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Building a Digital Porftolio with Inkscape - Part One


Building a Digital Porftolio with Inkscape - Part One


First article focused on Inkscape, this will be a mini series split in three parts!

https://write.snopyta.org/gnuserland/building-a-digital-portfolio-with-inkscape-part-one

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A petition to free Cycas CAD


There was this # software that always captured my attention but I haven't tried though. And although the website seems still updated the last version available is from the far 2008.

From the screenshot it seems build natively for Linux with the X11 libraries, it would be nice asking to owners if they are willing to open code. They could be also crowdfund the code as did by Blender.

Do you believe it is worth making an attempt with an online petition?

http://www.cycas.de/

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Nothing move since..... 2006 : http://gts.sourceforge.net/ :(! But ought be interresting, yes:)!

It is very depressing how it is difficult reaching out the Linux community with the Federation/Fediverse... 😟



Playing around with EndeavourOS


Today I had been playing around with #, I was doing #, and even if I had some initial quirks I found the experience pleasant.

I mean the only reason why # hasn't a normal installer it is just arbitrary and it is a strategy to avoid to have too many people requesting assistance for nothing. It is a good strategy indeed, I did a full installation once, made a ton of disasters and never played with it anymore.

But this is a friendly way to install Arch... I am not sure I will install EndeavorOS on a real machine, I am not interested in Arch since I do not share the same vision, I prefer the way how # handles technology... show more



I have been following # from episode 70. I am not a supporter but it is one of the podcast I listen weekly. And I have noticed, as many other similar podcast, that for them the deb based distro end with *buntu. And even if they did, on episode 72, an interview with Chris Lamb of # their approach hasn't change very much, and without Rocco probably has got even worst.

Now dear friends let me tell you an obviously that without Debian probably Ubuntu would never exist and let me also say that once you try Debian you never come back to Ubuntu. But the way you treat Debian and related project like # clearly show that you haven't done well your homework and for that still continue to speak just of *buntus.

I suggest you to try Debian in depth to understand well the project wholly not only on the technological part. I mean the approximations and commonplaces I heard constantly about the Debian project are quite unjustifiable.

Let me finish pointing out that your main sponsor uses Debian for its infrastructure...

Thanks

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Not trying to diminish Debian at all, but I work for System76 and we use Ubuntu as the base for Pop!_OS. Ubuntu has packaged drivers for devices like NVIDIA cards that are not easy, especially for the average user, to install.
I love what the Debian project stands for, but it cannot always keep up with the demands of modern computers/users

@storyaddict

Well... Destiny want that I have a S76 Serwal ws 9 laptop where just recently I decided to use POP rather than Debian (which is still installed on the others computers). So I know well both... But it seems that you need to do the homework as well.

Installing the Nvidia drivers on Debian is likely trivial, even if does not exist a GUI tool. And you can decided to use the one available on stable, the one available on the backport repo (and not a PPA like S76 does) or you can decide to use Testing or Sid on your system in rolling mode and get always the latest software and drivers.

In terms of compatibility toward new hardware Debian is better than Ubuntu, considering the latter is a snapshot of Debian Sid with just the packages in the main repo actually fixed and tested while the packages on Universe can be buggy for the entire lifecycle of the distro. What absurdity...

As you can see around Debian there are so many inexact facts, mostly pushed by the Ubuntu marketers. I consider Ubuntu the worst distro to use as base, but once I had a discussio... show more



Librem Mail


The latest version of # (1.1.0) from # got a tremendous enhancement!

Better UI, better settings, modern look! Started as a simple fork of # now it is one of the best # # Client available for #.

Warmly recommended if you are looking for a # app for your mobile, I installed it from #.

# #

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Virtual Distro Hopping


Hi there,

I have been using #Devuan on #Virtualbox for while when I decided to change distro because Devuan is stuck in the transition of #Xfce4 to the newer version.

Hence I decided to to some (virtual) #distrohopping, to find a replacement, mainly #rollingdistro but I started with #Fedora.

With Fedora the installation was fine just a small issue to make the shared folders working. But afterward I decided to move on rolling system and I selected #... show more

Give a try to Sabayon, Calculate or Gentoo before settling with Debian. You may get surprised.

I am not even sure if Sabayon is still active as project, however I don't see the point to use Gentoo on a Virtual Machine with limited resources...

Would have liked to read about your experiences with Obarun. It is arch based and I used it only on bare metal. Install is pretty simple.



SVG support in GIMP


Dear @GIMP

I am not sure if this is the most appropriate space but I have a question.

#SVG support in #GIMP would be a really nice feature in terms of vector clipping mask and vector shapes on Canvas rather than with Gfig. I was wondering if hasn't been included for technical reason, or because considered useless, or something else...

Just curiosity...

Thanks

#gimp #floss #foss #opensource

Well, GIMP is a bitmap drawing program (raster), designed to handle arrays of pixels, while SVG is a vector format, a set of drawing primitives. Those are much different ways of drawing. If you want to edit SVG you really want to look at a vector drawing program like Inkscape instead.

Why vector layers would be useful in GIMP it is explained here.

Since the moment SVG is an open standard I just though that is natural implementing that on GIMP, however I am totally fine any other solution that can achieve the same result.



RMS did not fail!


Dear @JoeRessington of #LateNightLinux I heard your episode 73 and I can't allow some comments you did.

Let me also say to you that you speak about #Linux, #opensource and #freesoftware but you don't have even a federated/fediverse account, for the sake of what you profess it would be nice having you here for a real confrontation.

You stated that #RMS failed on all the fields he challenged, but this a lie as well as a misconception. Without RMS we would not have #GNU, the #GPL and con... show more

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do you mean confrontation or discussion?

Good question... Maybe both... Sometimes is hard finding the right words...



Alias in Fish Shell


Hi Fish Shell users,

I have a question, I am trying to create a config file where I stored all my recurrent actions however it doesn't work. I don't understand why, the only hypothesis I have is that you have to create each command separated which will be pretty annoying.

┬─[devuan@devuan:~]─[03:27:34 PM]
╰─>$ ls .config/fish/functions/
aliases.fish  fish_prompt.fish
┬─[devuan@devuan:~]─[03:28:00 PM]
╰─>$ cat .config/fish/functions/aliases.fish 
### Alias

function updt --description 'alias updt sudo apt update'
    sudo apt update $argv;
end


function safe --description 'alias safe sudo apt upgrade'
    sudo apt upgrade $argv;
end

function full --description 'alias full sudo apt full-upgrade'
    sudo apt full-upgrade $argv;
end

function instl --description 'alias instl sudo apt install'
    sudo apt install $argv;
end

function asearch --description 'alias asearch apt search'
     apt search $argv;
end

function aasearch --description 'alias aa
... show more

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No one is fishing? 😥



How do I get which application is open for screens rather than for desktop?


Hi folks,

I am trying to figure out how to get which applications are open on a specific screen on a multi-monitor configuration on #Linux.

For example utility like #wmctrl ignores the condition of the two monitors and considers the desktop area just as larger (1920*2)*1080px.

Thanks!

#opensource #gnu #debian #ubuntu #xfce4 #linuxdesktop

Just a wild guess, would pstree show you an entry of screen and the applications listed beneath it?

I have to test it out... but thanks anyway...



Laptop for 1000 Euro


Hi Guys,

I am looking for a decent laptop, to buy in Europe (Italy), that plays nicely with Linux, any brands; gpu: Intel or AMD. Thanks!

#linux #laptop #debian #ubuntu #gnu #opensource

Daniel reshared this.

Gah, too bad. But thanks for trying!

I know, it is a shame... :(



The hidden issues of Devuan


Hi there,

I am using Devuan Testing as daily driver on a Virtual Machine every day as main desktop for almost everything and I am a bit concerned about something that might become a real issue.

For its entire cycle and even when Debian Buster was released at every update I have been having this output:

The following packages have been kept back:
  elogind libelogind0 libpam-elogind


These three packages that are fundamentals for Devuan haven't received an updated for at least one year, this is not really the best practice to make an operative system safe. This three packages are a vulnerability and make Devuan a distro unsafe to use on any scenario.

I hope they are doing to make something to improve the security of Devuan keeping these three packages updated and safes.

#devuan #debian #linux #gnu #initfree #freesoftware #opensource



Trackers


Hi folks,

I am preparing a new article about tracking because another article I found the previous weak, however I don't find any official documentation about the search settings and use of #Tracker on #Gnome3.

I am speaking about this:
https://feborg.es/settings-new-search-panel/

Is anyone of you able to land me to any official documentation?

Thanks in advance!

#gnu #Linux #floss #foss #opensource #ubuntu #system76



Misadventure in GUIX #2


Last time I tried GuixSD, I was unable to install it on Virtual Box, but with the latest build I was able to install it as any other distro...

This is already a big success and then I tried to explore a bit how it works... The main goal for now is to install the "guest addition" in order to have better performance on the VM.

The first limit I found is the documentation, actually I always have been finding the Linux man pages uneasy to understand, somehow cryptic, with improbably examples. Anyway, First thing I tried to understand if there were collections that can help to get all the packages I needed for the build from source but I didn't find any. I found some packages that download with them a lot of others packages, so basically I had should be ready.

Then I inserted the virtual cd but there wasn't any virtual cd. I checked the setting of the DE, I installed XFCE4, and everything was already properly set up then I thought maybe was a matter of permits and groups. Actually I wasn't in cdrom group so I tried to add my user but there wasn't the package, then I... show more

Thank you very much for mentoring me, actually I was unable to find or create the configuration system file.

So until I don't understand how where it is or how to create it, I'll be likely unable to achieve anything.

Just another question but if gdm is not installed but just "linked" to my profile how can I remove it? Manually?

Thanks... 🍺

If you used the graphical installer, the system declaration file is probably /mnt/etc/config.scm.

I'm not sure to understand your question, however. "installed" really means "associated to your profile" so GDM cannot be "associated" but not "installed".



Devuan Testing with runit


For reason that I will not explain I use a lot Linux inside a virtual machine. I have been using for a long time the Raspberry PI Desktop because supposedly extremely light, but I got tired.

Hence I decided to install another Debian derivative and just because I am a huge fan of #systemd I installed #Devuan testing plus #runit as init system and let me say that, even if I also encrypted the virtual disk, the distro runs like a charm and it is somehow faster than Raspberry PI with systemd, the boot is faster and generally the DE is quite performing. I always thought that Xfce has been always superior than Lxde, so it was not a surprise that feelings I am having.

Also the use of Slim instead of Lightdm makes the distro faster after the login, as a matter of fact lightdm is another bottleneck. The sensation is the OS is more responsive even because runit, which just works as an init...

I'll keep you posted about Devuan and runit!

#linux #gnu #freesoftware #floss #foss #opensource #systemdfree



GNU Guix 1.0 System Distribution & Transactional Package Manager Released


GNU Guix 1.0.0 released — 2019 — Blog — GNU Guix


https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/blog/2019/gnu-guix-1.0.0-released/

This distro is so cool, I look forward to make it my main distro.
There are a tons of points that make this distro so thrilling but two are actually my favorites:
  • systemd free. GuixSD uses the Shepherd init system, formerly knwon as DMD (Daemon managing Daemons), it uses daemons to initialize and run services.
  • Nix package manager that allows different versions of a same applications, rolls back, sandboxes, applications per users.
It runs only Free Software so you need an hardware 100% compatible with FreeSoftware.

#linux #gnu #fsf #freesoftware #floss #foss #opensource #guix #nix #systemdfree