Saturday, February 26, 2011

New Package: ddrescue

Pat has added one new package on -Current tree which is Ddrescue which is a data recovery tool. It copies data from one file or block device (hard disc, cdrom, etc) to another, trying hard to rescue data in case of read errors. It can be useful when you have a broken system caused by hardware failure.

Other packages that were part of this update are cpufrequtils and dosfstools and Firefox 4.0 Beta 12. It seems that Pat is eager to make Firefox 4 becomes the standard browser on Slackware 13.2, so that he waits for the next release patiently and include almost every beta version on -Current. It will be released by the end of this month, so we shall see the final version in few days Goodluck