Slackware64-14.1 ChangeLog (2013-06-04)

Tue Jun 4 23:30:57 UTC 2013

  • ap/hplip-3.13.5-x86_64-2.txz
    Background the udev hp-config_usb_printer process to avoid long delays.
    Thanks to timkb4cq.
  • l/libffi-3.0.13-x86_64-2.txz
    Patched to move the ffi include files back to /usr/include, and patched
    the pkgconfig file to point there as well. The relocation of the include
    files to be outside of /usr/include worked for programs that used
    pkgconfig, but there are many programs that do not and this change broke
    compiling them. Thanks to gmgf.
  • ap/vim-7.3.1087-x86_64-1.txz
    Vim patch 7.0.88 rewrote the regexp engine. Unfortunately the new
    implementation was causing long delays of 10 seconds or more when opening or
    scrolling any file of a type for which vim does color syntax highlighting.
    Patch 7.3.1110 attempted to fix this, and more patches released today
    correct other bugs in this new regexp engine (including patch 7.3.1111 which
    doesn't even fully apply correctly). Even with all the fixes applied, the
    new engine is grossly inefficient when compared with the old one, and it is
    obvious that vim is running much more slowly even on my fastest machine.
    It seems like the best course of action is to take all the patches before
    the one that changed the regexp engine and then give upstream some time to
    figure this all out. Thanks to Benjamin Trigona-Harany for the bug report.
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