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Firefox on android stopped me from taking screenshot of Google maps. Not allowed. But Google's own built in browser from AOSP allowed it. Not what I expected!

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Hey, Inkscape community! Here's an interesting update from #GSOC contributor Link Mauve about adding GPU acceleration to Inkscape: linkmauve.fr/blog/2020/06/12/b

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Backup manager Kup and the package manager for macOS and Linux, Homebrew, join the KDE project. Find out more in June's Monthly App Update announcement.

kde.org/announcements/releases

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KDE Plasma 5.19 is out and it is sleeker and more polished than ever. Check out the new and beautiful photographic avatars, clean and consistent desktop components and widgets, and the easy-to-use System Settings and Discover software center.

kde.org/announcements/plasma-5

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Koko is a great image viewer designed for #PlasmaMobile. Unfortunately, up until recently it did not work great on desktop computers. This changed last week with various small patches to Koko’s code and Kirigami.

carlschwan.eu/2020/06/06/koko-

Packagers are some very dedicated people! I uploaded a new version of my backup scheduler Kup to KDE's publishing server, filed a sysadmin ticket and went for a nap. When waking up I wanted to notify arch Linux packager but found that the new version was already published there! Really? That fast? And this included changing the build script quite a lot..

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@ubuntustudio, the Linux distribution "for creative humans", will move to KDE's Plasma desktop by default for future releases. Plasma's "better tools for graphics artists and photographers" and lightness make it the ideal desktop for Ubuntu Studio's users.

ubuntustudio.org/2020/04/ubunt

The KDE community looks forward to working closely with Ubuntu Studio in delivering the best desktop experience to their users.

Anybody wanting to help out with figuring out how to make an android package for ? My game was well liked on the Nokia N9 back in the day. It's in the play store also but of course it's impossible to find it there. github.com/spersson/Chimpopzee I've been trying to package it for a week now, giving up. Packaging is awful, people doing it are real heroes! Writing software is so much easier than compiling it!

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Announcing the SourceHut project hub 🎉

sourcehut.org/blog/2020-04-30-

I don't usually explicitly ask for shares, but this is a big deal for SourceHut - the project hub solves one of our major goals for the alpha. Please help spread the word ❤️

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I'd love to form more of a community with other designers, especially those focused on #UX and who share #Libre slash #OpenSource values.

If you do too, respond to this thread and we can see where it goes from there.

(boost appreciated!)

#LibreUX #OpenDesign #FreeSoftware #Design

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@sir I'd like to report an UX issue for #sourcehut

I've just started using it and, several times, I've clicked on a link or button and failed to realize that it loaded, for several seconds, because it loaded so rapidly 🤣

Actually, the issue may also be that the stylesheet loads too quickly, so there isn't a partially rendered site, for a split second, to let me know that the page loaded.

Really quite impressive that I've never experienced this before 😄

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: Hello Fosstodon!

Plasma Mobile is an open-source user interface for phones from @kde Community.

We will use this account to share updates, and stay in touch with our community!

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EU spending tens of millions of euros a year to promote meat eating - theguardian.com/environment/20 morally and environmentally indefensible, and a total waste of money: shame on @EU_Commission

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Does anybody have thoughts on or experience with medium.com? I like the idea of paying for good articles. And perhaps it's possible to get much more specialized content than any regular news paper? Do I need the app or is website good enough? Does it give good recommendations based on what you have read? I'm already paying for the Guardian which is very good but it is lacking both depth and volume on science and tech.

Thanks to someone on fosstodon I found the After On podcast. Just listened to episode 51 about what consciousness is. Very good discussion with both interesting ideas and facts.
after-on.com/

YouTube showed me an ad now, warning me of fake feng shui which it explained is just rumors passed down through generations... Goes on to explain that true feng shui instead harness positive energy and has been used by people such as Donald Trump. For all tracking that Google does they really really don't know what ads work on me.

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