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praedictus (61731) writes "Slackware 13.0 has been released, though it doesnt appear on the main Slackware.com page yet, it's still buried in the changelogs. Finally some official 64 bit love for us Slackers!"
Busy week: Finally upgraded Kde from version 3.0.4. I never did get version 3.1.4 from slack 9.1 to work. Went through the entire process of downloading the source files, updating QT to 3.3.3, had problems getting the system to find the new qt files during installation - symlinks were ok but there was an old reference in/etc/profile.d that was bunging the works. Updated Firefox to 1.0PR - minor quibbles here - installer didn't work, had to download alternate tar.gz. Extensions are all OK, DownloadWith needed a kludge, but is now working fine.
Eye Candy. Trying to add a viz plugin to XMMS was a major pain. Ended up having to install two libraries before i got it to compile. Bittorrent: Need to install a whole bunch of python shit before it'll (maybe) work. Later Other Stuff: Can't get Gaim to compile, complains about Glib version being less than 2.0, even though I have a newer version (2.4) than it asks for. I think I found a solution other than downloading the latest, seems I have to specify the path before./configure, will try later.
System appears stable; Downloading 2.4.26 kernel is coming along nicely, but dialup here in Para is still the pits. Thank goodness for Prozilla's resume feature. Grabbed a few skins and viz plugins for XMMS. Should look around for some 5.1 media files to check the surround functionality. Still haven't got a version of KDE newer than 3.0.1 working... 3.0.1 is stable unless I try watching a DVD in Mplayer gui mode. Mplayer: need to find better way to watch DVD rips, would be nice if the DVD menus worked like they do in zoom player under Win.