@csepp @z428

> That only reinforces that issues should be communicated in advance, whatever their nature may be.

You're asking for people who already basically work for free to do even more work, so that you aren't inconvenienced too much.
I'd say you can certainly hope for that, but you shouldn't expect it, much less demand it.

@csepp @z428 Developers generally don't trick people into depending on their software. If you do depend on it, that was your choice. If you didn't foresee that the software might be abandoned at some point, that's on you. Really, that's not specific to FOSS at all.

But with open source software you at least still have the source code and can continue development (or pay someone to do it for you).

@csepp @z428 That sounds like a problem of the people depending on the software, rather than that of the original developer. You can't expect enterprise-level support for having paid 5 bucks (or nothing at all).

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bored of free, open source software. i am now only interested in "win32 shareware and abandonware"

- fast on modern computers
- extremely large catalog, basically infinite
- huge variations in quality, mysterious
- usually just like 1 exe file
- try it! dont like it? delete it!
- consistent UI look-and-feel
- when it's not visually consistent it's at least Visually Rad
- no source code no cheating
- modify functionality with game trainer Poke utility, resource editor, or cracked copy of IDA Pro

@cobra I'm glad to learn that you're focusing on the important part of the message 🙄

Dear open source users,

If the author of your favorite open source app has announced they stopped developing and supporting the app (because they're frustrated and possibly burned out), please don't suggest they do more free work so that you can continue using the app.
Instead, consider thanking them for their past work and let them know that you enjoyed their app.

Regards,
another open source developer

Did anyone have a good experience with Bountysource?

I've heard quite a few stories where it took forever to have a solution accepted, then forever to actually get the money. I guess now I can add a story of my own.

And for this exceptional service they're keeping 10%.

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Today is the day that I learn that the Raspberry Pi uses the *GPU* to boot the operating system

artemis.sh/2022/05/16/everfree

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i read a thing recently that blew my mind a little.
went something like:

people can imagine time travel to the past and one little act making massive differences in the timeline

but in their present they think even the greatest effort they can put in will not make any difference to the future

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@arcanumursi Some people seem to be working on LineageOS support for Fairphone 4.

forum.fairphone.com/t/fp4-and-

@arcanumursi I am pretty happy with the battery life of the FP4. See fosstodon.org/@cketti/10830756

That's with K-9 Mail configured to use Push on two accounts. Due to my configuration that will briefly wake up the device every 12 minutes to renew the connection to the email servers.

@arcanumursi I use quite a few of the Google apps that usually come preinstalled on Android devices and deactivate the others.
Configuring Google services to collect as little data as possible can certainly be challenging. But Google apps shouldn't have a very noticeable impact on battery life.
In my experience it's usually the extra apps added by device vendors that are really bad. The Fairphone only ships with a "My Fairphone" app that seems to be entirely optional.

Being an Android developer I constantly use multiple Android versions in parallel. But it feels weird going back from Android 12 to Android 11 on my main device.

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@arcanumursi I'm not sure what you mean by "background surveillance".

The Fairphone 4 ships with Android 11. Aside from a "Visual Enhancement" feature and an icon in the status bar when NFC is enabled, it looks like vanilla Android to me.

So far I like the battery life (although not all my apps are set up yet).

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The only reason I switched to a new device is because the Pixel 3 doesn't receive security updates anymore. And I can't be bothered to search for the least sketchy ROM that supports Google Play Services or to use a non-sketchy ROM that makes life hard because some things just won't work.

My new phone is a Fairphone 4 (👋 @Fairphone). I like the idea of a more fairly produced device. And my hope is that I'll be able to use it for more than 3 years.

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Android smartphones have been "good enough" for quite a while now.

My last phone was a Pixel 3. I used it as my main device for over 3 years – the longest I've ever used a smartphone.
It's still a nice device. And after a battery replacement (that will be more expensive than replacing a battery should be 😢) it'll continue its service as a test device for @k9mail development.

@dsoft But now you can use this opportunity to let the sender know that they're sending broken emails 😄

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