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Slackware has the answer to all

… perhaps even to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. Just kidding of course. From today’s ChangeLog.txt for Slackware “current“: Sun Mar 27 08:28:47 UTC 2011 There have been quite a few changes so we will have one more release candidate:  Slackware 13.37 RC 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716. Very close now!  But we’ll likely hold […]

Slackware 13.37 Release Candidate 2

We have progressed to the second release candidate for the upcoming release of Slackware stable (version 13.37 no less). There is probably not going to be a lot of other updates before final release; the TODO list should be quite short now. The only one to know for sure is Pat Volkerding… I am only […]

Multilib updates to go with new kernel

Hi folks! Slackware -current’s kernel has been updated to 2.6.37.3 (something many of you probably did not expect) as part of the large update leading to the first release candidate for Slackware 13.37. This newer kernel seems to work better on all the developers’ computers especially for X sessions.Also speakup (a kernel driver for speech […]

Updated 64bit packages for libreoffice-3.3.1

Drat… Today, uploaded a set of updated packages of libreoffice-3.3.1 for the 64bit Slackware platform. The packages that I had originally made available were sub-optimal. What happened? When I compiled libreoffice 3.3.1 earlier this week I used two separate (virtual) machines for that, one running 32bit Slackware and the other 64bit Slackware. Somehow I was […]

New multilib gcc and glibc packages for slackware-current

Patrick Volkerding has been busy again. See the Slackware ChangeLog.txt for a series of big updates! There’s a new kernel. Slackware tries to stick to the 2.6.35.xx “long term support” kernels for the next release. The new kernel along with updated mesa and xf86-video-ati packages should make the owners of Ati graphics hardware happy. And […]