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The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense. - Edsgar Dijkstra #famous #quotes

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After 6 months of effort by our talented team of contributors, we are thrilled to announce the immediate release of GNOME 3.32, "Taipei". Please see our release announcement for the comprehensive list of changes.

gnome.org/news/2019/03/gnome-3

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A look under the hood of the next big Kdenlive release: how developers stress test the new code of KDE's advanced video editor.

kdenlive.org/en/2019/03/inside

What makes me use ? In my case the long standing open request (AFAICS pull request) to allow to change fonts in (github.com/connectbot/connectb). Without powerline symbols in the font vim and tmux look terrible on my remote host.

Get a feeling on the new look of Season 2019:
Bilder: Barcelona II - Formel 1 2019 Galerie: 2. Testfahrten in Barcelona - Freitag, motorsport-magazin.com/formel1 (via EasyRSS)

My experience with pt5 -- the linux desktop client side pt3:

Managed to get the electron build to produce a rpm package by manually downloading the mac packages that it tried to get before but could somehow not do itself. Installed the rpm (ignoring some dependency and manually installing a similar package...) -- and success. Riot als electron works as well as on android and it seems to be the solution I was looking for.

My experience with pt4 -- the linux desktop client side pt2:

Self creating the electron build locally is not a nice experience. Following the documentation, npm drew in a ton of packages (uff) and reported some errors, but it seems it was only for optional packages. In the build.json I only configured the linux build, but electron build still tried to install necessary dependencies for mac and windows as well -- and failed doing that, before it built the rpm.

My experience with pt3 -- the linux desktop client side:

Here it becomes ugly -- no clientes in official opensuse repos, in a community repo two clients -- it turns out none of them supports E2EE (quaternion and nheko). riot can be installed as a selfhostable webapp, and connecting via that worked. But not what I am looking for -- having to open a locally saved html/web app is possible for me, but not for the target audience (parents ...). Electron builds are not available for opensuse.

My experience with pt2 -- the mobile client side:

riot is a pretty good client, with E2EE reasonably easy to use. Connecting to my server (using a user created on the server) worked pretty well, creating encrypted rooms too. Communication with a second user on my server (also connected via android client) worked pretty well.

My experience with pt1 - the server side:
The -synapse server was not so difficult to install on a debian vps (using readymade packages). The configuration took me some time, the yaml format is a bit b****y and reusing the certificates of let's encrypt for my apache server somehow was always failing on file permissions. In the end linking to files inside the let's encrypt directory did the trick, with links in matrix-synapse folder.

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I look for smth like signal, but useable without phone number. Features looking for: end-to-end encryption, possibility of sending pictures, desktop client (Linux), Android Client.

question: if i fav a boost do i fav the booster or the original toot? Or both?

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The #Linux #Kernel 4.20.12, 4.19.25, 4.14.103, 4.9.160, 4.4.176 and 3.18.136 are out.

The usual drill applies: They all contain important fixes and users "must update". One reasons for that: Some of them contain a fix for the "Use After Free Vuln" that made the news this week.

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Hello, I go by the @drowolath handler and I'm a Software Engineer usually trying to craft awesomeness using Python and Golang. I'm a Linux User and tinkerer since I was introduced to the marvels of computing.
Besides, I am interested in robotics and astronomy

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♲ @kernellog@twitter.com: Gerade noch rechtzeitig einige Tage vor der Freigabe des #Linux #Kernel 5.0 gibt es jetzt beim Online-Auftritt des @ctmagazin den gewohnt ausführlichen Überblick über die Neuerungen des Nachfolgers von Linux 4.20. Enjoy! www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Kernel…

I am really grateful that G+ closes down, it made me looking into an alternative. I found it in the and in a revival of using feeds. And to be able to read the same feeds on multiple devices, i put on my vps, and from @fdroidorg on my Android devices.

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