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No Present This Year

Christmas time is today (in Indonesian time), and i still don't see any big progress within the -Current changelog since December 14. I guess there are no big present from Pat and from the Slackware team.

My predictions is that they are busy with other things that might surprise others, but it's not ready for the prime time yet, so he kept it within their private testing area.

Let's just hope that there should be a good present in the new year since last Slackware was released last May, so it's nearly 8 months since then. In normal cycle, Slackware-Current starts roughly 3 months after the Stable version released, but up to last update, there hasn't been a big progress, except for security updates and critical bug fixes only.

I believe there will be some changes in the next Slackware release, due to some problems encountered within the open source community, such as Oracle's JRE and JDK will no longer be distributable within Slackware since Oracle prohibited an…

Subversion Upgraded

For those who is playing subversion and trying to work with GIT repository and failed on clone command, please upgrade to the latest version which should have fixed this problem.

Here's the latest change in the -Current branch
Wed Dec 14 16:22:29 UTC 2011
d/subversion-1.7.2-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
This update fixes an issue with "git svn clone" being broken.

Last KDE 4.7 Series

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Eric has pushed the last KDE 4.7.x series into his KTown repository along with the instructions on how to install and upgrade them. There has been some changes in the notes though. These packages is guaranteed to work on -Current only as there has been a change in the glibc happening on ly in -Current branch that affects some people when building any packages that requires the old interface file (see LQ Thread for more information on how to solve this problem)
Fri Nov 11 18:58:21 UTC 2011
Good 11-11-11, everyone! Enjoy some fresh time. :)
a/glibc-solibs-2.14.1-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/glibc-zoneinfo-2011i_2011n-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
New upstream homepage: http://www.iana.org/time-zones
l/glibc-2.14.1-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/glibc-i18n-2.14.1-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/glibc-profile-2.14.1-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.As always, the updated package has been mirrored (Eric delayed the announcement after giving us the repo maintainer to sync with his first) into :
http://alien.slackbook…