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PSA: Please do not force upgrade gnome-control-center at this time. It will be removed and it will be difficult to re-install.

As always, please proceed with caution when running a `apt dist-upgrade` or `apt full-upgrade`, and check to see what is being removed when you upgrade.

`apt upgrade` are always safe to execute.

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The best game ever made.
It even has GOAT in its name!

And what a blast it is to play

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The latest U-Boot update for @PINE64 from our repository changes serial baudrate from 1.5mbps to 115200.

If you use serial console, please be noted about this!

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I finally ironed out the remaining known issues in my #PinePhone autowake script!
It now works fine on @mobian and @ManjaroARM with both #Phosh and #PlasmaMobile.
I guess it should also work fine on a #Librem5...

It's purpose is to wake up the phone periodically to check emails and instant messages (since we don't have push notifications yet).

And now it does not cut calls inadvertently anymore ^^"

You can check it out on the @codeberg repo:


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Someone just came into the Pinephone chatroom to share a "snake game"... claiming it was their first attempt at making a game.

Problem was, this was *malware*. Created using bashfuscator. 😈

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Emmc modded pmos edge phosh load times:

Power on to phosh login screen: 32.30s
Settings app start: 7.03s
Terminal start: 2.40s
Chatty: less than 1s (no messages in db)
Reboot time to phosh login screen: 42.69s
Firefox load pmos home screen : 7.43s

Would anyone care to compare these to an unmodified pinephone with a fresh pmos edge install on emmc?

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A screen reader for Linux (GUI) is being developed in Rust. If anyone knows Rust and would like to help, or to just view the great work taking shape here, see:

#a11y #accessibility #blind #screenreader #coding #rust

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In an interesting turn of fate, if Meta means "dead" in Hebrew, you might argue that Facebook is therefore "the Book of the Dead" - following the Egyptian text of the same name. If you were not aware, the various instances of the "Book of the Dead" are essentially spell books.

So... if Facebook is a spell book, might we refer to it by the same name as the spell book in the 1970s UK children's TV show "Chorlton and the Wheelies" - "Claptrap von Spilldebeans" :)

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A small victory: An hour after we sent a cease & desist letter to #Gab's legal team on Oct 21 regarding their failure to publish up-to-date source code in compliance with Mastodon's AGPLv3 license, they have uploaded a new version.

That is not all that we demanded in the letter, but it is nevertheless a victory in upholding the AGPLv3 license of our project, and a signal to those who doubt that we are willing to show teeth to those who ignore it.

More context:

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Since a few days, #Waydroid is available on #postmarketOS for testing! It's currently considered to be in an experimental state, but should be usable.

sudo apk add waydroid
sudo rc-update add waydroid-container
sudo reboot

Installed Android apps should appear in the application drawer of your favorite DE!

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And it turns out that the FOSS firmware'd modem not always wakes up the modem after it has been in deep sleep for a few hours. We are in contact with biktorgj to see if we can debug this.

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I said this before many, many times but it should be repeated loud and clear every now and then: SQL in data processing plays the same role as IP does in computer networks: it is the neck of the data processing hourglass. There are many storage technologies (the bottom of the hourglass) and many applications (the top of it) but at some point you will most likely touch SQL code, like it or not.

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I think I've understood what is Windows.

My gaming PC is running it, and after booting up there're always notifications "hey I did this!", "hey you need to do this !", and if you keep it unattended it's going to reboot without warning.

Windows is just a rude, noisy and annoying kid that's constantly asking for attention, interrupting me, and will drink bleach if I quit looking at it for 5 seconds.

For me, an OS must be quiet and make itself forgotten. This one is the opposite. 😑

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If you tried to update *mobian unstable* a few hours ago, apt might have attempted to uninstall a few crucial meta packages. This has been fixed now. Reminder to self why it is called "unstable".

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We are experimenting with @dylanvanassche improvments to modemmanager, decreasing wakeuptime on an incoming call to basically instant. Very exciting and promising!

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