@fribbledom @jr I looked inside the only package with a changelog on my system (using 'asp checkout libexttextcat'), findings are: a) it uses a manually created file shipped with the package, containing only changes of the most recent version b) the format seems to follow some standard but is probably arbitrarily chosen or at least apparently not interpreted (as pacman prints it 1:1) ... so that's nice for the user, and quite a bit of recurring work for the packager :D

Mobilizon [1] instance in Vienna: Who wants to team up to make it happen? I'll chip in my yearly meetup expenses (~100€) for hosting budget, plus brains and hands for graphics/theming and looking after the application (possibly contributing bugfixes too). Physical hosting aspects I'm clueless, server software/os duties I can help ("Gefährliches Halbwissen"). ETA: <= Christmas/New Year :D Let's do this! /cc @c3wien @metalab

[1] framablog.org/2020/10/27/mobil

@fribbledom I can't find any thorough packager-directed documentation on this (man, --help, online, ...), happen to know any? (this is the "best" i found: wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/P) Especially wondering if there's any specification for the format, or if I can just directly provide the url to the changelog in the repo? Great find anyhow thanks! :)

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Wish they had a better GDPR implementation (option to say no). Or avoid the banner and reduce weight further by replacing GA with a private/light alternative.


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@gid I'd add to this, that besides the technical considerations, this is just as much a cultural problem: Autonomously maintaining infrastructure is a responsibility and recurring work, and as such we have to mutually support ourselves to do it. It should, in my view, precisely *not* be the thing we do "on the side" in our free time, but instead something that we acknowledge as an important but laborious duty that we collectively finance/compensate, distribute and share among our communities of varying sizes (down to the completely personalized hosting where it makes sense). I personally don't want to be my own service provider, but I want to see the people who do that work get paid and/or supported, just as I want them to be trustworthy and accountable, i.e. real people, not a corporate cloud on the other side of the globe. :)

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@pl been on sway for a while too and loved it! noveau drivers and graphics unfortunately didn't work for me at all though, so I switched back eventually. good news: figured out my wayland issue, deterministcally working now :drake_like:

Graphics people do you already know "ommpfritt" aka "omm"?


Pascal Bies presented this at LGM 2019 (youtu.be/KNFJ-8vR6qA) and has since been quietly slaving away on it, adding an impressive amount of features (github.com/pasbi/ommpfritt/blo). There's still quite some way to go for omm in terms of overall direction, maturity, documentation, etc., but I feel this definitely goes a bit too unnoticed for the incredible amount of development that has been happening! :)

@pl haha yeah should put that in autostart xD "conveniently" right now alacritty is broken on arch under wayland so I also know I'm in wayland as soon as my terminal does not come up :) in any case wayland is gone from my gdm options again now, so it's probably some module loading race condition on boot and I have some more fun time ahead :D

Spent yesterday evening and today until noon trying to run GNOME under Wayland - exhausted all obvious documentation resources and failed miserably. Now it's evening, I've meanwhile done nothing further to tackle the issue, when I notice something odd: I'm running GNOME under Wayland.

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@vincent I've written a rationale on sicuit that describes how it differs from pass (both the pros and cons) here: codeberg.org/simonrepp/sicuit/ In a nutshell sicuit is more thorough on privacy (that's a fact), and more coherent and puristic in its data storage and interaction model (that's my subjective view and taste, might be the opposite for others, and validly so). On a technical level pass is "just" a shell script, sicuit a compiled application, so it can implement all functionality natively (e.g. copy-to-clipboard) instead of relying on external applications (e.g. xclip). Either way pass is also fantastic (been a long term user too), sicuit is merely a different take on it, perfecting aspects that I personally found lacking or problematic in pass. Thank you for your question, this really helps me figure out how to communicate sicuit better! :)

GPG-based, minimal password manager "sicuit" is now available on Arch Linux's AUR \o/


I'll be looking into copy-to-clipboard functionality as well as transitioning from mostly reliable beta to officially stable in the coming weeks.

@paul I really enjoy these periodical insights into the reality of audio programming, thanks a lot! In a few months I plan to continue with my self-written audio player, and I think I'll be going about it at least a little less naively then, thanks to these posts. :)

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@flockingbird Cool beans, Drew builds rad stuff. :) Fingers crossed!

@flockingbird I didn't mention these two points earlier because I guess your (or anyone's) evaluation on this will probably be decided in the realm of CI requirements anyway, this is where the real prohibitive factors can occur :)

@flockingbird I see. Well if you seriously "did the math" then even if it feels bad you should go with github! :), because anything else will, according to your considerations, hinder your project so much that it's of no help to the cause anyway. Failing idealistically is failure. If I misread things and you wanted feedback on your bullet points, mine would be that I would consider Discoverability and Participation Barrier both moot: Any serious and viably attractive project should and will (I believe) succeed without the extra discoverability GH provides, if it does not the proposition or marketing is probably too weak (note that this is no judgement on your project, I don't know it (yet)). Likewise any serious and determined contributor - the ones a project really needs - will not be hindered by having to register somewhere (my feeling anyway) and one shot "drive-by" contributions are probably negligible in the big picture. One shot issues/bugreports might be a relevant factor though, I concede to that.

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