Random thoughts and opinions about free and open source software
GNOME 40 is finally out and I'm happy to say a small contribution of mine made it into the release. My contribution adds a new feature to GNOME System Monitor version 40. Few articles about GNOME 40 mention it, but some power users might find my contribution useful.
Over the past few days I've been in talks with a nice fellow named Kamil Jablonski, a concept artist, graphic designer, and web developer who recently contributed a Polish locale for HashOver. He shared with me a logo design for HashOver, that after some back and forth became, in my opinion, a very cool design.
It was some time ago when I wrote the original share button for Identi.ca, back then Identi.ca enjoyed quite a lot of traffic and user activity, but more than that it was also developed heavily and was praised by many, including myself, for being technologically impressive whilst allowing easy online conversations and communication.
This may sound like analyzing yesterday's news, but I think it's important, and more than that I need to put this here as a resource to point certain people to.
Considering that the Linux kernel (the only component Linus has any kind of control over), the software from the GNU Project, and all of the most popular third-party software available for GNU/Linux is all free and open source, it is ridiculous that people can even believe the notion that Linus Torvalds, solely, could put a backdoor in "Linux."
Has Firefox's popularity really waned? The answer is a definitive "Yes." Statistically, however, so has every other web browser except for Google Chrome. The fact Net Applications calculates Internet Explorer's market share to be 58.38% is laughable. Likewise, 19.34% for Google Chrome is erroneously wrong and potentially deceptive.
I've always liked PHP's default syntax highlighting, that is to say the color
scheme used by
I've often found myself easily grokking code examples on
when, say, looking up the parameter order for something like
only to suffer some frustration once going back to Gedit.
People have been complaining about gEdit 3.12, which recently moved into Debian's "testing" repository. Specifically, they're complaining about the GUI. Many have lamented the old-style icon menu, which was removed, as is similarly being done to Totem (Videos), Nautilus (Files), and Disk Utility (Disks), among others.
There's a big problem with this "20 Years of Linux" graph, and many "XX Years of Linux" graphs as most all show an incomplete history or timeline of events and milestones. The one below for example.