@be @tychosoft The biggest design flaw of Flatpak and Snap is, IMO, combining sandboxing and software distribution so tightly. IMO, sandboxing should be something independent that the distribution platform can depend on.

Basically, sandboxing a system program and sandboxing a Flatapk should be a similar process. Right now, bubblewrap isn't very usable alone. If effort were instead put into a bubblewrap-based program to make it more usable and sandboxing were removed from Flatpak in favor of just using that program for any software (Flatpak or native), I'd be quite happy (something something UNIX philosophy). The closest thing we have right now is bubblejail (a FireJail-inspired bubblewrap wrapper).

I would say that Flatpak is much less bad than Snap because Snap is a closed platform. Like any closed platform that people depend on, this gives Canonical power over the ecosystem that lives on said platform. This is another good example of the difference between "free software" and "open source": both Snap and Flatpak are OSS but Flatpak is more "free". It's also a good example of why I dislike the "free/nonfree" binary: while plenty of software is certainly 100% proprietary, not all free software is equally free

Happy to announce the first service pack of v21.03! 🎉

Users who have this release installed can upgrade to it with the usual mechanisms (GNOME Software, KDE Discover, or apk upgrade -a).


Lol, yes, I think "this branch has conflicts that must be resolved" couldn't be more true, looking at the PR discussion...😄
(from this Github thread: github.com/audacity/audacity/p)

#Audacity #Privacy #Tracking

I wonder if there is an official date for the release of v2.3 planned. Is there?

Background: I need to upgrade one of my bbb servers as it's still on 16.04 - and is announced to be EOL at the end of this month. Although 2.3-dev runs pretty well, it would be great to go directly for bbb-2.3 final.

Btw. - the improvements in v2.3 are a huge step forward and highly appreciated, it runs really pretty fine on my test server since the early alpha versions.

Our most complex #oshw #linux #sbc made with #kicad - the Octa-Core ARM board IMX8 Quad Max is completely routed! 2xCortex-A72 1.6Ghz, 4xCortex-A53 1.2Ghz 2x Cortex-M4, 64-bit LPDDR4, HDMI IN/OUT, 2x CSI camera, up to 4 HD displays! -40+125C olimex.wordpress.com/2021/04/0 #opensource

After months of working on this, we are proud to announce the second beta release of , based on 3.13! 😀 :postmarketos:


Ubuntu Touch OTA-16 is nearly here! Please help us test this release to ensure everything that was fixed is really fixed!


#UbuntuTouch #OTA16 #UBports

As people like to claim that they're better off when not installing microcode updates provided by their CPU vendor, I wrote a counterpoint: https://patrick.georgi.family/2021/02/13/on-microcode/

I'm super excited and happy to share this: p9f.org/

Hello Plan 9 Foundation! \o/


Just watched this interesting talk from 2016 that gives good arguments for quitting social media:


Given today's times of the pandemic, such a step might sound drastic. Yet, I think the world could be a much better place if more people would use the time they lose on social media to do something more meaningful.

You have a and ...

- want to run a stable version of or ,
- want to use only official mainline versions of kernel and u-boot without unofficial patches,
- don't want to use non-free software / proprietary blobs,
- don't want to use unofficial 3rd party repos?

Meanwhile, most of this is achievable. I've collected some bits of information on that and condensed them in an article I recently posted on my personal website:


Photo of the result:

The modem (yes, the modem) can now run Linux kernel 5.10 ( @postmarketOS )... we're sure many of you know where this is heading :)
Massive thanks to biktorgj, konradybcio and others.

I did a small idle power consumption experiment with my (PCB 1.2b). I used on with all radios turned off.

Starting from a charge with 86% it lasted more than 4 days. Not surprisingly, the device's case remained cool during this time.

Although this is not as good as what you get from most Android devices (such as my Galaxy S3 running ), I'm still very impressed about this progress. Many thanks to all who contributed to make this a reality!

Is anyone of you into RISC-V?

Finally, it looks like there is a (first?) MiniITX mainboard powered by a RISC-V CPU planned to be available in March 2021:


I would probably miss SATA on this one, yet I wonder if this is already usable in production, e.g. for a home server. Also, getting concrete data on power consumption would be very interesting.

@PINE64 Will there be chances to get revisions newer than 1.2b of the mainboard for braveheart / ubports owners at this special price? Or is this a "do it now or never" thing?

@postmarketOS I was wondering what the current state of your -stable channel is. The message in pmbootstraps says

> stable: Stable release channel (first beta v20.05, does not have many devices yet)

So does this mean it is still in beta? Or was it in beta in May this year and has steadily improved since then?

Wir dürfen nicht vergessen zu erwähnen, wenn sich etwas zum Guten ändert. Auch und gerade dann, wenn es eine Selbstverständlichkeit sein sollte.

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Wow, the Pine A64 LTS from @PINE64 draws less than 0.8 Watts in idle with network connected! This is impressive for a 64bit ARM Quadcore SoC with 2 GiB of RAM and gigabit ethernet.

I just feel sooo cheated spending 50 cents for the additional aluminium heatsink. ;-)

And best of all - this is while running with the stock and rock-stable kernel 4.19.

As a side note, migrating my installation from another hardware was as easy as reflashing u-boot and swapping the sdcard.

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