GNOME turns 20! OBS counts to 20, Solus finally Snaps, and the Pi Zero gets Sharp. All this plus your feedback!
Colour key – Venn Pedro Mathieu Jordan
- The only thing I really remember about GNOME was that RH made it default at some point.
- That, and the early versions let me know that I was in no way a foot guy.
- In all fairness I did use it when I scrambled my KDE session.
- GNOME 2 got a lot of stuff right.
- 20 years of largely ignoring use input and going out of their way to make questionable decisions and enforcing them regardless.
- Oh, look! Something that’s actually useful in GNOME3 and it’s a third party extension.
- What be this KDE Connect?
Discord begins testing video chat
- Discord is testing their WebRTC implementation with a few select users.
- Video chat, screen sharing and of course, audio.
- It’s rolling out slowly for two main reasons.
- They don’t want to nope all their bandwidth.
- Still a month out before they consider a full launch.
- It seems to be the logical progression.
Share your terminal
- It’s a fork of Tmux.
- Useful if you only want to share your terminal with a team.
- Connect to the tmate.io webzone and allows you to generate a sharable link.
- I would suggest rolling your own by checking out our guide for creating a virtual cam.
Solus finally Snaps
- You know how everyone is making flatpaks their default? Solus has been in the news for bringing Snap support.
- Why Snaps? Well, they already had flatpak support since January.
Gnome twitch is looking for testers
- This is an electron app, isn’t it?
- Webkitgtk, but close enough.
20 Broadcasting Studios
- I’ll be that guy, since Strider isn’t here.
- I like the new theme. Not so much on the colors but the fact that the font is actually sensibly sized now!
- I may wear spectacles but I don’t need bigass fonts cluttering my desktop experience.
- Being able to unlock the UI and have each element create a window is massive.
- New Dark theme of mighty fugly.
- Default button for filters so you don’t have to re add them after monkeying around.
- And the audio meter lights up like Xmas if you are clipping.
- That said, yall need to xcomposite window capture working reliably.
PhysFS tree point oh
- This week on remind me what PhysicsFS is in under a minute or less.
Slice of Pi
The RasPi gets Sharp
- You want to impress me?
- Make the tape deck work with old mini-cassettes.
- Someone else on G+ suggested the same.
- That’d be frickin’ awesome!
- It’d also be a way to make a bunch of hipsters spend a lot of money on old Mini-cassettes.
Okay Google, give me a splinter
- You lost me at the carpentry bits.
- This falls under “neat, but only practical if you have access to equipment”
- You could 3D print all the things and buy some of that 70’s ATARI faux wood covering.
- Needs poorly drawn eyes and mouth.
Building a new PC