Wednesday, May 20, 2009

MPlayer Gets In

What a surprise, MPlayer has gotten its way to Slackware-Current eventhough it comes with some restrictions. There are several new packages as well in today's changelog like snownews, electricsheep, and mplayerthumbs.

Here are the changelog for today:
Tue May 19 15:36:49 CDT 2009
a/findutils-4.4.1-i486-1.txz: Upgraded to findutils-4.4.1.

a/kbd-1.15-i486-1.txz: Upgraded to kbd-1.15. Thanks to Stuart Winter.

a/mkinitrd-1.3.4-i486-1.txz: Updated the included keymaps to kbd-1.15.

a/pciutils-3.1.2-i486-1.txz: Upgraded to pciutils-3.1.2.

ap/mc-20090514_git-i486-1.txz: Switched to a GIT repo version with support for xz/lzma related formats, and better UTF8 support.
Thanks to David Somero for getting the initial xz patches submitted upstream.

ap/mysql-5.0.81-i486-1.txz: Upgraded to mysql-5.0.81.

ap/sqlite-3.6.14-i486-1.txz: Upgraded to sqlite-3.6.14.

kde/mplayerthumbs-1.2-i486-1.txz: Added mplayerthumbs-1.2. This plugin for KDE uses MPlayer to provide video thumbnailing support for Dolphin and Konqueror.

l/libxml2-2.7.3-i486-3.txz: Edited the install script to remove any existing libxml2 .pyc files to insure the new .py files will be used.

n/bind-9.4.3_P2-i486-1.txz: Upgraded to bind-9.4.3-P2.

n/rsync-3.0.6-i486-1.txz: Upgraded to rsync-3.0.6.

n/snownews-1.5.11-i486-1.txz: Added snownews-1.5.11, a console RSS reader.

x/scim-1.4.9-i486-2.txz: Reduce the noise from the install script.

x/scim-bridge-0.4.16-i486-2.txz: Reduce the noise from the install script, and don't run it from the installer since it will run at first boot anyway.

x/xterm-243-i486-1.txz: Upgraded to xterm-243. Added 88 and 256 color support.
Thanks to Andrew Psaltis for suggesting 256 color mode, needed for wicd.

xap/MPlayer-r29301-i486-1.txz: Added MPlayer-r29301. This is shipped without DeCSS support (binary or source), and with patent-encumbered encoders disabled, but it's still very capable of media playback.
Thanks to Eric Hameleers for the build script and encouragement.

xap/electricsheep-20090306-i486-1.txz: Added electricsheep-20090306, a distributed screensaver. This requires MPlayer. Thanks to Eric Hameleers.

xap/xscreensaver-5.08-i486-2.txz: Patched to support electricsheep. Thanks to Eric Hameleers.

extra/slacktrack/slacktrack-2.03-i486-1.txz: Update documentation, and make the slacktrack .txt file from a .txz package. Thanks to Stuart Winter.

isolinux/initrd.img: Updated keymaps and selection menu.

usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img: Updated keymaps and selection menu.

usb-and-pxe-installers/ Added a script from Eric Hameleers to put the Slackware USB installer onto a vfat partition on a USB thumb drive, since some BIOSes will not boot a non-partitioned USB device.