Hurr durr I’ma ninja sloth 6.1 is out! Kdenlive adds support for QT6, Openshot 3.0 learns how to High DPI, and good news for the RasPi supply.
01:49 Blink-o-tron keyboard
06:06 Ninja Sloth 6.1
10:22 Kdenlive 22.12
13:28 Openshot 3.0
19:44 Best RAM evar
25:00 RasPi supply
Linux Kernel 6.1
- So Linus Torvalds has an early holiday gift for us all, Linux Kernel 6.1 has been released with lots of treasures inside!
- A major change we have been talking about on LWDW for quite some time that has been in the works for the Linux kernel is the inclusion of the Rust programming language.
- In Linux Kernel 6.1 there is now mainline experimental support for Rust, at least the initial batch, so that Linux kernel devs can now start writing in Rusty code.
- Lots of new sound hardware support ships with Linux 6.1, including initial work for sound support on Apple Silicon, support for AMD Rembrandt with the Sound Open Firmware, and support for audio on the Mediatek MT8186 SoC expected to feature in new Chromebooks.
- Lots of game controllers get official support from the kernel XPad input driver:
- Including Xbox One Elite paddles on the original Elite and the Elite series 2.
- The Hori Fighting Commander ONE gamepad, including in Xbox mode.
- And one of my favorite controller manufacturers’ latest version, the 8BitDo Pro 2 wired controller.
- And several keyboards made by Wooting keyboards…including the Wooting One, Wooting Two, Two HE and 60HE.
- Hurr durr I’ma ninja sloth is finally ready for primetime.
- Couple of neat things.
- The kernel is now capable of decompressing and launching itself independent of the hardware architecture on EFI systems.
- 6.1 brings support for precision boost hardware control for AMD CPUs.
- Traditionally the last release of the year becomes an LTS.
Kdenlive 22.12 released
- This is something I utilise all the time in other video editing programs, Kdenlive now has the ability to copy and paste keyframes using the CTRL+C, CTRL+V shortcuts.
- Also, 2 new buttons have been added to the effects keyframe bar, copy keyframes and paste keyframes.
- After 530 commits Kdenlive is ready for production.
- The most notable of which is, the hamburger menu.
- You can now save some space and add an extra click to your workflow.
- The “What’s This?” text is a welcome addition for new users. It explains some of the moon glyphs in the UI.
- Kdenlive can now technically be built against Qt6.
- This does not mean the version built against Qt6 will work as expected.
- They fixed the colour picker for Wayland.
- Right out of the gate on of the big quality of life improvements is High DPI support.
- Most of the GUI assets have been swapped out for vector images.
- Another bonus is that Blender support has been bumped to 3.3.
- One thing OpenShot has supported for a long time is animation templates so this should sort any issues with previous versions.
- Work has been done to improve the overall stability of OpenShot.
- This, and accelerated timeline / effects are my two sticking points.
- The idea of my NLE crashing is a distant memory.
- Fixed some memory leaks so 12+ hours no longer crash the app.
- AV1 support.
- OpenShot 3.0 comes with many new export presets, including Animated Gif, MP3 (audio only), YouTube 2K, YouTube 4K, MKV, and more.
- Reduced memory footprint when rendering very long projects that are several hours in duration.
- The ability to export clips has been added.
- Comes in AppImage format so go play with it.
Slice of Pi
RasPi Supply chain update (RTheren)
- Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi Ltd, has a Holiday gift for everyone, and for me and Venn here at LWDW!
- Despite supply chain issues, they have been able to set aside a little over a hundred thousand units, split across Zero W, 3A+ and the 2GB and 4GB variants of Raspberry Pi 4, for single-unit sales.
- People are still looking for the 0W.
- Nobody wants a sub 8GB SBC in 2022.
- And Eben says to consider whether your project is a good fit for Raspberry Pi Pico or Pico W, as these are available more easily and remain in a strong stock position.
- They expect supply to recover to pre-pandemic levels in the second quarter of 2023, and to be unlimited in the second half of the year.
- Eben Upton states:
- “Although we are sitting on substantial order backlogs from commercial customers, we expect to gradually increase the fraction of our output which we dedicate to single-unit sales next year until we’re back in our pre-pandemic situation.”
- But as a result of the supply chain crisis Raspberry Pis will increase in price:
- The 2GB variant of Raspberry Pi 4, which returned to its original $45 price point.
- The Compute Module 4 increased by $5, from its original starting price of $25.
- The price of the Raspberry Pi Zero will increase from $5 to $10.
- And the Zero W from $10 to $15.
- This is good news but offering the same for more is a hard sell when the competition is offering more for less.