#Sweden will likely pass a new law tomorrow which allows anyone from law enforcement to install spyware on computers, phones and smart devices a mere personal suspicion that a crime may have been or be committed. No warrant required.
Europeans may want to think hard about their options for full disk encryption, boot chain integrity and so on. Most #linux distributions have good options.
Shortwave Beta 2 is now available! 📻
Watch "Honest Government Ad | Anti Encryption Law" on YouTube
StreetComplete - Crowd sourced contributions to the OpenStreet maps
StreetComplete (OpenStreetMap surveyor app) - https://f-droid.org/app/de.westnordost.streetcomplete
After adding proximity sensor-support to #iio-sensor-proxy (https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/hadess/iio-sensor-proxy/merge_requests/298) and adding runtime-pm support for the chip used in the #librem5 (and it's devkit) (https://email@example.com/) we can now wire it up to #phosh to fade the screen and prevent keyboard input:
Jonathan Carter on the #Librem5 "The #Gnome apps are fast and responsive and just feel natural on this form factor. I’m looking forward again to having a pocket computer that can run Debian." - Random bits from FOSDEM 2020 https://jonathancarter.org/2020/02/07/random-bits-from-fosdem-2020/
freedesktop-sdk 19.08.07 has been released with Mesa 19.3 - which means that flatpaked apps can use OpenGL out-of-box with upstream unmodified runtime on the Librem 5 now! \o/
Over the past few years I've noticed myself stopping to do custom tweaks on my own system, and instead working to fix the underlying issue for everyone.
I finally wrote my thoughts about this down in a more coherent form https://blogs.gnome.org/tbernard/2020/01/17/doing-things-that-scale
If you are using libhandy, use the libhandy-0-0 branch instead of master — e.g. in your Flatpak manifests.
We will soon bump the API version on master to prepare libhandy 1.0, so if you get libhandy from that branch, your app *will* stop building.
Introducint #gtherm to get thermal zone and cooling device information easily: https://honk.sigxcpu.org/con/Introducing_gtherm.html
The first Shortwave Beta is now available! 🥳
You can download it from the Flathub beta repository.
Script for creating hybrid swap space from zram swaps, swap files and swap partitions. - Nefelim4ag/systemd-swap
Install and enjoy compressed swap (almost always better than just dumping swap data on hdd/ssd) or enable in-memory swapping into part of ram, which will be compressed. Kernel supports ZRAM and ZSWAP for long time...Do YOU using it? In case you do, where?
Hmm the #pinephone will need a FOSDEM app now... Is there a Linux desktop app that can read/plan the schedule?
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