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.
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.
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 :
put the source alone in a directory (ie : foobar-1.1.tar.gz)
put the slack-desc for foobar in this same directory (if you omit the slackdesc, a generic description for foobar will be generated)
run "SlackBuild foobar" inside the directory
As a result you will get a binary slackware package for the software foobar 1.1
Assign custom shortcuts to Firefox menu items on OS X and macOS via System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts
Added Belarusian (be) locale
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
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
This release introduces e10s-multi : 2 content processes are enabled by default in Zenwalk which seems a fair compromise between performance and RAM usage. You can change dom.ipc.processCount to 4 or higher and see if it fits you better. With 4 content processes there's not much difference with Chromium anymore.
The main change is the comeback of Firefox, built with GTK3 and multithreading enabled by default : This build of Firefox starts and react nearly as fast as Chromium, and with many tabs opened : scales much better in terms of responsiveness and memory footprint. You will also notice some improvements around ffmpeg, and MPV which is from now the main media player in Zenwalk. Gstreamer has been dropped from ISO but is still available from Slackware repositories. Of course this ISO contains many updated packages (see changelog below).
z/zenwalk-desktop-9-noarch-3.txz : Upgraded (new theme)
z/arc-gtk-theme-010117-noarch-1Z.txz : Added (new GTK theme)
z/mozilla-firefox-50.1.0-x86_64-4Z.txz : Rebuilt (e10s multi-thread processing is enabled by default)
Fri Jan 6 19:26:32 CET 2017
z/mozilla-firefox-50.1.0-x86_64-3Z.txz : Added (built with GTK3 and system Cairo)
z/flashplayer-plugin/flashplayer-plugin-18.104.22.168-x86_64-2alienZ.txz : Added (thanks to Alien Bob)
Mon Jan 2 10:34:51 CET 2017
z/Vivacious-gtk-theme-16.04.4-noarch-2Z.txz : Upgraded (firefox text entries fixed for dark themes)
z/zenwalk-desktop-9-noarch-2.txz : Upgraded (firefox text entries fixed for dark themes)
z/ffmpeg-3.2.2-x86_64-2Z.txz : Rebuilt
z/mpv-0.23.0-x86_64-1Z.txz : Upgraded
Tue Dec 20 15:38:54 CET 2016
z/systemtools-9.0-x86_64-4.txz : Upgraded (enable/disable ALSA in serviceconfig, still useful to restore mixer levels)