Cytoscape and JAVA 11

I use Cytoscape for network analyses. It’s a JAVA program, that seems to quite picky about the version and flavour of JAVA. At the moment, Cytoscape 3.9.1 requires JAVA 11, specifically AdoptOpenJDK Hotspot. The project has recently moved to Adoptium, that offer prebuilt OpenJDK binaries.
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HP LaserJet P1005 and foo2zjs

Recently, I had to connect my old HP LaserJet P1005 printer to my CRUX box. I’ve had it for over 10 years, and I remember that on Slackware, it did not work out of the box. Instead, I had to use the drivers provided by foo2zjs. So, I decided to install them again.
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Customised xterm

Although I’ve always had xterm installed, I rarely used it. Once upon a time it was the default terminal in Xfce, and it opens by default by some programs, but that’s all. I decided to have it polished a bit and customise the colours, font and cursor.
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Touchpad tap

My ThinkPad x230 is running CRUX, with packages installed from my own custom repository. Things seem to work just fine, however, the touchpad did not behave nicely out-of-the-box, as was the case with Slackware. Tapping did not work, I had to press instead.
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Deal with missing *.la files on CRUX

Many programs started removing *.la files in the recent years. I will not discuss about them, but from what I have understood it is an obsolete system. This leads to problems, when a program would no longer build since it expects to find *.la files that are no longer there.
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