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New GTK+3 Stack and MATE Development Changes

This morning, Patrick has just pushed changes to GTK+3 stack into -current, thanks to Robby Workman. Slackware-Current now ships GTK+3-3.22.10, the latest GTK+3 version available at this moment and also the last 3.x release. There won't be any 3.x release, just bumping on minor releases due to bug fixing.

Along with the GTK updates, there are also other updates such as:
btrfs-progs: Upgraded to 4.10.2 grub: Upgraded to 2.02lvm2: Upgraded to 2.02.17xfsprogs: Upgraded to 4.10.0tmux: Upgraded to 2.4swig: Upgraded to 3.0.12freetype: Upgraded to 2.7.1harfbuzz: Upgraded to 1.4.6pygobject3: Upgraded to 3.24.1shared-mime-info: Upgraded to 1.7sip: Upgraded to 4.19.2vte: Upgraded to 0.44.3bluez: Upgraded to 5.44iproute2: Upgraded to 4.10.0gparted: Upgraded to 0.28.1many xfce-related updates. With this update, MATE development will have to change as well. Previously, master and 14.2-mate-1.18 branch is equal since they all use the same GTK+3 version and i can use the same branch to build MATE…

Multiple Security Updates

Since my last post, there has been several security updates along with other updates only happening on certain branch of Slackware releases or -current:
bind: Upgraded to 9.9.9_P8 (13.0 - 14.1), 9.10.4_P8 (14.2) and 9.11.0_P5 minicom: Upgraded to 2.7.1 in all Slackware releasesfirefox: Upgraded to 45.9.0 in Slackware 14.1proftpd: Upgraded to 1.3.5e in all Slackware releasesntp: Upgraded to 4.2.8p10 in all Slackware releasescurl: Upgraded to 7.54.0 in current As always, -current has more changes than -stable and here's the highlight:
libdrm: Upgraded to 2.4.80mesa: Upgraded to 17.0.4thunderbird: Upgraded to 52.0.1nano: Upgraded to 2.8.1usb_modeswitch: Upgraded to 2.5.0hplip: Upgraded to 3.17.4mutt: Upgraded to 1.8.1dhcpcd: Upgraded to 6.11.5sudo: Upgraded to 1.8.19p2git: Upgraded to 2.12.2mercurial: Upgraded to 4.1.3ethtool: Upgraded to 4.10getmail: Upgraded to 4.54.0libgphoto2: Upgraded to 2.5.13 ntp in current is now run using a normal account (ntp/ntp) instead of using root accou…

Security Update: libtiff

Patrick pushed a new security update for Slackware 14.2 and current for libtiff. It's now upgraded to 4.0.7.

In -current, there were three packages that had shared libraries bumped:
jasperImageMagickpoppler most likely that some applications will be broken by this update if you are following -current. I had one fix for gdal available on my github to build against new jasper and it should be available on Ponce's repository soon. MATE's atril will likely be broken as well since it uses poppler to work with PDF files. You can always report any broken script on -current through LQ thread.

Today's update also bring another library to Slackware's core package: libbluray. This should enhance Slackware's multimedia capabilities to work with Blu Ray in the next release.

Another interesting changes are:
Better ntfs support with ntfs-3g 2017.3.23Better printing support with cups 2.2.3, cups-filter 1.13.4, and gutenprint 5.2.12Lots of library updates Openvpn 2.4.1Newer libdr…