Kernel 5.8 is full of AMD goodness! System76 wants to reinvent the keyboard, 1Password releases a development preview for Linux, and hacking a $2,000 exercise bike with a Raspberry Pi.
06:12 Kernel 5.8
09:32 Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS
11:37 Snap issues
18:02 System76 Keyboard
22:42 1Password on Linux
25:17 Mac OS Electron
28:32 GIP dev report
32:37 MS funds Blender
35:12 Shameless self promotion
41:12 Harmonize Project
46:04 Bikie Pi
- Added support for RME FireFace 802, RME Fireface UFX, and MOTU UltraLite-mk3.
- That’s right, 3 new firewire interfaces added to the kernels ALSA stack.
- Does not compile with Desktop Video so RIP Blackmagic.
- No, I’m not making new patches.
- New AMD energy driver for Zen/Zen2 energy sensors
- AMD Renoir CPU temperature monitoring
- AMD Renoir ACP audio support
- Support for POWER10
- Support for Mediatek MT8173, used in some ARM based Chromebooks.
- Support for ODroid-C4.
- Intel Atom camera driver.
- And the ability to swap fn and ctrl keys on Apple keyboards.
- I would like more sensors on my X570 motherboard than just the k10 temps.
- Go and test the ISOs.
- Wimpy has already made how to test and file bug reports for 20.04 videos, so check them out!
- Good! If 20.04.1 is coming, it means KDE Neon might finally update from 18.04.
- Though, I suspect I will be doing a fresh install of that version on a PCIe Gen4 SSD when that happens.
- Before we get started I would like to point out most of these problems come from the user not understanding how Snaps work.
- In his defense, neither did I.
- Hahahahahah! People are actively blocking the snap domains in their hosts file.
- Kudos, Canonical! You’ve achieved in months what took online advertising years to achieve.
- Also, breaking people’s work environment is exactly one of the things containers are supposed to avoid.
- The auto-updates issue is still being discussed by the snap developers.
- The previous 2 versions of the app are stored locally and can be reverted to.
- You can set this using refresh.retain=X
- If you are using Snaps or Flatpaks you are testing in production.
- Please keep that in mind.
- Plug-ins of any app usually get borked with updates, or rolling releases, which Snaps are.
- And, no, the updates to Snaps are not worse than updates on Windows 10.
- For Snaps can be easily removed.
- System76 has a great track record for innovation.
- They will get feedback from the community and iterate on it.
- And could popularise an open firmware modular keyboard.
- I enjoy unique keyboards, especially clicky ones!
- I hope they nail a custom keyboard design that’s useful for those of us who got screwed over by biology.
- What are my options for wood paneling?
- This is for testing and validation purposes only and is not suitable for business critical environments.
- It’s been the most requested feature by far and responsible for the longest forum post in our history.
- Hear that, GOG?
- It’s done in Rust, not he who shall not be named
- We’ve talked about the electron wrapped Windows 95, now here is Mac OS 8 in electron goodness.
- The virtual machine is emulating a 1991 Macintosh Quadra 900 with a Motorola CPU.
- Hotplugging drawing tablets, I know someone who has complained about just that.
- All the Transform tools are now multilayer aware.
- Lots of Wayland bug fixes.
- The GIMP Flatpak can now use plug-ins!
- And the most popular, like G’MIC, have already been created.
- Please consider donating to the work of ZeMarmot, using Patreon or in the above link. I do :-)
- Like Ton Roosendaal, Chairman of the Blender Foundation states:
- “it’s another important signal that the industry migrates to open source and finds ways to contribute to it”
- Also, I think this helps prove to the world that Blender is not only one of the top apps used in the film/tv industry, but in science projects and AI modelling.
- And Microsoft wants Blender to continue to innovate and run well on Windows.
- Blender is absolutely deserving of the monies!
- And at this point, as far as Linux goes anyway, Microsoft is doing alright.
Slice of Pi
- Pi powered mood lighting.
- Much cheaper than the Razer Chroma lighting system that works with Philips Hue lights.
- And it’s open source and not just for games!
- That really is the greatest effe you of “smart” appliances, isn’t it?
- You spend thousands of dollars on a smart exercise bike and then the servers shut down and the “smart” functionality is just money down the drain.
- Thankfully, ptx2 found a way to connect a smart bike with dead servers to a different service.
- That’s actually really awesome!
- Ran out of things to defend AMD with?
- I’m also pretty sure I mentioned the biglittle x86 architectural changes last week as part of why I see the phone/computer paradigm working.
- Also, saying Intel has a competitive CPU in an age where Ryzen Mobile is trouncing them on performance, thermals, and energy efficiency… It reeks of desperation.