something something open source - apprentice, spells, wizard && make love not war

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Cake day: Oct 31, 2022


Thanks for the post but this is a no go for me, will not recommend this to friends. From their FAQ :

Sunbird is not open source. Some of the messaging community believe that open source is more secure, it is our view that it is not. The more visibility there is into the infrastructure and code, the easier it is to penetrate it.

We are currently undergoing a third party audit (not Danny’s other company), that will validate our security, encryption and data policies.

If Bash is your default shell, you can install Fish to try its superb auto suggestions and the tab key, while leaving Bash as your default shell. These auto suggestions do not only work for your command line history but also for file names even when your first letters you type are in different order in the file name (For example, I know that I want to edit a file with the word work in it and start typing the word work and press tab key, but it turns out that the word does start instead with the word personal, Fish is still able to suggest the real file name to edit : personal_and_work_todo.txt). Fish has saved me a lot of typing time. And if you need Bash for a moment (Fish will complain about certain * usage), then temporarily exiting Fish or typing bash is an option.

After installing Fish, run the fish_config command to configure it via a local session in your web browser.

Disroot has custom domain option if you pay : If your account request gets approved you will have XMPP, Nextcloud and email account. Approval can take some time as Disroot is volunteer based. You can interact with them via the XMPP Community chat, which is also bridged to IRC and Matrix I believe.

The story continues with more comments : showing that it also continues on Twitter like Nitter here (is there a Nitter redirect like for Invidious?)

workarounds are not solutions. this is only good when there is no alternative but this is not the case.

The problem with Invidious here is that there are many instances and quality goes up and down. I have been emailing with friends a long time ago using one Invidious instance in the web links that I shared. A month later the instance was completely gone, which means that all the web links turned into 404 errors or time outs. My web browser suggestion works fine for most people and redirects to a random Invidious or Newpipe instance, or if you change settings to a preferred instance. Suggesting that all users on Lemmy will only post Invidious or PeerTube web links and not YouTube links can lead to web link rot.

Problem is that Invidious or PeerTube instances can go off-line. Suggestion to install this Firefox add-on :

Can’t find the list of supported browsers. Where did you read that ? Have not tried it but maybe it will not work with Librewolf flatpak, but in Arch Linux you can install the Librewolf binary with AUR. There are several other add-ons

Article mentions *The Radix Project* which lives here :

FacilMap - OpenStreetMap Wiki
Noticed this when at the Libredirect settings. Making it possible to look up places like cinemas and post offices. FacilMap ( is a privacy-friendly, open-source versatile online map that combines different services based on OpenStreetMap and makes it easy to find places, plan routes and create custom maps full of markers, lines and routes. Features include: Different map styles for roads, topography, cycling, hiking, public transportation, water navigation, ... Search for places and show their information (website, opening hours, ...) Calculate routes and adjust them by dragging. An elevation profile can be shown. Smartphone-friendly interface. Create and share custom maps with markers, lines and routes on them. Open GPX/KML/OSM/GeoJSON files and save them on a custom map. Define custom styles of markers, lines and routes and generate a legend automatically. Define custom form fields for the details of markers, lines and routes. API to embed custom maps into a website and to modify them programmatically. Extensive documentation.
fedilink I’m looking forward to test too, is the performance better compared to the Linux kernel?

I’ve only booted from USB flash drive, and I think it did not make much difference with booting Linux from USB. The amount of apps is very minimal. In that regard Haiku OS has much more choice.

(Your comment is visible on but on the instance I use. Commenting like this, hope that is fine)

Agreed. And the developer is a System76 Engineer and Pop!_OS Maintainer.

I’ve tried the new ISO image on real hardware, and that was fine, except that I have no supported NIC for network. I guess in the future when Redox OS has better USB support I can try again with a NIC adapter for USB.

Redox OS 0.8.0 - Redox - Your Next(Gen) OS
Overview We have a lot to show since the 0.7.0 release! This release, care has been taken to ensure real hardware is working, i686 support has been added, features like audio and preliminary multi-display support have been enabled, and the boot and install infrastructure has been simplified and made more robust. I highly recommend skimming through the changes listed below before jumping into the images, if you want more details.

Collabora Online is based on LibreOffice, and used by this Nextcloud app : Even though it is a development version with limitations, it gets a Very Positive review, and well deserved.

Interesting, had not heard of them yet.

Fully open source is maybe impossible, but and are options. For the framework it makes sense to order the 11th Gen laptop as there are problems with the 12th Gen one described in a blog post by a Linux kernel developer. But apart from this the Framework laptop looks really cool. Cory Doctorow is a big fan.

The “Fossies” Software Archive, newest
Daily Fresh Open Source Software. If you click on a link you get a lot of information, including the home page of the open source project. Similar like

Cool. It is also mentioned in the Void Linux documentation.

A boot loader to manage ZFS boot environments for Linux