WPS Office

With the latest SlackBuilds.org update, WPS Office was added to the repository. I decided to give it a try, as I have never been too happy with Impress.

The SlackBuild script just repackages the binaries provided from upstream. So far, the office suite seems amazingly good. Really. The interface is user-friendly, it is very fast and offers good compatibility with the file formats of MS Office. Upon start, a warning window appeared, complaining about a missing font:
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Making a patch

I usually fix the SlackBuilds I maintain by sed, as it makes things much more transparent. However, sed is not always an option, especially for some big fixes or fixes that contain “weird” characters, for example something like this:

unless (defined(@$slist) && defined($hlist_sel)) {

The above is an excerpt from perlprimer.pl, that had to be fixed. The problem in question has been discussed here. I wanted to provide a fix for my perlprimer.SlackBuild, therefore I decided to make a patch.
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LibreOffice: start numbering at page 2

I have a text document prepared in LibreOffice Writer, where the first page should contain only title and table of contents. Page numbering should then begin on the following page. That’s it: page 1 should have no numbering, page 2 should be numbered 1, page 3 should be numbered 2 and so on… How to do it?
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HexChat auto login

I have always preferred a graphical IRC client, probably because I got familiar with IRC quite late. I used to make XChat auto login to irc.freenode.net with my username, but since I did this once per Slackware release, I never really remembered how I set it up.
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Industrial modified

One of my all time favourite GTK2 themes is the good old Industrial, part of the gtk-engines. I even maintain at SBo the GTK1 Industrial engine/theme. Unfortunatelly, there is no port to GTK3 and seems there will not be anytime soon. Just as with almost all famous GTK2 engines/themes. New themes are emerging following the flat design fashion that I am really not fond of.
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