Slackpkg, another tool which enhanced the package management business on Slackware has been updated to 2.71.1 which supports the new package compression formats. It's now sync with pkgtool which already got the update.
Several applications were still linked with Python 2.5.x, and with the latest batch, some of them (alsa-lib, kdeedu, and kdeutils) are recompiled with Python 2.6.2. On my system, wicd still left some "trash" files on /usr/lib/python-2.5/site-packages/wicd which i think must be removed after it has been moved to /usr/lib/python-2.6/site-packages/wicd. Probably the next build will fix that problem.