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New multilib versions of glibc and gcc for slackware-current

There were a couple of nice updates in the Slackware-current ChangeLog today – new kernel (3.14.3), new binutils (2.24.51.0.3), new glibc (2.19) and a rebuilt gcc. Not to speak of two new packages: libnftnl and nftables, which bring a new packet filtering framework on Linux. It’s my birthday today and I took a day off to be with […]

Setting up Jack Audio in Slackware

If you are using your computer as a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) then the ALSA sound subsystem is just not up for the task. Musicians and audio professionals prefer to use Jack Audio on Linux. Let me quote from the Jack Audio web site: What is JACK? Have you ever wanted to take the audio […]

A journey into recording sound & video in Slackware

When it comes to audio and sounds in Slackware, we’re happy to have ALSA as the sound subsystem. It works reliably, and has done so ever since it replaced OSS in Slackware all those years ago. In due course ALSA got capable of dynamically mixing multiple sound sources – which is basically what a sound […]

Slackware 14.1 released

Finally! Slackware 14.1 has been released today. The package tree had been finalized a couple of days earlier, to give Patrick time to write the release announcement, create ISO images, and send gold master disks to the factory. My gut feeling told me that we had been working long and hard on this release, but […]

Last week’s harvest

I was a bit too busy and tired to write something on my blog during the past week, but now that it is weekend again, there is room for some updates. Flash Player Plugin There was yet another security update for Adobe’s Flashplayer Plugin. I updated my package to the latest version. Note that if […]