Slackware

E17 is coming

6 December 2012

Well, e17 is just around the corner.

cat in snow

I’m continuing to update SlackE17 regularly. Today, I just pushed r80174 which contains the EFL 1.7.2 and e17 alpha8. You can download it at the usual place.

Rasterman did a great work to provide a new default theme:

New SlackE17 release

17 November 2012

So Enlightenment DR17 is going alpha and the release is scheduled for the End Of The World. Better test this before it’s too late, so here are the Slackware 14.0 E17 packages at the SlackE17 project. You will find EFL 1.7.1, enlightenment 0.17 alpha2 and other EFL software like terminology, eperiodique and elemines.

The packages contain debug info so you can help debug. Stay tuned, because I will try to publish other SlackE17 release for the next alpha/beta of e17.

SlackE17 r70354

29 April 2012

Here is a new version of SlackE17, the e17 distribution for Slackware.

Visible changes include addition of connman, expedite, exquisite (with a slackware theme) and eperiodique.

Packages are ready for Slackware or Slackware64 13.37. You can download a *.tar that contains all the individual packages (preferred way) or just get the bloated with everything big mamma package.

If you only want stable code, you can get, one-by-one, the EFL 1.2.0 packages (with a snapshot of the WM).

Slackware current glibc 2.15 trouble

27 March 2012

From the Slackware64 ChangeLog:

Mon Mar 26 01:41:11 UTC 2012
l/glibc-2.15-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.

This change gives trouble with some applications. For instance, subversion segfault as soon as it starts. There are patches around for this problem but recompiling and testing glibc is not very funny. Patrick Volkerding will surely fix this soon but if you’re stuck and can not wait, here is a trick: you can use LD_PRELOAD to load the old libc before the new. Updating glibc on Slackware always let essential part of the old lib around, which is handful in this case. The bug in glibc is in the maths lib, so you can run subversion by doing:

LD_PRELOAD=/lib64/libm-2.14.1.so svn up

This workaround can save your day!

Themes for e17

9 March 2012

Thanks to the Bodhi Linux project, I could gather a bunch of themes for e17 and made a Slackware package to use with SlackE17. Download it on SourceForge. Beware, it’s big (260 MB). Preview are on the Bodhi Linux website.

Checking for Slackware current

25 February 2012

If you are using Slackware and if you are following -current, then you need to check slackware.com regularly to see if there is any update. There are more than one way to do this: reading the ChangeLog on-line, using slackpg or launching rsync… But all of these approaches require, at least, to download the full ChangeLog file from the server which is neither efficient nor elegant. An other way is to only check the modification time of the file, without downloading it, and compare it with a local version. You can do this with curl in a bash shell script like this:


#!/bin/bash

REMOTE=ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current
LOCAL=/usr/local/src/slackware64

# check connection
ping -q -w 1 slackware.com 1> /dev/null

if [ ${?} = 0 ]; then
  NEW=`curl -s -I ftp://${REMOTE}/ChangeLog.txt | grep Last-Modified`
  OLD=`curl -s -I file://${LOCAL}/ChangeLog.txt | grep Last-Modified`
  if [ "${NEW}" = "${OLD}" ]; then
    echo "no"
    exit 0
  else
    echo "yes"
    exit 1
  fi
fi

If your using SlackE17, you can use the execwatch module to check regularly for update. Make it wait for an exit code of 0. A poll time of 1 hour should be good. If updates are available, the green icon of exewatch will turn red to warn you.

execwatch configuration no update update present

SlackE17 r66703

2 January 2012

Here is a new version of SlackE17, the e17 distribution for Slackware.

Packages are ready for Slackware or Slackware64 13.37. You can download a *.tar that contains all the individual packages (preferred way) or just get the bloated with everything big mamma package.

IF you only want stable code, you can get, one-by-one, the EFL 1.1.0 packages (with a snapshot of the WM).

Slackware logos

12 September 2011

Here are some new logos I made for Slackware:

slackware tux logo big
source
slackware tux logo small
source

And for SLiM users, here is a theme for the login manager:
slackware slim theme preview
download theme (50 kB)

SlackE17 r56352

15 February 2011

Here is a new version of SlackE17, the e17 distribution for Slackware. With a lot of change and cleanup, this release is made around the final 1.0.0 version of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries.

Packages are ready for Slackware or Slackware64 13.1. You can download a *.tar that contains all the individual packages (preferred way) or just get the bloated with everything big mamma package.

IF you only want stable code, you can get, one-by-one, the EFL packages.

SlackE17 for Slackware 12.1

5 May 2008

Here comes the new SlackE17 for Linux Slackware 12.1!

A lot of changes since the last release:

  • a lot of new modules
  • a lot of new themes (including 2 matching gtk2 themes)
  • an efl network manager (exalt)
  • a systray module, at last
  • and all the up-to-date E17 code from CVS

Usual place for downloading
Release notes and ChangeLog

Please prefer the tar.bz2 which is more flexible and has a lot of docs.

Happy slacking!

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