With Plasma 5 our lock screen architecture changed significantly. For example we do no longer support screen saver hacks or widgets on top of the locked screen. Both are very unlikely to make a return in future releases. This means that bug reports against the old infrastructure might no longer apply to our current code base. Two weeks ago I went through all bug reports and feature requests to evaluate whether they still apply to our new infrastructure or should be closed.
The mobile market is saturated. Any new entrants are doomed from the start. And if you need proof, just look at Windows Phone or BlackBerry. The problem is that you need an app ecosystem to gain market share, but you need market share in order to entice developers to your platform.
Here's a handy little script I wrote and added to /usr/bin for confirming intent to execute a command:while true; do read -p "$1 " choice case $choice in [Yy] ) exit 0;; [Nn] ) echo 'Aborted'; exit -1;; * ) echo "Y/N?";; esac done
Can be used like this:confirm 'Are you sure?' && high_stakes_command
Can also be used to reconfirm:confirm 'Are you sure?' && confirm 'Are you really sure?' && high_stakes_command
Is there a built-in tool that can do this which I'm unaware of?submitted by Jon-Targaryen
When you have a need that Apache can’t fill, it’s good to know there are alternatives available.
Git: This one ended up to be a release with lots of small corrections and improvements without big uncomfortably exciting features.
Hey reddit I need help. I'm on the Metro North train due to arrive in Grand Central at 12:35. I have a Dell inspiron mini that I brought will me to configure some networking gear. However it isn't booting. Could one of you kind folks make a bootable USB stick with Linux Mint 17 Mate and meet me? I'm headed to the data center on 60 Hudson.submitted by oddsix
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OK, I gotta be up front. It's a Mac OS X box I'm having problems with. I'm trying to stream/open udp video streams with vlc.
It says it can't bind to socket, permission denied, etc... I'm finding on some places that the ports 1-1024 are restricted on Mac OS x and possibly other linux variants?
No firewall. I've found ONE page that says this is a way to go: ssh blah@localohost -L 5001:localhost:1001 I can't even figure out what that is unless it's an ssh tunnel, which doesn't seem all that useful.
Forgive the "mac" part, but it is a unix-based OS, after all. :)submitted by irving47
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