I’m wondering what happened to lrnpg, :( It used to be my preferred printers spooler. At some point genius people on GTK+ decided they would only support cups on GTK applications buttons, and there was no way to print anything from GTK GUIs anymore. I’m not sure if that changed or not, neither if Qt people followed (they end up following on everything, except on CSD, which is what I miss the most from Qt GUIs). There were several great scripts to make lprng great, and it wasn’t ever as bloated as cups… Ohh well, I was forced to use cups…
Well, for web frameworks, there’s also Flutter. I believe Flutter might be closer to native than Tauri, but to be honest, I’m not using any app based on them…
Weird that teams, which is not open source is commented here. Granted Electron is (though the major development comes from Chrome, which is not), but ditching Electron is a good thing on any platform, given its poor performance and resources handling, :) And as mentioned by @email@example.com, it’s ironic it’s been replaced by some form of Edge, :)
I won’t comment about kde neon, however, it’s weird that the reference mentions koffice, when calligra is the kde office suite, which is pretty fast compare to libreoffice for example, and can open pretty similar m$ files, though it can’t write them… And korganizer has let me down, not allowing syncing remote ics/ical web calendars, so far. Even icsdroid handles them, but korganizer after all these years being there hasn’t. There are bugs about it (eg. 428665), but it seems there’s total lack of interest getting them fixed…
It was sort of weird, I did that on the the front page and seemed to work, then move to my subscriptions and stopped working. Same when moving to settings to review, and going back to front page, etc… It seems to be working now though… Hopefully I just keep reloading when losing the theme again, and that’ll be it, :) Thanks !
Is divested related to divestos? Their logos seem similar, if not the same, :)…
Not sure if relevant to your question, since I myself has asked something similar in the past for divestos, since they develop Mull:
Which is pretty highly regarded, and currently available on f-droid…
Well, I also use LXQt + KWin, and it still uses less resources than plasma. The only thing that bothers me is the amount of dependencies imposed by KDE people on everything. Although I don’t use plasma, I need plasma-desktop installed in order to KWin to be properly configured. That said, I’ve tried several WM + compositor combinations (even compiz) with LXQt, and by far KWin is the best fit I’ve found, :)
Plasma does feel more integrated, but the amount of daemons and process running in the background plus dependencies is just crazy, hehe
Based on qt-webengine, which in turn depends on blink (meaning the chromium/chrome web engine). I hope there will be a non blink based librewolf like gnu+linux mobile browser. I know it would be way too much to ask it to be a Qt/QML based, since there would be a ton of work to make gecko work as a stand alone web engine, separate from the browser gui, but that would be ideal, :)
But it’s great to see native alternatives for gnu+linux phones.
https://www.theregister.com/2021/04/29/stealthy_linux_backdoor_malware_spotted indicates the backdoor is not part of original systemd code, but some how instanced there…
this clarifies further: https://www.theregister.com/2021/04/29/stealthy_linux_backdoor_malware_spotted yeah, I was looking for what piece of SW was offering the backdoor, and if there was any attempt to remove it. It seems systemd is where the backdoor is placed, but it’s not a systemd’s vulnerability, but rather where the backdoor gets instanced. I’m still wondering how to prevent that backdoor getting instanced in the 1st place, and how come systemd was the target and not anything else like linux itself, wouldn’t that reflect some weakness, like being easier to place backdoor there, than any other piece of SW?
Any more info on this one? Is this actually a linux (the kernel) vulnerability, or in other components of a GNU+Linux system, like encryption algorithms, or perhaps systemd… The files shown as infected are almost all systemd and one gvfsd, but I can’t figure what one can wait to be patched for example
I’m trying https://searx.info, so far so good… You can see more instances in https://searx.space
Something else in the same https://infinitysearch.co/about:
Our service is funded by non-tracking advertisements, affiliate links, a pro version (in development), Coil members (they view no ads), and our search results API.
Which is also mentioned here, https://infinitysearch.co/why. Perhaps it will last longer than Searx, given its funding mechanisms, however I don’t really like advertisements, neither the existence of 2 versions for users, which might require more differentiation in the future. But definitely worth taking into account. For now I’m settling with Searx as mentioned. Thanks for the pointer.
Actually according to https://infinitysearch.co/about:
When you search on our site, we take results from other search engines and our own indexes, organize them, and display them directly to you without logging any identifiable information about you.
So it does some meta searching as well, like what Searx does. So I’m not sure why it was mentioned it wasn’t a metasearch engine, it looks it is, but with some indexes of its own. BTW, I always thought duckduckgo was a pure engine, and it does as well some meta searching through bing. On the other hand, it looks like a company behind it, is based on USA, whereas Searx has several instances out of USA, and you can still hos it yourself. One good thing about Searx, is that it allows you to add search engines beyond google, bing, duckduckgo and others, including some like nyaa, so it adds more to the searches to what google and others provide… Though infinitysearch looks more polished and provides a dark theme, which searx is urgently needing, :).
As I can’t host it myself, I’ve been exploring the searx.info instance…
Why you think there wouldn’t be linux (kernel) upgrades? Are there tweaks not getting upstream? It seems their SW is FOSS, so they could contribute back if they want (though contributing to linux is not as easy, hehe)… And for the distro, besides linux support for the HW, it seems like a really polished plasma mobile (at least both jingos and cutefishos desktops seem Qt based). And plasma mobile on top of manjaro is what pine64 chose for its phone, and I guess tablets. So it seems one might be able to move somewhere else, as long as there’s linux support for its HW.
Though I’m betting more on pine64 to be honest, :)