We chat with Nate Graham who’s pushing to make Plasma the best desktop on the planet. We discuss his contributions to this effort, and others.
Plus we get the scope on a new Juno feature from the source, and the creator of WSLinux a distro built specifically for Windows 10’s Windows Subsystem for Linux joins us.
Also some community news, some old friends stop by, and more!
- ytdl-webserver: 📻 Webserver for downloading youtube videos. Ready for docker.
- Google Secretly Logs Users Into Chrome Whenever They Log Into a Google Site — Starting with Chrome 69, whenever a Chrome user would access a Google-owned site, the browser would take that user's Google identity and log the user into the Chrome in-browser account system
- Christoph Tavan on Twitter — "Clear all Cookies except Google Cookies", thanks Chrome."
- PlayOnLinux 5.0 Alpha Released With Redesigned UI, Phoenicis — PlayOnLinux 5.0 Alpha has a completely redesigned user-interface and rolls out their new "Phoenicis" platform. This new platform is decentralized, Git-based, and improves POL's script engine. The current PlayOnLinux 5.0 Alpha release has support for about 135 different games.
- AppCenter and Content Ratings — Starting with Juno, we’ll display a content warning when a user goes to download an app that meets or exceeds a certain level of OARS data—think nudity, violence, or language content.
- Getting the team together to revolutionize Linux audio — With the video part of PipeWire already in production we decided the time has come to try to accelerate the development of the audio bits. So PipeWire creator Wim Taymans, PulseAudio developer Arun Raghavan and myself decided to try to host a PipeWire hackfest this fall to bring together many of the core Linux audio developers to try to hash out a plan and a roadmap.
- Precision 15 Inch 5530 Mobile Workstation Laptop
- Nate Graham is creating KDE Plasma | Patreon — I'm Nate Graham, and I'm on a mission to make KDE Plasma the best and most widely-used computer operating system interface on planet Earth.
- KDE's Goals for 2018 and Beyond | KDE.news — Nate reasons that focusing on irksome details of the most common and commonly used of KDE's software, such as Plasma, Dolphin, Okular and Discover, would be the first step towards polishing the whole.
- This week in Usability & Productivity, part 37 — Here’s your latest Usability & Productivity report–and we’ve got all kinds of goodies to share!
- Recommended Watch: Konquering the World
- 'Netflix for Open Source' Wants Developers to Get Paid — A startup called Tidelift hopes to help these unsung programmers get paid with a business model the company compares to Netflix. The idea is that a company pays a subscription fee to Tidelift, which takes a cut and then distributes the remainder to open source projects that the subscriber uses, such as Babel. In exchange, the subscriber gets assurance that the software is properly maintained.
- WLinux — A Linux distro optimized for WSL based on Debian.
- WLinux: GitHub
- John's +1 to Root on ZFS
- zedenv — ZFS boot environment manager
- Traefik - The Cloud Native Edge Router / Reverse Proxy / Load Balancer
- KDE - KDE Community Code of Conduct