Showing posts from September, 2009

Mesa Upgraded

One small change on -Stable and -Current is about Mesa which has been upgraded and now it include glxinfo and other programs that were part of previous Mesa patches. It's nothing serious, but if you need those applications, then, i would suggest you to install these update.

Here's the latest -Current changelog:
Sat Sep 19 17:16:06 CDT 2009
x/mesa-7.5.1-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
Fixed install script to add glxinfo and other programs that were part of previous Mesa patches. I was under the impression that these no longer built, and had been deprecated upstream. Thanks to Adam Kirchhoff for setting me straight on that.

Security Update: Mozilla Firefox

One security update has been released for 12.2 up to Current which is Firefox package, which is now 3.5.3.

Latest -Current changelog about this change:
Mon Sep 14 01:49:32 CDT 2009
xap/mozilla-firefox-3.5.3-i686-1.txz: Upgraded.
Upgraded to firefox-3.5.3.
This fixes some security issues.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Addition of

seamonkey-solibs has been rebuilt and in this new version, has been re-included, since this library is being used by many other application that depends on Seamonkey package. It's not a security update, but i think it's a worth update since many people complained that they couldn't built application that linked to libnss3 library.

Here's the latest -Current changelog:
Fri Sep 11 20:17:06 CDT 2009
l/seamonkey-solibs-1.1.18-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
Added, as several other libraries in the package depend on it, and otherwise it is found only in the main seamonkey package (which sort of defeats the purpose of this one).
Thanks to Grigorios Bouzakis for the bug report.

Security Update: Seamonkey

First security update for Slackware 13.0 and also -Current comes to Seamonkey. This package is available for Slackware 11.0 and up to 13.0 (including -Current). On -Current, there are also sysstats package which is upgraded.

Here's the latest -Current changelog:
Mon Sep 7 20:58:42 CDT 2009
ap/sysstat-9.0.4-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.

Upgraded to seamonkey-1.1.18 shared libraries.
(* Security fix *)

xap/seamonkey-1.1.18-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
Upgraded to seamonkey-1.1.18.
This release fixes some more security vulnerabilities.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Proxy Setting on Pidgin

Pidgin 2.6.2 has been released and one of the changelog entry that i'm interested in is about proxy setting. Up to 2.5.9 (the default version being used in Slackware 13.0), there is proxy support for Pidgin, making it unusable when being used behind a proxy. Unfortunately, my workstation at my campus is behind a proxy. That leaves me with no working Pidgin at my workstation.

With the release of 2.6.x, i was hoping that proxy support will be implemented and i started to see that in 2.6.2 by looking at this entry: Fix using GNOME proxy settings properly. (Erik van Pienbroek).

I will probably test it tomorrow when i started to work again. Let's hope it works

New wicd Release to Fix Problem

For people who used Slackware 13.0 and having some problem with wicd to get the WiFI connection, there is a good news. New wicd 1-6.2.2 has been released and it has fixed those problem, according to someone who posted a comment on my previous post.

You can grab the SlackBuild script here and change the version to the correct one and run the SlackBuild as root. You will have the new package on /tmp and use upgradepkg to upgrade the package.

Thanks to Aivurn for the heads up about wicd.

Slackware on Plurk

Lately, i have become Plurk addicted and there was so many people who used Slackware joined Plurk after it was announced on ID-Slackware mailing list.

Everyday, there are always plurks about Slackware from many Slackware users around Indonesia. Lately, one of my friend, who used Fedora (mainly) and Ubuntu (sometime) are getting bored of seeing too many Slackware-related plurks

Yeah, Slackware is now very popular on my time line. Do you want to join the hype? Come and visit my plurk

Wine 1.1.29 Released

Another Wine release (1.1.29) for this week and this time, it has this changes:
Improved Gecko integration by using Wine's network layers.Use of external libmpg123 for mp3 decoding.Support for JPEG and PNG formats in WindowsCodecs.Many regression test fixes for Win64 and Windows 7.Various bug fixes.Again, thanks to Kyle for building this package using SBo script, so i don't have to compile it manually.