the linux rain: One of the changes that comes with Wayland is there is currently no way for third-party apps to modify screen gamma curves.
Hello, new to this subreddit here, I just wanted to reshare my thoughts about Linux command line and beginners using it. Please feel free to discuss & comment :)
Here's the original post: https://plus.google.com/102383287758197741530/posts/RBAsSn5DxPG
I've been seeing a lot of "Top X commands a Linux begginner should know" guides lately, and I cannot really understand why.
Why would any Linux beginner want to run commands on their system? Does that mean my grandma also need to type strange words to a black window in order to do something more on some distro? If we want Linux (distros) reach more audience, we need to stop telling beginners to „run this command” in order to fix / install / remove something, they should be able to do that much simpler by e.g: a simple GUI.
To most people, black window and white / green text means „hacking”, although in case of terminals it's really not, they’ll always try to stay away from it. That is because normal, no power users just want to have a button that says „Install” or „Do something”. They just want to click it and do it’s thing. When was the last time you opened a Windows console to install something? I’m talking about daily things you want to do, not developement purposes here.
Then you’ll hear a „I ran command X and now my system doesn’t boot! How to fix it?”, and this beginner is told to execute another commands that „hopefully will fix the problem” until the user somehow manages to fix it, gives up or either reinstalls the entire OS.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t say that no one should use a terminal. I am 16 and I use terminal every time I use Linux, to compile code / debug it. The keyword here is „beginner”, a person who isn’t really familar with Linux in general. Sure, power users, developers, Linux enthusiasts can use it without a problem because it gives them much more control over things, but in case of Linux distros, it is that everyone needs to know what terminal is, use it to get things done.submitted by /u/donadigo
tecmint: GoAccess is an interactive and real time web server log analyzer program that quickly analyze and view web server logs.
Hey folks, just wanted to post this because I noticed it today.
Many of you all probably know about Stallman, and have heard the FSF from his books and the many projects that they support. It's a non-profit that supports software users rights and promotes, you guessed it, free software.
As with most nonprofits, the funding for the FSF comes in the form of membership - a monthly/yearly contribution in exchange for being a member. For some publishing companies, this means access to their journals, but for the FSF, you get a bunch of other things. Here is a list of the ones you all might be most interested in:
- Free entry to the LibrePlanet conference
- Email forwarding (member.fsf.org email address)
- 5% discount on hardware from ThinkPenguin
- A bunch of other stuff listed here
The membership cost is $10 a month, or a lump sum of $120 dollars a year. If you are a student, that price is halved.
The best part about this? Because FSF is a 501(c)(3) charity, your membership fee is tax deductible.
Also, if you want, you can optionally receive a slim USB membership card that is loaded with Trisquel Live.
The Free Software Foundation does a lot for us, and they are about $370k under their goal for the end of the year. Please consider becoming a member, to help them continue their work.Join Here submitted by /u/topCyder
I installed a fresh Fedora Server 25 and am only using sway. The only X server I have installed on the machine is XWayland. It works as described, which is exactly like i3.
I'm looking to keep the experiment going. Anyone else using a Wayland compositor besides gnome-shell?submitted by /u/techgnosis
KDevelop 5.0.3 Open-Source IDE Improves GitHub Handling Authentication, More
The development behind the open-source and cross-platform KDevelop IDE (Integrated Development Environment) was proud to announce on the first day of December the availability of the third point release for KDevelop 5.0 stable series.
KDevelop 5.0.3 arrives one and a half months after the second maintenance update, but it's a small bugfix release that attempts to patch a total of nine issues reported by users since then. However, it's a recommended update for all users.
"We are happy to announce the release of KDevelop 5.0.3, the third bugfix and stabilization release for KDevelop 5.0. An upgrade to 5.0.3 is strongly recommended to all users of 5.0.0, 5.0.1 or 5.0.2," reads the release announcement.
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.1.0.
PHP 7.1 Makes Its Debut
This first major update to last year's huge PHP 7.0 release builds several new features on top. Introduced by PHP 7.1 is nullable types, a void return type, a iterable pseudo-type, class constant visibility modifiers, support for catching multiple exception types, and many other language enhancements plus more performance optimizations and other work.
Astervoid 2000, a multiplayer space brawler with sick music is now on Linux
Astervoid 2000 [Steam, Official Site] was sent in by the developer and I've been testing out this multiplayer space brawler to see if it's worthy. It's surprisingly great actually! Mixing some lovely pixel art with sick tunes makes for an explosive experience.
I'm surprised by this one, as it has a single-player wave-based survival mode, as well as the multiplayer mode. In the single-player you are facing off against others on the high-score board as well and I've managed to hone my skills enough to get to #18.
It looks like more classic Topware Interactive games are coming to Linux
It seems Topware Interactive are continuing their Linux push with their classic games and I've noticed a few more that seem to be coming.
- Some thoughts on 'The Dwarves', the new action RPG from KING Art, a bit unpolished
Inner Chains, an incredibly brutal looking UE4-built FPS that's coming to Linux shows off some gameplay
The game was funded on Kickstarter where it was given $18,708 towards development. Linux was a stretch goal, but it was set at $15,000 so they gathered well over what they requested for a Linux version.
- ZeniMax are flexing their muscles towards DoomRL, trying to shut it down