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Writing software isn't about being good at a language. It's about using computers to solve problems, and there's no one-size-fits-all solution to the problems we need to solve.

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GDScript is the same. It's a scripting language purpose-made for Godot Engine games. I think it's very good at what it does--integrating with the engine so you can prototype very quickly.

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Vala is a language I really like, but I wouldn't use it outside the GNOME stack because that's what it's intended for and built around.

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Python, for example, is great for scripts and small programs that won't need much maintenance. It's fast to write but can be a pain when your program gets bigger.

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We all have a favorite (and maybe least favorite) programming language, but it's important to know the strengths and weaknesses of different languages, and to use the right tool for each task.

The Hourglass team wants your feedback! We're making a project manager for . What features do you want to see in Hourglass? What do you think of our new mockups?

Hourglass, my project/version manager for , has been updated!

New features:
- You can "favorite" projects so they show up at the top of the list
- You can now sort your projects by engine version

Bug fixes:
- Version search is no longer case sensitive
- The version list is sorted now
- Fixed a crash when creating a new project with a custom version

Also, huge thanks to reddit user u/BlueCannonBall for the icon!

"I have no idea what I did and it still doesn't work"--me the other half of the time

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"I have no idea what I did but it works now"--me half the time I'm debugging hardware problems

Somehow wrecked my Fedora install, took the opportunity to distro hop

I've created a version manager for ! If you've been wanting a better way to keep track of different projects that use different engine versions, try Hourglass:

Got my first app published on ! Floodlight is a free, open-source lyrics and presentation program designed for churches. Now just a click away on Linux!

My take on free software projects and chatrooms:

I'm fine with Discord as long as it's bridged to Matrix. Like it or not, people already use Discord and it lowers the barrier to entry for participating in a community.

But if proprietary services are the *only* way to join a conversation about free software, yeah, that's not good.

I love GitLab Pages, but the LetsEncrypt integration is really finicky. It works perfectly for a couple of my sites but there's one that just won't get a certificate, after trying for several weeks.

Anyone else experienced this?

I don't think mobile Linux is ever going to become mainstream like iOS/Android. But it's enough for me if it's available to those who want it.

Just bought a Philips Smart Wifi (not Hue) bulb, but I can't find an open source way to control it. Anyone have any luck with this?

Kids been naughty this year but you can't figure out where to buy coal? Give them toilet paper instead!

- It's not as heavy
- It isn't messy
- Like coal once was, it's not completely useless but also not very fun to get as a gift

When you're using git bisect run, always remember to include your compile command!

(Not that I just fell for that or anything...)

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