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Back from holidays, some package updates

Just came back from a short stay in Brittany, France where we stayed in a mobile home. Lots of sun, and lots of sleep to catch up on while being there! While I was gone enjoying some freedom, interesting things happened in computerland. Slackware’s development reached the “Slackware 14 Beta 1″ mark (see the “Sun […]

VLC 2.0.2

Another (bugfix) release of the VLC media player is ready. The time between this release and the previous 2.0.1 was longer than usual, due to a recent fall-out between several of the core developers. For a while, it looked like the VideoLAN project’s existence was doomed when their most important Linux developer quit the team […]

End of may ramblings

It has been a while since my latest blog post, so I thought it would be good to talk a bit about the goings-on. First about the Slackware web server. I know, people, that we have been without for a few weeks now, but rest assured that the site will eventually be back. Either […]

VLC 2.0.1

The newest release of the VLC media player is ready. From the version 2.0.1’s announcement it becomes clear that “This release brings a lot of bugfixes (over 110) and more stability of the young Twoflower. This is also a security update for SA1201 and SA1202“. Since there are no source tarballs available for download yet, […]

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 […]