gives you headaches?

In Slackware-current we use version 7.1.0 of the gcc compiler suite. These advanced compilers can sometimes be quite a bit more strict about what they accept as valid code. As a consequence, you will regularly run into compilation issues with software. Not just the software made with the scripts on slackbuilds.org, but also some of […]

OpenJDK security updates Jun’17

For all lovers and haters of Java: new releases are available for OpenJDK versions 7 as well as 8. On the blog of release manager Andrew Hughes (aka GNU/Andrew) you can find announcements for IcedTea 2.6.10 (which builds OpenJDK 7) and 3.4.0 (which builds OpenJDK 8). The new OpenJDK 7 and 8 releases include the official […]

Palemoon browser

The Pale Moon browser was forked off the Mozilla Firefox codebase a couple of years ago, before Firefox switched to the Australis User Interface. Since then, the project has steadily been diverging from the Firefox codebase, optimizing its Gecko layout engine and rebranding that to ‘Goanna’ (which is the name of just another lizard). The community […]