I for one cannot protest the recent M.T.A. fare hike and the accompanying promises that this would in no way improve service. For the transit system, as it now operates, has hidden advantages that can't be measured in monetary terms. Personally, I feel that it is well worth 75 cents or even $1 to have that unimpeachable excuse whenever I am late to anything: "I came by subway." Those four words have such magic in them that if Godot should someday show up and mumble them, any audience would instantly understand his long delay.
Notes on Building From GIT, SVN or CVS As you may have noticed, some of these slackbuilds download from GIT, SVN or CVS and then build a package. Keep Backups! It's not unheard of for repositories to break from time-to-time, therefore it's worth keeping a few of the older packages around in case that happens. Then it's a fairly simple job of reverting to the last one that worked. The more complex the application, the more likely it is to break, so there is always some trade-off between grabbing that latest feature. Enjoy.