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SBo Submission for 14.2 is Open

After (semi) resting for about three weeks, finally SBo submission for 14.2 repository is now open for public. We didn't really resting as updates are still going through the git repository, but mainly it was done by admins and some selected maintainer who had been given git commit access to the repository to update their own packages.

During the last three weeks, we managed to fix many more scripts that are still broken or sources no longer available, and many other miscellanous fixes across all categories. Somehow we missed them during development cycle and thanks to our great community members, they stepped up to help us fix it quickly. Some of the biggest update are new ocaml and ocambuild (thanks to Matteo and David) and introduction of new texlive 2015 thanks to the hard work of Johannes Schoepfer.

We passed 5700 scripts in 14.2 repository and let's aim for higher number!!!

If you have a new SlackBuild you wish to submit, please make sure to test it against a full instal…

Security Update: php, gimp, bind

Three security updates were releases in the last two days:
php: Upgraded to 5.6.24 for Slackware 14.0 and newergimp: Upgraded to 2.8.18 for Slackware 14.0 and newerbind: Upgraded to 9.9.9_P2 (13-14.1) and 9.10.4_P2 (14.2 and newer) What's interesting is that Pat also upgrade packages in current branch:
tmux: upgraded to 2.2.x (moved from testing)guile: Upgraded to 2.0.12freetype: Upgraded to 2.6.5libgcrypt: Upgraded to 1.7.2network-script: Rebuilt to use -L to dhcpcd to avoid Zeroconfdialog: Upgraded to 1.3_20160424kmod: Upgraded to 23lvm2: Upgraded to 2.02.161git: Upgraded to 2.9.2desktop-file-utils: Upgraded to 0.23harfbuzz: Upgraded to 1.3.0httpd: Upgraded to 2.4.23lftp: Upgraded to 4.7.3links: Upgraded to 2.13xf86-video-openchrome: Upgraded to 0.5.0xkeyboard-config: Upgraded to 2.18xorg-server: Upgraded to 1.18.4 I guess those are considered safe upgrade since they are all compiled against the same toolchain as used in Slackware 14.2.

Next Slackware will use UTF-8 by default

Besides taking security updates, Patrick already started minor changes in Slackware-Current which probably have big impact for users. The first one is enabling UTF-8 support by default in /etc/profile.d/lang.{csh,sh} script which are loaded by default and also in lilo dialog. It will not prompt you about UTF-8 anymore since it will use it by default and the kernel is already UTF-8 compliance. We will have less installation dialog in the next Slackware release :)

The second change is mesa upgrade to 12.0.1. This is requested in LQ, but surprisingly Patrick approved it. Normally, current will not be active for some time besides security updates.

There are some other proposals that weren't addressed in the last development cycle, which hopefully could make it through in the next cycle:
Replace UCS-2 with UCS-4 for all python-related packagesReplace KDE 4 with KDE 5Added Python 3 supportAdded Qt5 supportUpgrade VTE3 to expose the new 2.91 API Perhaps you have other proposals to make?

Security Update: Thunderbird and Samba

Two security updates were released few days ago for :
thunderbird: Upgraded to 45.2.0 for Slackware 14.1, 14.2, and currentsamba: Upgraded to 4.2.14 for Slackware 14.0, 14.1 and 4.4.5 for 14.2 and current

digiKam5 for Testing

digiKam 5.0.0 is released after two years of porting to Qt5. This is a new major release and it brings another new features besides the porting itself:
Robust multi-core/multi-threaded implementationVirtual digiKam trash folderImprove the metadata workflow and introducing Lazy Synchronization toolkipi-plugins to Qt5MySQL/MariaDB interface (still experimental) I have pushed digikam5 SlackBuild script into my SlackHacks repository along with Framework5 and libkipi (now renamed to libkipi5) so you can start testing it. Why not pushing it to SBo?  I have several reasons for that:
Framework 5 architecture is a giant beast. Finding the correct dependency for all tier 2/3/4 will be very time consuming, so it's easier to build them according to the build order that have been done by AlienBOB (big thanks for him). I have provided an automated build script (taken from MSB) to build Framework 5 on top of Slackware 14.2 with some modifications. NOTE: not all sub modules of Framework 5 are added…

MATE 1.15 for Testing

MATE 1.14 packages are out already, but the development still going on and getting more interesting. More MATE components are being ported to GTK+3, which will eventually lead to MATE 1.16 in the next few months. According to the poll that i conducted on my blog few months ago, most people wanted to have a full GTK+3 build of MATE instead of a mix build, but i ended up with a mix build for Slackware 14.2, since some major showstopper bug for GTK+3 are still there.

Since i have a long holiday this week, i created two new VMs to test the new MATE 1.15 release for both mix build (GTK+2/3) and full GTK+3 build. I built the packages already and it has been published under "current" directory. This will be the new testing playground for development releases.

I made two different documentation for each directory since full GTK+3 replaced some old packages with it's GTK+3 package, while in mix build we only add 3 new deps (libgxps, vala, vte3).

have fun with the new MATE 1.15 :-…

First Update to Current

Normally Slackware-Current will have it's first update whenever a new security vulnerabilities found and it could take days/weeks since a stable release, but not this time.

Patrick quickly upgrade three packages in current:
file: Upgraded to 5.28util-linux: Upgraded to 2.28mozilla-firefox: Upgraded to 47.0.1 Slackware 14.2's firefox was kept at 45 since it's an ESR version, meaning it will receive long term support such as LTS kernel. It's a good choice since Slackware normally supported for a long time. Slackware 13.0 announced back in 2009 is still supported up to this point (7 years). Other Linux distributions normally ship 3-5 years of support before marking it EOL. Others may have shorter life cycle.

One interesting news about Firefox is that it already supported Electrolysis (e10s) feature since Firefox 37, but it's disabled by default. It separates Firefox into two separate process, one for handling web content in background child process and the main parent …

SlackBuilds 14.2 Repository is Ready

As promised, you don't need to wait for another three months before SlackBuilds 14.2 repository in SBo is ready since actually the repository itself is ready in the same day as Slackware 14.2 release date, thanks to the hard work of everyone involved of testing all the scripts in our repository. We need to do some internal work to update the website to use the latest repository and it took some time to complete, but now it's ready.

In total, we have 5701 scripts in 14.2 branch and there are 2823 commits since we are tracking for Slackware Current in January, 17 (commit).

Here is the announcement:
Here it is! The launch of the repository into the 14.2 era. With the help of our amazing community we spent the last couple of months testing, fixing, and updating the scripts in the repository for the latest Slackware release. We are happy to say that we think it has never been better (yes, we say this every time) We've added a new template script (haskell) an…

MSB: Working on MATE 1.15 Development Cycle

Since Slackware 14.2 has been released and MATE 1.14 is out there for public, i can now focus on testing MATE 1.15 development cycle, aiming for MATE 1.16 which probably be around September/Oktober since it's aiming for Ubuntu 16.10 and Fedora 25 releases in October and November.

MSB master branch is now tracking MATE 1.15 cycle already and i have pushed several commits which upgrade to 1.15 and also enable more features in some components. Here's the highlight:
Bump all packages to 1.15.xAdd new deps: libgxps for atril to support XPS file formatAdd new flag for atril to support DVI format (it uses tetex's kpathsea)Add new deps: vte3 for mate-terminal (2.91 APIs)Add new deps for vte3: valaEngrampa, mate-notification-daemon, mate-polkit, mate-terminal and mate-session-manager are now GTK+3 onlyEnable introspection in caja and mate-desktopEnable gdict applet in mate-utilsEnable IPv6, stickynotes, and polkit support in mate-applets I have rebased GTK3 branch from latest master…

sbopkg 0.38.0 is out for Slackware 14.2

What a busy day today with all the releases for Slackware 14.2, MATE 1.14, Cinnamon 3.0 and now sbopkg 0.38.0.

Here are the changes for 0.38.0:
FEATURES * Add --no-group to rsync so files are owned by root:root Patch by pyllyukko * Updated es translations (Dhaby Xiloj) * Moved sqg to /usr/sbin * Added support for Slackware 14.2. * Update queue sample files Go grab them from sbopkg's website.

We are finalizing SBo repository for Slackware 14.2, but at least you don't have to wait 3 months just like previous cycle as we have prepared it since last January. Stay tune for SBo announcement on slackbuilds-user mailing list.

MATE 1.14 and Cinnamon 3.0 for Slackware 14.2

Just hours since Slackware 14.2 is released, we proudly present to you MATE 1.14 and Cinnamon 3.0 for Slackware 14.2 users!!! We have been working under the hood of testing these two projects since they were released last April.

The binary packages are compiled against Slackware 14.2 official ISO and it's now uploaded to the usual repository in and Thanks to Darren Austin for providing a place to host these two projects.

The website for MSB have been updated with latest information about the new release and we have added a new website for CSB as well (Thanks to Chess Griffin for permission to use the template from MSB website). Please visit the website for screenshots and other information.

Notes on MATE:
This is a mix build between GTK+2/3 as upstream is moving some MATE components to GTK+3 onlyFuture release will bring more GTK+3 only MATE components Both projects are hosted in github (msb, csb) and gitlab (msb, csb). Feel free to …

Slackware 14.2 Released

After 6 months since the first announcement of the first Beta, Slackware 14.2 is finally released this morning (Western Indonesian Time) when i was a sleep. When other Linux distribution probably already shipped another release, we spent half a year waiting to make sure Slackware 14.2 is rock solid and i'm pretty sure it's worth to wait.

Here's some highlight of Slackware 14.2:
Kernel 4.4.14 (part of 4.4.x branch which is a LTS release)Glibc 2.23Xorg 1.18.3GCC 5.3.0PHP 5.6.23Apache 2.4.20OpenSSL 1.0.2hOpenSSH 7.2p2Perl 5.22.2Python 2.7.11Ruby 2.2.5Subversion 1.9.4Git 2.9.0Mercurial 3.8.2Mozilla Firefox ESR 45.2.0Mozilla Thunderbird 45.1.1KDE 4.14.21 (KDE 4.14.3 with kdelibs-4.14.21)Gimp 2.8.6Hexchat 2.12.1Pidgin 2.10.12 See the complete Release Notes for more information about this release.

Happy fun :-)