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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 […]

Some thoughts on the recent updates in Slackware-current

 Last week, a new LTS kernel (4.9.26), new glibc (2.25) and a new gcc compiler suite (7.1.0) landed in Slackware-current. Note that gcc no longer contains the Java compiler (gcj): subsequently Slackware’s gcc-java package has been removed from slackware-current. We are at the head of the herd again folks. There is not yet any other distro […]

OpenJDK 7 security update Jan ’17

Andrew Hughes (aka GNU/Andrew) has created a new release for IcedTea 2.6.x (which is the series targeting Java7) to allow the creation of an OpenJDK 7 package with the Java security fixes for January 2017 included. I do realize that Java8 is the more popular version currently but as long as there are security updates for […]

OpenJDK updated to 7u95_b00

Version 2.6.4 of IcedTea was released last week. The IcedTea “build harness” for OpenJDK will compile OpenJDK 7 “Update 95 Build 00“. In Slackware terminology: here is the package openjdk-7u95_b00. The release synchronizes with Oracle’s January 2016 updates to OpenJDK. Read more about the release on the blog of release maintainer Andrew Hughes. This is the list of security fixes […]

Last week’s security updates

Adobe released updated Flash player plugins last tuesday, but I was too busy with other things to write a blog post about it. However, I did release updated packages the day after! The updates are for chromium-pepperflash-plugin (to be used together with my chromium package) with new version 19.0.0.245, and flashplayer-plugin which now is at version 11.2.202.548. The PepperFlash plugin was […]