AV Linux has a new release! System 76 goes full-lemur, WindowMaker gets an update, and open-source virtual backgrounds for webcams.
04:43 Lemur 76
07:03 GNOME community challenge
08:48 AV Linux
12:33 Window Maker 0.95.9
15:33 Git turns 15
18:13 RT quick scan
21:48 Fast FAT
23:58 Open-source backgrounds
27:58 Shameless self promotion
29:38 BBQ Pi
23:13 Pi ventilators
- Up to 14 hours of battery life per charge
- 10th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7
- Up to 40GB Dual Channel DDR4
- System76 Open Firmware with Coreboot
- Up to 4TB NVMe drives
- Open FW is all very good, but how about them Ryzens?
- At only 2.2 lbs, it packs a punch!
- And you can connect two monitors to it, via HDMI and USB-C.
- I have been looking forward to talking about this wonderful event!
- “The GNOME Foundation, in partnership with Endless, is proud to announce the inaugural Community Education Challenge, an exciting new opportunity to engage beginning coders with the free and open-source software (FOSS) community.”
- They are looking for individuals or teams to submit creative, fun and engaging ideas to encourage new coders and developers to contribute to the FOSS community and stay engaged.
- It is a 3-part challenge offering $65,000 in cash prizes and other rewards to the winners of each phase:
- Phase One: Written proposal with entry description and team background
- Phase Two: Proof of Concept
- Phase Three: Sample Project
- Phase One is now open for submissions till July 1, 2020 and can be submitted online from the link in our show notes.
- At SCaLE 18x I talked to Melissa Wu, the Program Coordinator at the Gnome Foundation, who told me all about the challenge and stayed in contact with me. I let her know I would tell the community all about it on LWDW.
- This is a good distro that has most of the right bits flipped for RT audio production.
- The new hotness is based on Debian Buster with a 5.4 RT & low latency kernel.
- Nuked KDE.
- The ‘K’itchen sink was making the iso a chonky boy.
- Updated noise repellent.
- Several years ago, when I first tried this distro, I had played around with the Cinelerra-GG Video Editor and noticed how stable it was in AV Linux.
- The AV Linux user manual is one of the best and most detailed that I have ever seen for any distro.
- NVMe support for even lower access latency.
- Yeh, it has been more than 3 years since the last stable release, but now WindowMaker 0.95.9 is here, with lots of bug fixes, improvements and visual cleanup!
- There are lots of updates to the WPrefs configuration window, including a new advanced option to ignore decoration changes from clients in the advanced tab.
- I have had issues with apps like Steam crashing, because there is a bug in wmaker with apps that do not use window decorations by default.
- Also system fonts are properly read in the font configuration panel now, and are not visually garbled.
- And there is a fix to missing appicons after restarting Window Maker.
- WindowMaker is one of my favorite X window managers and I have been using it since the late 90’s, because I love living the NeXTSTEP and OpenStep lifestyle.
- SwitchPanel is now more configurable.
- New user configuration directory environment variable.
- libXmu is now an optional dependency.
- Ctrl+F Microsoft yields no results.
- There goes my interest!
- The Git distributed version-control system and collaboration changed the way developers, and the world build software.
- Linus not only created Linux, but built an open source framework for maintaining it.
- Do you have pips & pops in your audio like Pedro did on Monday?
- This handy little script will point you in the right direction.
- It’s even good for checking if you forgot something obvious.
- Like allowing access to HPET.
- I got less “Not goods” than I expected:
- This worked great for me, especially since I am using a newly installed distro that still needed some tweeks.
- And like Venn said, forgetting something obvious, like setting CPU Governors to ‘performance’ on my Ubuntu Mate install.
- Bad article title is bad!
- Increasing the speed of the legacy FAT16/FAT32 file system reads and writes is most welcome, especially for using digital cameras and for accessing EFI partitions from our computers.
- This is only for FAT?
- Using Tensorflow, numpy to make an image mask.
- Pyfakewebman and v4l2loopback to make the virtual device.
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