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Old 06-22-2019, 07:55 AM   #3391
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With OpenJDK 11 LTS being released as 100% GPL and it's currently maintained by red hat, can openjdk 11 be added to slackware now? The previous issue of licensing is no more.
 
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:19 AM   #3392
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With OpenJDK 11 LTS being released as 100% GPL and it's currently maintained by red hat, can openjdk 11 be added to slackware now? The previous issue of licensing is no more.
But how about those billions of security issues? They are all fixed on that OpenJava?

I ask just because the Java is (in)famous as being insanely insecure, making even the Flash a poster child of security.
 
Old 06-22-2019, 10:46 AM   #3393
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But how about those billions of security issues? They are all fixed on that OpenJava?

I ask just because the Java is (in)famous as being insanely insecure, making even the Flash a poster child of security.
OpenJDK is the GPL licensed version of java that oracle is recommending now to use as an alternative to their more restrictive licensed oracle java. There used to be major differences between oracle and openjdk, but now they're essentially 1:1 to each other. For as long as a java version is still supported (java 8 and 11 are LTS and java 12 released in march is on 6 months support because java is under a new release schedule of every 6 months with a LTS every 2-3 years) you'll still get security updates. And majority of problems with java was because of the browser plugin rather than the JVM itself and only IE these days support the java plugin. In fact, java 11 removed the web deployment stack entirely and java 8 is due to remove it as well sooner or later. The reason why java wasn't allowed in slackware was because of the licensing issue. But now that openjdk is fully GPL, there are no problems anymore.
 
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Old 06-22-2019, 02:52 PM   #3394
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Sat Jun 22 19:14:18 UTC 2019
My apologies for not getting the 4.19.54 kernel out in time...
no need to... I just thank you, instead!
IMHO, if we get less often kernel updates (every day seems a little much), it's all for the better...
 
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:42 PM   #3395
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no need to... I just thank you, instead!
IMHO, if we get less often kernel updates (every day seems a little much), it's all for the better...
Ditto. There was a grand total of 22 Seconds between the announcements of 4.19.54 and 4.19.55.

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Old 06-23-2019, 03:51 PM   #3396
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Ditto. There was a grand total of 22 Seconds between the announcements of 4.19.54 and 4.19.55.
I don't run -current, but I have been following the ChangeLog for several months. Am I correct in saying that this practice of updating the kernel each time a new one is released upstream is new on Pat's part? Anyone hazard a guess as to why that might be, if so?
 
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Old 06-23-2019, 04:27 PM   #3397
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I don't run -current, but I have been following the ChangeLog for several months. Am I correct in saying that this practice of updating the kernel each time a new one is released upstream is new on Pat's part? Anyone hazard a guess as to why that might be, if so?
IIRC it is relatively new, but I won't try to second guess why. Anyway it shouldn't bother people running -current for testing, which is still its main aim: upgrading the kernel or not as soon as a new one is provided is up to the testers.
 
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Old 06-23-2019, 06:05 PM   #3398
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I don't run -current, but I have been following the ChangeLog for several months. Am I correct in saying that this practice of updating the kernel each time a new one is released upstream is new on Pat's part? Anyone hazard a guess as to why that might be, if so?
Well if I had to guess, seems every other day there is a new vulnerability found related to spectre/meltdown/MDS...., so a lot of changes happening to the kernel.

Also IIRC, 4.19 is going to be the new "Super Long Term kernel" and current is a test bed, so why not
 
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Old 06-23-2019, 06:11 PM   #3399
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I don't run -current, but I have been following the ChangeLog for several months. Am I correct in saying that this practice of updating the kernel each time a new one is released upstream is new on Pat's part? Anyone hazard a guess as to why that might be, if so?
Pat mentioned something about it in "The Latest Kernel Release" thread last year here. Not sure if it's still the reason.
 
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:41 PM   #3400
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Midnight Commander 4.8.23
https://midnight-commander.org/wiki/NEWS-4.8.23
http://ftp.midnight-commander.org/mc-4.8.23.tar.xz

The following patch fails with 4.8.23:
http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar...geeqie.diff.gz
Seems to already be included:
https://midnight-commander.org/ticket/3962

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Old 06-25-2019, 06:19 AM   #3401
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Mesa 19.0.7
Release notes: https://www.mesa3d.org/relnotes/19.0.7.html
Source: https://mesa.freedesktop.org/archive/mesa-19.0.7.tar.xz
 
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:30 AM   #3402
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Mesa 19.1.1
Release notes: https://www.mesa3d.org/relnotes/19.1.1.html
Source: https://mesa.freedesktop.org/archive/mesa-19.1.1.tar.xz
 
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:57 AM   #3403
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But how about those billions of security issues? They are all fixed on that OpenJava?

I ask just because the Java is (in)famous as being insanely insecure, making even the Flash a poster child of security.
The same can be said for the Kernel, Firefox and Chrome for that matter.
 
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Old 06-26-2019, 02:01 AM   #3404
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The same can be said for the Kernel, Firefox and Chrome for that matter.
Yeah! won't install those once 15.0 comes out!
 
Old 06-26-2019, 05:16 AM   #3405
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Question When will 14.3 or 15.0 come out?

When will 14.3 or 15.0 come out?

I wasn't sure where to ask this. Or how to find out myself.
It must be a common question, so for future reference, how do I find out?
 
  


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