KDE puts Windows 11 to shame, rolling Ubuntu Rhinos, Gnome 42 is packed with new features, and a Raspberry Pi powered pinball machine.
06:16 Gnome 42 new features
11:11 RIP nice GTK buttons
15:04 KDE takes a swipe at Windows
19:44 Debian 11.3
23:49 Rolling Ubuntu release with Rhino
30:49 Mini Pi powered pinball
GNOME 42 (RTheren)
- Having built-in screen grabbers is tops.
- print screen =’s grab.
- It even does video.
- Screen sharing in GNOME 42 makes use of RDP rather than VNC.
- Lots of apps have been ported to GTK4.
- GNOME 42 has been released, with lots of new features, as well as many enhancements, smaller improvements and faster performance.
- GNOME 42 is the first version of GNOME to put libadwaita at its core, and this updated toolkit brings a fresh new look, better performance, and new widgets.
- And because of the libadwaita integration, something we have waited quite a while for is now here, there is a new global dark mode UI style preference that has arrived in GNOME 42.
- This can be used to request that apps use a dark UI style instead of light.
- And can be found in the new Appearance panel in the Settings app.
- But it not only switches the UI to dark, it switches the wallpaper also to a dark style.
- There are two new default apps: Text Editor and Console.
- The GNOME browser now enables hardware accelerated rendering on all websites.
- GNOME’s virtual machine app, Boxes, which I use a lot for virtualization, has a redesigned preferences view and has better support for modern UEFI operating systems.
- Thank you to our Advisor RTheren in chat for posting this in our Show suggestions.
RIP nice buttons
- Ever have a favourite button?
- “hint at not completely loving the new libadwaita theme I instantly get shut down”
- How dare you disagree with the Gnome hivemind.
- Yes, everything is flat now but compared to skeuomorphic?
- Blood for the flat design gods!
- Welcome to the brave new world of GTK4.
- Dude is really against using libadwaita on mobile.
- I personally love the new Adwaita theme, and that it is more minimal and modern.
- But I do feel for Martijn, and his love for the old school roundy buttons, that I still like to.
- He states: “Everything is flat now. Borders on widgets have been eradicated! Blood for the flat design gods!”
- And he has a great point about libadwaita being a huge decrease in accessibility.
- The buttons in the header bar look the same as titles now, thus making it harder to visually see.
- The upcoming release of KDE Plasma 5.25 in June will have a new touch screen swiping feature that is even nicer than the one in Windows 11.
- Users with touch screen devices will be able to enter their tasks and virtual desktops overview by simply swiping down from the top edge.
- But there is something cooler than just a standard swipe:
- Swiping down from the top edge is so beautiful and fluid because the tasks and virtual overviews follows the path of your finger and change size.
- Plasma Mobile is a beautiful OS, and they are bringing that sleakness and great touch control to the KDE desktop.
- Kwin for the win!
- When running the Plasma Wayland session in a VM, clicking on something now causes the click to actually go to the correct place, rather than being slightly offset.
- Installed in the studio, nothing exploded.
- Lots of security fixes:
- Clamav has a new upstream stable release which fixed a denial of service issue [CVE-2022-20698].
- Fixed some more intel-microcode mitigation security issues.
- And fixed several apache-log4j2 vulnerabilities and remote code execution and security issues.
- It’s pulling development packages.
- Then rhino-update shows up and pulls things that are not in the dev branch.
- Do not use aptitude first, or else it might overwrite your capability of running rhino-init and rhino-update.
- This project has no affiliation with Canonical Ltd. or Ubuntu and is not considered supported by Ubuntu.
- But Rolling Rhino is a nice way to make Ubuntu a rolling release, and thus update to newer application updates and critical libraries.
- Instead of having to wait for Ubuntu’s slower release cycle.
Slice of Pi
- You Need two things for a pinball machine.
- Long throw clicky buttons and a RasPi.
- And a 7” touch screen + a bit of software.
- Did I mention the Arduino?
- …and some LED matrix panels.
- The pinball application is in C++ and OpenGL.
- He usedraylib