If you like the work I’m doing, the gspell fundraising is still open. With GTK+ 4 more maintenance work will be needed. My priority for gspell is to make it a rock-solid library, fixing bugs when they arrive in the bug tracker, writing more unit tests, etc. gspell is now used by at least 6 applications (see the list on the wiki page), and with both GtkTextView and GtkEntry support I’m sure a lot more applications will use it in the future.
The new contribution workflow for GNOME
I have big good news to share with you. You might know we have been working for years on materializing what we wanted the future of contribution to be, we did multiple iterations and we worked full time on our developer experience… and finally, I’m glad to announce, we achieved it, we have a new way to contribute to GNOME!
One image says more than 1000 words, the whole process of contributing to GNOME is as easy as you will see, all documented in the new newcomers wiki
GNOME Paint Is Soon Coming As An Open Source Alternative To Microsoft Paint
GNOME developer Marcin Kolny is working on a new tool named GNOME Paint, which can be seen as an alternative to Microsoft Paint. He hopes to create an application that would be good enough for GNOME core apps, making simple image editing easier. Currently, Kolny’s project is in the initial stage and he has invited help from experts.
On “Insights On Companies/Developers Behind Wayland”
I recently read a peer-reviewed academic paper from a couple years ago that analyzed the contributions of different companies to WebKit. The authors didn’t bother to account for individuals using non-corporate email addresses, since that’s hard work, and did not realize that most Google developers contribute to the project using @chromium.org email addresses, resulting in Google’s contributions being massively undercounted. There were other serious mistakes in the paper too, but this is the one that came to mind when reading The FOSS Post’s article Insights On Companies/Developers Behind Wayland.
The FOSS Post didn’t bother to account for where some big developers work, incorrectly trusting that all employees use corporate emails when contributing to open source projects.
My bad, I was editing sudoers file from nano and it all broke. Using google cloud compute engine instance and I have no way to recover than mount the disk to another instance, edit sudoers file there and make another instance with the boot disk.
Is there any other way than this? When I try "pkexec visudo", it asks me to choose users and then password but none of the users have password. Now, I am locked to do any sudo permission task.submitted by /u/procipher
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For the past 4 years our services has been invite or word of mouth only as we wanted to ensure we host clients who would benefit most from custom configurations. So websites with low traffic or no performance challenges will probably fit better with the million and one other hosting services where you can boot a one-size-fits-all LAMP or LEMP server in seconds that meets those needs.
After some important years of experience, learning and solving performance and stability challenges, we would like to test the waters of offering our customized configured hosting a bit more daylight as it were.
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We only work on a few new servers at a time and thus release invites in increments. But as mentioned the first few we work with will be at no charge for the first month.
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...we offer a free performance audit of your current web server so we can best understand your hosting challenges. If your issues can be solved by simple config changes alone, we will provide an estimate to apply fix config on your current server, then you can decide if you'd still like to move.submitted by /u/modelop
Looking to make a custom Linux installer ISO with some certain packages and modifications such as a custom desktop wallpaper, some software installed and premade files and folders as well as some scripts that run when the system is booted, each time. Also, I am looking for solutions that wouldn't require hundreds of hours to get set up, and don't require multi-million dollar computers to use. Basically something that works for customizing an install disk. Looking into "remastersys" as it might be usable but if not my other options I may check out are "SUSE Studio" or the "UCK"/"Ubuntu Customization Kit"
Thanks for any answers you may have!submitted by /u/PetzCouldBeBad
So my goal is to bomb my Toshiba cause Windows blows. Plus I have never dual booted. That being said gene (laptop yes it has a name) wants arch on HD1 and mint on HD2. How annoying would this be to choose between on start up? One for work one for pleasure. Gene wants the ease of two accounts but just two distros. He doesn't want external drives if he has 2 TBs just kicking it like it's 1980.submitted by /u/PNW_coastie
Reddit: Unity is dead. What do we do? How to back up linux so i could access it easily from fresh installation?
Since unity is counting it's days, i am in panic mode already. What to do? Gnome - unstable. Debian maybe? How to back up whole ubuntu to external hdd, so i could access it easily from my debian distro? What are you guys thinking about this? KDE maybe?
I AM LOST./u/nikaslg
After Ubuntu abandoned the Unity 8 developement, a group of developers made a fork of Unity8 code.
Unity is part of the community now and i think we all can be part of this./u/geomint_tv