Miscellaneous packages (vlc,wine,wiipresent)


Just a quick message before I hit the bed,

I uploaded some Slackware packages for your consumption.

  • vlc – the new stable release 1.1.1 became available for download today and my packages are now ready to be grabbed at http://slackware.org.uk/people/alien/restricted_slackbuilds/vlc/ (this UK mirror hosts the packages with export restrictions – they contain mp3 and aac audio encoders) or http://slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/vlc/ . Several bugs got fixed and features added. See the VLC ChangeLog for details.
  • wiipresent – this package needed a rebuild (actually the supporting libwiimote needed a rebuild) because of the updated BlueZ stack in Slackware 13.1.
    I use the wiipresent software for presentations (duh)… It allows me to use my son’s Wii controller (the wiimote) as a pointing/navigation device so that I can walk the stage comfortably.
  • wine – this was recently released in a stable 1.2 version, after lots and lots of release candidates. Please note that my wine packages will only run 32-bit Windows binaries. Even the package I created for Slackware64 ! If someone convinces me that it is worth the effort to add support for 64-bit Windows to my wine package, I will add that, but not before. Also note that wine on Slackware64 requires multilib. You could build wine on a pure 64-bit Slackware but then it would only run 64-bit Windows binaries. That is not what I chose to offer you.

I hope you enjoy these updates!


12 thoughts on “Miscellaneous packages (vlc,wine,wiipresent)

  1. Alien,

    For now I had to install these two dependencies multlib


    Perhaps, these were two packages that were missing (multlib)

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  3. @Lysender –

    You do not need these packages. Fontforge is only required to _compile_ wine, but after the wine package has been created, fontforge is no longer needed.
    Perhaps installing the webcorefonts or other MS fonts will make your Windows applications look better, but even without those, there are several standard Windows-compatible TTF fonts that are installed along with wine (that is why you need fontforge – it “builds” those fonts).


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  6. I just wanted to say thank you, I am running Wine on my Slackware 64 13.1 with your concise and clear directions, and multilib packages.


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