Thursday, January 31, 2008

New Update for -Current

Pat has just released an update for -Current and also small reports from KDE Release Event where some Slackware contributors came in and have a nice reunion. There's a new package on this batch of updates which is libmowgli-0.6.0-i486-1.tgz. This package is needed for audacious. It also been clarified that Slackware 12.1 will NOT contain KDE 4, but KDE 3.5.9 instead. The next Slackware release after that (12.2 or probably 13.0) will be targeting on KDE 4.1 which should be released on June 2008. Without further ado, here's the latest -Current changelog:
Wed Jan 30 19:07:35 CST 2008
d/ruby-1.8.6_p111-i486-2.tgz: Moved some comments out of the ./configure part of the build script to fix a couple of missed options.
Thanks to Stuart Winter.

kde/amarok-1.4.8-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to amarok-1.4.8.

l/atk-1.21.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to atk-1.21.5.

l/gtk+2-2.12.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gtk+-2.12.7.

l/libmowgli-0.6.0-i486-1.tgz: Added libmowgli-0.6.0, which is needed by Audacious.

l/libmtp-0.2.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libmtp-0.2.5.

l/libgpod-0.6.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libgpod-0.6.0 (major version bump).

l/libxml2-2.6.31-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libxml2-2.6.31.

l/pango-1.19.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pango-1.19.3.

xap/audacious-1.4.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to audacious-1.4.5.

xap/audacious-plugins-1.4.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to audacious-plugins-1.4.4-i486-1.tgz.

xap/xine-lib-1.1.10-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to xine-lib-1.1.10.

extra/slackpkg/slackpkg-2.70-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to slackpkg-2.70.
Thanks to Piter Punk.

Great thanks are also due to the KDE team, not only for their tremendous accomplishments over the years, but for the gracious reception they gave to the members of the Slackware team who traveled to the release event. What a wonderful group of people! We had a great time there, learned a lot, and will be applying that knowledge and our new contacts within KDE to provide the best possible KDE experience for Slackware users. The next Slackware release will contain KDE 3.5.9, but we're targeting KDE 4.1.x for the one after that. The application end of things doesn't quite fully cover KDE3's functionality yet, but by then it will. As I'm sure most of you know, Robby has put up test packages of the initial KDE 4.0 release which I've tested and found to be consistent with what to expect from a developer's preview.
The look of the new desktop is stunning, and the use of SVG and hardware acceleration gives (IMHO) even something like MacOS a run for its money in terms of appearance and user-friendliness. We look forward with great anticipation to merging KDE4 when it is mature enough (and it's getting there fast), and then watching it just get better and better.
Once again, _huge_ thanks to our KDE friends! Stop by here any time. :-)