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SDL2 goes into current
This evening, i accidentally check Slackware's changelog and i saw that SDL2 is now added into Slackware-Current along with other components (image, net, gfx, mixer, and ttf). ffmpeg is also rebuilt and now has ffplay since all the deps have been met (SDL2)...

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Slackware with Kaby Lake Hardware
Last week, i just bought a new laptop equipped with the latest Intel processor i5 7200U 7th Gen aka Kaby Lake. It's quite a nice laptop. I added 256 GB SSD and 16 GB of RAM (total 20 GB) on top of 4 GB RAM, 1 TB of HDD and GeForce 940 MX. This is my first e...

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MATE 1.18 Released
Turns out just 24 hours after i posted about MATE 1.18 preparations, upstream developers have finally announced the final version of MATE 1.18 . This release has reached an interesting milestone, which is to migrate all MATE components to GTK+3, leaving GTK...

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MATE 1.18 Preparation
As MATE 1.18 release is getting closer, it's a good idea to have all the development changes merged into master so that users can easily build and test the latest snapshots. That's the reason why i just merged all the changes in the 1.17-prep branch into ma...

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Security Update: Firefox and Thunderbird
Two regular security updates were released in March: Firefox: Upgraded to 45.8.0 for Slackware 14.1 and 14.2 and 52.0 for current Thunderbird: Upgraded to 45.8.0 for Slackware 14 and newer Firefox in current is now rebuilt with ALSA support, just in case PA...

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security update: shadow, util-linux, and curl
February ended with an update from Patrick and it includes several security updates in -current tree only shadow: Rebuilt to fix potential issue with PAM-based system util-linux: Rebuilt to fix potential issue with PAM-based system curl: Upgraded to 7.53.1 ...

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Big Batch in February
An early love gift from Patrick for Slackware users: a big batch of updates. Last update of Slackware was like 2 weeks ago and since then no updates are being pushed, even for security updates while the requests on LQ thread keep coming in. At last, today i...

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MATE 1.17 Packages Rebuilt
Since last Current update, most MATE users will realize that they can't view PDF files on Atril anymore. The reason is simple: poppler update broke it. Atril needs to be recompiled against new poppler and it should be fixed. But that comes another problem: ...

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Security Update and Big Updates in Current
Three security updates have been released in the latest batch of updates: irssi: Upgraded to 0.8.21 for all supported Slackware releases gnutls: Upgraded to 3.3.26 for Slackware 14.0 and 14.1, and 3.5.8 for Slackware 14.2 and current bind: Upgraded to 9.9.9...

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Python 3.6.0 in SBo 14.2 repository
Python 3.6.0 has been pushed to master and 14.2 branch in SBo repository in the last public update . There are a lot of new features  and changes included in this major release. Some changes may broke other packages depending on Python 3. If you find any br...
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