GNOME turns 20! OBS counts to 20, Solus finally Snaps, and the Pi Zero gets Sharp. All this plus your feedback!

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GNOME turns 20!
https://opensource.com/article/17/8/gnome-20-anniversary
https://www.gnome.org/news/2017/08/twenty-years-strong/

  • 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.

 

Gnome connect
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/08/kde-connect-gnome-extension

  • 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
https://blog.discordapp.com/were-testing-video-chat-and-screen-share-with-5-of-players-today-c8ddb108ca31

  • 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.
    • Bugs.
  • Still a month out before they consider a full launch.
  • It seems to be the logical progression.

 

Share your terminal
https://www.ostechnix.com/tmate-share-terminal-instantly-anyone-anywhere/

  • 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
https://solus-project.com/2017/08/15/solus-3-released/

  • 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
https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/call-for-testing-gnome-twitch/1701

  • This is an electron app, isn’t it?
    • Webkitgtk, but close enough.

 

20 Broadcasting Studios
https://itsfoss.com/obs-studio-20/

  • 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
https://icculus.org/pipermail/physfs/2017-August/001232.html

  • This week on remind me what PhysicsFS is in under a minute or less.

Slice of Pi

The RasPi gets Sharp
http://pandaprecision.net/en/minimz/

  • 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
http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-DIY-Google-Assistant-With-Sleek-Wood-/

  • 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.

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