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Explorations into the world of electronic music production

Apart from playing the recorder flute in primary school and keyboard with my father-in-law, I pretty much never had the chance to make music or even, to create new music. That did not bother me in the past, but when I married into a very musical and creative family I realized I was the only […]

Handbrake 1.2.2 packages fix library mismatch in -current

Handbrake in Slackware-current was broken after a libvpx upgrade. So I had to recompile. Instead I took the opportunity to compile the new release of HandBrake¬†(1.2.2). Read the releasenotes for the 1.2.x series if you are interested. Most notable is that the team switched back from libav to ffmpeg 4.x as the core engine. Always […]

2019 Q1 updates for Flash and Java8

Flash Adobe released updated versions for their Flash Player plugins halfway February. I missed those initially, but today I fixed that. The Slackware packages for version 32.0.0.142¬†of the flashplayer-plugin (NPAPI plugin for Mozilla based browsers) and the chromium-pepperflash-plugin (PPAPI plugin for Chromium based browsers) are available in my repository now.   Java Also recently there […]

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 […]