Slackware 14.2 Beta 2 Announced

Good news for everyone. Slackware 14.2 is getting close to release as Pat now announced Slackware 14.2 Beta 2 on the latest changelog. This update also brings some security changes for all supported Slackware releases back to Slackware 13.0!!!

Here are the highlights for older Slackware releases:
  • Updated glibc-zoneinfo for latest timezone update
  • Updated MPlayer identical to MPlayer 1.2.1 stable releases
  • Updated openssl to 1.0.1r
  • Updated PHP to 5.6 since PHP 5.4 is no longer supported. Last PHP 5.4.x packages can still be found in pasture just in case you are not ready for 5.6.
Here are the highlights for slackware current:
  • New kernel 4.4.1
  • Coreutils upgraded to 8.25
  • lvm2 upgraded to 2.02.141
  • cups-filter upgraded to 1.8.1
  • Latest update on development tool (binutils, cmake, mercurial, oprofile, python-setuptools)
  • Latest update on libraries (gst-plugins-*, gstreamer, gtk+3, harfbuzz, librsvg, pulseaudio)
  • Latest update on networking tools (proftpd and traceroute)
  • Xterm upgraded to 322
  • Added two new packages: GParted and HexChat (Replacing XChat)
  • Firefox upgraded to 44.0 (re-built with -O2 again)
  • Pidgin upgraded to 2.10.12
  • xine-lib Rebuilt against new ffmpeg 2.8.5

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