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Archive for the tag "slackbuild"

Speeding up my vlc.SlackBuild script

In a comment to my previous post about the VLC media player where I announced packages for VLC 2.0.0, Nille asked if I could explain a bit more about the SlackBuild script I use to create these packages. In my scripts, I sometimes hide interesting side-tracks or shortcuts which you would not notice if you […]

KDE bugfixes and how to use my modular KDE.SlackBuild

KDE 4.7.2 fixes In the past week, fixes have been posted to the KDE packagers mailing list, asking us to apply those to our packages. Both fixes are important enough that I updated my kdelibs and kdepim-runtime packages. There is a fix for kdelibs of which Sebastian Trueg states “Hi packagers, sadly I introduced a […]

New packages – should I build them for Slackware 13.37 or for 13.1?

Hi! A number of big packages are coming up fairly soon. There will be a new LibreOffice (3.4, a major release), and VLC as well will probably have another release shortly. Also, I should be working on KDE 4.6.3. I am looking at ways to make this manageable for me. Compiling LibreOffice packages takes forever, […]

Release candidate 1 of KDE SC 4.5

The sources of KDE Software Compilation 4.4.90 (which isĀ  in fact Release Candidate 1 of the upcoming KDE 4.5) have been available on KDE’s ftp server for some days now. There is still no official announcement from KDE team about this RC1 but it will without doubt appear soon on after the weekend. In […]

Using git for version control

I have always really hated the Git Version Control System (or VCS). I am pretty comfortable working with other products like RCS, CVS and Subversion (SVN). I am not a developer, so my main use for a VCS is a to allow me to keep track of the changes in my SlackBuild scripts or my […]