Tuesday, September 30, 2008

CD Forum Linux 8.10 Love Released

Well, it's three months (one day to four months) behind the actual schedule (it was scheduled to be released last June), but it is finally released (after i pushed the developer a little bit big grin). Without further ADO, here's CD Forum Linux 8.10 "Love" Edition.

ABOUT CD FORUM LINUX
It's a LiveCD (Slackware based) which contains offline version of Indonesian Linux Forum. It's part of ID-Slackware community effort to help people who doesn't have bandwidth luxuries and dedicated Internet access to access the Forum all the time. We tried our best to reduce the ISO file size at an acceptable level for a complete Linux distribution without sacrificing the users conformance.

The first edition was released at December 2007 and it was scheduled to be released in six month cycle, but we're a little bit late on this release. Sorry for that. One of the biggest effort was to minimize the ISO size (see the changelog below for HUGE Reduction on ISO size) and also upgrading the phpBB engine into phpBB 3.x.

This release is called "Love" edition. We hope you would love GNU/Linux and also Open Source project/communities as well as we love them.

CHANGELOG
  • ISO filesize reduced up to 52MB from 188MB to 136MB
  • Database updated per June 2008
    Data statistics: 89.042 posting, 14.113 topics, and 10.661 members.
    Posting amount has increased
    25%, and members has increased 30% from 7.12 edition.
  • lighttpd (webserver): Updated to 1.4.20
  • PHP: Updated to 4.4.9 and recompiled to include mbstring feature
  • phpBB: Updated to 3.0.2
  • Desktop fluxbox replaced with JWM
  • lighttpd: recompiled and removed unnecessary features, such as ssl, compress, etc
  • Eterm: removed
  • Opera and Qt: removed, replaced with Prism from Mozilla Labs
  • Font X11-100dpi and cyrillic: removed
  • Locale and i18n: removed
  • Wallpaper replaced with "Love" theme (dominated by blue)
  • Icon: replaced with Tango theme
  • Updated menu desktop
HOW TO USE FORUM LINUX LIVE CD
  1. Download the ISO forum.linux-8.10.iso (Mirror - RS)
  2. Burn .iso into CD using application such as k3b, gnobaker, nero, etc
  3. Restart computer, choose boot from CD
SCREENSHOT
Please see the project's website for screenshots

ARTWORK
We currently don't have too much artwork, but we provide the secondary wallpaper (1024x768 - 1280x800), just in case you don't like the blue color (1024x768 | 1280 x 800). The second one is green. If that doesn't suit you as well, you can change the color, as we provide the source in SVG also.

DEVELOPMENT
Currently, there is only one developer, I Made Sathyabudi Adnyana from Baliwae. Anybody interested in developing this project, please contact me or Budi.

MIRRORS
We need support for mirroring the ISO in order to reduce server's load. Any help is appreciated. Please contact Budi if you want to host a mirror for this project and helping us to distribute the ISO.

We hope you enjoy using this product as well as we who maintain it.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Single Fix for Firefox

One single fix for Firefox has been pushed on the -Current and also in the -Stable tree due to problem on password management. Very quiet weekend it is...
Sun Sep 28 00:24:10 CDT 2008
xap/mozilla-firefox-3.0.3-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to firefox-3.0.3.
This fixes a bug in firefox-3.0.2 where saved passwords did not work.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Security Update: Thunderbird

When Firefox gets an update, usually it will be followed by Thunderbird or vice versa. It's because they shared lots of components together. So following Firefox's update, here comes thunderbird update this weekend:
Fri Sep 26 22:38:32 CDT 2008
xap/mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.17-i686-1.tgz:
Upgraded to thunderbird-2.0.0.17.
This upgrade fixes some more security bugs.
For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/thunderbird20.html
(* Security fix *)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Security Updates: Firefox, SeaMonkey

Two security updates were released just now by Slackware Security Team. They are packages from Mozilla, Firefox and Seamonkey. Users running 2.0.0.x of Firefox is suggested to upgrade to 3.0.x version.
Thu Sep 25 22:23:52 CDT 2008
xap/mozilla-firefox-3.0.2-i686-1.tgz:
Upgraded to firefox-3.0.2.
This fixes some security issues:
For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox30.html
(* Security fix *)

xap/seamonkey-1.1.12-i486-1.tgz:
This release fixes some more security vulnerabilities.
For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/seamonkey11.html
(* Security fix *)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Emacs Update

Today, Emacs gets updated on -Current branch along with Curl and Flex. Fontconfig gets some minor tweak to fix bitmapped fonts in some cases.
Mon Sep 22 20:13:52 CDT 2008
d/flex-2.5.35-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to flex-2.5.35.

e/emacs-22.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to emacs-22.3.

n/curl-7.19.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to curl-7.19.0.

x/fontconfig-2.6.0-i486-2.tgz: Fixed /etc/fonts/fonts.conf to keep it from preferring bitmapped fonts in some cases. Thanks to Piter Punk.

This post also marks my 500th post on this blog. It's been two years since my first post on this blog. It describes why i choose Slackware for my laptop and migrate the desktop as well. Since then, this blog is growing and receive more and more readers. Right now, it has been known by many Slackware users around the world even though i never published it explicitly. Thanks to all of you guys this blog still exists. I really enjoyed updating this blog.

I also wanted to say thank you to Patrick J. Volkerding who has devoted his time to maintain Slackware, the best Linux distribution i ever tried and probably will be the best ever love struck

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Welcome Old Logo


The classic logo didn't last long evidently. It was just replaced by the old logo which has "Linux" instead of "Classic" text under the big Slackware. Welcome home, we have been waiting for your arrival big hug

Small Update on Weekend

It seems that no day for resting for the Slackware maintainer. Three updates were coming to -Current today. Two packages was upgraded and the other one was recompiled to add gstreamer support in Pidgin (we had gstreamer included few days ago). Here's the latest -Current changelog:
Sat Sep 20 22:25:35 CDT 2008
a/coreutils-6.12-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to coreutils-6.12.

xap/pidgin-2.5.1-i486-4.tgz: Recompiled with gstreamer support.

extra/slacktrack/slacktrack-2.00-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to slacktrack-2.00. Thanks to Stuart Winter! :-)

Just to remind you all, that there's an OVERVIEW document on the /extra/slacktrack directory which covers the overview of what Slacktrack is.

Have a nice weekend big grin

Slackware Classic


A new logo has come up on the -Current changelog today, called Slackware Classic. It's like the original Slackware logo, but they changed the word "Linux" into "Classic". I hope it will make many people happy since some of them doesn't like the flippy logo after all (by looking at the vote results on the right side of this blog). Well, it's not just logo updates, but also a small updates on l/ and xap/ directories as well. Here they are:
Sat Sep 20 15:15:49 CDT 2008
l/gnome-icon-theme-2.23.92-noarch-2.tgz: The previous package was missing 3354 symlinks to alternate icon names. Thanks to Tom Nardi for letting me know about the new --enable-icon-mapping option.

l/libpng-1.2.32-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libpng-1.2.32.

xap/imagemagick-6.4.3_6-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to ImageMagick-6.4.3-6.
This, like the previous package, fails when "convert foo.eps foo.png" is tried. It's not a Slackware problem (I see it elsewhere when searching), but the imagemagick package from 12.1 works... unless it is recompiled.
Any hints welcome.

Friday, September 19, 2008

More Libraries Updates

Following the libraries updates yesterday, more updates on l/ directory on today's update. ALSA packages has been upgraded to 1.0.17 while some packages from /testing has been moved to the official packages (it was dependency packages for KDE4). One package added, which is gtkspell and Pidgin was recompiled to add support for this application.

Have a nice weekend with Slackware-Current laughing
Thu Sep 18 20:00:58 CDT 2008
ap/alsa-utils-1.0.17-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to alsa-utils-1.0.17.

l/alsa-lib-1.0.17a-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to alsa-lib-1.0.17a.

l/alsa-oss-1.0.17-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to alsa-oss-1.0.17.

l/enchant-1.4.2-i486-1.tgz: Moved from /testing/packages/kde4/deps/.

l/gtkspell-2.0.14-i486-1.tgz: Added gtkspell-2.0.14.

l/libraw1394-2.0.0-i486-1.tgz: Moved from /testing/packages/kde4/deps/.

l/liboil-0.3.15-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to liboil-0.3.15.

xap/pidgin-2.5.1-i486-3.tgz: Recompiled against gtkspell-2.0.14.

xap/xlockmore-5.26.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to xlockmore-5.26.1.

testing/packages/kde4/remove-kde4.sh: Fixed kde-l10n names (was kde-i18n). Thanks to Joachim Spiegl for the bug report.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Many Mini Updates

Lots of mini updates (except for XFCE) have come out in today's update on -Current. Most of it are libraries Check it out:
Thu Sep 18 01:54:28 CDT 2008
d/bin86-0.16.15-i486-1.tgz: Removed.

d/dev86-0.16.17-i486-1.tgz: Added dev86-0.16.17 (replaces bin86 package).

d/git-1.6.0.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to git-1.6.0.2.

d/intltool-0.40.3-i486-1.tgz: Added intltool-0.40.3.

l/atk-1.23.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to atk-1.23.5.

l/cairo-1.6.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to cairo-1.6.4.

l/gmime-2.2.23-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gmime-2.2.23.

l/gnome-icon-theme-2.23.92-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to gnome-icon-theme-2.23.92.

l/gtk+2-2.12.12-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gtk+-2.12.12.

l/icon-naming-utils-0.8.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to icon-naming-utils.

l/librsvg-2.22.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to librsvg-2.22.2.

l/pango-1.20.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pango-1.20.5.

l/pycairo-1.6.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pycairo-1.6.4.

l/pygobject-2.15.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pygobject-2.15.4.

n/bluez-utils-3.36-i486-3.tgz: This might actually work now. :-)
Thanks again to Tom Nardi for making changes to the scripts.

x/dri2proto-1.1-i486-1.tgz: Added dri2proto-1.1.

x/fontconfig-2.6.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to fontconfig-2.6.0.

x/inputproto-1.4.4-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to inputproto-1.4.4.

x/pixman-0.12.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pixman-0.12.0.

x/libX11-1.1.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libX11-1.1.5.

x/libXau-1.0.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libXau-1.0.4.

x/libXft-2.1.13-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libXft-2.1.13.

x/libXrandr-1.2.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libXrandr-1.2.3.

x/libXxf86vm-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libXxf86vm-1.0.2.

x/libxcb-1.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libxcb-1.1.

x/randrproto-1.2.2-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to randrproto-1.2.2.

x/xcb-proto-1.1-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to xcb-proto-1.1.

x/xextproto-7.0.3-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to xextproto-7.0.3.

x/xf86driproto-2.0.4-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to xf86driproto-2.0.4.

x/xproto-7.0.13-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to xproto-7.0.13.

xap/xfce-4.4.2-i486-5.tgz: Fixed a misapplied memory leak patch -- thanks to Carlos Corbacho for pointing out that the xfdesktop4 version number was incorrect. Switched to an improved patch for the issue supplied by Robert Delahunt.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Midweek Updates

Midweek updates from Slackware makes your life cheerful big grin
Wed Sep 17 02:45:35 CDT 2008
a/gawk-3.1.6-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gawk-3.1.6. Thanks to Grant Coady.

ap/vim-7.2.018-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to vim-7.2.018.

n/bluez-utils-3.36-i486-2.tgz: It seems --enable-all is no longer a valid ./configure option for this package, and everything needs to be enabled individually, so several utilities and config files were missing from the previous package. Thanks to Tom Nardi for the help with this.

n/bind-9.4.2_P2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to bind-9.4.2-P2.
This version has performance gains over bind-9.4.2-P1.
Additional BIND /patches packages are available back to Slackware 8.1.

xap/vim-gvim-7.2.018-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to vim-7.2.018 (GTK+ add-on package).

CrossOver Chromium


Thanks to Ariya Hidayat for his post about CrossOver Chromium, a free linux port of Google Chrome (the official version from Google hasn't come out yet). As usual, it was ported using Wine and they have provided the application in several format (rpm, deb, and also sh for other Linux distro that doesn't use RPM or DEB). I used Slackware, so i choose the .sh format.

To install it, simply add execute permission and execute it:
chmod +x install-cxchromium-0.9.0.sh
./install-cxchromium-0.9.0.sh

The above screenshot is the example of this blog running on CrossOver Chromium. As you can see, it's not 100% perfect, as the status bar is floating like that. If you want better version, then i suggest you to wait for the official Linux version from Google.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Huge Updates

As said on FB, Pat is trying to get the updates out of his testing machine and he did it. Look at the -Current changelog and you will see lots of updates here on -Current branch. It's dominated by KDE 4.1.1 though. Happy Downloading big grin
Mon Sep 15 20:35:43 CDT 2008
a/acpid-1.0.7b1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to acpid-1.0.7b1 (this version does not flood /var/log/messages).

a/e2fsprogs-1.41.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to e2fsprogs-1.41.1.

a/etc-12.2-noarch-1.tgz: Do not set LC_ALL POSIX in /etc/csh.login. Not only is this the wrong setting, it isn't even in the proper file. :-/
Thanks to Jim Diamond.

a/sysvinit-scripts-1.2-noarch-24.tgz: Shut down acpid cleanly on halt/reboot.
Erase any /usr/share/icons/icon-theme.cache that should not be there.

ap/gphoto2-2.4.2-i486-2.tgz: Fixed uncompressed manpage.

ap/nano-2.0.9-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to nano-2.0.9.

d/clisp-2.46-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to clisp-2.46.Thanks to Stuart Winter for the updated build script.

kde/amarok-1.4.10-i486-3.tgz: Patched for new libmtp API.

l/glib2-2.16.6-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to glib2-2.16.6.

l/libmtp-0.3.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libmtp-0.3.1.

l/pilot-link-0.12.3-i486-4.tgz: Get rid of stray perllocal.pod.
Thanks to Mike Denhoff.

n/bluez-libs-3.36-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to bluez-libs-3.36.
(Some upstream code is not yet ready for the 4.x API)

n/bluez-utils-3.36-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to bluez-utils-3.36.

n/rp-pppoe-3.10-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to rp-pppoe-3.10.

x/xf86-input-joystick-1.3.2-i486-2.tgz: Fixed misplaced man page.
Thanks to Andrew Brouwers for pointing this out.

xap/audacious-plugins-1.5.1-i486-2.tgz: Patched for new libmtp API.

testing/packages/kde4/deps/gmm-3.1-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to gmm-3.1.

testing/packages/kde4/deps/clucene-0.9.21-i486-1.tgz:
Upgraded to clucene-0.9.21.

testing/packages/kde4/deps/soprano-2.1.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to soprano-2.1.1.

testing/packages/kde4/deps/sip-4.7.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to sip-4.7.7.

testing/packages/kde4/deps/libzip-0.9-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libzip-0.9.

testing/packages/kde4/deps/pycups-1.9.42-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pycups-1.9.42.

testing/packages/kde4/deps/djvulibre-3.5.21-i486-1.tgz:
Upgraded to djvulibre-3.5.21.

testing/packages/kde4/deps/libraw1394-2.0.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libraw1394-2.0.0.

testing/packages/kde4/deps/qimageblitz-r860451-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to qimageblitz r860451.

testing/packages/kde4/deps/PyQt-4.4.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to PyQt-4.4.3.

testing/packages/kde4/deps/qt-r860451-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to qt-copy r860451.

testing/packages/kde4/extragear/amarok-1.90-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to amarok-1.90.

testing/packages/kde4/extragear/guidance-power-manager-4.1.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to guidance-power-manager-4.1.1.

testing/packages/kde4/extragear/kaudiocreator-r860749-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to kaudiocreator r860749.

testing/packages/kde4/extragear/ktorrent-3.1.2-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled ktorrent-3.1.2.

testing/packages/kde4/kde/: Upgraded to KDE 4.1.1.

testing/packages/kde4/kde-l10n/: Upgraded to KDE 4.1.1 l10n packages.

testing/packages/kde4/kde3-compat/: Rebuild the KDE3 compatibility packages, moved them into /opt/kde3/, and tested (successfully) with k3b from KDE3.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

More Entertainment Features

More entertainment and multimedia features in the latest update in -Current. Sox has been upgraded to 14.1.0. From the slack-desc, here's the description:
Sox is universal sound converter, player, and recorder.
Second update is a new package for visualization in Amarok. It's has been discussed in LQ and only in few hours, new package shipped big grin

Third update is all about the famous XMMS application. Yesterday, it suffers from DoubleSize mode and today, it is fixed.

Here's the latest -Current changelog:
Fri Sep 12 17:26:34 CDT 2008
ap/sox-14.1.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to sox-14.1.0.
See the documention for changes to the command-line options.
Thanks to tasos and misiu for the update suggestion.

l/libvisual-plugins-0.4.0-i486-1.tgz: Added libvisual-plugins-0.4.0.
These create some cool special effects with Amarok.
Thanks to Darrell Anderson for suggesting the addition. :-)

xap/xmms-1.2.11-i486-2.tgz: Patched to fix the doublesize option.
Thanks to Patryk Krawaczynski, Keith Richie, and Catalin Tomozei for all sending in the same working patch. Honorable mentions to LukenShiro, misiu, and Willy Sudiarto Raharjo for proposing "XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 xmms" as another possible workaround for the problem.

Friday, September 12, 2008

XMMS Re-Added

In March 18 2007, Pat decided to remove XMMS from Slackware official package and hoping for newer version of XMMS (which is XMMS2). Here's the changelog (taken from XMMS's website):
xap/xmms-1.2.10-i486-3.tgz: XMMS developers: THANK YOU for your years of dedication. We look forward to considering a new GTK+2 based design some time in the future. (Package removed).
What do you know? After one year without any *BIG* progress on XMMS2, Pat decided to re-add XMMS again on -Current today. It's still broken on "doublesize" though. Here's the latest -Current changelog:
Thu Sep 11 16:02:24 CDT 2008
xap/xmms-1.2.11-i486-1.tgz: Added xmms-1.2.11. This is an audio player that is similar to audacious, but uses about a third of the CPU power.
Please note that "doublesize" mode seems broken -- if it is enabled, XMMS will crash, and then will not start again until $HOME/.xmms is cleared out.
Any patch for this issue would be appreciated.

Welcome back XMMS!!. I know many people will love this love struck

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Start on Development

Time to move on onto the next Slackware-Current development by the release of huge pile of updates today (over 90 packages released). New packages are also available on this update, including sqlite, which should make zenmap-gui one step closer to work again, gphoto2, xdg-utils, and gstreamer.

Here's the notes from Pat and more might come up in a few days:
Thu Sep 11 00:49:16 CDT 2008
A few updates... more to come.

a/glibc-solibs-2.7-i486-11.tgz: Recompiled against Linux 2.6.24.7.

a/glibc-zoneinfo-2.7-noarch-11.tgz: Rebuild from tzcode/tzdata2008e.

a/kernel-generic-2.6.24.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.7.
We are bumping the kernel within the 2.6.24.x series for now rather than leaping for 2.6.26.x immediately for sereral reasons. First, we know that it works within the existing framework, and the config files did not need major changes (only CONFIG_SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES was changed to =y for libcap support). Also, we know that the kernel headers are usable for compiling glibc, KDE, and several other important packages. Finally, we had to recompile the kernel anyway due to the GCC bump, and would rather not rush into 2.6.26.x. Finding the optimal .config files will not be trivial, speakup will need to be reevaluated, and so forth. But don't panic -- the goal is 2.6.26.x (or newer, if it proves stable). Testing here and throughout the Slackware community continues with the latest kernels, and so far things are looking good. This is an interim kernel to make sure that video drivers, console UTF8, and other things don't suddenly begin to act strangely...

a/kernel-generic-smp-2.6.24.7_smp-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.7.

a/kernel-huge-2.6.24.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.7.

a/kernel-huge-smp-2.6.24.7_smp-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.7.

a/kernel-modules-2.6.24.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.7.

a/kernel-modules-smp-2.6.24.7_smp-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.7.

a/less-418-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to less-418.

a/ntfs-3g-1.2812-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to ntfs-3g-1.2812.

a/util-linux-ng-2.14.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to util-linux-ng-2.14.1.

ap/flac-1.2.1-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled to bring back the XMMS plugin.

ap/gphoto2-2.4.2-i486-1.tgz: Added gphoto2-2.4.2.

ap/linuxdoc-tools-0.9.21-i486-6.tgz: Recompiled against perl-5.10.0.

ap/man-pages-3.08-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to man-pages-3.08 and man-pages-posix-2003-a. Thanks to Robby Workman for the help.

ap/mc-4.6.1_20070623p14-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mc-4.6.1_20070623p14. Patched to improve UTF8 support (thanks to Vit Rosin).

ap/sqlite-3.6.2-i486-1.tgz: Added sqlite-3.6.2.

d/cmake-2.6.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to cmake-2.6.1.

d/cvs-1.11.23-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to cvs-1.11.23.

d/doxygen-1.5.6-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to doxygen-1.5.6.

d/gcc-4.2.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gcc-4.2.4.
This an upgrade to a known stable GCC. The gcc-4.3.x branch is much more strict about source correctness, and many upstream sources would need to be patched in order to compile with it. Therefore, this is the logical next compiler to use until those issues are worked out upstream. Adding gcc-4.3.x at this time would be, IMHO, an annoyance for many people compiling their own sources or packages.

d/gcc-g++-4.2.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gcc-4.2.4.

d/gcc-gfortran-4.2.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gcc-4.2.4.

d/gcc-gnat-4.2.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gcc-4.2.4.

d/gcc-java-4.2.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gcc-4.2.4.

d/gcc-objc-4.2.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gcc-4.2.4.

d/git-1.6.0.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to git-1.6.0.1.

d/guile-1.8.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to guile-1.8.5.

d/kernel-headers-2.6.24.7_smp-x86-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.7 headers.

d/mercurial-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mercurial-1.0.2.

d/perl-5.10.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to perl-5.10.0.

d/python-2.5.2-i486-3.tgz: Recompiled against Tcl/Tk 8.5.4.

d/subversion-1.5.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to subversion-1.5.2.

k/kernel-source-2.6.24.7_smp-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.7.

kde/amarok-1.4.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/k3b-1.0.5-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdeaccessibility-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdeaddons-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdeadmin-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdeartwork-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdebase-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdebindings-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdeedu-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdegames-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdegraphics-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled. This adds libgphoto2 support.

kde/kdelibs-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdemultimedia-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled. This adds libgstreamer support to JuK.

kde/kdenetwork-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdepim-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdesdk-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdetoys-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdeutils-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdevelop-3.5.3-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdewebdev-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/koffice-1.6.3-i486-7.tgz: Recompiled.

l/arts-1.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

l/freetype-2.3.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to freetype-2.3.7.

l/fuse-2.7.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to fuse-2.7.4.

l/glibc-2.7-i486-11.tgz: Recompiled against Linux 2.6.24.7.

l/glibc-i18n-2.7-noarch-11.tgz: Rebuilt.

l/glibc-profile-2.7-i486-11.tgz: Recompiled against Linux 2.6.24.7.

l/gst-plugins-base-0.10.20-i486-1.tgz: Added gst-plugins-base-0.10.20.

l/gstreamer-0.10.20-i486-1.tgz: Added gstreamer-0.10.20.

l/gmp-4.2.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gmp-4.2.3.

l/hal-0.5.11-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to hal-0.5.11. Thanks to Robby Workman.

l/hal-info-20080508-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to hal-info-20080508. Thanks to Robby Workman.

l/libgphoto2-2.4.2-i486-1.tgz: Added libgphoto2-2.4.2.

l/liboil-0.3.14-i486-1.tgz: Added liboil-0.3.14.

l/parted-1.8.8-i486-1.tgz: Moved from /extra (this is now a HAL dependency).

l/pilot-link-0.12.3-i486-3.tgz: Recompiled against perl-5.10.0.

l/svgalib_helper-1.9.25_2.6.24.7-i486-3.tgz: Recompiled for Linux 2.6.24.7.

n/dhcpcd-2.0.8-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to dhcpcd-2.0.8.

n/iptables-1.4.1.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to iptables-1.4.1.1. Thanks to Robby Workman.

n/irssi-0.8.12-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against perl-5.10.0.

n/net-snmp-5.4.1.2-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against perl-5.10.0.

n/obexftp-0.22-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to obexftp-0.22.

n/rsync-3.0.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to rsync-3.0.4.

tcl/expect-5.43.0-i486-3.tgz: Forcably recompiled against Tcl/Tk 8.5.4. I hope it works...

tcl/hfsutils-3.2.6-i486-4.tgz: Recompiled against tcl-8.5.4.

tcl/tcl-8.5.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to tcl-8.5.4.

tcl/tix-8.4.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Tix-8.4.3. Evidently tixwish is no longer supported.

tcl/tk-8.5.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to tk-8.5.4.

x/xdg-utils-1.0.2-noarch-1.tgz: Added xdg-utils-1.0.2. Thanks to Erik Hanson for the build script, and thanks to Michael Wagner for the hints concerning setting up some default mailcap entries.

xap/audacious-1.5.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to audacious-1.5.1.

xap/audacious-plugins-1.5.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to audacious-plugins-1.5.1.

xap/gimp-2.4.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gimp-2.4.7.

xap/imagemagick-6.4.2_5-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against perl-5.10.0.

xap/pidgin-2.5.1-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against tcl-8.5.4 and perl-5.10.0.

xap/x3270-3.3.7p8-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to x3270-3.3.7p8.

xap/xchat-2.8.6-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against tcl-8.5.4.

xap/xine-lib-1.1.15-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to xine-lib-1.1.15.

xap/xscreensaver-5.07-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to xscreensaver-5.07.

extra/linux-2.6.24.7-nosmp-sdk/: Updated SMP to no-SMP kernel source patch.

isolinux/initrd.img: Rebuilt with newly compiled kernel modules.

usb-and-pxe-installers/: Rebuilt usbboot.img with newly compiled kernel modules.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Security Update: PHP

A new PHP package has been released for Slackware 10.2 and 11.0 to fix security issues. This might be the last PHP series supported, so those who still loves PHP 4, please get ready to upgrade to PHP 5.x. Here's the email from Slackware Security Team:
[slackware-security] php (SSA:2008-247-01)

New php packages are available for Slackware 10.2 and 11.0 to fix security issues. These releases are the last to contain PHP 4.4.x, which was upgraded to version 4.4.9 to fix PCRE issues and other bugs.

Please note that this is the FINAL release of PHP4, and it has already passed the announced end-of-life. Sites should seriously consider migrating to PHP5 rather than upgrading to php-4.4.9.

Here are the details from the Slackware 11.0 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/php-4.4.9-
i486-1_slack11.0.tgz:
Upgraded to php-4.4.9. This upgrades the bundled PCRE library to fix security issues, as well as fixing a few other security related bugs.
See the PHP4 ChangeLog for more details:
http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-4.php#4.4.9
Please note: PHP4 has been officially discontinued since last year, and reached the announced EOL on 2008-08-08. Sites should consider migrating to a supported release.
(* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+

KDE 4.1.1 Arrives

One week after KDE 3.5.10 comes up, another release has been made by KDE team. This time, a monthly update to KDE 4.1.x series, which brings KDE 4.1.1 on the surface. This series will be updated monthly until they get to KDE 4.2.0 which is schedduled to on January 2009 (good idea to start a new year with better desktop manager).

In overall, KDE 4.1.1 brings this better performance and many bug fixes found on KDE 4.1.0 relased last month:
  • Significant performance, interaction and rendering correctness improvements in KHTML and Konqueror, KDE's webbrowser
  • User interaction, rendering and stability fixes in Plasma, the KDE4 desktop shell
  • PDF backend fixes in the document viewer Okular
  • Fixes in Gwenview, the image viewer's thumbnailing, more robust retrieval and display of images with broken metadata
  • Stability and interaction fixes in KMail
For full detailed changes, please see the Changelog. I have a feeling that this version will be added to /testing soon after Pat compiled the source and tested it.

I'm waiting for Vincent's packages to be updated and i will try this version too on my office workstation (not on my desktop at home).

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Pidgin Update

Pidgin 2.5.1 has been out for a few days and i have been using it on my desktop, but today it is available on -Current tree. It's quite a quick release from the developer compared to other releases which usually took more than a month. Probably because there were some critical error found on 2.5.0, so they had to make a fix on it.

By the way, Pidgin 2.5.1 has SOCKS proxy support, so if you are behind the proxy, you can try this version and let's hope it works behind the proxy. Pidgin is known to be unfriendly with proxies, but let's hope that myths will end by this version big grin

Here's the small changelog today:
Tue Sep 2 15:26:09 CDT 2008
xap/pidgin-2.5.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pidgin-2.5.1.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Security Fix: Samba

Samba package has been upgraded to fix permission on -Current (-Stable and older version of Slackware were not affected as this package only being released on -Current). Here's the changelog:
Tue Sep 2 02:11:27 CDT 2008
n/samba-3.2.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to samba-3.2.3. This fixes a security issue where group_mapping.ldb was accidentally chmod 666 (only in -current, as all previous Slackware versions use the Samba 3.0.x branch which is not affected). This build also adds the mount.smbfs wrapper script for mount.cifs, and a link to the wrapper from /usr/bin/smbmount. This may fix some of the issues that people were having mounting SMB filesystems.
Note that SMBFS is considered obsolete now, and using mount.smbfs really isn't any different in function using the wrapper than using mount.cifs directly. For more information on the security issue, see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3789
(* Security fix *)
Since this security issue only affects the unreleased development branch, (aka -current) this ChangeLog comment is the official notification.
For those using older versions of Slackware, many of them got bugfix updates to the 3.0.x branch. Check the new packages out -- they should correct some stability issues.

PV on Facebook

Guess what? PV is on the Facebook. You can add him by searching or by looking at his account here. I was introduced by Robby Workman. You can see his latest photo (it's quite rare to find his photo on the Internet).

So, if you are Slackware users and have Facebook account, you can add him big grin. I'm not sure how he got there, but you can contact him directly talking about Slackware. He's updating his status quite frequent. The current status is working to make Samba print.

Welcome to Facebook, PV cool

Monday, September 1, 2008

New Poll: Slackware Logo


As you might already know, Slackware has changed the logo into a "flippy" logo which was made by Mark from Senile Felines Design. It's called Ambigram and sometimes it's even hard to read when you are not used to it.

So this month's question is about the new logo. Whether you like it or not, it's up to Pat to decide whether he will use the old one or the new one on the next Slackware release. Remember guys, it's just a vote big grin

Poll Results

Well, another month, that means another poll results from Slackblogs. Last month's question was about OOo inclusion on Slackware's official tree. We 94 voters last month and here's the final results:

Yes, definitely 58 (61%)
No, people can use other source like Slackbuilds 29 (30%)
I don't use OOo, so it doesn't matter for me 7 (7%)

Most people would love to see OOo included on the Slackware. So far, people get it from SlackBuild as they already provide the SlackBuild script to convert the RPMs files into tgz so it can be easily be managed by pkgtools. I myself uses rpm2tgz to convert the files and so far, everything works just fine here.

FYI, building OOo from source it's really something painful. You have lots of requirements and lots of settings before you can start compiling (it doesn't count error on the compilation phase). If you don't believe it, try looking at this page. This will give you a head start of what the build process like.

One thing that makes me tickle when i read the vote post was the last option. There were people who still don't use OOo. I know it's bloated, but still it's probably the best office suite available in Linux platform.