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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 […]

A look on the sunny side

It will be obvious by now, that I work somewhat like a manic-depressive person. Bursts of frenzied activity are followed by periods of silence and withdrawal. After I had worked like a maniac to release a usable version of my Slackware ARMv7 port (creating a git repository, cleaning up build scripts, uploading packages and setting […]

Rebuild for glibc-2.17_multilib in slackware-current

Pat’s inquery on LinuxQuestions.org about how to “backtrack to sanity” in order to stabilize slackware-current and start laying out the next release, resulted in a kernel upgrade (3.8.8) and accompanying glibc rebuild. I built the “companion” update of the glibc multilib packages last night. They can be downloaded from: http://alien.slackbook.org/slackware/multilib/current/ (the primary server, but bandwidth-capped) […]