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Archive for October, 2018

Who wants my old job?

When I left IBM in November 2016 to join ASML a month later, I thought I had found a job (managing a Linux server infrastructure) that would keep me busy for years. At ASML things are not always what they seem, and instead my actual scope turned out to be a lot bigger, so I […]

KDE Plasma5 for Slackware – october ’18 batch

Today the Plasma developer team released Plasma 5.14.1 which was what I was waiting for. I was a bit hesitant to add a major new release (5.14.0) to my monthly refresh for Slackware and opted for this point release. And now “KDE-5_18.10” has been uploaded to the ‘ktown‘ repository. Again I was able to offer […]

LibreOffice 6.1.2 packages available

The Document Foundation announced version 6.1.2 of their office suite last week. Today, new LibreOffice packages for Slackware 14.2 and -current are done compiling and available in my repository. Get the packages from my repository or any mirror, like: https://slackware.nl/people/alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/ . http://slackware.uk/people/alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/ . I also updated the VeraCrypt package to version 1.23, and you’ll find […]

This week focuses on Slackware 14.2 packages

The admins over there at slackbuilds.org have updated their version of the Qt5 build script (targeting Slackware 14.2) to 5.9.6, i.e. the latest version of the Long Term Support (LTS) for Qt5. That triggered me to provide the same service for my own package repository targeting Slackware 14.2. Since more and more software is depending […]