#Repology has used software versions from #Wikidata as one of its sources for almost two years, and now it's time to give back. The bot which fills package information for software projects in Wikidata based on data from Repology is complete, had been approved and had already filled most of Gentoo and Arch packages known to Repology. I love this kind of synergy.
#ValyriaTear Episode I - Release 1.1.0 out! http://valyriatear.blogspot.com/2019/09/episode-i-release-110-out.html #freegaming
Honestly, I didn't expect it to be so gravely outdated right from the start.
The diversity hires are yet again trying to take down the titans of the free and open source software community.
If your service or application accesses any third party sites on the web, don't forget to set a descriptive User-Agent header.
In my case this resulted in a pull request from authors of the side which I've scrapped (crates.io), updating my parser for their API changes:
I've noticed some in the Python community trying to make Python friendlier for people who don't "get" or care about #FOSS, who use Windows, and prefer proprietary tools... That's seems a self-defeating development, and a major educational opportunity missed.
For those of you who want to use Tusky, and still value the big "F" in Free(dom), there is now a free fork of Tusky without the Russian/Chinese approach of blocking.
It installs seperate, so you can try it out without ditching your existing setup.
#free #tusky #freetusky
#Repology is now better integrated with #Wikidata. The latter now allows direct references to Repology entries for software projects, and Repology uses this very information to match Wikidata entities to software it knows.
In the future this may be further extended as Wikidata contains a lot of nicely structured information.
I've seen some #recaptcha related toots lately, so I'd like to share my idea on it again.
So, if you use recaptcha on your site, why not require users to FAIL it to pass? It will still cut off bots which will unlikely attempt to solve it, but it may also a) spoil some #google datasets, and b) make google ban more networks effectively disrupting its service.
For instance, I've switched to #DuckGoGo search mostly because of Google treating me as a bot.
I'm starting to suspect there's something wrong with #luajit on #FreeBSD, as both it's consumers I have, #minetest and #solarus, are crashing randomly on me, null pointer dereference each time in different place of juajit guts. I was terrified by discovering that it doesn't even have a testsuite. Try to write one in hope to reproduce the bug?
@Hawk1291 IIRC the Palemoon devs:
- are hostile towards distros
- don't appear to be knowledgable about security
- have their own fork NSS (the crypto library used by Firefox) and modify some sensitive parts of it
- keep their projects based on an old version of Firefox, don't backport security fixes, yet claim their browser is secure
Note that it's all hearsay, I don't have a quote for any of those, and I don't remember where I heard that from, so half of it may as well be false.
Today was productive. I've submitted #mypy compatibility fixes to Python aiohttp module (fixes mypy --strict on projects using aiohttp) and successfully investigated #rrdtool crash which affected my #munin setup, PR submitted as well.
With #foss, you can just fix all the bugs yourself, this feels great.
I'm quite disappointed by IPv6 adoption rates. While Google graph shows slow but steady rise, Repology visits show no progress during 2018. I wonder what I can do to help. For starters, I'm going to add IPv6 reachability reporting of homepage and download URLs mentioned in packages to Repology and celebrate June 6th by going IPv6 only for 24 hours.
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