NVIDIA drops 32-bit support, KDE travels back in time, Grsecurity gets slapped and Wayland hates zombies. All this plus your emails!
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Colour key – Venn Pedro
- The judge denied the SLAPP claim in the best possible way.
- “…the plaintiffs [GR Security] have not shown a probability of prevailing on their claims.”
- Breaking: Expressing an opinion alone does not amount to intentional commerce disruption.
- With luck they will now catch a clue and drop this nonsense and they should.
- Why? Because this has harmed their company far FAR worse than anything Bruce Perens could have done.
- In closing: Dear Grsecurity, quit acting like absolute tools #comeatmebro
- Fixes and more fixes.
- Adam Jackson says there will probably be another 1.19 release with the remainder of the patches from Master.
- If you were expecting new features, you will have to wait until the 1.20
- Fixed a non-argb cursor conversion /w xwayland and speaking of.
- That’s an odd way to fix zombie object issues.
- Instead of killing the zombie object, it changes it to a generic zombie and when the compositor sends the delete request it deletes the generic zombies.
- Since this wasn’t a fix, Derek sent another round of patches to create a zombie per object which respect the delete request from Wayland.
- army of bespoke zombies would make a proper band name,
- If you don’t want to use the default screenshot tool in your Wayland session, you don’t have much of a choice.
- “now master works with Ubuntu 17 Gnome Wayland (it should)”
- Well? Does it work or not?
- gnome and plasma desktop only
- If you were thinking Wayland still has a looong way to go well, claim your prize.
- Also, something something security argument.
- They will keep the security patches until 2019, at which point those will drop too.
- I like to play the FSMs advocate on things like this but I’m unable to come up with a reason to maintain 32-bit driver support.
- Tried the *.deb and it installed without issue.
- Oh look, electron nope.
- The *.deb uninstalled with issue,
- As someone who has been using Jack for the last three days I believe myself fully qualified to speak on behalf of the community.
- JACK1 is in bug-fix mode only.
- From now on the focus will be on JACK2.
- Development of new features will happen in the JACK2 codebase.
Decided lack of Linux BOB
- Because Linux does not ship preconfigured enmass like windows.
- Until that changes there will be no Year of the Linux Desktop, period.
- You could pretend it was other factors at play… but you’d be wrong.
Remember when KDE was good?
- If you think the Trinity Desktop is not retro enough, there you go!
- Damn kids, with their new fangled KDE2 nonsense.
Oh look, it’s useful now
- We mentioned Anbox a while back but the main issue still stands.
- The Play store is not installed by default and there is no easy way to do it.
- And Google could frown on that and nope it.
- You could use F-Droid or other third party stores, but that’s not where the meat of Android is.
- Do I need to explain why these projects never work, again?
- I’m sure Google’s lawyers will have something to say about that logo.
- This is a fantastic idea to let your loved ones know you care about the pointless things they share on social media.
- That is, until you get caught.
- And you gonna get caught, eventually.