Asahi developer would like you to stop using X11, System76 Scheduler hits 2.0, firewire audio on Linux, and a Pi powered stomp-box.
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05:21 Stop using X11
16:38 System76 scheduler and Cosmic updates
22:18 Firewire audio on Linux
27:02 Pi powered stomp-box
Stop using X
- This makes sense for the M series.
- They originally shipped X because it was faster with software rendering.
- Now with somewhat working GPU drivers Wayland is the way to go.
- Unless you need accessibility tools like Orca.
- Those still have some showstopping bugs.
- That said, are people really insistent on using X with an M-series MAC?
- MACs aside, why do we think the Wayland transition is taking so long?
- We can blame Mir and NVIDIA but it has to be more than that, right?
- Mir was being pushed from 2013 to about 2017.
- That gives us 5 years to present of pure Wayland development time
- We have seen a lot of progress since then.
- Gamescope, wine on Wayland, actual Nvidia support as of 2021
- Pipewire also plays a significant contribution to Wayland adoption as well as the Linux av stack moves forward
- I think one cause of the slowdown on Wayland adoption might be because we have sexier fish in the Linux graphics pond.
- Wine, dxvk and their ilk are absorbing a lot of the brain power that would normally be dedicated to something like this.
- Even XFCE is getting in on the game.
- And that’s a big one for me in terms of Wayland adoption.
- I’m not a fan of relearning my desktop every decade.
- It looks very Macintoshy.
- i76 in more than a couple of ways.
- Having control over the hardware / software stack.
- I’ve always wanted to see what would happen if someone tried that with Linux and looks like we get to.
- Gotta bring back that wood grain aesthetic some how
- Panels! They’re like docks and taskbars
- The iced library is being integrated with accesskit to handle accessibility stuff
- Speaking of orca, it does work in cosmic
- Orca is now running with Cosmic but only in the sense that it launches.
- Thanks Wayland.
- I like the idea of a system scheduler.
- Something that gives the focused window more to work with.
- You can open GIMP in classic mode and mess with it.
- The real question we want answered is are you using Linus Tech tips as a major QA user story? Is it Linus proof?
FireWire on Linux
- Are you looking for a retro way to connect your vintage audio interfaces?
- Unlike camcorders or HDDs firewire audio interfaces are worth using in 2023.
- With kernel support until (at least) 2029.
- Audio quality hit a plateau around 2003-5.
- Basically, we figured out how to do ADC / DAC.
Slice of Pi
- Ever want to build a homebrew stomp box?
- Granted, you can only stop on this one once.
- That’s why there is a handy Android app to control it.
- Using wi-fi direct of all things, neat.
- PiPedal uses LV2 audio plugins only, huh.
- No midi instruments or anything with control voltage
- They need to have no Gui dependencies too. Which is most, but not all of them
- It does come with a few plugins from the ToobAmp plugin collection.
- Installation comes in the form of a *.deb.
- This does require a Pi4 and in this brave new world that doesn’t mean it’s going to be cheaper than buying a traditional stomp box.
- If your interface has midi ports you can rig I up to actual pedals