Ubuntu 20.04 prepares to launch! Jitsi learns how to Firefox, QR file transfer from the terminal, and CUDA powered avatars for Zoom and Skype.
04:18 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
09:13 Appimage Builder
12:13 Compton alternative
15:28 Jitsi Firefox updates
18:08 QR command line file transfer
26:48 Shameless self promotion
30:08 Turing Pi cluster
Joplin notes (Strider)
- Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which helps you write and organise your notes, and synchronise them between your devices.
- I downloaded the AppImage for desktop which works great, but it is also available for mobile and terminal.
- Joplin launches right into welcome notes with instructions on using it.
- And since the notes are in Markdown format there is great flexibility, especially for coders and developers.
- You can import and export from many other note taking apps, including Evernote.
- And a great feature of Joplin, is being able to launch notes in your favorite text editor, such as gedit, with the “Edit in external editor” command.
- Thanks to Strider of Lutris for this great recommendation.
- Breaking note sync away from the centralized Google, Microsoft, Apple, Evernote, etc., ecosystem is a lofty goal.
- Invoking XKCD 927 here, I’m not sure if creating yet another service which needs to rely on a third party service, or even the user to set up their own, is the way to do it but kudos.
- Keep pushing those snaps like that.
- It worked a treat for G+.
- Like we talked about two weeks ago with the beta release of Ubuntu 20.04, Gnome 3.36 is faster and more polished, and there is a new dark mode setting with three variants of the default Yaru theme: Light, Dark and Standard.
- And the themes are part of the settings application now, and you don’t have to install GNOME Tweaks to change theme.
- I really wish GNOME would follow suit with all the GNOME Tweaks configurations and just include them in the UI by default.
- Ubuntu 20.04 also includes the ‘GameMode’ performance tool from Feral Interactive.
- And no more 32-bit systems support for Ubuntu 20.04.
- So, sudo apt autoremove –purge snapd is a must going forward, hm?
- It is so wonderful to see my favorite application containerized format getting updates and the ability to launch apps even faster.
- In the market for a recipe based AppImage creation tool?
- V0.5.0 brings a 1.0 feature freeze.
- Using apt or DNF to create a static package directly from the repos is all well and good.
- What about the ability to resolve dependencies from a bit of software not in the repos?
- I’m thinking old versions of software or old games which will need specific libraries, is there something that does this?
- Dual kawase blur method and rounded corners!
- New code for rounded corners on the glx backend using GLSL frangment shader.
- This is forked from the original Compton because it seems to have become unmaintained.
- Dude plans on refactoring the compton so it has that going for it.
- That third reddit post.
- Unmaintained because abandoned or unmaintained because working?
- Still the first thing I install after X.
- Awesome! I was so happy to see this tweet.
- Let’s prove that Firefox can WebRTC as good as Chrome.
- As long as it has the annoy-o-box which shall not be disabled, it won’t.
- Now with RTC goodness.
- What an ingenious way to use the terminal to send files over wifi to mobile, with an embedded QR code.
- You can weefee a whole folder from a QR code… That’s pretty neat!
- Now Zoom has another problem, Avatar bombing! ;-D
- It uses V4L2 to trick the software into believing you’re running a webcam, so you could use this for literally everything.
- To run Avatarify smoothly you need a CUDA-enabled (NVIDIA) video card.
- A 1080Ti can manage around 33 fps.
Slice of Pi
- Have your very own mini Beowulf cluster running 7 Raspberry Pi Compute Modules, cost only $189 and will fit in a standard mini ITX case!
- The Turing Pi Cluster Board is almost ready for production.
- Seven Raspberry Pi systems to be combined into a desktop Kubernetes cluster that’s smaller than a sheet of A4 paper.
- I’m sure it could have some other use than running a kubernetes cluster.
- The interesting bit is the MiniITX form factor.
- Slap the latest WindowMaker 0.95.9 on there for a mini NeXTcube experience ;-D
- You read that right, active cooling.
- Stumpy little cube could be interesting, depending on the price and whether or not it supports vesa mounts.