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You'll find all my posts for this Collection over there was well as on Youme Social, Minds, Mastodon, Friendica, Hubzilla, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter. Links are on my G+ Profile About page.

See https://mewe.com/join/open_source_software

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My G+ Open Source Software Collection has a presence on MeWe

You'll find all my posts for this Collection over there was well as on Youme Social, Minds, Mastodon, Friendica, Hubzilla, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter. Links are on my G+ Profile About page.

See https://mewe.com/join/open_source_software

#opensource #FOSS

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mastodon and diaspora are the 2 #foss networks with many users, while, for example, hubzilla and friendica have few in general.
Mastodons and diaspora are also networks that have undoubtedly received a lot of "social misfits", a lot of problematic people, a lot of people who have been expelled from commercial networks. Of course we know that Sometimes networks like Facebook censor and expel people using algorithms without much sense, and absolutely wrong, but, in general in mastodon and diaspora networks we find many people who have been expelled from facebook because they are really problematic people, that they post and comment a lot of shit, and offend and troll a lot of people. I also say this because I am in these alternative #foss networks from the beginning, and I have known a lot of people in these networks. And nobody, I repeat no one, can say that diaspora for example is a wonderful network, a paradise, because in diaspora, although I have excellent contacts, friends, in truth there are a lot of pain in the ass. Those who say and repeat that diaspora is wonderful, they all have blinders in the eyes... But consider that if you use friendica and hubzilla with the federation enabled plugins, you automatically enter again to be part of a network that uses the protocol diaspora or activitypub, and so, in theory, you could meet the usual pain in the ass.

hubzilla, as well as zot, has a different system of publishing public posts, because, if desired, we can post publicly, but just receive the comments of those we have authorized to comment. For example, this is impossible in diaspora, because in a public post of diaspora everyone can indistinctly comment. This, we of the zot world, we considered it an absurdity.
For us, public means that it is not hidden and everyone can read, but it does not mean that everyone can comment, this also because, as you may have noticed, it also feeds spam, and therefore a bot-profile-account (already happened in diaspora) can comment on thousands and thousands of public posts, and can create huge problems.

however, to conclude, it is easy to meet "rotture di coglioni" in diaspora and mastodon, less easy to meet them in friendica hubzilla and zap.
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TWIF 42: The Packaging Marathon Edition

This Week In F-Droid 42, Week 06, 2019

In this edition: Help needed with Debian Android Tools and Requests for Packaging marathon.
There are 45 new and 98 updated apps.

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week.

Help needed with Debian Android Tools

As you might know, we are trying to get the Debian Android Tools into Debian, so it becomes possible to build Android apps using only free and open source software from Debian. There are two key packages from the Debian Android Tools suite that are currently not going to make it into the new Debian Buster release. But with your help, this could still change! Read on for details…

The core of the problem is that Buster is using Java 11, and the Android AOSP code base still uses Java 8 and, only in some cases, Java 9. As far as @_hc can tell, just rebuilding the current Stretch package or updating will have more or less the same problems there.

So far, apo of the Java Team, seamlik of the Java/Android teams, and @_hc have all tried quite a bit to get something working. Now they are banging their heads against details in Java builds that none of them have ever dealt with before. So we’re putting out a call for help to find someone with this knowledge. Right now, it seems we need to figure out the new Java 9 “modules”, specifically using the --patch-module= flag to javac and java.

This issue is urgent as the soft freeze starts Tuesday the 12th of February. Any packages not in Testing by Monday will not make it into Buster!

For more information, including contact information, please see https://lists.debian.org/debian-java/2019/01/msg00052.html .

Requests for Packaging marathon

Requests for Packaging is our submission queue for new apps to be added to F-Droid’s main repository. This week, @Izzy , @Rudloff , @Licaon_Kter and @Relan have been going through old issues, spearheaded by @Izzy ’s triaging work. As a result, they closed nearly 40% of all open issues, and we have a whopping 45 new apps to show for it! 24 of these were added in a single day!

New apps

Dart Checker : Dart scoreboard/counter for physical dart matches.
Change Detection : Automatically track website changes in background.
Space Trader : Port of the palm os game of the same name.
MobilePauker++ : Learn intuitively with flash cards and synchronize your lesson with dropbox.
Monkeyboard Keystone Radio : Monkeyboard fm & dab/dab+ radio interface.
Darkness Immunity : Darkness immunity digital amulet.
Tinte Webcoms : Reader for selected webcomics.
Status : An overlay-based statusbar replacement.
AnkiEditor : An advanced note editor plug-in for ankidroid.
Limbo x86 : A qemu-based emulator.
FlashCards : Simple flash card app with csv files as input.
Repeat Me : Schedule custom, interval based reminders.
Slim Launcher : Minimalistic launcher.
Calculator Notification : Calculator application in the android notification drawer.
OpenHub : A github client app, faster and concise.
k3pler : Network connection blocker and packet analyzer.
HU Berlin Wi-Fi Installer : Eduroam setup tool for humboldt university of berlin.
DeuFeiTage : Find the german public holidays per state and year.
Featured SmsMatrix : This app turns your phone into an SMS Matrix bridge.
Bhagavad Gita
Brainstonz : Brainstonz is a board game for two players.
Hungarian Rings : Puzzle game.
Kechi : Board game for two players.
VitoshaPokerOdds : Monte carlo based texas holdem calculator.
Easy Weather : Easy and quick weather app.
ClipboardCleaner : Check and clean your clipboard.
UnicodePad : Input every character in unicode.
GrowTracker : Help record data about growing plants.
Easy Diary : A diary application optimized for user experience.
ykDroid : Yubikey challenge-response usb and nfc driver.
Blitzortung Lightning Monitor : Get an overview of the current thunderstorm situation.
Wikivoyage European Travels : Offline version of the wikivoyage travel guide.
2048 : Try to reach 2048 in this puzzle game.
Board Game Clock : A timer for board games like chess.
Minesweeper : Find and mark every mine without triggering the mines.
WiFi Manager : Manages your device’s wifi based on your location.
ZimLX : Powerful launcher with smart features to make your device easy to use.
Progress Tracker : Any activity progress tracker.
Handy News Reader : Rss reader with full offline support fulltext articles with images.
Riseup VPN : Secure vpn powered by bitmask.
Krautschlüssel
Wifi QR Code Creator : View wifi credentials and share networks as qr codes.
FreeDCam : Camera app.
VirtualSoftKeys : A simple, safe and easy softkeys (navigation bar).
eduroamCAT : Eduroam configuration assistant tool.

Updated apps

In total, 98 apps were updated this week. Here are the highlights:
Scarlet Notes FD was updated from 5.9.7 to 6.6.3 with a new UI, a new search bar, the ability to sync externally with folder, and many other changes and stability improvements.


EteSync was updated from 1.0.1 to 1.0.4 with improved import of contact groups, updated event invitation signature, minor UI improvements, some color fixes, and stability improvements.


Red Moon was updated from 3.3.2 to 3.4.0, adding preliminary support for Android 8+ devices, also adding support for Android versions going back to 4.0 (previously 4.2), more intuitive behavior when saving filters with the same name, new changelog format, a zillion translation updates, and some bug fixes.


miniVector was updated from 0.8.21 to 0.8.22b, with an extra fix for the blank screen bug on Android 4.x devices. For other changes, see Riot below.


Forecastie was updated from 1.7.2 to 1.9.1, adding an adaptive icon, a dialog when searching for a location when there are multiple results, and changed OWM logic to use cityid instead of city.


Easy xkcd was updated from 6.1.2 to 7.3, with new transitions when entering and leaving overview mode, an AMOLED night theme, dividers in the overflow menu, complete rewrite of the app’s database, a new fullscreen mode that is toggled by tapping a comic, manual download for missing comics, and some smaller UI improvements and bug fixes.


Major MusicPiped was updated from 0.2.3-beta to 1.0.2 and has been completely rewritten in flutter with a completely revamped UI and functionality.


Mastalab now goes through life as Fedilab with accompanying new logo! This update from 1.70.0 to 1.72.0 adds GNU Social support, a split notification timeline, expand all CW in a thread with a single click, an upload button for Peertube, a quick button to delete toots for Pleroma admins and moderators, and some smaller improvements and bug fixes.


Fennec F-Droid was updated from 64.0.2 to 65.0, with improved performance, support for the WebP image format, and enhanced security via stronger stack smashing protection. Also, a new icon. (Changed by Mozilla, not us.)

Beta updates

The following updates won’t be automatically suggested to you unless you have “Unstable updates” enabled in the F-Droid app settings, but you can expand the “Versions” tab and install them manually. Note that these are marked beta for a reason: proceed at your own risk.

Riot.im was updated from 0.8.21 to 0.8.22. Note that this version was not released to the Play Store, and should be considered beta quality. It has an annoying display bug on Android 4.x devices. This version brings an all-new key backup and recovery UI, refreshed themes and a new icon, support for split-screen, autofocus when taking a picture, reorganized notification settings, and many bug fixes.

Tips and Feedback

Do you have important app updates we should write about? Send in your tips via Mastodon ! Send them to @fdroidorg@mastodon.technology and remember to tag with #TWIF . Or use the TWIF submission thread on the forum. The deadline to the next TWIF is Thursday 12:00 UTC.

General feedback can also be sent via Mastodon, or, if you’d like to have a live chat, you can find us in #fdroid on Freenode , on Matrix via #fdroid:f-droid.org or on Telegram . All of these spaces are bridged together, so the choice is yours. You can also join us on the forum .

Read more at: https://f-droid.org/en/2019/02/09/twif-42-the-packaging-marathon-edition.html

#android #fdroid #foss
 
SALIX. Linux for the lazy Slacker.... Salix is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Slackware that is simple, fast and easy to use,with stability being a primary goal.Salix is also fully backwards compatible with Slackware,so Slackware users can benefit from Salix repositories,which they can use as an "extra" quality source of software for their favorite distribution.Like a bonsai,Salix is small, light & the product of infinite care.
one application per task on the installation ISO
fully backwards compatible with Slackware
optimized for desktop usage
high quality package repositories with dependency support
incredibly fast package tools
simple & fully localized system administration tools
nice artwork
supports 32-bit and 64-bit architectures
#SALIX #Linux #GNU/Linux #Slackware #FOSS #SOFTWARE #OperatingSystem #systemd #computer #technology
 

If Software Is Funded from a Public Source for Governments, Its Code Should Be Open Source

If we as citizens pay for it, we should be able to use it.

Perhaps because many free software coders have been outsiders and rebels, less attention is paid to the use of open source in government departments than in other contexts. But it's an important battleground, not least because there are special dynamics at play and lots of good reasons to require open-source software. It's unfortunate that the most famous attempt to convert a government IT system from proprietary code to open source—the city of Munich—proved such a difficult experience. Although last year saw a decision to move back to Windows, that seems to be more a failure of IT management, than of the code itself. Moreover, it's worth remembering that the Munich project began back in 2003, when it was a trailblazer. Today, there are dozens of large-scale migrations, as TechRepublic reports:

Most notable is perhaps the French Gendarmerie, the country's police force, which has switched 70,000 PCs to Gendbuntu, a custom version of the Linux-based OS Ubuntu. In the same country 15 French ministries have made the switch to using LibreOffice, as has the Dutch Ministry of Defence, while the Italian Ministry of Defence will switch more than 100,000 desktops from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice by 2020 and 25,000 PCs at hospitals in Copenhagen will move from Office to LibreOffice.

More are coming through all the time. The Municipality of Tirana, the biggest in Albania, has just announced it is moving thousands of desktops to LibreOffice, and nearly 80% of the city of Barcelona's IT investment this year will be in open source.

One factor driving this uptake by innovative government departments is the potential to cut costs by avoiding constant upgrade fees. But it's important not to overstate the "free as in beer" element here. All major software projects have associated costs of implementation and support. Departments choosing free software simply because they believe it will save lots of money in obvious ways are likely to be disappointed, and that will be bad for open source's reputation and future projects.

And paying for support by a government is not a bad thing at all. Unlike some expensive proprietary software where foreign consultants are often brought in, with open source software can have 100% of the expense going to local support companies who create employment and pay taxes locally. For many governments, the saving on license fees can mean them being able to pay even more for local support and skills development if need be. For local support companies having full access to the source code means being able to fully understand it to solve support problems and even fix it if need be. Open source is NOT purely about saving money, especially for governments. Of course, there is no procurement involved (tenders take time and money) and full control is maintained by that government over the applications it uses.

Of course it takes a mindset change, not only for governments but more importantly for their vendors who will resist not being able to drop their boxes for a marked up profit, as they often do not understand the role they can play in providing support services around open source software (of course that support is open then to any vendor to compete to supply).

See https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/if-software-funded-public-source-its-code-should-be-open-source and also some interesting insight into what happened with the famed Munich turnaround at https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-to-windows-10-why-did-munich-switch-and-why-does-it-matter/ (hint: some of the issues could be due to poor and fragmented support).

#FOSS #opensource #government
 
#Olimex chooses #Mastodon as G+ replacement:

https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/bye-bye-g-hello-mastodon-fosstodon-org/amp/#click=https://t.co/XfN5xuy7nQ

#foss #freesw #opensource #oshw
 
#OpenMW, a #FOSS rewrite of the #Morrowind engine, officially announces it will be merging the #TES3MP project -- a multiplayer fork of OpenMW.

announcement

I used to contribute to OpenMW in the past, and got to try the multiplayer in early stages -- big fun even back then. We need a free content for OpenMW in order to create a full #libregame equivalent for Morrowind.
Time to make stuff official

OpenMW: Time to make stuff official (lysol)

 
#Linux Completely agree with the headline! The story itself contained some large scale deployments of #FOSS in the civil sector that I wasn't aware of previously. Impressive!
 
#OpenMW, a #FOSS rewrite of the #Morrowind engine, officially announces it will be merging the #TES3MP project -- a multiplayer fork of OpenMW.

announcement

I used to contribute to OpenMW in the past, and got to try the multiplayer in early stages -- big fun even back then. We need a free content for OpenMW in order to create a full #libregame equivalent for Morrowind.
Time to make stuff official

OpenMW: Time to make stuff official (lysol)

 
https://plus.google.com/+DanievanderMerwe/posts/iX52VBRTf98

If Software Is Funded from a Public Source for Governments, Its Code Should Be Open Source

If we as citizens pay for it, we should be able to use it.

Perhaps because many free software coders have been outsiders and rebels, less attention is paid to the use of open source in government departments than in other contexts. But it's an important battleground, not least because there are special dynamics at play and lots of good reasons to require open-source software. It's unfortunate that the most famous attempt to convert a government IT system from proprietary code to open source—the city of Munich—proved such a difficult experience. Although last year saw a decision to move back to Windows, that seems to be more a failure of IT management, than of the code itself. Moreover, it's worth remembering that the Munich project began back in 2003, when it was a trailblazer. Today, there are dozens of large-scale migrations, as TechRepublic reports:

Most notable is perhaps the French Gendarmerie, the country's police force, which has switched 70,000 PCs to Gendbuntu, a custom version of the Linux-based OS Ubuntu. In the same country 15 French ministries have made the switch to using LibreOffice, as has the Dutch Ministry of Defence, while the Italian Ministry of Defence will switch more than 100,000 desktops from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice by 2020 and 25,000 PCs at hospitals in Copenhagen will move from Office to LibreOffice.

More are coming through all the time. The Municipality of Tirana, the biggest in Albania, has just announced it is moving thousands of desktops to LibreOffice, and nearly 80% of the city of Barcelona's IT investment this year will be in open source.

One factor driving this uptake by innovative government departments is the potential to cut costs by avoiding constant upgrade fees. But it's important not to overstate the "free as in beer" element here. All major software projects have associated costs of implementation and support. Departments choosing free software simply because they believe it will save lots of money in obvious ways are likely to be disappointed, and that will be bad for open source's reputation and future projects.

And paying for support by a government is not a bad thing at all. Unlike some expensive proprietary software where foreign consultants are often brought in, with open source software can have 100% of the expense going to local support companies who create employment and pay taxes locally. For many governments, the saving on license fees can mean them being able to pay even more for local support and skills development if need be. For local support companies having full access to the source code means being able to fully understand it to solve support problems and even fix it if need be. Open source is NOT purely about saving money, especially for governments. Of course, there is no procurement involved (tenders take time and money) and full control is maintained by that government over the applications it uses.

Of course it takes a mindset change, not only for governments but more importantly for their vendors who will resist not being able to drop their boxes for a marked up profit, as they often do not understand the role they can play in providing support services around open source software (of course that support is open then to any vendor to compete to supply).

See https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/if-software-funded-public-source-its-code-should-be-open-source and also some interesting insight into what happened with the famed Munich turnaround at https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-to-windows-10-why-did-munich-switch-and-why-does-it-matter/ (hint: some of the issues could be due to poor and fragmented support).

#FOSS #opensource #government

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If Software Is Funded from a Public Source for Governments, Its Code Should Be Open Source

If we as citizens pay for it, we should be able to use it.

Perhaps because many free software coders have been outsiders and rebels, less attention is paid to the use of open source in government departments than in other contexts. But it's an important battleground, not least because there are special dynamics at play and lots of good reasons to require open-source software. It's unfortunate that the most famous attempt to convert a government IT system from proprietary code to open source—the city of Munich—proved such a difficult experience. Although last year saw a decision to move back to Windows, that seems to be more a failure of IT management, than of the code itself. Moreover, it's worth remembering that the Munich project began back in 2003, when it was a trailblazer. Today, there are dozens of large-scale migrations, as TechRepublic reports:

Most notable is perhaps the French Gendarmerie, the country's police force, which has switched 70,000 PCs to Gendbuntu, a custom version of the Linux-based OS Ubuntu. In the same country 15 French ministries have made the switch to using LibreOffice, as has the Dutch Ministry of Defence, while the Italian Ministry of Defence will switch more than 100,000 desktops from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice by 2020 and 25,000 PCs at hospitals in Copenhagen will move from Office to LibreOffice.

More are coming through all the time. The Municipality of Tirana, the biggest in Albania, has just announced it is moving thousands of desktops to LibreOffice, and nearly 80% of the city of Barcelona's IT investment this year will be in open source.

One factor driving this uptake by innovative government departments is the potential to cut costs by avoiding constant upgrade fees. But it's important not to overstate the "free as in beer" element here. All major software projects have associated costs of implementation and support. Departments choosing free software simply because they believe it will save lots of money in obvious ways are likely to be disappointed, and that will be bad for open source's reputation and future projects.

And paying for support by a government is not a bad thing at all. Unlike some expensive proprietary software where foreign consultants are often brought in, with open source software can have 100% of the expense going to local support companies who create employment and pay taxes locally. For many governments, the saving on license fees can mean them being able to pay even more for local support and skills development if need be. For local support companies having full access to the source code means being able to fully understand it to solve support problems and even fix it if need be. Open source is NOT purely about saving money, especially for governments. Of course, there is no procurement involved (tenders take time and money) and full control is maintained by that government over the applications it uses.

Of course it takes a mindset change, not only for governments but more importantly for their vendors who will resist not being able to drop their boxes for a marked up profit, as they often do not understand the role they can play in providing support services around open source software (of course that support is open then to any vendor to compete to supply).

See https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/if-software-funded-public-source-its-code-should-be-open-source and also some interesting insight into what happened with the famed Munich turnaround at https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-to-windows-10-why-did-munich-switch-and-why-does-it-matter/ (hint: some of the issues could be due to poor and fragmented support).

#FOSS #opensource #government
 

Best way to run Wine on 64-bit Debian


Hi guys,

I am trying to figure out how running Wine in a very cool way, I mean modern and isolated, there are several way to achieve it but I would like to see your opinion!

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Prevent Eye Strain While Working On Your Linux Desktop With Safe Eyes

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#gitlab #donations #foss #donatinator
 
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Wikimedia Commons geotagged #photos on #OpenStreetMap. If you want to explore the world in your browser, this is a good #FOSS #freeculture equivalent to #Google maps. (There is a lot of photos, but they only show when you zoom in.)
 

Free Linux Video Editor Flowblade 2.0 Released With Configurable Timeline Editing Workflow, New Tools

#Linux #Ubuntu #FOSS
 

TWIF 41: The Third Reproducible App Edition

This Week In F-Droid 41, Week 05, 2019
In this edition: Stringlate discontinued, part 2 of Izzy’s F-Droid series is now online in German and androDNS: Third reproducible app in F-Droid.
There are 16 new and 107 updated apps.

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week.

Stringlate discontinued

The developer of Stringlate has stopped all work on the project (more information here ). It’s really a shame, since it is used to translate other FLOSS Android apps (available on F-Droid). The project is looking for a new maintainer and could use help from the community.

H/T @Poussinou

Part 2 of Izzy’s F-Droid series is now online in German

See: F-Droid for advanced users and developers . This article has earlier been released in English (on-line) and in print in c’t magazine. In agreement with c’t magazine, the German articles will be posted with a delay. As such, part 3 will be out in a few weeks, after the print version has been published.

New apps

Featured AndroDNS : We have the third reproducible app in F-Droid! This DNS client allows you to perform customized DNS queries directly from your mobile phone.
eBooks : Parse and find e-books to download.
MuPDF mini : Minimalist viewer for pdf, xps, cbz, unprotected epub, and fb2 documents.
Go to Sleep : Reminds you to go to sleep… until you do.
Trigger : Open a door over wifi or the internet.
Bop-MusicPlayer : A lightweight powerful music player.
ScraperClub : Application for scraperclub.
AppOpsX : A front-end for the appopsservice.
piggybudget : Easily track your expenses.
GameDealz : A non-official client for isthereanydeal.com.
Free Klondike : A mixture of freecell and klondike solitaire.
TimeLimit
Diab : A smart diabetes manager app.
CPU Stats : Show cpu usage within the statusbar.
Trekarta : Simple, responsive map for your trek.
SDB Viewer : View song lyrics, a translation of it and guitar chords.

Updated apps

In total, 107 apps were updated this week. Here are the highlights:
KeePassDroid was updated from 2.3.4 to 2.4.1, with a new fingerprint setting and better handling for large attachments.


Delta Chat was updated from 0.20.0 to 0.100.0 with a complete rework of the UI using pure material design, and too many improvements to list! Check out the changelog .


Major EteSync saw a huge update from 0.22.6 to 1.0.1, adding support for changing the encryption password, Tasks support via OpenTasks, stock password entry, fixes for email invitations, support for the new associate account type, and more.


openScale is a weight and body metrics tracker, with support for Bluetooth scales. In this update from 1.8.4 to 1.9.1, you’ll find a custom Bluetooth stack to improve Bluetooth communication, new calculations and measurements, support for the Libra-W scale, and the usual smaller updates and bug fixes.


μMath+ was updated from 2.17.4 to 2.18.0, now with support for Android 9, assigning array elements by index, and displaying whole array without using indices.


Vinyl Music Player updated from 0.18.0 to 0.19.2, adding a new smart playlist “not played lately”, smart playlist decoration, and finish current song when the sleep timer runs out.


SysLog 2.2.0 is out with instructions for rootless operation, updated dependencies and crash fixes in landscape mode.


Yaacc was updated to 2.2.0, with content browsing now done in chunks, async and non blocking for the UI thread. Visualization was added when loading content, Yaacc UPnP Server now respects chunk load requests, and there is a load of bug fixes.


wallabag is a self-hosted read-it-later app. It updated to 2.1.0 with a new fullscreen article view, Share and Copy options for the link menu, scrolling via hardware keys, TTS auto-switch to article’s language, and a setting to keep screen on while reading.


Featured Huge changes for Mastalab again in this update from 1.65.1 to 1.70.0. Mastalab now supports Pleroma, including moderator functions! In further news, you can now compose messages in either plain text, markdown or html. Support for scheduling toots on the server was added and there is now a setting to display new toots either above or below the “fetch more” button. Tag timelines can be switched into art timelines, GIFs are autostarted and looped, there are a bunch of Peertube improvements, and much more.


Revolution IRC is a modern Android IRC client. It released version 0.5.0, with advanced theming features, SASL External (CertFP) support, new message indicator and banner, date markers, start on boot option, and per-channel send history.


Open Camera was updated from 1.44.1 to 1.45.2, now with a ‘low light’ noise reduction photo mode, continuous burst mode, support for writing WebP and PNG images, and H264, HEVC, 3GPP and WebM (no audio) videos. There is a new option to export (and re-import) all settings to a file, new layouts and on-screen icons, time-lapse rates of 120x and 240x, and many other updates and bug fixes.


Open Contacts updated from 9.0 to 11.0 with UI improvements and making the WhatsApp integration optional. It now supports importing VCard data as-is and there are many improvements to the contact details, such as showing phone number types in contact details. It is also possible to switch time format between 12/24 hours.


Major Trireme for Deluge is a thin client for the Deluge torrent software, and was updated from 0.9.1 to 1.0.2, adding support for the new Deluge 2.0 RPC protocol. In addition to that there are some lesser UI tweaks and bug fixes.


The NewPipe that was broken has been reforged! This update to 0.15.1 should fix the breakage caused by Google’s changes. In addition to that, downloaded files can now be opened with one click, the minimum Android version was bumped to 4.4, streams can be removed by swiping right, and postprocessing for downloads has been added.


Telegram was updated from 4.9.1 to 5.2.1 adding global permissions for groups, unified group settings, 5-second undo for deleting chats and clearing chat history, new sorting options in Contacts, and new animations when uploading and downloading media.

Removed apps

MinTube was moved to the archive because it fails to play any videos, and looks abandoned. See https://github.com/imshyam/mintube/issues/39 .

Tips and Feedback

Do you have important app updates we should write about? Send in your tips via Mastodon ! Send them to @fdroidorg@mastodon.technology and remember to tag with #TWIF . Or use the TWIF submission thread on the forum. The deadline to the next TWIF is Thursday 12:00 UTC.

General feedback can also be sent via Mastodon, or, if you’d like to have a live chat, you can find us in #fdroid on Freenode , on Matrix via #fdroid:f-droid.org or on Telegram . All of these spaces are bridged together, so the choice is yours. You can also join us on the forum .

Read more at: https://f-droid.org/en/2019/02/01/twif-41-the-third-reproducible-app-edition.html

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Open Source Software: What Is It and Which is the Best?

If you were to take a time machine ride back to the late 1990s and take a look at the Internet, there are some things you would notice. The main one would be the dominance of Microsoft products. In particular Internet Explorer and the Office word-processing suite. Nowhere would there be any evidence of open source software (maybe no "evidence" but the whole Internet worked back then thanks to open source under the hood! But a true statement for desktop computing).

If you got into that same time machine and moved forward at least a decade, you would see signs of Microsoft’s monopoly slackening. A lot of that has to do with open source projects. But what is open source? What are some of the best examples?

Today Google, Facebook, instant messengers, Wordpress, and more exist because they are built using open source software.

Find out more at https://www.groovypost.com/reviews/best-open-source-software/amp/

#opensource #FOSS
 

Break the Messaging Silos with COI - Get to know the Chat Over IMAP initiative

Meet COI (Chat over IMAP) - a powerful contender for WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other proprietary messengers. Based on email this open standards & open source iniative overcomes the network effect by providing a chat experience to over 3.8 billion active email users worldwide. By being backwards compatible with pure email, you do not need to convince all your friends, family and peers to join the new system - you can still engage with them and they can reach you. We cooperate with Delta Chat open source project to bundle efforts and ensure interoperability. Join this talk to learn about all things COI from Michael (Dovecot) and Robert (OX).
The COI standard is the best way to overcome the current messaging silos and allow everyone to compete on the same terms. Read on to learn why COI matters.
#fosdem #talk #imap #coi #messaging #email #standard #foss #chat #smtp
 
#ibm is connected to @OpenForumEurope but what is the forum's stance on #swpats if it promotes #freesw ?
 
PineBook Pro: 200-Dollar-Notebook für Open-Source-Betriebssysteme #FOSS #LinuxundOpenSource #Notebook #OpenSource #Pine64 #PineBookPro #Smartphones
 
Open Source Software: What Is It and Which is the Best?

If you were to take a time machine ride back to the late 1990s and take a look at the Internet, there are some things you would notice. The main one would be the dominance of Microsoft products. In particular Internet Explorer and the Office word-processing suite. Nowhere would there be any evidence of open source software (maybe no "evidence" but the whole Internet worked back then thanks to open source under the hood! But a true statement for desktop computing).

If you got into that same time machine and moved forward at least a decade, you would see signs of Microsoft’s monopoly slackening. A lot of that has to do with open source projects. But what is open source? What are some of the best examples?

Today Google, Facebook, instant messengers, Wordpress, and more exist because they are built using open source software.

Find out more at https://www.groovypost.com/reviews/best-open-source-software/amp/

#opensource #FOSS
 

How do foundations support open source software?

An open source software's (OSS) sustainability relies on passionate developers willing to contribute to the project. Therefore, a project's survivability depends on its ability to retain developers, onboard new ones (i.e., newcomers), and, maybe more importantly, create a community of users who promote its adoption and use.

As OSS projects grow, contributors tend to organize and create communities to drive the development process. However, many projects lack formal models, especially governance models, to structure and manage the (potentially large) community around them. Support to deal with all kinds of organizational decisions (including legal and economic aspects) is a huge concern for all projects.

In other domains, nonprofit initiatives and foundations (either public or private) organize to provide the legal and economic infrastructure for a community. They can also define a number of internal regulations regarding, for instance, the activity, membership, and decision-making process for nonprofit and non-governmental organizations.

Similarly, in recent years, there have been a number of foundations created around OSS. Software foundations are nonprofit organizations whose mission is to provide the grounds required for open and collaborative software development. They also provide a legal framework for individual volunteers and enable the donation of resources for the public benefit. However, there is a high variety among foundations, and information about their differences is scarce.

Foundations play an important role especially OSS starts to play more of a role within enterprises.

See https://opensource.com/article/19/1/oss-foundations

#FOSS #OSS #foundations
 
Outreachy provides three-month internships to work in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 and have a $500 travel stipend available to them. Outreachy internship projects may include programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and graphical design, or data science. Interns often find employment after their internship with Outreachy sponsors or in jobs that use the skills they learned during their internship.
The application period for the May 2019 to August 2019 round will open in February.
Outreachy internships are open to applicants around the world. Interns work remotely with mentors from FOSS communities.
We expressly invite women (both cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people to apply. We also expressly invite applications from residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, Native American/American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander. Anyone who faces under-representation, systemic bias, or discrimination in the technology industry of their country is invited to apply.

#Outreachy #internship #FOSS #programming #documentation #graphical design #data science #women #cis #trans #men #genderqueer
 
Solving the Year 2038 problem in the Linux kernel....Because of the way time is represented in Linux,a signed 32-bit number can't support times beyond January 19,2038 after 3:14:07 UTC.This Year 2038 (Y2038 or Y2K38) problem is about the time data type representation.The solution is to use 64-bit timestamps.
#Linux #kernel #Y2038 #Y2K38 #timestamps #32-bit #64-bit #computer #software #FOSS #TECHNOLOGY
https://opensource.com/article/19/1/year2038-problem-linux-kernel?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=701f2000000RRDQAA4&elqTrackId=6c76af4fadfc47f8b484e719373b3fc3&elq=fe81b78e0ddc4dea83d367ae077c71aa&elqaid=59079&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=186821
 
OSS: #FOSS goals for 2019, 3 Most Popular #NoSQL Databases, and "OSI weighs in on open-source licensing conflict"
http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/120102 #freesw
 
antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy to install systemd-free linux live CD distribution based on Debian Stable for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems. antiX offers users the “antiX Magic” in an environment suitable for old and new computers. So don’t throw away that old computer yet!
The Most Extensive Live-usb on the Planet!
The antiX distro provides legacy, 64-bit UEFI, and 32-bit UEFI live bootloaders. Like many other distros, our legacy bootloader provides convenient popup menus for easy customization. But, unlike the others, on the live-usb we also offer an "F8 Save" feature that saves your choices across reboots. This has got to be just about the easiest way possible to customize a live-usb. It is a trivial way to customize the language, timezone, and many other things.

#antiX #linux #FOSS #COMPUTER #SOFTWARE #LIVE #DEBIAN #INTEL #AMD #x86 #boot #USB
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Firefox 65 released: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/65.0/releasenotes/

#Firefox #Mozilla #FOSS
 
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