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Field trip



During the next few weeks, my package and article output will be rather limited. You probably already noticed the relative silence.

I have been preparing for a “field trip”, i.e. a visit to one of my customers. If you are going to watch the Indepencence Day fireworks in San Diego you might just bump into me. I’ll be the gray guy with “Slackware @alien” written on his cap 🙂

But seriously, I have no idea what kind of connectivity I will have while traveling. I hope to post a few stories and pics if time and opportunity present themselves.

Let me part with a reminder (not previously announced on this blog but if you follow my RSS feed you’ll have noticed): there are new packages for LibreOffice. The version 4.2.5 was released a little over a week ago and I built this for Slackware 14.1 and -current.

Also updated, but then in the ‘ktown‘ repository of KDE packages (Slackware 14.1 and -current), is kdeconnect-kde. The new 0.7 release fixes a lot of bugs, allows you to use your Android phone as a mousepad for your KDE desktop, and finally there is a working two-way file transfer between your KDE computer and your Android phone (provided they are on the same network).

Take care! Eric


  1. Jen

    San Diego looks like it’s in the 70’s. Much better than the pre-tropical storm heatwave we’re having in New England. Bon voyage!

  2. zbreaker

    Eric, safe travel and enjoy our (USA) fireworks display. Summer is a relaxed time for all I’m sure and we will wait for more good things from you upon your return home, perhaps after personal holiday of course!

  3. Robby

    Hi Eric, do you know if you can run the latest kdeconnect with 4.12.x? Have a great trip and we’re looking forward to lots of pics from your Pana.

  4. alienbob

    Robby, please subscribe to so that you learn the answer yourself.

  5. Robby

    Tricky – almost missed it – thanks!

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