Lots of Updates to Slackware 13.37 Packages

After a long absence from updating any of my packages, I am back with a fairly large list of updates. Many of my multimedia related packages were woefully out of date. Some of them, such as ffmpeg and MPlayer, were based on checkouts of their development code. These projects have since published up-to-date stable releases, so I thought it would be a good idea to move from the dev snapshots to actual releases. I hope I don’t regret this if/when those releases become obsolete with no newer releases on the horizon. (I believe the ffmpeg team will keep things up; I’m a bit apprehensive about MPlayer.)

Without further ado, here is the list of updates:

libaacs – Updated to 0.4.0
libbluray – Updated to 0.2.2
mp4v2 – Updated to 2.0.0
lame – Updated to 3.99.5
libva – Updated to 1.0.15 (still API version 0.32)
vdpau-driver (VAAPI nVidia driver. Renamed from vdpau-video)
intel-driver – added 1.0.17 (VAAPI Intel driver.)
opencore-amr – Updated to 0.1.3
x264 – Latest git checkout when this was built on 2012-07-04
xvidcore – Updated to 1.3.2
ffmpeg – Updated to 0.11.1
amrnb – Updated to 10.0.0
amrwb – Updated to 10.0.0
fluidsynth – Updated to 1.1.5
libdvdcss – Updated to 1.2.12
libdvdnav – Updated to 4.2.0
libebml – Updated to 1.2.2
libmatroska – Updated to 1.3.0
libvpx – Added 1.1.0 (WebM library from Google)
vlc – Updated to 2.0.2, added libbluray support as well as a few more codecs
mkvtoolnix – Updated to 5.0.1 (newer versions require gcc >= 4.6)
mplayer – Updated to 1.1
smplayer – Updated to 0.8.0
gpac – Updated to 0.5.0
ogmrip – Updated to 0.13.8
handbrake – Updated to 0.9.6
xbmc – Updated to 11.0

The following were rebuilt/updated due to above deps being updated:

libquicktime – Updated to 1.2.4
mjpegtools – Rebuilt
dvdauthor – Rebuilt
gst-plugins-bad – Rebuilt
gst-plugins-ugly – Rebuilt
avidemux – Updated to 2.5.6
devede – Updated to 3.22.0
qsynth – Rebuilt
scummvm – Updated to 1.4.1
scummvm-tools – Updated to 1.4.0
wxsvg – Updated to 1.1.9

The following are now broken due to the upgrade of ffmpeg to 0.11.1:

k9copy
audacity (can probably build this w/o ffmpeg support)
DVDStyler – Packages for DVDStyler and wxsvg have been challenging to maintain over the years. I like the program, but I may end up dropping it due to it being somewhat of a moving target. It looks like the developer has moved to libav (instead of ffmpeg support). I may try again to see if I can get the latest version built.

The binary packages are built for Slackware64 13.37, and can be downloaded from the packages website. If people need 32-bit versions, or otherwise need to build the packages themselves, they build scripts are available from the SVN repo.

One of the main reasons for me getting around to these updates is the fact that Slackware 14 is just around the corner. I’ll need to do a lot of work to get all of my packages ready for that release, and this let’s me get a bit of a head start. Who knows? Maybe for the Slackware 14 release I’ll actually get around to my promise of building both 32- and 64-bit versions of all my packages at the same time.

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Jul 6th, 2012 02:15 by Mike | Filed under Linux, Slackware

Pandora Clients Added for Slackware 13.37

I’ve added Slackware packages for two different Pandora clients, pianobar (version 2011.12.11) and Pithos (version 0.3.14). Pithos is a graphical GTK+ client, while pianobar is a command line client. Both of the clients are fairly full featured, allowing you to do things like add/remove stations and like/dislike/skip/sleep songs.

The binary packages for Slackware64 13.37 can be found on the packages website, and the SlackBuild scripts can be downloaded form the SVN repo.

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Dec 20th, 2011 01:06 by Mike | Filed under Linux, Music, Slackware

Wine 1.3.33 Package for Slackware 13.37

Another two weeks and another update to Wine. The Slackware64 13.37 package for Wine 1.3.33 is available from the packages website, and the build script can be found in the subversion repository.

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Nov 19th, 2011 01:18 by Mike | Filed under Linux, Slackware

LibreOffice 3.4.4.2 Package for Slackware 13.37

A new version of LibreOffice, 3.4.4.2, was released a few days ago. I’ve built a binary package from source for Slackware64 13.37. Get the package from here and the SlackBuild (for those who want to build from source) from here.

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Nov 5th, 2011 06:18 by Mike | Filed under Linux, Slackware

Wireshark 1.6.3 Package for Slackware 13.37

I’m a few days late on this one, but a new version of Wireshark has been released. This version addresses a few security issues, so all users should upgrade. Read the release notes for more information.

Look in the usual places for downloads: Binaries and SlackBuilds

Nov 5th, 2011 01:10 by Mike | Filed under Linux, Slackware

Wine 1.3.32 Package for Slackware 13.37

Due to time constraints I haven’t kept up on the latest Wine development releases. I’ve addressed that today with the release of a Slackware64 13.37 package for Wine version 1.3.32.

As per usual, binary packages are available from the packages website and SlackBuilds from the SVN repo.

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Nov 5th, 2011 01:04 by Mike | Filed under Linux, Slackware

Brewtarget 1.2.4 Package for Slackware

The Brewtarget developers have released version 1.2.4 of this fantastic, open source, cross-platform software aimed at home brewers. I use it to maintain my recipes, and I’ve found it to be nearly indispensable in my brewing hobby. All home brewers should check out Brewtarget.

The binary package for Slackware64 13.37 can be downloaded from the packages website, and the SlackBuild script can be retrieved from the Subversion repository (for those who want to build from source).

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Nov 5th, 2011 12:59 by Mike | Filed under Beer, Linux, Slackware

libtxc_dxtn Package Added for Slackware 13.37

libtxc_dxtn is an external library for enabling S3TC (S3 Texture Compression) support for Mesa drivers. As there are patent concerns surrounding S3TC, this support is not included in upstream Mesa.

A binary package for Slackware64 13.37 can be downloaded from the packages website. For those who would rather build the package themselves, the SlackBuild script can be obtained from the subversion repo.

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Aug 7th, 2011 10:35 by Mike | Filed under Linux, Slackware

LibreOffice 3.4.2.3 Package for Slackware 13.37

Yesterday the LibreOffice team released version 3.4.2, which is the version they claim is ready for enterprise use. 3.4.2.3 is what was released as version 3.4.2. Grab the binary package for Slackware64 13.37 from the packages website, or the SlackBuild script from the SVN site.

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Aug 2nd, 2011 05:12 by Mike | Filed under Linux, Slackware

LibreOffice 3.4.2.2 Package For Slackware 13.37

LibreOffice 3.4.2.2 is out, and I’ve built a package for it for Slackware64 13.37. The binary package can be downloaded from the package website and the build script is available from the subversion repo.

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Jul 24th, 2011 11:27 by Mike | Filed under Linux, Slackware