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10 Years of Using Slackware

This year marks 10 years of using Slackware. My first connection with Slackware started when i bought my first laptop, Acer Travelmate. At that time, i was a Mandrake/Mandriva user and i love it. I have been using Mandrake/Mandriva since 2002 and i also joined the localization project of Mandrake/Mandriva and got a VIP status as well. It worked well on my desktop, so when i got my laptop, i wanted to use it.

Unfortunately, it didn't work well on my laptop. It installed perfectly, but when i rebooted it always end up with a kernel panic. Since i need an OS inside the laptop, i decided to try other Linux distribution at that time. I had plenty of choices, but most of them failed to be installed. The only Linux distribution that worked at that time was Slackware 10.2. I decided to install and use Slackware as my main OS even though i never use it before and i had no idea what Slackware was.

In just short time, i decided to stick with -current and since then, i'm always following -…

New KDE 5 release

KDE lovers, you are going to enjoy this news. Eric Hameleers has just published his latest KDE 5 packages, consisting of KDE Framework 5.8.0, Plasma 5.2.2, and Applications 14.12.3 plus the latest updates of the KDE 4 Long Term Support (LTS) packages kdelibs, kdepimlibs, kdepim, kdepim-runtime and kde-workplacefor Slackware-Current users.

The highlights of this 5_15.03 March release are:
KDE Frameworks have been updated to 5.8.0 (includes two new Frameworks: KPeople and KXmlRpcClient)KDE Plasma has been updated to 5.2.2 (bugfixes only)KDE Applications have been updated to 14.12.3 (bugfix release, no new KF5 ports)KDE Extragear was updated with version 2.9.1 of the Calligra office suiteThe “deps” directory for this release contains two updates to stock Slackware packages: libwpd and grantlee. These version bumps are required by the new versions of calligra and kdepim respectivelyAnd there’s two new “deps” packages as well: librevenge and libodfgen. Both of those are required for the new…

Security Update: samba

One security update has been released for Slackware 14.1 and -current users. The affected package is Samba which is now upgraded to 4.2.0.

In -current, things are moving slowly but sure. Pat is upgrading wget, mozilla-firefox, and patching Google Chrome SlackBuild and also remove dangling symlink in util-linux package.