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Marble - find your way and explore the world
Available for Android, Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
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News 490: New Year’s Plan9’ing: FreeBSD Foundation’s Software Development review of 2022, what can we learn from Vintage Computing, OpenBSD KDE Status Report 2022, a Decade of HardenedBSD, In Praise of Plan9, and more. Tutorials Automation and Hacking Your FreeBSD CLI: The more we automate, the more we can save time and boost our productivity to higher levels. In this article we plan on looking at how to build more human-readable outputs in FreeBSD by leveraging tools like libxo to drive better output for automation APIs. OpenZFS – Data Security vs. Integrity: Data security is about preventing data from being disclosed, ensuring that only the correct people can access it. Data integrity ensures the data is correct, that it has not become corrupt due to hardware failure or other issues. With ZFS, you can get both.
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1. Fish Shell 2. Nushell 3. Dune 4. Xonsh 5. Hilbish 6. Elvish 7. Oh 8. Solidity 9. Yash
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News Testing wanted: execute-only on amd64: On the tech@ mailing list, Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) has issued a request for testing of patch(es) for execute-only (xonly) binaries on amd64. What kind of jobs are available with FreeBSD/OpenBSD?: Networking student wanting to know whether FreeBSD/OpenBSD knowledge is a thing that could bring them job offers. NetBSD HAMMER2: Based on the FreeBSD version, with notes: - Initial target is read-only support, but write support is also planned once read-only support is accomplished. - Tags are merely for packaging, nothing directly to do with file system version. - -CURRENT aka upstream NetBSD is the only tier 1 support branch at the moment. BSD Now 489: Refreshing Perspective : FreeBSD vs. Linux – Networking, HDMI sound output through TV speakers on FreeBSD 13, Getting started with tmux, Samba Active Directory, OpenIKED 7.2 released, FreeBSD Plasma 5 GUI Install, DHCP server howto in German, and more. Tutorials FreeBSD vs. Linux – 5 Factors When Considering FreeBSD vs Linux – Package Management: The popularity of package managers permeates all Unix distributions. Yet there are subtle differences in the approach that Linux vs. FreeBSD take in handling packages. How does Linux compare to FreeBSD's way of managing packages? We have identified key points to consider in the software lifecycle management of both in the article.
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Looks nice. https://diff.blog/FAQ/

Auto follow - diff.blog automatically make you follow the blogs of developers and organizations you follow on GitHub.

Does it have RSS feed so it can be read in a feed reader ?


Real time chat with a Lounge. Looking good!


Indeed. diff.blog - discover and follow developer blogs would be a better title.



MX-21.3 “Wildflower” released! – MX Linux
Some highlights include: *The Xfce releases now feature Xfce 4.18. *fluxbox gets a new mx-rofi-manager tool to save and manage rofi configuration. Read more on the website.
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Interesting to see this good read from March 2017 now posted on Teddit (Reddit) about 9 hours ago : https://teddit.net/r/linux/comments/10bpvbh/what_it_feels_like_to_be_an_opensource_maintainer/ with useful comments. Nice one, Lemmy! Is Lemmy gaining traction ?



This year end episode of BSDNow features a trip report to EuroBSDcon by Mr. BSD.tv, as well as an interview with FreeBSD committer John Baldwin. Happy New Year, 2023!
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carbonOS 2022.3 Release!
What is carbonOS? carbonOS is an independent Linux distribution that focuses on UX and robust system design more than it does on compatibility with Linux tradition. It is an atomic distribution, which means that OS updates are always safe. The system’s layout ensures the integrity of system files. Unlike other atomic distros, carbonOS does not attempt to keep around traditional package management features: carbonOS is Flatpak-first for your apps and container-first for everything else. This will allow carbonOS to achieve unique features, like Verified/Secure Boot. carbonOS’s end goal is to be a distro that uses Linux’s unique capabilities to provide a secure, stable, and robust environment for users’ apps and work. I want it to be a general-purpose OS that the user doesn’t have to think about. Users should be able to game on it, work on it, program on it, and do whatever else they want without ever having to worry about the technical details of their operating system. Basically, I’d love to fulfill the “GnomeBook” dream: an OS as maintenance-free as Chrome OS, but as powerful as a real desktop OS and all without compromising the users’ ultimate freedom over their hardware.
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LineageOS 20 also introduces a new camera app called Aperture, which is based on Google’s CameraX library and provides a closer-to-stock camera experience on many devices. Aperture was developed by SebaUbuntu, LuK1337, and luca020400, and has been integrated into LineageOS and adapted to a wide range of supported devices. https://lineageos.org/Changelog-27/
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There were issues with Grub for EndeavourOS : https://endeavouros.com/news/full-transparency-on-the-grub-issue/

Why wasn’t this caught in testing?

We can’t answer this question absolutely but there are at least two factors to consider:

Not all grub users were impacted by this issue

Many Arch users don’t run grub

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Systemd-boot


ARM

EndeavourOS ARM also comes with new features

EndeavourOS Arm now supports Pinebook Pro.
New linux-eos-arm kernel with amdgpu introduced for more generic Arm device support including pinebook pro.
linux-eos-arm ships with amdgpu module prebuilt for supporting devices like Phytiuim D2000.
Raspberry Pi Imager/dd compatible images available for download. Improves accessibility of arm i.e. users from any OS can flash eos-arm to their arm SBC
Improved headless server script.
Odroid N2+: vulkan-panfrost and vulkan-mesa-layers installed to reduce artifacts on plasma x11 sessions and improve overall graphics performance and stability.

From now on the Pinebook Pro is officially supported by us.


it ships with these new features: x86_64: Added a choice of bootloaders as well as the ability to not install a bootloader (systemd-boot is default selected) Switched to dracut from mkinitcpio Added an entry for Windows when using grub or systemd-boot and Windows is installed You can now choose to create a new EFI partition instead of re-using the existing one when using “Replace partition” or “Install alongside“. Grub submenu feature is now enabled by default (only default entry is visible extra entries are inside a submenu) Default wallpaper/background is now set by settings packages instead of welcome KDE/Plasma: Replaced the discover icon with a Konsole icon. Cinnamon: Replaced adwaita icons with Qogir GNOME: uses Console and Gnome-text-editor instead of now legacy gedit and gnome-terminal, Wallpaper follows night and day theme same for Console (it is set to dark only by upstream default) Budgie: is set to Qogir Icons and arc GTK theme and uses Nemo instead of Nautilus (to have even theming possible, Nautilus is not able to get theming from Budgie) Lots of Calamares cleanup work Reorganized and cleaned up the netinstall packages
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Taken from a Wikipedia search for forge + software :

In FOSS development communities, a forge is a web-based collaborative software platform for both developing and sharing computer applications. The term forge refers to a common prefix or suffix adopted by various platforms created after the example of SourceForge. This usage of the word stems from the metalworking forge, used for shaping metal parts.

For software developers it is an online service to host the tools they need to communicate with their coworkers. The source code itself is stored in a revision control system and linked to a wide range of services such as a bug database, continuous integration, etc. When a FOSS development community forks, it duplicates the content of the forge and is then able to modify it without asking permission. A community may rely on services scattered on multiple forges: they are not necessarily hosted under the same domain. For instance it is not uncommon for discussions to be hosted on Discourse while the source code is hosted on Gitea.

For users, a forge is a repository of computer applications, a place where bugs can be reported, a channel to be informed of security issues, etc.

Software forges became popular in 2001,[1] and have proven successful as a software development environment for millions of software projects.



After a year and a half since the last beta, Haiku R1/beta4 has been released.
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NetBSD 10.0 BETA available
December 20, 2022 posted by Nia Alarie After nearly 3 whole years of development (work started on NetBSD 10 in late 2019), BETA snapshots have finally been published for interested users to test. More changes will be backported from the development branch over the next few months before we tag a final release, so the BETA images will keep getting updated.
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Xfce 4.18 released
After almost two years of work, we are happy to announce the release of Xfce 4.18 ! Since Xfce 4.16 a lot of major development happened. Our team added multiple nice new features, did a gazillion of bug fixes and did various minor improvements. Finally, all that is going to be released for your pleasure. This development cycle was influenced a lot by GSoC 2021 and GSoC 2022, which led to various new features, most of them for Thunar, the Xfce File Manager. Though as well multiple other Xfce components got a lot of love and many improvements were done under the hood.
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Linux 6.1 is out - the merge window from hell
https://9to5linux.com/linux-kernel-6-1-lts-released-with-initial-support-for-the-rust-programming-language
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