My thoughts on Slackware, life and everything

Asleep at the wheel, or…?

I realize that I have not been updating my SlackBuilds repository at all that much lately. That does not mean that I stopped caring! On the contrary, I’d say.

Apart from several small-ish updates to articles in my Wiki (thanks for the feedback which enables me to improve the existing pages!) I have been busy in the background, following the progress of VLC developers who are working towards a 0.9.9 and eventually a 1.0.0 release, and in particular laboring on packages for the official Slackware tree. There are KDE 4.2.1 and XFCE 4.6.0 (both not officially released yet). And be prepared to see some other major updates in slackware-current as well, soon.

I do hope to get some time next month to skim through my repository and update packages that are popular. I was thinking about wine, ekiga, ffmpeg and adding avidemux, but I am open to suggestions about what other packages would need my immediate attention.

Cheers, Eric


  1. conraid

    Hi Eric,
    in kdemultimedia-4.2.0 there is’nt kscd

  2. alienbob

    Indeed. I had not noticed before.
    But I can explain why… Slackware no longer ships with packages for libmusicbrain and libtunepimp. These are required to compile kscd and because they are absent, the kscd binary does not get built.

    I do not think these packages will return to Slackware (pat removed them because of the bad code) so unless kscd can be built without them, yo will not see kscd back in KDE4.


  3. Brittany

    I do not understand a bit about what your article? Can me anybody explain?

  4. Muc

    Bur for me all is clear )

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