Silence is golden they say. While I’ve been quiet, I haven’t been still. I’ve been slowly cleaning up scripts, packages, and doing testing for aarch64 things as well. Buried in my /staging dirs is a partially up-to-date GNOME 43 for aarch64 Slackware, once 43.6 goes officially live, I will likely put up the repo. I’ve been holding off sorting things into subdirs locally, trying to give it the feel of dependency tracking without actually having dependency tracking. Not sure if I’ve succeeded or not, or if that will transpose into the repo. gcs43- x86_64 is currently up-to-date, (except for webkit) and I’ve added “Shotwell” – the photo album organizer, which I swore was already here, but wasn’t. I’ve also added the VoIP dialer, “gnome-calls”. This is mainly for the mobile focused OS, but I figure, it should be packaged, as surely someone would find it useful.

I’ve been playing with some other distros, primarily ones with alternate init systems. Artix with OpenRC (from Gentoo), and I plan to try a Void install out as well. I had a less than successful attempt with Crux, which runs perfectly in VMs but I’m having issues getting it to go on baremetal. I really want to get into Crux a bit, as it looks really appealing to me, so hopefully I can work it out. I hate walking away defeated. Anyway, trying all these systems out, I get homesick very quickly, and always breathe a sign of relief when I boot back into Slackware, where everything is sane and perfect.

Tomorrow I’ll try and push out new GNOME 43 & 44 ISOs, I really should automate this, but I never do. Automation creates mistakes that go unnoticed, and I hate fixing things 😉


Turns out there is a script on SBo for hyprland (only it’s old and outdated) but there is none of the other software, but since it’s likely held up by Wayland updates (coming in 15.1) I’m not going to bother submitting anything for it, yet. I reached out for help with wtf to do with my jacked-up gtklock script and Urchlay came to the rescue with some sed magic that sure beats my symlinking all the libs into it’s include dir. Going to do some review of my scripts for the modules, and I hope to have gtklock and the rest uploaded next week on SBo. So that will then round out any missing software needed by nwg-shell.

Some updates coming for the x86_64 and aarch64 nwg-shell repos, likely today. New foot, updated google-go-lang and nwg-bar, off the top of my head. Felt like writing something so there’s this, I’m out!


Been a hot minute since an update from me! I’ve been doing a bit of hopping around working on other things, I’ve finally made my way back home to Slackware! I’ve pushed a few small updates to the gcs43 repo, unfortunately it seems we need a patch for another Slackware package to fix LibreOffice, I’m going to hold off on that for now hoping it will come soon. If you’re not running the LLVM 16.0 updates yet, I’d stay away until fixes get pushed from upstream.

Outside of that, I’ll be pushing some nwg-shell updates here and to SBo shortly. Recently, some support was added for hyprland on nwg-shell, but Slackware doesn’t have hyprland yet. I’ve cobbled together some WIP SlackBuilds. A few leeched from SBo and a few (for hyprland) I wrote. I’ve gotten it to run, and haven’t really touched it again. If you want bleeding edge WMs, this be the place for them! Not all scripts function last I recall, but hyprland runs, that’s all that matters, I guess.

Oh, and I updated the GNOME 44 ISO with the latest packages from @N4T3R and the latest -current changes.