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Last week’s package harvest and more

Last week I made my build server at home churn through a lot of packages, let me summarize what became available recently in my slackbuilds repository: I added ‘NetworkManager-openvpn‘ which is a plugin for NM adding support for OpenVPN connections. I needed this for myself since I recently started using the services of Private Internet Access (PIA). […]

Adobe Flash security update Feb’17

Adobe has released security updates for their Flash Player plugin today. Version 24.0.0.221 is now available for both the PPAPI (Google Chrome and friends) and the NPAPI (Mozilla Firefox and friends) based plugins. Note that these 24.x Flashplayer releases do not support DRM or hardware acceleration as Adobe first wants to focus on security. As always, Slackware packages for these […]

Adobe unifies its Flash plugin releases with version 24

Adobe has silently been developing an updated version of their NPAPI based Linux Flash Player plugin for a while. Remember, NPAPI is the plugin protocol used in Mozilla compatible browsers, for which Adobe was supposedly not releasing any new developments. Instead they only incorporated security fixes to their stone-age version 11 of the Linux player during […]

More Flash fixes in November

After last week’s updates by Adobe, addressing new vulnerabilities in their Flash Player plugins, today we have another bugfix release. That’s faster than I had anticipated. Luckily I was alerted by a dutch news site so I could quickly wrap the new Flash binaries into Slackware packages for your consumption. The plugin for the Chromium browser (chromium-pepperflash-plugin) […]

Security updates: multilib and flash

Multilib A mountain of security fixes landed in Slackware this week. Many of these updated packages have a multilib equivalent, so today I have updated my multilib repository for Slackware releases 13.37 and newer. New to multilib or don’t know what it is all about? Read the multilib article found in the Slackware Documentation Project. Download the new multilib […]