I've made a mock-up to illustrate my ideas about the next-gen terminal experience!
• the pathbar
• username, hostname and git branch displayed in the UI, shrinking the shell prompt back to just a $
• commands as cards
• syntax highlighting, including graying out the output a bit to differentiate it from commands themselves
• autocompletion (displayed in a native widget)
• built-in error handling options
• the time each command took (on the right)
I never did the #introductions thing, so here goes!
I live in Moscow, 🇷🇺 & currently study at CMC MSU.
I work at SmartDec where I write a cool static analyzer for Java & Kotlin. I'm also a tech editor at tproger.ru
I'm on the Darling team; we hack on macOS internals to make apps & programs targeting Darwin run on Linux/Android.
Personal thoughts on software development
Perhaps free software developers should stop focusing on cross-platform apps (working across Windows, macOS, etc.) and focus on one platform. If they have the resources they’re free to go further, but I do think it would be beneficial if developers focused their efforts on making the best app possible for one platform.
I no longer bother with sites that:
- require captcha because clodflare
- reject Tor connections
- require cookies
- take more than a few seconds to load
- ask me a lot of stupid questions
- have idiotic conditions for use
- cover the screen with popups
I just don't have time for all that stupid shit. There are plenty of alternatives.
Happy birthday GNOME! One of our favorite memories: planning and hacking alongside GNOME and GTK folks in SF in 2015. Everyone was so kind and accepting of us even though it was the first time many had met in person.
It's our birthday today! We are now the wise age of 22. 😋 Join us in reminiscing these past years by sharing some of your favorite GNOME memories!
Our new blog is officially here. Come read about why we left Medium and how we built a crazy fast, privacy-respecting blog just for you.
It’s not just you—the new elementary blog (http://blog.elementary.io) is BLAZING fast. See this PageSpeed comparison between the new blog and the old Medium blog… I don’t really care that it’s not serving Google’s AMP if it’s this fast across mobile and desktop!
I have made an other small GTK application/utility. This one allow you to censor private information on a photo before sharing it.
Source code: https://gitlab.gnome.org/bilelmoussaoui/censor
Should arrive soon on Flathub!
Let's be fair to #theyoungpeople who think that a floppy disk is a weird symbol for a "save" icon: lots of us have known/said that that was a terrible metaphor choice for decades; the UI-design committees stuck with it anyway. Because they don't like rockin' the boat.
I just stumbled across https://www.fortran.io/ and immediately started to silently scream "nooooooooooo!"
Say "Hello" to Allegory, an all new beautiful iOS 13 notes app. Coming this fall. ✌️
If you're interested in the beta, just ask!
Noticed a couple of bugs in the crate I was using, made a fork of the GitHub repo, pushed the fixes and pointed Cargo to it — boom, everything works. Made PRs back to upstream with the fixes, and a couple of hours later they get accepted, so I switched Cargo to point to the upstream repo.
This was all surprisingly easy and convenient. Of course, the cost we pay is less system integration.
Rust, objc, Kotlin, C, Python
Linux, GNOME; Android
Wayland; Plan 9
Microkernels, the Hurd
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either! We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and have documented a list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators. Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!