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KDE Plasma 5 for Slackware – end of the year edition

There has been a bit of a hiatus in my Slackware related activities and a relative silence on this blog, It’s mostly related to my new job which proved to be a bit more time-consuming than I anticipated. I also have to fulfill my old job role until that vacancy is filled. Actually, February 1st […]

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 […]

Last week’s updates: Chromium and VLC

Last week the Chrome (and Chromium) update to release 69 was in the news. The UI changed significantly, sporting more of Google’s material design elements. Also the password manager has been improved: it will suggest random passwords in cases where you have to create a Web account and will offer to remember the random password […]