has just received a pull request on Github by Robert Tari that will make indicators finally available to all Linux systems running vanilla Gtk. Up to now, the full functionality scope (rendering of custom widgets via GMenu) was only available in Ubuntu. This is an a hell of a milestone. Sending out my biggest gratitude to Robert, before I have even tested his PR. light+love from sunweaver

The last couple of days I have worked on porting unit tests over from PHP 4.8 to PHP 8.x/9.x API. 124 little packages. Big fun this is, you can bet!

The Display Server is now available in unstable. This has been quite a piece of work... Happy hacking with it. And no, Mir is not dead, but ita directive has changed. It is now a compositor.

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I've been using Riot.im for a few weeks, both the web and the mobile client, and...

...it's a pretty damn solid experience! Finally a well-designed, secure, free as in freedom IM that doesn't suck.

Could you all, you know, ditch Slack, IRC, WhatsApp, Telegram and Discord and move to Matrix? Onegai-shimasu 🙏

#matrix #riot

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Just replaced the display of my #Fairphone 2. It's now in its 5th year and it startet ignoring my touches on the left half of the screen. It's great to have the opportunity to order spare parts and replace them easily. @Fairphone
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Git can be difficult but you need it if you want to contribute to . This article breaks down some steps you’ll need to take to complete your first contribution to .

7 Steps to Get Started with Git


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Fedi - I could use some help.

Recently I have been playing a bit of a digital archeologist and exploring websites of late 90s/early 2000s.

I have grown up in Poland, and we had a few internet focused magazines, that would include copies of websites on a CD. I bet other countries had similar publications.

This is where I need help. What magazines from your country included offline versions of websites? English preferred, but I am happy to explore any language. Boosts greatly appreciated!

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Scratch an Itch: Make Apps for Linux 

The most FOSS projects start because someone, somewhere, sees a problem (the itch) and they start programming their way to a solution (the scratch). So if you ever had an idea for an application you personally need you may find others have a similar desire and you should scratch that itch and start to make a Linux app.


I continued working on (a groupware framework) in over the past two days. I am in the process of moving the theming to /etc/horde/, rather than /usr/share/horde/. This will make it much easier to adapt the default theme to some custom theme. One big showstopper, however, for Horde in Debian is porting the unit tests over to 8.x. We'll see...

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First day on Mastodon after reading a great post by @kev!

Any tips on who to follow are very welcome! 🙏

Did the first row of uploads to unstable in weeks today: freerdp2, nx-libs, tightvnc (sponsored), libvncserver. My dashboard on udd.debian.org/dmd looks like a shitload of work that needs to be done until the end of the year (Debian freeze).

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I was asked: What is it like to be in the @opensuse community?

Sometimes exciting, sometimes frustrating. Probably like any other community. 😃 What motivates me are my fellow geekos 🦎 and our values: be open, friendly, work transparently, respect others and their work. With these values we can create the best distribution in the universe.🤗😇

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If you're a developer and not an english native speaker, which language do you use for your development tools?

Please don't answer if you're a native english speaker, not to bias the results. Boosts appreciated :)

#translation #internationalization #i18n

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Hey fediverse!

I'm looking for some motivated computer programmers to learn and collaborate with.

I am the sole developer at my job, and the (mostly) sole developer for all of my side projects; and to be frank, I've been lonely.

My goals are to further study mathematics and computer programming fundamentals in order to become a true professional and not just some "guy who makes webapps". I want to contribute meaningfully to my field and the world.

Feel free to boost, dm, and share links.

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It's still very important though... Every time a government at any level decides to go #OpenSource, it's a huge, and very influential advert for a better way of working. And we're seeing it more and more.

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Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.