Spotify gets a new desktop client, Firefox done goofed, Fedora stays classy and HDCP on Linux isn’t the end of the world. All this plus your emails!
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- Limiting software availability in a server distro, unless the maintainers/packagers/developers jump through a bunch of new hoops for the sake of “modularity”, is a sure fire way to get some negative feedback.
- I’m pretty sure everyone who’s ever packaged software for a distro could have told you that from the get go.
- Also, how do you get off on creating another, completely different, packaging system for the sake of “modularity” in the face of the flatpack vs. Snaps war?
- 2017, the year of backtracking stupid decisions.
- Putty is perfectly serviceable and portable.
- While I agree /w Rene it’s nice knowing this is built in.
- Adding one more layer on top of DBus for the sake of security.
- Granted, this layer of security could entice developers to expose more stuff directly on the firmware level instead of needing their own proprietary software to access them.
Noscript is your friend
- This is what happens when autoplay video becomes the norm.
- Took’em long enough.
- That said, they still haven’t killed Flash.
- “on websites that display non-compliant ads”
- That’s important to note!
- It took’em a weekend to come up with a non-apology.
- We didn’t get paid for it so it’s all good, right?
- We’re sorry for the confusion and for letting down members of our community.
- So, you’re not sorry you pushed adware on your users without asking for permission, not giving anyone a choice to opt-in/out, or even not giving people a bit a of a heads up.
- Ladies and gentlemen, Mozilla! A soulless corporation like any other.
- Not malicious but holy hell they should have known better than to push anything, minus security updates.
- People don’t like knowing that they can do that.
- Do you have a GLX compositor running? You can pirate the pants out of everything HDCP, then.
- It’s actually so pointless to bitch about HDCP as DRM, I’m surprised anyone at Google even gave enough of a damn to implement this.
- And, if this means 4K Netflix/Prime for Linux, the net result is actually positive.
- Also, if this means laying the groundwork for Android apps on desktop Linux, bring it!
- HDCP is the TSA of DRM.
- It’s all security theatre.
- Problem is, it don’t work half the time on devices that support it.
- This is a maintenance release focused on stability.
- Proxy clips were given some attention and should provide a better seeking experience as well as reduced memory usage for images.
- Appimage is available.
- Now if they could only get MTL to take full advantage of my Ryzen 7.
- Good to see them support Linux.
- Snap only at the moment.
- CEF, same smell different chromium derivative.
Can’t stop the signal
- Someone looked at the radio bits of Rhythmbox/VLC and said: “That needs an application all of its own!”
- If your hobby is finding and listening to internet radio stations it might worth a look.
- It’s now available for snap testing.
- Protip: Ya might consider letting people know what’s in the RC.
- Electron wrapped NOPE.
- And, and (get this) it’s not available for Linux.
Slice of Pi
Ho Ho EXTERMINATE
- This is all well and good but we need motion tracking guns.