Verified Flatpaks are in the works! Davinci Resolve vs AMD GPUs on Linux, Installing Debian on the StarFive VisionFive 2, and rebuilding the Thunderbird interface from scratch.
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04:52 Verified Flatpak
08:45 Rebuilding Thunderbird
24:48 Davinci Resolve on AMD GPU Linux
35:36 StarFive VisionFive vs Debian
- Now, the verified apps can be seen on Flathub’s beta platform.
- 70 apps have been added to the verified list on the beta platform.
- Developers will have to link their account with ghub or lab in order to get verified.
- Problem is, Jim from Guitar Center can verify he created the FlatSnapImage of CuCmee if he was the one putting it on github.
- Verified Flatpak apps are coming soon, and Flatpak apps now have a verified badge icon, but only on the beta portal for now.
- This is a great idea, especially with the greater adoption of Flatpak apps.
- Flathub and Flatpak packages are the future of Linux apps, according to many people, and GNOME is continuing to invest heavily in it.
- And they have some big plans to improve it too.
- Verification is a way to actually properly distinguish official apps from community builds, and will be quite important for so many reasons, like for security, privacy…
- And is a way to process and verify apps from first-party teams.
- I have been hearing news of this since the end of last year, when the Flathub code was merged in the main branch on their GitHub page.
- And GNOME wants to give developers a way to collect donations and subscriptions too, which is also important to help make it more sustainable.
- Firefox, Converter, Bottles, AbiWord, OBS Studio and HexChat are just a few of the verified apps already available.
- The Thunderbird email client has a major announcement:
- Thunderbird is almost 20 years old, and they have decided to rebuild the Thunderbird user interface from scratch.
- And as the developers get closer to this year’s release of Thunderbird 115 “Supernova”, they were hearing a certain question more and more often:
- “Why does Thunderbird look so old, and why does it take so long to change?”
- Thunderbird is undergoing a massive rework from the ground up to get rid of the technical and interface debt accumulated over the past 10 years.
- Simply “adding stuff on top” of a crumbling architecture is not sustainable, and they can’t keep ignoring it.
- I just installed the February 13th 111 nightly and tested it out with my LinuxGameCast email.
- It booted very quickly, and I think the layout looks nice and modern.
- I really like the UI of the Calendar tab, and the tabbed layout in general.
- But, I see why Venn isn’t a fan of it, because when I set up my Gmail account, it did seem a bit cumbersome to navigate.
- But this is a work in progress, and I hope these things will be improved.
- Email desktop clients are not a growth market.
- That said, I love you Thunderbird project so I have to say…
- Please stop.
- The new UI in nightly caused me to revert to stable.
- Why change something that works?
- UI isn’t a fashion show. I’d much rather have a UI that looks older but is comfortable to use than something trendy.
- The way the folders are condensed makes Google accounts impossible to check without everything being expanded.
- Unified mailbox does not solve the issue.
- The type of people who need a dedicated desktop email client in 2023 need just that, a dedicated desktop email client.
- No calendar, no messaging, no insert poorly implemented feature here.
- People need proper Exchange support.
- Trying claws.
Resolve on AMD
- Installing AMD binary drivers on Linux has been a joke since ATI days.
- Not funny ha ha, but funny OMGWTFBBQ.
- That’s why I wanted to see what it was like in 2023.
- Difficulty multiplier: APU and Davinci Resolve.
- Before we get started, yes, someone has it working on Arch, well, they did.
- This is going to show you how to configure a workstation using Ubuntu LTS.
- You have to pick from 3 supported distros and that’s on AMD, not Resolve.
Slice of Pi
- 100% ready for production!
- The StarFive VisionFive 2 was a quad-core RISC-V SBC kickstarted last year.
- Debian “12” images are available.
- Getting the critter rot boot is an adventure that requires updating the SPL and U-boot bootloader.
- First boot took about 3 minutes.
- Nvme works but it’s 100BM slow.
- Audio works 3.5 not HDMI.
- Documentation is hard to track down since it’s scattered across message boards in eng and chinese.
- Old school developer board but only $70.
- StarFive VisionFive 2 should be viewed as a RISC-V development board at this stage.
- Since Linux RISC-V is still pretty new, especially from a video/graphics point of view, it should be expected