Thursday, June 23, 2016

PulseAudio 9.0 is now included in Current

More bug fixes are going through Slackware Current as bug reports keep flowing in in LQ and Pat thoroughly reviewed most of them and apply them as needed.

The latest request was to apply PulseAudio 9.0 since it introduced an automatic routing when devices gets plugged/unplugged and many new features that were commonly reported happening in Slackware Current. Hopefully this new version fixed most of them. Other than PulseAudio, other packages gets updated/rebuilt as well:
  • etc: Rebuilt to add root to audio group
  • kernel-firmware: Upgraded to latest version
  • nano: Upgraded to 2.6.0
  • sip: Upgraded to 4.18 (needed to build PyQt 5-5.6)
  • xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin: Rebuilt to fix icon issue in dark GTK+3 theme
  • gmp: Upgraded to 6.1.1
  • screen: Upgraded to 4.4.0 in testing/