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  • GNU/Linux

    • The case of the collapsing calendar

      Recently I quit my job to become ‘retired’. This leads to a lot of changes, some more predictable than others. The lock down period and working from home during the last two years already brought some changes, like not having to commute every day and being able to have lunch with my wife.

    • Kernel Space

      • Foundries.io looks to $1bn IPO – eeNews Europe

        The Cambridge-based company provides an embedded Linux distribution with a security and update framework for devices that connect to the Internet of Things. For example its Foundries Factory software is used in an electric scooter in Germany to run both the IVI in-vehicle infotainment system and the motor controller.

      • Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC)Linux Plumbers Conference: Microconferences at Linux Plumbers Conference: Open Printing

        Linux Plumbers Conference 2022 is pleased to host the Open Printing Microconference

        OpenPrinting has been improving the way we print in Linux. Over the years we have changed many conventional ways of printing and scanning. Over the last few years we have been emphasizing on the fact that driverless print and scan has made life easier however this does not make us stop improving. Every day we are trying to design new ways of printing to make your printing and scanning experience better than that of today.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • Linux CapableHow to Install AngularJS on AlmaLinux 9 – LinuxCapable

        Angular is a popular, open-source web application framework for building mobile and desktop apps. It was developed in 2009 by Google to help developers design complex applications from scratch without having expert knowledge of coding languages like C# or Java. It can take up valuable time when you want something simple with little functionality at first but grow as your project develops over the years.

        In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Angular on AlmaLinux 9 using the command line terminal using the NodeSource repositories as the source for NodeJS and NPM.

      • ID RootHow To Install Nextcloud on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS – idroot

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Nextcloud on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, NextCloud is a free open-source self-hosted cloud storage solution. It is very similar to other cloud storage solutions like Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, etc. NextCloud also returns the control and security of your sensitive data back to you, thus eliminating the use of a third-party cloud hosting service.

        This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Nextcloud on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

      • TechtownHow to install Slim PDF Reader on Ubuntu / Linux Mint? – Techtown

        Slim PDF is a PDF reader application that stands out for being quite lightweight, making it ideal for computers that are a bit tight on hardware.

        It has a free version that you can use for your daily use, but without as many capabilities as you will have if you decide to pay for it.

        With an active development, Slim PDF Reader has incorporated a series of renewed features that increase its potential.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Git on Rocky Linux 8 – LinuxCapable

        GIT is a free and open-source version control system that can efficiently manage small projects or huge ones. It enables multiple developers to work together on nonlinear development, as it tracks changes in source code for each branch of our project’s history. Hence, we never lose anything by going back through old stages if something goes wrong!

        In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install the latest or upgrade GIT on Rocky Linux 8 using the command line terminal and basic commands and tips.

      • Trend OceansHow to Install and Use dig and nslookup Commands in Linux

        The dig and nslookup are network administration command-line tools. They are both helpful for network troubleshooting and gathering information related to Domain Name Server (DNS).

        The “Domain Information Groper” (dig) command is an essential tool for gathering information or interrogating the DNS name servers to troubleshoot DNS issues.

        The “Name Server Lookup” (nslookup) command is a network administration command-line tool for querying and obtaining crucial mapping information between a domain name and an IP address.

      • Make Use OfHow to Install Fall Guys on Linux With Multiplayer Support

        Fall Guys is an online multiplayer game featuring an obstacle course-style battle royale concept. The lack of support for Easy Anti-Cheat has always been a huge roadblock for successful multiplayer gaming on Linux. But with Easy Anti-Cheat now compatible with Linux, gamers can now play their favorite multiplayer games online, including Fall Guys, with other players on the internet.

      • Linux Made SimpleHow to install Google Web Designer on a Chromebook

        Today we are looking at how to install Google Web Designer on a Chromebook. Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

      • Make Kali Linux look less suspicious by making the desktop look more like a windows machine
      • Spawn a retro style terminal emulator.
    • Desktop Environments/WMs

      • K Desktop Environment/KDE SC/Qt

        • Nate GrahamThis week in KDE: a mad bugfixing spree – Adventures in Linux and KDE

          Plasma 5.25’s first bugfix release came out a few days ago, and the next one is due early next week. Hopefully most of the bugs you folks found will have been fixed! And among those are few 15-minute bugs too.

          Occasionally people ask, “Jeez, it feels like you guys are fixing bugs all the time… shouldn’t they all be fixed by now? Why is your software so buggy?” Thing is, that’s the nature of software. There are always more bugs to fix, no matter how long you work at it. And the more people who use it, the more bugs they’ll find. This is universal, for every piece of software. The best metric is not really “number of bugs fixed,” but rather “egregiousness of bugs fixed.” You want to see that the bugs we fix get weirder and more esoteric over time, which indicates that the basics are becoming more reliable. We’re not all the way there yet, but I believe we are making progress!

      • GNOME Desktop/GTK

        • Builder GTK 4 Porting, Part VII – Happenings in GNOME

          It’s been another couple weeks of porting, along with various distractions.

          The big work this time around has been deep surgery to Builder’s “Foundry”. This is the sub-system that is responsible for build-systems, pipelines, external-devices, SDKs, toolchains, deployments-strategies and more. The sub-system was starting to show it’s age as it was one of the first bits of Builder to organically emerge.

          One of the things that become so difficult over the years is dealing with all the container layers we have to poke holes through. Running a command is never just running a command. We have to setup PTYs (and make sure the TTY setup ioctl()s happen in the right place), pass environment variables (but to only the right descendant process), and generally a lot more headaches.

          What kicked off this work was my desire to remove a bunch of poorly abstracted bits and we’re almost there. What has helped considerably is creating a couple new objects to help manage the process.

          The first is an IdeRunContext. It is sort of like a GSubprocessLauncher but allows you to create layers. At the end you can convert those layers into a subprocess launcher but only after each layer is allowed to rewrite the state as you pop back to the root. In practice this has been working quite well. I finally have control without crazy amounts of argument rewriting and guesswork.

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

    • Reviews

      • 9to5LinuxFirst Look at EndeavourOS ARM on the Raspberry Pi 4

        The EndeavourOS team started working on their ARM port for the distribution about two years ago. Until now, installing EndeavourOS on ARM devices required you to write the latest EndeavourOS ISO image on a microSD card, download the EndeavourOS ARM installation script, and then run the text-based installer that had several stages.

        The previous ARM installer script, which is still available for unsupported devices, was for advanced users, but now anyone can try EndeavourOS on a supported ARM device (Odroid N2/N2+ and Raspberry Pi at the moment of writing this article) thanks to the new ARM installer.

    • New Releases

      • 9to5LinuxEndeavourOS Artemis Launches with ARM Installer, Linux 5.18, and Latest Calamares

        EndeavourOS Artemis is here about two and a half months after EndeavourOS Apollo to bring you an up-to-date installation medium that contains all the latest and greatest GNU/Linux technologies, starting with the Linux 5.18 kernel series and Mesa 22.1 graphics stack, and continuing with the latest Calamares (3.2.60) graphical installer.

      • Artemis is launched

        We are proud to present you the Artemis release, named after the upcoming NASA mission to the moon and I do refer to that mission for a reason but more on that later.

        Artemis is our regular ISO refresh release, so users who already are running EndeavourOS don’t have to install this release, you already are up-to-date.

        Besides the regular updates and improvements on the ISO and the installation process is this release the first ISO that brings EndeavourOS ARM closer to the main release.

    • Fedora Family / IBM

      • XPath for libvirt external snapshop path | Adam Young’s Web Log

        The following xmllint XPath query will pull out the name of the backing file for a VM named fedora-server-36 and an external snapshot named fedora-36-post-install,

      • Red Hat OfficialExpanding U.S. healthcare travel benefits for access several healthcare services

        Red Hatters should be able to access quality healthcare no matter where they live. We’re working with our U.S. benefits provider to reimburse associates and their dependents covered by a Red Hat medical plan for travel to access several healthcare services that may not be available everywhere.

        Effective July 1, 2022, our U.S. benefits provider will cover up to $10,000 maximum (lifetime) in travel expenses for an associate and a companion if they must travel greater than 60 miles from their home to access in-network care.

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

    • FSF

      • FSFFlock over to Mastodon on July 8 for an interactive session — Free Software Foundation — Working together for free software

        As you probably know, the FSF is on Twitter (with caveats), Mastodon, and GNU Social. We simultaneously post to all three microblogs. You can read all the details about this at https://fsf.org/twitter, which has been updated recently to include more information about centralization, decentralization, and microblogging exclusively with free software.

      • FSFMastodon Hour on Mastodon: Friday, July 8 starting at 16:00pm EDT (20:00 UTC)

        Join the FSF for discussions around “Helping others find their reason to support free software” and “on the freedom ladder” Friday, July 8, from 16:00 to 17:00pm EDT (20:00 to 21:00 UTC).

      • FSFFSD meeting recap 2022-06-24

        Check out the great work our volunteers accomplished at today’s Free Software Directory.

        Every week, free software activists from around the world come together in #fsf on Libera.Chat to help improve the FSD. This recaps the work we accomplished at the Friday, June 28, 2022 meeting, where we saw a couple of new programs added and several entries updated.

    • Programming/Development

      • Guile foldr example

        I just wanted to try out my understanding of foldr in Scheme.

        The test is to take a list of ints and return another list of ints. The resultant should contain only even integers, and they should be duplicated in the output.

      • finding binary differences « codeblog

        As part of the continuing work to replace 1-element arrays in the Linux kernel, it’s very handy to show that a source change has had no executable code difference.

      • Linux Links5 Top Free and Open Source Erlang Web Frameworks

        One of the types of software that’s important for a web developer is the web framework. A framework “is a code library that makes a developer’s life easier when building reliable, scalable, and maintainable web applications” by providing reusable code or extensions for common operations. By saving development time, developers can concentrate on application logic rather than mundane elements.

        A web framework offers the developer a choice about how to solve a specific problem. By using a framework, a developer lets the framework control portions of their application. While it’s perfectly possible to code a web application without using a framework, it’s more practical to use one.

        Erlang is a general-purpose, concurrent, declarative, functional programming language and runtime environment developed by Ericsson, a Swedish multinational provider of communications technology and services. Erlang is dynamically typed and has a pattern matching syntax. The language solves difficult problems inherent in parallel, concurrent environments. It uses sets of parallel supervised processes, not a single sequential process as found in most programming languages.

        Let’s explore the 5 Erlang web frameworks. For each program we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources.

  • Leftovers

    • TediumIn Defense of “One Week”: A BNL Take That’s Not for Haters

      As many of our regular readers are probably aware, both Ernie and I are massive fans of Canadian folk rock band, Barenaked Ladies. Throughout my youth, teenage years, and early adulthood, their music provided a significant part of the soundtrack of my life. I loved everything the band released and held them in high esteem alongside the likes of “Weird Al” Yankovic and They Might Be Giants. The first BNL song I ever heard was “The Old Apartment,” which I found on one of those CD samplers of relatively new/not yet known records (it also contained “Peaches” by PUSA and “Quiche Lorraine” by the B-52s; I don’t remember where I acquired it). A recent article in Stereogum, part of writer Tom Breihan’s exhaustive look back at every number-one song in Billboard history, took an unbelievably harsh approach, a level of hatred rarely seen outside the Nickelback commentary genre. The takedown, to be blunt, tackled me, and I still have the rugburns on both my knees. As a result, we felt like the time for rebuttal from actual BNL fans was in order. So put on your favorite BNL record (editor’s note: this one is a good choice) and get ready for a blast from the past as we talk about the late ’90s radio hit, “One Week.”

    • Security

      • Hacker NewsHackers Exploit Mitel VoIP Zero-Day in Likely Ransomware Attack

        The disclosure arrives less than two weeks after German penetration testing firm SySS revealed two flaws in Mitel 6800/6900 desk phones (CVE-2022-29854 and CVE-2022-29855) that, if successfully exploited, could have allowed an attacker to gain root privileges on the devices.

      • Privacy/Surveillance

        • AccessNowThe end of Roe v. Wade — Privacy again under attack in U.S. – Access Now

          Today, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed federal constitutional protection of abortion rights in the United States. Access Now condemns the Court’s decision, which has catastrophic implications for human rights in the digital age.

          “With the end of Roe, surveillance capitalists are in a position to weaponize our decision to access reproductive healthcare,” said Jennifer Brody, U.S. Policy and Advocacy Manager at Access Now. “What we search online and where we go can be used to strip our right to autonomy over our body, expression, and life. As surveillance technologies — from smart watches to virtual assistants — continue to proliferate and monitor our every move, our health and humanity are at risk of irreparable damage.”

    • Internet Policy/Net Neutrality

      • Internet Freedom FoundationSnTHosting urges MeitY to withdraw CERT-In directions

        On April 28, 2022, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issued Directions under Section 70B of the Information Technology Act, 2000 regarding preventing, responding and reporting cyber incidents. These Directions will become effective on June 27, 2022. SnTHosting, a VPN service provider, has addressed legal representation to MeitY seeking recall of the Directions as they compel a range of entities, including SnTHostings, to surveil their users and collect their personal data, and mandate them to make such data available to CERT-In on demand. IFF has provided legal support in drafting the representation.

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