Funnily enough, today we had an earthquake
OVSICORI is our seismic observatory and UNA is the "National University" (yes, that's its name) and the above toot was inspired by our government announcing that we'd have an earthquake drill yesterday since like June.
IBM Open Sourced their Power CPU architecture!!!!!!!!
Something I mentioned on GitHub, to clarify someone who was confused as to why their feature request was shot down (even with a patch attached).
The window management code of sway is basically closed to further enhancements. This has been an unspoken policy for a while now. We only merge bugfixes and otherwise we track i3 releases upstream.
Expanding sway into a giant kitchen sink is not my goal. We need to at some point become conservative with our changes, or else the runaway complexity will ruin the software. Eventually sway should be "done", in my opinion.
There is still room for improvement, but that is mainly limited to the domains in which i3 is not: the parts of sway (and wlroots) which replace the role of the Xorg server. To this end, we're building improvements around screen capture, VR support, and so on. We also continue to see lots of investment in wlroots, and I expect it will continue to mature for a long time.
It's time for us to give back -- not just to our community, but to those less privileged.
Read about it in our new blog post: https://www.pine64.org/2019/08/19/its-time-to-start-giving-back/
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social cruelty to the homeless
At the top of Hacker News is an article about defecation on the street, and instead of asking for public toilets, it blames the people who are homeless.
As usual, rather than helping people hurt by social disparities, the Wall Street Journal decided to allow an editorial advocating for further trampling of people already being kicked around by society. And go figure that Hacker News votes it to the top.
Google, who became the most powerful corporation in the world by selling web ads: Hey in the future every computer program should actually be a website. Don't worry about why, just do it. It'll be cool. We're the vanguard of technology or something
People: hey why does this calendar i downloaded have ads in it
Google: Haha cool
It's pretty amazing that you can develop an app using KDE's libraries in KDE's IDE, have wonderful artists make your project artwork in KDE's painting app and edit a video about it all in KDE's video editor. The number of organizations that could tell the same story can be counted on one hand. The scope of what the #KDE community does is stunning.
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