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Plasma5 Wayland works on Slackware

Last year August 2016 I experimented with Wayland, the alternative to the X Window system. My goal was to see if it is possible to run a Plasma5 desktop session on a Wayland compositor instead of using X.Org. There was one big showstopper at the time. Kwin_wayland has a dependency on the ‘logind’ DBus API and […]

Chromium 62 ready for download

Earlier this week, Google released a security update for its chrome/chromium browser. The new version 62.0.3202.62 plugs the holes of 35 more or less serious issues, several of them have a CVE rating. When the topic of Chromium 62 came up in the comments section of a previous post, I mentioned that I was unable to […]

October updates for the Slackware Plasma5 desktop

There’s been updates to all the major components of the KDE Software Collection (I know they stopped using that name but I think it is still fitting). So I tasked my build box to compile hundreds of new packages and today I have for you the October ’17 set of Plasma 5 packages for Slackware 14.2 and […]

Updates for LibreOffice, Pale Moon, Flash

I have some updates for you while I am working on a new Plasma5 package set. Pale Moon updated to 27.5.1 (release notes) Chromium and Mozilla plugins for Adobe Flash, the update to 27.0.0.159 fixes functionality bugs. LibreOffice 5.4.2 with over 100 bug- and regression fixes compared to the previous update. The LibreOffice packages were uploaded […]

Refreshed ISO’s for Slackware Live Edition, and more

When I released new Live ISO images almost two weeks ago, a bug in the init script which became apparent with the latest Slackware initrd broke the encrypted /home feature. Therefore I am releasing an updated set of ‘liveslak‘ scripts with version 1.1.9.1 . The latest set of Slackware Live Edition ISOs are based on liveslak 1.1.9.1 and Slackware-current dated […]