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Archive for December, 2017

December packages for Slackware’s Plasma 5 – focus shift

Jingle Bells galore! I have some goodies for you, right before Christmas. If your winter holiday starts today, there’s some nice new stuff to play with – especially if you have not dared touch slackware-current until now. Perhaps it’s time to free up a partition on your hard drive now? The KDE Applications 17.12 have […]

Attn: bear’s Slackware 14.2 mirror (32bit) will be removed due to space constraints

I have been maintaining a mirror for the Slackware 14.2 (32bit) distribution on my ‘bear‘ server. Its URL is┬áhttp://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware/slackware-14.2/ . Unfortunately this server runs off a SSD disk which is just 120 GB in size. It has its limits with regard to what I can store there. Lack of disk space is forcing me to […]

Updates for LibreOffice and multilib, more to come

Because of recent updates in slackware-current (in this case, the boost package) the LibreOffice in my own repository stopped working. Library conflict. Don’t you love the life on the bleeding edge ­čśë By co├»ncidence, the Document Foundation had just released a new version of their LibreOffice sources, so instead of recompiling the old 5.4.3 packages […]

Hello Chromium 63 – goodbye NaCl

December usually is a busy month, with the focus at work to wrap up as much of the ongoing projects as possible and prepare for the christmas holidays. And when there’s a lot of (paid) work to do, the voluntary work gets second place. That’s why there was not really a lot of time to […]

Using your Slackware to control your Android

Linux and Android No worries, even though this article is a side-step into the Android ecosystem, it is still on-topic for Slackware users. I recently bought a Huawei Watch 2, when it was in a sale on Amazon. It’s the 4G version and long ago I had made a deal with myself that if a […]