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Unoffical Packages for Slackware Arm 14.2 Hardware Floating Point Systems

10-12-2016

I upgraded all my computer systems at home (seven Raspberry Pis) to mozes's unofficial Slackware Arm 14.2, compiled for hardware floating point systems. As usual, I compiled ffmpeg on one of my systems with almost every external library the version I built supports. I also compiled vlc, Qemu, Abiword, Gnumeric, and all the usual packages I depend on for daily activities. I also compiled Snes9x for SDL heavy systems (like the Raspberry Pi) and dgen (a Sega Genesis emulator).

Remarkably (gasp!), the Slackware team decided to include an *actual* web browser with their arm port this time around. Oh, my God! Can you believe it?? Apparently, hardware floating point support was the magical solution they were waiting to acquire before they gave common arm systems an actual web browser. :/ So if you're wondering why I didn't compile Qupzilla this time around, it's because sw-arm-14.2-hfp comes with the entire Mozilla suite. I was actually looking into compiling Mozilla myself until I tried the hardware floating point version.

My unofficial Slackware packages are in the same, old place as always. I've uploaded everything I'm using on *my* Pi systems to my server to share with my fellow Slackers. The packages I compiled for sw-arm-14.1 are still available as well (in case you're too lazy to upgrade your systems). You can find everything I host for the Slackware project here.

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