MP3 support in Current

Since MP3 patent has expired in April, some distributions is planning to add full MP3 support by default, starting with Fedora and now Slackware is doing the same thing, except that it has been included in the latest -current tree by the addition of lame package and all relevant packages are being rebuilt to support libmp3lame. I hoped that someday x264 can be included as well or even better x265. They are released under GNU GPL v2.

Another multimedia-related packages being bumped are GStreamer and gst-plugins-{base,good,libav}. They are now upgraded to 1.12.0 which was released few days ago. Flex is now bumped to 2.6.4 which should honor yy_* macros and fix many issues in other open source projects. Lastly, glibc is rebuilt to revert a patch that caused IFUNC errors to be emitted during boot. It's just purely cosmetic.

I'm pretty sure next Slackware release will be another awesome release with all the great goodies. If you are planning to test the latest Slackware-Current without installing it on your productin machine, wait for alienBOB to update Slackware Live ISOs and you can test it on your virtual machine.

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