Ubuntu Touch gets support for WebRTC! Nala makes apt pretty fast, multitrack recording with OBS, and XFCE vs KDE.
08:37 Ubuntu Snap vulnerabilities
11:12 Ubuntu Touch OTA-22
06:07 Nala for apt
20:27 XFCE vs KDE
27:22 Multitrack audio with OBS
33:27 Sarcastic Pi
- It has been patched but update your Buntu systems.
- Allowed attackers to elevate the privileges of a basic account all the way to root access.
- The team did not explain if the exploit comes in the form of malware, or if it took a different approach.
- My Ubuntu system I test Snaps on has been patched.
- On my Ubuntu computer that I am using now as my broadcasting rig, I uninstalled Snaps backend long ago.
- And I am not using the Chromium snap.
Touch OTA 22
- The UBports Foundation has just released Ubuntu Touch Over The Air 22.
- This is the UBports open source Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for all supported Linux smartphones and tablets.
- This release has some important updates to pave the way for new features:
- They have added FM Radio support to allow for real analog radio listening on supported devices.
- The FM Radio app will be in the app store in the next few weeks.
- Ubuntu Touch now has WebGL support, which allows for faster 3D rendering.
- And one of the most important new features that I have been looking forward to:
- Now there is camera support in the Morph web browser to finally allow users to make video calls!
- Ubuntu Touch now works out of the box on the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T cell phones.
- My OnePlus 1 and OnePlus 5 are going to be happy with these updates.
- Existing users of Ubuntu Touch on Stable channel (which is selected by default in the UBports Installer) will receive the OTA-22 upgrade by using the Updates screen of System Settings.
- About 40 devices have official support for touch.
Nala for apt
- Nala is a great frontend to the apt package manager in Debian or Ubuntu.
- Nala’s goal is to make the apt commands like installing or upgrading easier to use, and nicer on the eyes.
- Nala does this by not showing redundant messages and formatting the packages better.
- And using color to show specifically what will happen with a package during install, removal, or an upgrade.
- But one of my favorite features is that it supports parallel downloads, unlike apt which only supports one download at a time.
- The Nala fetch command will choose the fastest 3 mirrors and write them to a file, for faster downloads.
- And includes some of the features that I love from Fedora’s dnf package manager, and Arch’s pacman.
- Like, at any time you can call nala history to print a summary of every transaction ever made.
- Nala is a front-end for libapt-pkg.
- Yeah, the only benefit I can see for my use is the Parallel Downloads.
- The nala history command could come in handy for the “alright, what changed” breakage moments.
- Deb and Arch packages available.
- I see that it’s running in Konsole on the gitlab page but I think it would work a wee better in xfce4 term.
XFCE vs KDE
- Someone is about to be wrong on the internet.
- XFCE and KDE are both great desktop environments.
- If you want a bit more eye candy with lots of customizability go with KDE Plasma, and if you want a more minimal and lighter weight approach go with XFCE.
- I am on XFCE right now, and have always loved the Rodentia desktop.
- Stability, even KDE fan humans know who wins this one.
- Memory and Resource Utilization: Team mouse.
- Desktop Customizability: I’m going to give this to KDE since there is more stuff to play with.
- Performance and Speed Optimization: XFCE, probably. However it’s 2022 and even low end hardware should be able to handle either.
- Desktop Navigation: I think both allow you to do whatever you want. Unlike Windows 11.
OBS recording hax
- Start with a demo.
- This can happen while recording podcasts or anything with more than one audio source.
- Recording on two tracks allows you to easily fix levels in post.
Slice of Pi
- LoL! This definitely makes typing a combination of UpErCaSe and lOwErCaSe letters easier! ;-)
- I would wear the button out, best I don’t have one.