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Big Batch in February

An early love gift from Patrick for Slackware users: a big batch of updates. Last update of Slackware was like 2 weeks ago and since then no updates are being pushed, even for security updates while the requests on LQ thread keep coming in.

At last, today is the day you are waiting for. Most of the request are granted and they are now goes public. Many of us will be surprised about the newly packages introduced in this batch. Let's first see the security update:

php: Upgraded to 5.6.30 for Slackware 14.0 and neweropenssl: Upgraded to 1.0.2k for Slackware 14.2 and newerbind: Upgraded to 9.9.9_P6 for Slackware 13.0  up to 14.1, 9.10.4_P6 for Slackware 14.2, and 9.11.0_P3 for Currenttcpdump: Upgraded to 4.9.0 for Slackware 13.37 and newer Now for the new packages introduced in this update: opencl-headers: This is header files for OpenCL, can be utilized by mesa to enable GPU computationffmpeg: Swiss army of audio/video editing.libclc: Another OpenCL librarylibedit: Command line editor …