How do you know that your project is dead? dependabot[bot] becomes #1 contributor!

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Jochen :redhat: :fedora: boosted

Never feel guilty about spending your work time on the discussion of a feature rather than on implementation of it.

"Talking" is not some annoying side activity, not "unnecessary" politics and not a waste of your time. It is the primary job responsibility of an engineer.

Writing your own code is a hobby, you do it for fun.

Reading code of others, and explaining your code and design decision to others is the main thing you are paid for. It makes you an engineer.

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Jochen :redhat: :fedora: boosted

In 2013, someone requested a guided/graphical installer for #NixOS for the first time. There have been at least 6 attempts so far that all failed. Now, 9 years later, we have finally merged an implementation based on the #Calamares framework. It will be part of the stable release at the end of this month and is already available in unstable.

github.com/NixOS/nixos/issues/
github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/issue
github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/issue
github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/pull/

hydra.nixos.org/job/nixos/trun
hydra.nixos.org/job/nixos/trun

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Jochen :redhat: :fedora: boosted

One of the most important feature requests we've heard from you is "WHERE THE HECK IS MY #THUNDERBIRD MOBILE APP?"

Here's a straight answer:

YES, we're excited to announce that an Android version of Thunderbird is coming!

We'll have more details to share with you in a few weeks. We'll talk to you about it here, and over on our blog at blog.thunderbird.net.

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Fedora Linux 36 is GO for release next Tuesday!

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Jochen :redhat: :fedora: boosted

#GNU Emacs is so much more than a text editor -- it's an entire workflow environment, loved by free software supporters around the world. Get the new GNU Emacs Manual, Nineteenth edition, for Emacs 27.2, at the GNU Press Shop: u.fsf.org/3ff

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Before joining Mastodon had you participated or were active on BBS (dial-up) or forums (vBulletin style) in the past?

Boosts are appreciated for better sample sizes.

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There have been multiple cases of misleading reporting on Fedora Changes.

Usually it happens when "journalists" read Fedora announcements mailing list and see a Fedora Change proposal. Then they immediately publish a news article "Red Hat decided to implement a Change X in Fedora" and get away with it.

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We're proud to share the release of GNOME 42! After months of hard work from all our teams, this release brings many improvements and exciting new features, like dark mode!

youtu.be/du-2QpWbiLU
#GNOME42 #releaseday

Learn more about all the changes in #GNOME42 in our release notes: release.gnome.org/42

It's so awesome that we can have Pixelfed in Mastodon in the timeline, which feels so very much different from the UI/UX but in the end does the same.

pixelfed.social/p/brejoc/40214

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9.5.2, a bugfix release, is out.

Happy christmas!

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elementary OS 6.1 Jólnir is available now for new and existing users! For OS 6.1 we’ve focused in on addressing your feedback, making the OS more useful with office productivity features, and expanding compatibility with a wide range of hardware. blog.elementary.io/elementary-

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Question to mailing lists wizards:

You probably have a .emacs file or mutt config or whatever with 15 years of experience encoded in it, which makes navigating e-mails a breeze. And I get it that none of other communication interfaces will ever match that for you.

But do you honestly see a path for a newcomer to get into the same workflow? The path where the learning curve wouldn't look like a wall, and that would take less than a month to master?

If yes, can you share it?

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"I’ll pay you cold hard cash to delete your npm module"

drewdevault.com/2021/11/16/Cas

A bit drastic, but hey, it's Drew 😄

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