Epic Games enables EAC on Linux! Ubuntu 14.04 gets a life extension, OBS adds YouTube integration, and wicked-fast search for the Linux desktop.
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07:26 EAC comes to Linux
15:26 Ubuntu 14.04 life support
18:56 GPU Viewer
27:16 Fast desktop search
31:46 OBS gets YouTube integration
40:26 VGA for Arduboy
45:41 Copy & paste keyboard
- Gotta talk about this here too, since if you were to search the interwebs for Linux News since thursday last week EAC is all you’d see.
- Epic Games understands $$ and the power of the GabeNGear to go big.
- RL still works on Linux via steam / proton.
- We quit playing it out of principle.
- It requires developers to click a checkbox.
- Someone will have to go first and even then the only incentive to do so will be potential SteamDeck sales.
- Seriously, instead of annoying developers about adding EAC, buy a SteamDeck and start playing games.
- This is a numbers game.
- B4B needs to get on that.
- As I’ve said, Sweeny cares about ca$h.
- I want to see the size of the cheque Valve cut for this
- I’m looking forward to the revised “I would totes run Linux if ______” tweets.
- Now, when does Epic offer their launcher for the GabeGear?
- You know they want some of that cheddar.
- Wow, Canonical extended support of Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 to 10 years, from 5 years, like they did with the 18.04 and 20.04 LTSs.
- And they were brought back from the dead, literally!
- Ubuntu 14.04 had hit end of life back in 2019 and Ubuntu 16.04 ended earlier this year.
- It turns out that lots of businesses are still using these older stale, yet stable, versions of Ubuntu LTSs on their servers.
- So Ubuntu 14.04 is being supported until April 2024, and Ubuntu 16.04 is now supported until April 2026.
- This revived support from Canonical is delivered through Extended Support Maintenance (ESM), not as regular repo updates.
- ESM requires an active subscription to Ubuntu Advantage, but desktop home users can get a free account for up to three devices.
- What company was the cause of this, I wonder.
- 14.04 of all releases…
- What is the use case there?
- See above.
- Sweet, I love viewing all my GPU info in a nice gui, instead of having to look at them all individually in the command line.
- And this release has fixed some bugs and cleaned up the code.
- I like GPUviewer for 2 big reasons
- It’s tiny
- And it also gives you the VDPAU/VAAPI info.
- So you can tell right away if hardware decoding is not enabled out of the box in your distro of choice.
- A third iteration of the popular Bashtop Linux terminal resource monitor is in the works, called btop++, but this one is written in C++.
- btop++ for Linux version 1.0.0.
- This revision is going to take some time to complete because all the system information has to be written from scratch.
- The 2nd iteration, bpytop is written in Python and works quite well.
- bpytop added mouse support, graphs for memory consumption and is a lot faster and uses less CPU than Bashtop.
- In the works: The 1.3.0 version should have support for GPU monitoring.
- It’s a bit flashy but handy if you need all the info at a glance.
- This release added a file extension column.
- And FSearch now has multithreaded sorting, for faster sort speed.
- First stable release.
- Needs *.debs but it’s easy to build.
- Even supports make uninstall.
- Have to add anything outside of ~/ for indexing.
- It’s fast and standalone.
- YouTube integration.
- chat dock for public and unlisted broadcasts.
- Bandwidth testing.
- 18-scene multiview.
- Some Linux fixes and additions:
- Re-enabled drag & drop for scenes & sources on Linux.
- Added Ctrl+R on Linux to reload browser panels.
- More bug fixes for Wayland.
- Proper Youtube Integration is very nice!
- Especially since they forced the new studio on people which is beyond godawful.
- There’s a few wayland fixes on this one!
- This too is very welcome!
VGA Output For Arduboy
- That is awesome especially for people with bad vision.
- That small screen on the Gameboy is the reason why I never play games on it.
- Hacking devices for playing games is always a great way to get kids programming and learning, as well as adults alike :-)
- The keys are programmable so if you don’t want the “code for me” buttons you can set up your own.