Sunday, September 23, 2018

XFCE 4.13 is ready !

Hi,

I finally managed to merge XFCE 4.13 in Zenwalk...

XFCE 4.13 is mostly a port to GTK3, and I added support for music folders thumbnails and sound files, see below ;)

All packages available from current.

Have fun !
JP


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Wearing a Slack tshirt ?

what's cooler than wearing a Slack tshirt ?

Get yours here : https://store.slackware.com

... and become a true Slacker !!


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Thunar as a Music Library Manager

With the latest Thunar and "zenwalk-desktop" packages from Current, you can (as I did) get rid of your old "music library manager" software : just browse local folders and play them with audacious :)


Linux kernel 4.18: Better security, leaner code

The latest version of the Linux kernel cleans out nearly 100K lines of code, adds file encryption and the Berkeley Packet Filter, plus makes a nod to gamers and mobile devices.












Available for testing :

http://download.zenwalk.org/x86_64/testing/kernel/



Saturday, June 30, 2018

Opera browser is available in Zenwalk

I just built a package for Opera browser.... Oumpfff!! ... it's fucking fast and has free unlimited anonymizer VPN and addblocking host list built in ...

Worth a try !

have fun :)
jp


Monday, June 18, 2018

Google Drive sync native integration

This morning I coded a little daemon for Grive2 (the Google Drive sync tool) to enable real time synchronization with your Google Drive cloud folder in Zenwalk.

All you have to do is make sure that the service is enabled, and you will notice a new "Gdrive" subdirectory in $HOME at next login.

Note : at first run : you once have to execute "grive" inside the Gdrive directory, and follow terminal instructions to set up Google authorization key.

Then it's automagic !

Have fun ;)
JP


Sunday, June 3, 2018

New CPU Frequency governor config tool

New CPU Frequency governor config tool (zenwalk-tools package)


Have fun :)
JP

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Spring cleanup - Current ISO for 19 04 2018

Hi,

Pat has rebuilt the complete set of Slackware packages, so I thought that providing a new current Zenwalk ISO would make it easier to upgrade everything in one step :)

Here it is : zenwalk-current_180419.iso

Changelog = nearly everything upgraded or rebuilt !

Have fun folks !

JP



Sunday, April 1, 2018

Firefox 60 beta is available from current !

Firefox 60 beta is available from current !

Firefox 60 is carrying with it the removal of trust for Symantec certificates issued prior to June 1st, 2016, with the exception of certificates issued by a few subordinate CAs that are controlled by Apple and Google. This change affects all Symantec brands including GeoTrust, RapidSSL, Thawte, and VeriSign.

 Running pretty stable here :)

Have fun
JP

Friday, March 9, 2018

New Zenwalk Current ISO for March 2018

Hi,

I'm pleased to announce un new Current ISO for March 2018.

This rolling release introduces native Qt support, wxWidgets support, and focuses on migrating to Python3. The Lollypop music collection manager replaces Gmusicbrowser with Kid3 as tag mass editor. VLC replaces mpv as default media player. Office suite is Libreoffice version 6.0.2, Web browser is Firefox 58.0.2. For packagers the new SlackBuild tool is included. Many other changes can be found in the changelog.

ISO download : zenwalk-current_180309.iso



Friday, January 5, 2018

Firefox 58 beta fixes Meltdown and Spectre timing attacks

Hi,

You can download and install the latest Firefox 58 beta which fixes several vulnerabilities including Meltdown and Spectre timing attacks through the web browser.

Some information :
https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2018/01/03/mitigations-landing-new-class-timing-attack/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2018-01/

I just built a binary package, available here : mozilla-firefox-58.0b14-x86_64-180105.txz

Package works for Zenwalk and, of course : Slackware.



All the best
JP

Sunday, December 10, 2017

new bugfix current ISO

Here's a new build with some bugfixes following several reports about boot problems on some hardware.

New ISO is mostly a rebuild with xorriso, and latest stable kernel from Slack current.

zenwalk-current_171209.iso

Have fun
JP

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The new SlackBuild tool

Recently, if you take a look at the Zenwalk changelog, you may have noticed the addition of a new tool called SlackBuild.

This script is intended to build auto-magically most "simple" packages. It can be customized with optional hook subscripts (build.sh  configure.sh  postbuild.sh  prebuild.sh) to handle complex packages builds.

Anyway, for most simple packages (for example : a library package called "foobar") all you have to do is :
  1. put the source alone in a directory (ie : foobar-1.1.tar.gz)
  2. put the slack-desc for foobar in this same directory (if you omit the slackdesc, a generic description for foobar will be generated)
  3. run "SlackBuild foobar" inside the directory

As a result you will get a binary slackware package for the software foobar 1.1

Please try it :) and report improvements !

Have fun
JP





Tuesday, December 5, 2017

New current ISO - Christmas edition

Hi,

It's time to release a new current ISO. As usual many changes on the Slackware side and Zenwalk side.

here's the ISO : zenwalk-current_171202.iso (zenwalk-current_160717.iso.md5)

Please take a look at  Distrowatch for a complete list of packages included in this release.

Since it was uploaded, I found a few bugs, already fixed in the current tree : Changelog

Have fun :)
JP



Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

new Desktop layout

Hi,

Here's the new default desktop layout. feel free to install the latest "zenwalk-desktop" package and create un new user to get it configured.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Audio and video production tools updated



Mr Emurikku Sensei, our audio and video production tools maintainer, has just updated a bunch of packages. You can get them from the "m" category, or via Netpkg in the Audio & Video branch.


Enjoy !

ardour-5.10.0-x86_64-1ej.txz
aubio-0.4.5-x86_64-1ej.txz
cppunit-1.14.0-x86_64-1ej.txz
suil-0.8.4-x86_64-1ej.txz
asunder-2.9-x86_64-1ej.txz
qsynth-0.4.4-x86_64-1ej.txz
dblatex-0.3.10-x86_64-1ej.txz
libsodium-1.0.12-x86_64-1ej.txz
libuninameslist-20170701-x86_64-1ej.txz
zeromq-4.2.1-x86_64-1ej.txz
kernel-modules-rt-4.9.35_rt25-x86_64-1ej.txz
kernel-rt-4.9.35_rt25-x86_64-1ej.txz
ibus-1.5.16-x86_64-1ej.txz
kernel-source-rt-4.9.35_rt25-noarch-1ej.txz
json-glib-1.2.8-x86_64-1ej.txz
vala-0.36.4-x86_64-1ej.txz
evince-3.24.0-x86_64-1ej.txz
git-cola-2.11-x86_64-1ej.txz
nextcloudclient-2.3.2-x86_64-1ej.txz
owncloudclient-2.3.2-x86_64-1ej.txz

Sunday, July 16, 2017

New Zenwalk Current ISO for 15 July 2017

Hi,

After a few months, it's time for a new current ISO.

This rolling release ISO provides lots of packages updates from upstream, latest Zenwalk apps, and a special build of Firefox 55 beta.
 
zenwalk-current_160717.iso





  • Sun Jul 16 12:23:13 CEST 2017
        z/mozilla-firefox-55.0b9-x86_64-1Z.txz : Upgraded (this beta seems to be stable enough for current)
  • Thu Jul 13 20:36:15 CEST 2017
        z/flashplayer-plugin-26.0.0.137-x86_64-1alienZ.txz: Upgraded

  • Fri Jul  7 20:39:36 CEST 2017
        z/libreoffice-5.3.4-x86_64-1alienZ.txz: Upgraded
  • Sun Jun 18 02:01:32 CEST 2017
        z/flashplayer-plugin-26.0.0.126-x86_64-1alienZ.txz: Upgraded
  • Sat Jun 10 18:58:13 CEST 2017
        z/ffmpeg-3.3.2-x86_64-2Z.txz: Upgraded
        z/soxr-0.1.2-x86_64-1.txz: Added
  • Thu May 18 19:32:11 CEST 2017
        z/flashplayer-plugin-25.0.0.171-x86_64-1alienZ.txz: Upgraded
        z/libreoffice-5.3.3-x86_64-1alienZ.txz: Upgraded
        z/mozilla-firefox-54.0b9-x86_64-1Z.txz: Upgraded
  • Sat May  6 15:07:27 CEST 2017
        z/mozilla-firefox-54.0b5-x86_64-1Z.txz: Upgraded
        z/ffmpeg-3.3-x86_64-2Z.txz: Rebuilt (added mp3lame support, freedom my friends !!) 
  • Thu Apr 27 08:38:08 CEST 2017
        z/arc-gtk-theme-010417-noarch-1Z.txz: Upgraded
        z/gnome-disk-utility-3.22.1-x86_64-1jp.txz: Upgraded
        z/zenwalk-desktop-9-noarch-4.txz: Upgraded
  • Wed Apr 19 09:44:10 CEST 2017
        z/ffmpeg-3.3-x86_64-1Z.txz: Upgraded
        z/ffmpegthumbnailer-2.2.0-x86_64-4Z.txz: Upgraded
        z/mpv-0.24.0-x86_64-3Z.txz: Upgraded
        z/mozilla-firefox-53.0-x86_64-1Z.txz: Upgraded
        z/flashplayer-plugin-25.0.0.148-x86_64-1alienZ.txz: Upgraded
  • Thu Mar 30 08:28:23 CEST 2017
        z/mozilla-firefox-53.0b7-x86_64-1Z.txz: Upgraded (this beta seems to be stable enough for current)
  • Sat Mar 25 08:00:11 CET 2017
        z/ffmpeg-3.2.4-x86_64-2Z.txz: Rebuilt
        z/mpv-0.24.0-x86_64-2Z.txz: Upgraded
        z/libreoffice-5.3.1-x86_64-1alienZ.txz: Upgraded
  • Tue Mar  7 14:37:37 CET 2017
        z/mozilla-firefox-52.0-x86_64-1Z.txz: Upgraded

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Firefox 55 beta package is ready for testing

Firefox 55 beta package is ready for testing : mozilla-firefox-55.0b6-x86_64-1Z.txz



New

  • Browsing sessions with a high number of tabs are now restored in an instant
  • Search suggestions are now enabled by default for users who haven't explicitly opted-out
  • Use virtual reality devices with the web with the introduction of WebVR
  • Simplify print jobs from within print preview
  • Assign custom shortcuts to Firefox menu items on OS X and macOS via System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts
  • Added Belarusian (be) locale
  • Make screenshots of webpages, and save them locally or upload them to the cloud. This feature will undergo A/B testing and will not be visible for some users.
  • Fine-tune your browser performance from the Preferences/Options page.
  • Sidebar (bookmarks, history, synced tabs) can now be moved to the right edge of the window
  • Search with any installed search engine directly from the location bar

Changed

  • The Flash plugin is now click-to-activate by default and only allowed on http:// and https:// URL schemes. This change will be rolled out progressively and so will not be visible to all users immediately. For more information see the Firefox plugin roadmap
  • Breaking profile changes - do not downgrade Firefox and use a profile that has been opened with Firefox 55+.
  • Modernized application update UI to be less intrusive and more aligned with the rest of the browser. Only users who have not restarted their browser 8 days after downloading an update or users who opted out of automatic updates will see this change.
  • Insecure sites can no longer access the Geolocation APIs to get access to your physical location
 Have fun :)