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.

 


HexChat auto login

I have always preferred a graphical IRC client, probably because I got familiar with IRC quite late. I used to make XChat auto login to irc.freenode.net with my username, but since I did this once per Slackware release, I never really remembered how I set it up.
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Sound in Skype 4.3

Since version 4.3, Skype for Linux requires PulseAudio. It is available from SBo, but since Skype is a 32bit program only, the necessary 32bit compatibility packages should be installed as well. I am running Slackware64 14.1 -multilib system and I have a virtual machine with Slackware 32. Read the rest of this entry »


MSB and SBo common entries

I decided to make a quick check of the common entries between MATE SlackBuilds (MSB) and SlackBuilds.org (SBo). The following packages provided by MSB 1.8 (as “base” and “extra”) for Slackware 14.1 are available at SBo 14.1 repo: Read the rest of this entry »


MATE SlackBuilds

I have been following the development of the MATE SlackBuilds (MSB) project for quite some time. Finally, I decided to give MATE a try. I wanted to have a relatively clean system before I install, since some of the packages provided by MSB are also available at SlackBuilds.org. Read the rest of this entry »