Archive for category Rant
Something had been nagging me for a long time, and I finally had enough of that itch and decided to deal with it. As you know, there’s a private and a public side to Slackware’s development. The discussions and decisions are handled internally among the members of ‘the team’ and are not shared with the […]
Oh my. It was not an April Fools joke when the ChangeLog.txt of slackware-current mentioned the following (I left out the non-relevant package updates): +————————–+ Sun Apr 1 02:53:26 UTC 2018 … l/icu4c-61.1-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded. Shared library .so-version bump. … l/poppler-0.63.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded. Shared library .so-version bump. All of us who follow Slackware’s development know that […]
Today, a post about Digital Rights Management. I am not going to bore you with the pros and cons of restricting your freedom, but I do want to point to a meaningful event which happened this week. Before I continue, I want you to fully realize that with Slackware Linux, your rights are not taken […]
The Pale Moon browser was forked off the Mozilla Firefox codebase a couple of years ago, before Firefox switched to the Australis User Interface. Since then, the project has steadily been diverging from the Firefox codebase, optimizing its Gecko layout engine and rebranding that to ‘Goanna’ (which is the name of just another lizard). The community […]
But I fear the same will happen here in four months. It is a black day.