Slackware ChangeLog: August 27th

Happen to look at the changelog yesterday and forgot to post it up here…Here it is:

Sun Aug 27 05:36:53 CDT 2006
ap/vim-7.0.066-i486-2.tgz: Use the default vanilla system vimrc as distributed
with the vim sources. Thanks to J for mentioning that using vim with
‘crontab -e’ was working fine without any additions to the vimrc.
d/m4-1.4.6-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to m4-1.4.6.
l/libpng-1.2.12-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled so that* links to libz and
libm. This has been a point of contention for a long time with the PNG folks
maintaining that you shouldn’t have to link libpng this way. Well, just
about everyone else builds libpng to link with -lz and -lm automatically,
but I’ve held my ground along with the PNG team (usually I will defer to
upstream and will send people there with these kinds of requests). Today
Janusz Dziemidowicz pointed out that if you build libpng with ./configure
that now it *is* linking to these. Good enough reason to end this problem
right now. Thanks Janusz, for pointing out that discrepancy and sending in
a patch. đŸ™‚
n/irssi-0.8.10a-i486-4.tgz: Removed duplicates and unformatted files from
docs/help directory. Thanks to James Michael Fultz.
x/dejavu-ttf/dejavu-ttf-2.9-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to dejavu-ttf-2.9.
Moved from /extra into the X series.
Thanks to the DejaVu team ( for the superb work.
x/fontconfig-2.2.3-i486-2.tgz: Patched /etc/fonts.conf to favor the DejaVu
fonts over the Vera ones if they are present on the machine. US English
users should notice only minor (if any) differences with this patch,
but other users could see their language displayed properly out-of-the box
for the first time. đŸ™‚
x/x11-6.9.0-i486-9.tgz: Patched a PCF font parsing bug that could crash X.
Fixed the Greek keyboard layout. Thanks to Thanos Kyritsis.
Fixed ATI lockup bugs. Thanks to Mark Canter.
x/x11-devel-6.9.0-i486-9.tgz: Recompiled.
x/x11-xdmx-6.9.0-i486-9.tgz: Recompiled.
x/x11-xnest-6.9.0-i486-9.tgz: Recompiled.
x/x11-xvfb-6.9.0-i486-9.tgz: Recompiled.
xap/seamonkey-1.0.4-i486-3.tgz: Fixed world-writable docs.
Thanks to Piter Punk for pointing those out.
xap/vim-gvim-7.0.066-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.
extra/lvm2/device-mapper-1.02.09-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to
device-mapper-1.02.09, moved out of /testing.
extra/lvm2/lvm2-2.02.09-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to LVM-2.02.09,
moved out of /testing.
extra/php5/php-5.1.6-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to php-5.1.6,
moved out of /testing.

Looks like a few things have been moved out of testing with Pat’s blessing.  Maybe another RC coming soon?


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3 Responses to Slackware ChangeLog: August 27th

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  2. tyler says:

    Yah, I think we’ll see one more RC before 11.0 final.

  3. Joaquim says:

    I think Pat should always do as many RCs as the number given by the version.
    This is, Slackware 11’s last RC would be 11RC11
    For slackware 12 would be 12RC12.

    Fortunaly we are well above the versions which required very few RCs.

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