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?
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I mean the only reason why #archlinux 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 #Debian handles technology and informatics.
I already use Debian as rolling distro, but if I would like to install a bleeding edge distro I would like to try #gentoo plus #flatpak to handle all desktop application I need and use the former only for having a system with a very minimum surface of attack.
Kudos to select #xfce as main DE for the offline option. It is still my favorite DE ever. However if I should do a constructive criticism I would say that I look forward for terminal installer like the one available on Debian or Ubuntu in order to avoid to run into the OS to perform the installation. That's it!
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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 #Raspian 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...
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Better UI, better settings, modern look! Started as a simple fork of #K-9mail now it is one of the best #floss #Email Client available for #android.
Warmly recommended if you are looking for a #freesoftware app for your mobile, I installed it from #f-droid.
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 #Manjaro!
What unpleasant experience with #Manjaro, to much bloated, the shared folders didn't work out of the box neither following the Majaro wiki nor the Arch Linux wiki. Hence I decided to move on #Arch Linux.
The experience with #Arch was quite short didn't have time to make a manual installation, it was a shame but I couldn't. So I tried with #clearlinux.
Clear Linux worked fine with #Gnome3 was but it was to heavy hence I tried to install Xfce4 but I was unable to find a bundle to make working the shared folders hence I moved over.
#Opensuse #Tumbleweed and #SolusOS were unconsidered because not really suitable for a virtual machine with few resources available, and then I returned to the origin and I installed #Debian.
With #Debian I opted for a minimal installation, preferring Slim over Lightdm, and deactivating the suggested packages, the result is a very responsive system way more faster than Devuan. Shared folders worked out-of-the-box, just adding the user to the right group.
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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...
#gimp #floss #foss #opensource
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 consequently #Linux. He doesn't failed at all, however he hasn't win either. But it has been the main source of pressure against what Linux has became today, and today Linux sucks.
The #fsf movement is a mosquito among the elephants, too small but still able to annoy! In the good or the bad, RMS has been an unwieldy character, despite its stubbornness and attitude, because he created the impulse that launched everything we talk about daily and because his stuck with his ideals while all the others stakeholder have been trying constantly to hide the most important thing the: freedom.
Freedom is a true value while open source just means a developing method. Please don't overlap you personal feeling against him with the actual facts.
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 aasearch aptitude search' aptitude search $argv; end function show --description 'alias show apt show' apt show $argv; end function psgrep --description 'alias psgrep ps ax | grep' ps ax | grep $argv; end function story --description 'alias story history | grep' history | grep $argv; end function nano --description 'alias nano nano -x -m -i -c -S' nano -x -m -i -c -S $argv; end function html2pdf --description 'alias updt sudo apt update' wkhtmltopdf $argv; end
Thanks in advance!
#linux #shell #fishshell #gnu #opensource #freesoftware #bash
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.
#opensource #gnu #debian #ubuntu #xfce4 #linuxdesktop
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
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 installed the package but it didn't work as well. Thus reading the documentation, I understood that you have to edit or modify a configuration file (https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/manual/en/guix.html#Using-the-Configuration-System), where it lies it still a mistery for me, but I admit that was my fault, I am not so smart. However after a while reading many times the documentation I gave up temporarily.
My second objective was to uninstall GDM3 for installing SLIM, I don't need GDM3 with Xfce4, thus I tried to figure out if a package is installed or not, so far I saw you can know almost everything about a package but not if this is installed. So far I saw, I said, so probably it was my fault again.
After that I decided to install an editor, to start I would install Geany, but not available, then I said that even Mousepad was fine, but unavailable. This made me suspicious... And I queried again through the terminal to see how many gui and user friendly editors were available on GuixSD and... and... and... panic!
As I might be expected from the official FSF Linux distro, it is practically wrapped around Emacs... That was too much for me, and hence I power off the VM and decided to take at least another week before to launch GuixSD again; but I am still confident eventually I will be able to use it.
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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!
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