Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Basic Packages Upgraded in -Current

In the last few updates in -Current, we rarely see basic packages except for the core toolchain gets upgraded, but things have changed a little bit on this batch of update. Pat delivered some updates to some of the applications that commonly used by many users, plus some regular update to Mozilla products such as Firefox and Seamonkey.

Several packages gets upgraded :
  • sharutil
  • moc
  • taglib
  • dhcp
  • dhcpcd
  • iproute2
  • iptables
  • nmap
  • seamonkey
  • mozilla-firefox
Other packages gets rebuild :
  • hplip
  • llvm
  • make
Slackware-Current now added gnu-efi in their repository. According to the official site, gnu-efi has this description:
Develop EFI applications for IA-64 (IPF), IA-32 (x86) , and x86_64 platforms using the GNU toolchain and the EFI development environment.
Let's hope that next Slackware release should handle EFI issues more elegantly.