Raspberry Pi OS gets a slice of Bullseye! System76 opens up about contributions, PinePhone Pro gets a keyboard, and setting up OBS on Linux.
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07:06 System76 contributions and collaborations
10:01 Pine 64 November updates
15:31 Kernel 5.16 performance improvements
20:46 Open-source UX/UI web based collaboration
26:56 Setting up OBS on Linux
37:36 Bullseye for Raspberry Pi
System 76 retort
- After that whiney GNOME post, System76 responds with details to what exactly they have contributed back upstream.
- Because GNOME needed a proverbial slap across the face after that.
- System76 does amazing work for the Linux community, from their contributions to GTK, to Rust, to Nvidia, to open firmware, to Coreboot all the way to the Linux Kernel itself.
- And, one of the most important contributions System76 has made, is that they have grown the Linux community!
- Developer devices are going out soon, the pre-orders have been terminated because as it turns out people like what Pine is selling.
- A feature many people have requested for the PineTime, with the just released InfiniTime 1.7.0, now you can set the date and time without having to use the companion app!
- And there is step-count syncing from the PineTime to the Amazefish app on Linux.
- The PinePhone (Pro) keyboard is neat.
- That will give you a portable little Linux machine on the cheap.
- Step data is now being tracked on the Pine Time so Pedro can work on minimizing his steps per day.
- A reminder that SOQuartz is a thing and comes in 8GB variants.
- Linux Kernel 5.16 release candidate 1 is out, with a very important memory management update, as well as more hardware support.
- 5.16 will introduce “Memory Folios”, which is a memory management system that
- “aims “to allow filesystems and the page cache to manage memory in larger chunks than PAGE_SIZE”.
- And has been shown to improve workloads, such as building the kernel, of up to a 10% performance increase.
- Looking forward to even more hardware support in the upcoming final release, including:
- Mainline support for the Raspberry Pi 4 Compute Module.
- More Apple M1 support.
- RISC-V hypervisor support for KVM.
- And this is so cool, there are m68k updates, which means more support for Linux on my vintage computer hardware:
- My Atari computers, Amiga and some of my Macs :-D
- Improving memory management will create some nice waves of performance improvement down the line.
- This has some of the moon code Tak worked up for the MOTU MK3 series.
- I’m sticking with 5.10 until all the audio gremlins are worked out.
- SVG by default, is someone taking a crack at inkscape with a better modern UI?
- A UX/UI web based collaboration tool that is not only open source, and uses SVG, but is platform independent.
- It is a great tool for visual designers and developers.
OBS first time setup
- If you’ve ever wanted to OBS on Linux this might be of use.
- It should get you started with setting up an interface, microphone, and webcam.
- Basic game capture.
- Basic overlays.
Slice of Pi
RasPi OS on Debian 11
- A new version of the Raspberry Pi OS is here with lots of major changes, and it is now based on Debian 11 “Bullseye”.
- The desktop and applications have switched to the GTK+3 user interface toolkit, which will create a cleaner look and feel.
- Another major change is that the RPi OS has a new compositing window manager, mutter, which replaces the openbox window manager from previous releases.
- And more window effects, such as animations and shading, are now possible, as well as being Wayland compatible for the future.
- But because mutter uses more system resources, if you don’t have a Pi with at least 2GB or more of RAM, the older openbox window manager will still be used.
- There is a new notification manager in the taskbar like other Linux OSs.
- And a new updater plugin that utilizes the new notification system, which provides a graphical way to install updates without needing to use a terminal window.
- Thar be dragons.
- The switch to libcamera, while a good thing has caused a few projects to reworks things.
- Lots of updates for the desktop.
- I know it can do light desktop things but I still view the Pi as a headless device.
- GTK3 and mutter, because the Pi is well known for its massive powerhouse of a CPU/GPU combo.