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New Kernel on -Current

After more than 2 weeks without any updates, finally the changelog has been updated with some new packages coming in. One of them is the latest Linux Kernel 3.14.17 with some modifications to the default config by adding two options to become static module.

Other changes are:
  • libcgroup, freetype, tin are upgraded to the latest version
  • xorg-* has been rebuilt to add several parameter to the build script
  • mesa upgraded to 10.2.6 and also some other xorg-related libraries
  • xf86-video-fbdev has been rebuilt to fix ABI mismatch in extra/
There are no major changes yet happening on -current and most of the libraries are still at the same version as in 14.1. This can bring some limitations to upgrade to newer version of packages, mostly that requires newer version of the libraries, such as gtk+2.

I also hope that KDE 4.14.x will be brought to Slackware-Current. It will be easier for Eric Hameleers if the KDE packages has been included in -Current. He can work on Framework and Plasma 5 since it should be installed on top of KDE 4.13 or 4.14.

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