Slackware financial issues

This is something regarding the future of my favourite Linux distribution. There has been this post at LinuxQuestions by Slackware maintainer Patrick Volkerding about the financial situation of the distribution (and his own). It is quite bad. The discussion is about how we can help. A couple of days later, there was another post by Patrick discussing his plans on different methods for donations. In the bottom, there is a link to his personal PayPal account.

 


Repology

As a maintainer at SlackBuilds.org, I try to keep my scripts updated. Normally, I would just go through the list of SlackBuilds that I maintain and check each project’s website for updates. It is time consuming and (worst) really boring. I recently came across a very useful website — Repology, the packaging hub.
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Six years for Slackalaxy

It has been six years. This makes total of 168 posts.

I like that the site has its own domain and no advertisements. I bet readers have AdBlock anyway, but it’s a principle thing… :)

Well, that’s it.


Break a line in Inkscape

I have a solid line in Inkscape and I want to insert a line break, say, in the middle. The reason is that I had a relatively complex figure generated as SVG, where I need to colour some lines in half.

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Five years for Slackalaxy

It has been 5 years! I have 156 posts, including this one. There are several changes:

  • Slackalaxy has its own domain and there are no advertisements.
  • After this poll at LQ, I gave the Gallery maintenance to Skaendo, a LQ user and maintainer at SBo. I believe he will take a good care of the collection and the SlackBuild.
  • The Biology page was modified, so there are links not only to the projects web-sites but also to relevant entries at SBo.

Well… that’s it, I guess.