OK, this needs to happen. Someone needs to cosplay Jen at a con, and carry around "the internet" box all day.

#KDEGear2104 ⚙ is out 🎉! And comes with cool new features, improved usability and bugfixes galore for tonnes of KDE applications, utilities and other software. Find out all that's new at:

kde.org/announcements/gear/21.

Kate, KDE's Advanced Text Editor, for example, gets touchscreen support; displays TODOs, and lets you perform git operations from within the app. Also, new website! kate-editor.org/

Boosts appreciated.
I'm close to moving back to Windows. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to hold oneself back, deny oneself better and easier accessibility in the name of open source, when many open source developers don't give a crap about accessibility, and/or don't educate themselves on it. KDE connect, GSConnect, all were inaccessible for one reason or another, not the least because of Gnome-shell's terrible accessibility issues. That was just the last straw. With the only thing holding me to Linux being Emacs+Emacspeak, I think its time to quit Linux and just use what actually works. It's interesting how being "free" just means being under the power and whim of other people, a mass of developers who have no insentive for accessibility, rather than a cohesive company who does. This is serious, and I want every developer to understand this, understand my deep frustration with FOSS.

#FOSS #Linux #KDE #a11y #accessibility #Windows #comunism #capitalism #software #developers

#LibrePlanet 2021 workshops are online for signup, for "supporter" level registration only -- there's limited space (and one is already full), so don't miss out, grab your spot today! u.fsf.org/3ab

Bugfix release Plasma 5.21.3 is out! 5.21.3 adds two weeks' worth of translations and fixes, including enabling the Bluetooth checkbox in BlueDevil, a fix for the outdated API key for flickr and the Force Font DPI spinbox has been re-added on Wayland.

kde.org/announcements/plasma/5

snobby assholes in open source 

some people shit on #slackware shortcomings, not realizing that the whole distribution is the work of almost only patrick volkerding plus a handful of people contributing in their spare time. the biggest snobs are in the openbsd & arch communities from my experience. not everyone of course, and arch & openbsd are fine projects.

slackware sure has some rough edges, but is simple enough if you don't need someone holding your hand and gets security fixes for an amazing long time by todays standards. slackware 14.0, released 2012 still gets fixes.

most other things have big sponsors behind them.

openbsd had >100k in 2019, arch has also multiple companies sponsoring.

patrick gets ~$2000 monthly from people on patreon.

Video on pixelfed isn't great, the feature hasn't evolved as much as photos have.

We're changing that, a new video experience will be rolling out soon!

#pixelfed #video

This is why Leading Linux Distros going to remove Chromium from their Official Repositories – Open Source & Linux News, Business Ideas & Much more at one place - Asktogrow.com

asktogrow.com/linux/this-is-wh

#chromium #gnulinux #archlinux #fedora #slackware #debian

We are thinking of changing the on our FOSS game from to . But we've also considered that for the sake of getting funding we would consider forking the project and closing the fork. If that seemed like it would enhance funding, I'd be willing to do that. We could use advice on this. Any input?

@santiago holla que tal? Speaking english because is more easy for me than spanish. Welcome to , if you need help with anything you can reach me for help. A little tip, you can try use sbotools and/or sbopkg for find packages direct on .org, they help install dependencies too.

Registration for the 100% online LibrePlanet 2021 conference is live! Register today to help us build an amazing event: u.fsf.org/383

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