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Archive for February, 2019

GCC 8.3.0 in slackware-current

Today, Pat upgraded the GCC compiler suite in slackware-current to 8.3.0 and I did the same for the multilib version of the GCC packages. The release was simultaneous on both sides thanks to the fact that I had advance access to the Slackware package files. Thanks Pat. And you’ll also enjoy a new kernel in […]

Python3 update in -current results in rebuilt Plasma5 packages in ktown

Pat decided to update the Python 3 to version 3.7.2. This update from 3.6 to 3.7 broke binary compatibility and a lot of packages needed to be rebuilt in -current. But you all saw the ChangeLog.txt entry of course. In my ‘ktown’ repository with Plasma5 packages, the same needed to happen. I have uploaded a […]

Lumina Desktop will be removed from my -current repository

The Lumina Desktop is part of the TrueOS project, a FreeBSD variant. I packaged version 1.4.0.p1 for Slackware and it is part of the Plasma5 variant of my Slackware Live Edition. I noticed a while ago that Lumina would no longer start but it was low on my priority list to try and fix it. […]

Valentine present for Slackers

Today is Valentine’s Day. A moment to give some extra attention to people that are dear to you. In my case, that’s everyone who loves, uses, supports, advocates or develops Slackware Linux. For all of you, I uploaded “KDE-5_19.02” to the ‘ktown‘ repository. There’s some updates in there that might interest you, see below. If […]

Casting to your ChromeCast in Chromium

I have a Google ChromeCast, it is an extremely convenient gadget to stream all sorts of audio and video to your television, regardless of its make or brand. Today I learnt something new, so let me tell you about that. But an introduction first. I have a media collection at home, stored on a big […]