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Cake day: api. 27, 2021


I settled with German because finding English took way longer than I care to admit ;)


here you go ;) (well, not really a translation of what OP linked but the first chapters of the manga in…lots of different languages)

As much as I dislike snaps…it’s not true that everything snaps do can also be done with flatpaks. snaps can be used for system updates (system libs, kernel, drivers…)…something flatpaks can’t do (and are not meant to do). (Sorry, best link I can find in a short search…but it doesn’t get in very many details :()

Isn’t that what’s the articel about? An alpine contributor calling out projects that “supposedly” target linux according to themselves but instead only target gnu/linux.

As gentoo user I can’t argue with that… ;)

But I think there are reasons why someone would want to build suckless tools manually…namely that their configuration is mostly done in the source-code (Damn, it’s so hard to not write anything too opinionated about suckless but I really try my best). But even then I agree with your other post that it’s far better to use the distro facilities for building the the distro source packages just with your own patches applied.

Lets set aside my personal belief that suckless is a satire that too many people started to take seriously…

Always using the latest git version as done in the article doesn’t strike me as the most sane thing to do if you “just” want to use the software especially as suckless offers version tarballs.

But suggesting sudo make clean install to build is really not okay…(and also not how the suckless tools I checked suggest it). You cloned (or better extracted the tarballs) as user…there is not a single reason to build the software as root. If you have to install then do it in two steps, build as user and only “make install” as root.

“Distro recommendation” questions aren’t usually very useful…all you get is everyone recommending the distro they use. It’s unlikely you can get anything useful out of the answers.

I wanted something with support and with people that care for the code

Applies to pretty much every major linux distro that isn’t a derivative and also some of the derivatives that do more than just add some cosmetics (unless you specifiy a bit more in details what you mean with “care for the code”).

Also all distros can be configured, there is no real reason to switch from something like ubuntu because you don’t like how the “Files” manager works to another distro…you could get pretty much the same on ubuntu as other distros offer and in most cases easier than by doing a reinstall. Really, you are better off trying to fix an issue you have on one distro that distro hop at every little problem you run into…

I guess a mixture of POSIX compatibility, backward compatibility and non-interactive shell use-cases.

Being somewhat POSIX compatible offers a way to write scripts that work on many systems independent of the actual shell implementation (bash, dash, zsh…). But this means major overhauls of the shell “language” are out of question…

Backward compatibility gets important for things that ignored the first point and used features only available in bash. Given that bash is the default for 30 years for linux now there are probably plenty of examples.

And while bash is not the smallest shell it is also not the largest one…and rather configurable at compile-time when it comes to supported features. This makes it a viable option as “shell-script” interpreter for systems that hardly have any interactive shell usage. It’s not a completely bare-bone shell so you get a bit of “comfort” for scripts but you can remove unnecessary things like interactive command line editing with lib readline…I can imagine some embedded systems find uses for such a shell.

And it’s not that there aren’t alternatives…Microsoft’s Powershell is probably the most successful one “recently”. But changing all existing “workflows” from a text-based one to an object based one is not a trivial task…and in addition you run in new problems with any new shell design (For example I really dislike the overly verbose interactive useage of powershell but that’s rather subjective)

I assume the major reason is trying to get pre-compiled proprietary software to work…hardly any proprietary software offers a musl version in addition to their glibc version.

Ahm…the article is about how that package creates a broken system and that the alpine project doesn’t want to be associated with images that have the package preinstalled. So not sure if suggesting to try it is a good idea ;)

there is no such thing as a “glibc based alpine image”
Sorry, mostly found it interesting because it gets a bit into symbol versioning which in my experience isn't something everyone is familiar with.

As gentoo user running systemd…I think it’s a bit oversimplified to say gentoo doesn’t use systemd. Gentoo comes with profiles for systemd and openrc so I would say both are supported. And on a personal level I dislike the comparison to arch as both distro’s hardly share any overlap in target audience (But I think the article compares them on the one thing they have in common…gui less install)

Also kind of misses one elephant in the room…openSuSE.

No clue if that fits your needs but there are plenty of latex templates for resumes

Well, given their statement that they withdrew from any partnership with freenode and the exchange students…ahm IRC OPs of fosshost stepping down from those positions after freenode kicked gnu I am willing to give them the benefit of doubt and assume they were just a bit naive in entering the partnership in the first place.

Okay, in advance…sorry for mainly criticising, the content itself is basic but maybe useful for people coming from windows and new to linux.

For example, if I wanted to switch to the Documents directory, I could type this.

Cd Documents.

Linux is case sensitive…and while this might be blog software used giving an example that won’t work is maybe not a good idea. Needs to be “cd Documents”

Same later on with “Cp /original/pathto/filename /path/to/copy/to” and also “Mkdir “name of directory you want to make””

cp paragraph messed up the headline ;)

Different syntax…the rm example uses /path/to/file while the mkdir example uses “name of directory you want to make”, probably should stick to one way.

And while I think short and very basic introductions to commands can be helpful links to full explanation/man pages for each discussed command might be a good idea or it gives the impression those commands are as limited as described there.

No clue about the gtk frontend as I don’t use it but with the qalc shell tool you can use a 0d prefix:

> 0d9
  9 = 9
> 0dA
  10 = 10
> 0dB
  11 = 11
> 0d10
  12 = 12

Just to mention it…libqalculate also comes with CLI qalc tool which I use all the time, it’s a great calculator. And Plasma’s krunner uses libqalculate as back-end for their integrated calculator. I think anything that contains a “=” in krunner get send to libqalculate allowing things like =plot(x^2+2x-3 ; -10) in the krunner input.

Edit: The function list is something worth having always a hand when doing calculations with krunner.

I like reddit’s multi–whatever, sorry, no clue about the exact terminology: The ability to group several communities in one view. If this is possible right now I can’t figure out how. Would be really nice if I could have in addition to “Subscribed”, “All” and “local” some dropdown that lets me select my own grouped communities. So that I can create a “Development” group with that shows me posts from general programming, python, linux-dev, another group for some linux new related communities and maybe one for entertainment for programmer humor and Pepper&Carrot ;)

This doesn’t sound good…

I really appreciate the efforts putting this together but probably better to wait for something “official”. After reading the logs a bit I also tend more to “sympathise” with the volunteer staff side but still can’t help feeling something is missing there…

The freenode network is a very important part of OS project’s infrastructure and major disruptions to it will have negative effects at least in the short run. So of course I hope all this gets solved somehow without much disruption…but if that isn’t possible I hope at least for enough warning time in advance to allow projects to make an informed decision on where to move their channels. And for me as “simple” user personally for someone telling me if and when I have to change my login defaults to a new network ;).

The CyberOS is based on QT Quick, hence you would feel its performance is better, despite heavily configured.

I am not sure Qt Quick means what the author think it means ;)