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This version includes only a few minor changes But, it's been a while since the last release so it seemed worth releasing.
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Earlier today I uploaded new Slackware 13.37 packages for LibreOffice 3.4.2. The developers themselves say “Safe for production use by most users and enterprises“. The Slackware server is the primary location for my packages: http://slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/ but please do not use this for downloads unless the URLs below do not work for you. Because they have bigger download speeds to offer, please use one of the mirrors like:
and grab those packages (the mirrors may take a little while to get updated). Remember, those servers have rsync access as well if you like that better than http downloads (even though lftp does that very well).
The 3.4.2 release’s announcement page states that it is “… targeting both private individuals and enterprises. LibreOffice 3.4.2 fixes the majority of the most-important bugs identified by users in the previous version, and can be deployed for production needs by most enterprises“.
The Adobe people are finally putting good effort into their Linux flash player plugin. One month after the “beta 2″ release we now have the “release candidate 1″ of the upcoming Flash Player 11. It looks like the releases for Linux and Windows platforms go hand in hand now, which is a reassuring sign that we Linux users are taken seriously.
Package available at http://slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/flashplayer-plugin/
Right after the announcement of the KDE Software Compilation 4.7.1 – I present you with KDE 4.7.1 packages for Slackware. It’s my second batch of modularized KDE. Read my previous post about KDE 4.7.0 if you want to know more about the reasons for splitting KDE for Slackware into many more (and smaller) packages.
Whereas my KDE 4.7.0 packages should still be applicable to a Slackware 13.37 system, my strong advice for these new 4.7.1 packages is to install them onto Slackware-current (32-bit or 64-bit). I can not guarantee that they will run without issues on Slackware 13.37 – I did not try myself. If you should decide to give it a go on Slackware 13.37 and it works fine for you, please tell me so that I can update this warning. Read the accompanying README file for installation and upgrade instructions!
Haha the title of this reminds me of the old Sierra QFG game (Quest for Glory I: So you want to be a Hero).
I didn't read this all of this post, but I skimmed through it enough to get that the main gist is to encourage new Slackware users to read the docs and give them a warm welcome. Sounds like good sticky material. Nice post
I agree 100% It is reminiscent of the old Sierra QFG game! And so right about reading the docs, you cannot go without them!
Last edited by Pumkinlinux; 10-13-2011 at 11:24 PM.
Hello to everyone,
Been lurking on these forums for a while now, I mostly "active" on the #! forums but am running slackware for a while now.
Started out in the slackworld with Zenwalk and from there to Salix and finally to the mothership. I came from the Debian world.
But slackware had me convinced pretty quick.
I'm running stable.
At work I still have to rely on windows however....
Last edited by servingwater; 11-17-2011 at 12:45 AM.
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