25 December 2006

Pitter-patter of little feet...

To the enormous delight of our families, Marla and I announced today that we are expecting a new addition in or around early August 2007. We've known about this for approximately a month now, but we wanted to surprise our families with an announcement at Christmas. Look out world - there's another geek on the way! ;-)


22 December 2006

New kde-3.5.5 testing packages

The last several days have been quite busy! :) I've posted some testing packages of kde-3.5.5. They are compiled with dbus, dbus-glib bindings, dbus-qt3 bindings, gamin, and all of the kmail-gpg integration packages, as the goal is to test all of those things as a whole. In other words, if you're just wanting a shiny new kde version number for whatever reason, then these packages are not for you - these are intended for intermediate/advanced Slackware users who are interested in and capable of testing things that are slated for possible inclusion in Slackware -current (of course, whether they are is ultimately Pat's decision, but he is aware of this ongoing project).
Anyway, these need lots of testing, and we'd like to get as much feedback (whether positive or negative) as possible.
There is one bug in konqueror with devices not showing up in it if they're mounted and then subsequently unmounted and remounted (see KDE Bug 136123), but there's little I can do about it until/unless the Konqueror developers address it.
Thanks in advance to everyone who's willing to help out on this.

This will almost certainly be my last post until the holidays are over, so here's wishing happy times to everyone during them.

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14 December 2006

Slackware Podcast

Thanks to Chess Griffin over at Linux Reality for a nice podcast on Slackware! It's a good discussion geared toward new Linux users (or maybe just new to Slackware), but it's a good listen even for more advanced users. A special thanks is in order for his mention of our SlackBuilds.org project in the interview; Chess has contributed a few good scripts himself to our project... :-)

Also, there's a new version of dbus out (1.0.2), and I've got new packages of it and dbus-glib. Be sure to update them, as there's a security fix included (it's not remotely exploitable though, so no huge hurry).

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13 December 2006

OpenOffice.org 2.1.0 Released!

The OpenOffice.org team released version 2.1.0 a couple of days ago, and I've finally got my build script for it updated. I've not had a chance to do any heavy testing with the package yet, but I'm fairly certain that it's ready for production use. However, if it crashes your computer, drinks your beer, sleeps with your girlfriend, and sodomizes your cat, don't blame me - I warned you... ;-) If after all that you still want the package, it's in my /testing repo.

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10 December 2006

New udev and friends

PiterPunk has just released some new packages and source tarballs for udev-103, sysvinit-2.86, and sysfsutils-2.1.0. I have packages and sources available if you're interested in testing.

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03 December 2006

New Truck! :)

Yes, I finally decided to buy a new truck, so here it is - a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado. Notice the back glass... :D

Full View of 2006 Colorado

Like the Sticker? :-)

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