Reminds me to update my README for projects I've created but no longer maintaining.

gauging community health of a project before getting involved

Are Flatpaks and Snaps a regression in security? and other exciting listener debates.

Util-link continued.

Util-link continued, starting with the utilities in /sbin.

Plus some listener feedback about getopt and getopts, bzip2, good bad sound, and more.

Join us in a few minutes for another Snapcraft Live! This week, fun! We'll cover how to snap your #linux games 🕹 and publish them in the Snap Store. We'll also have tips, tricks and answer your questions! Join us!

I first tried to create a Flatpak for Bisq but failed because I couldn't get Bisq to build without relying on network resources. I needed to map out each dependency from Gradle! Gradle is a Java build tool which downloads dependencies. Snaps did not have this limitation/feature?

BTW, snap can install a `*.snap` file with the `--dangerous` flag.


@klaatu The perfect use case for blockchain is money. This is because money is half of every transaction. For better or worse money is the life blood of modern civilization. Bitcoin breaks the law of oppressive governments and gives the people a way to store value like seen in Venezuela today. Other so called use cases of blockchain are usually scams because they are not trying to break any rules and should be implemented instead with a SQL database.

Bzip2 compression. Controversy over scripts that download and install automatically. A bakery that runs on Emacs and PostgreSQL. @klaatu

I had a few spare minutes. Figured I'd try out the Brackets text editor to see if it's worth anything. After all, it's open source, cross-platform, blah blah blah.

$ sudo yum localinstall brackets.x86-64.rpm
> Dependencies:
> spotify-client
> spotify-client-data

Um, nevermind.

Open source text editor with a dependency on a proprietary music streaming client? No no no no no no.

"We have enormous freedom. That’s not a gift that was given to us, it’s a legacy that was left to us by centuries of struggle. By centuries of people that most of whose names are completely forgotten, the ones who created the freedom and the rights we now have, and that will be taken away unless you constantly defend them."

- Noam Chomsky

getopt and kill covered by @klaatu

I was amazed the day I realized kill could do more than "kill" a running process.

Heaps of listener feedback about licensing, the difference between a user and a developer, the atool archive tool, old GNU World Order shownotes, the first couple of applications from util-linux

I love how @Tutanota mail defaults to no pictures whether you are on Android or the web app.

Let's keep the fediverse growing. 😀 💪 If you're still on Twitter, give a shout-out to @Mastodon

Join us in 10 minutes for Snapcraft Live! 🖥 Learn how to build and publish snaps for #Linux 🏫 This week, automated builds and publishing for other architectures. As always, we're around to answer your questions too! 🙋

@klaatu I found it easy to create Snap packages with the snapcraft tool and publishing on the Snapcraft store. @snapcraftio is doing a great job of creating beginner tutorial videos for creating snap packages.

Snapcraft Live streaming in ~10 minutes on YouTube. Join us to learn to package #Linux applications as snaps. This week we focus on debugging the build process. We'll also answer your questions. Click through to join us live!

You cannot steal a thought. You can only copy a thought. You can fraudulently claim you originally came up with a thought. And you can disrespect the originator of the thoughts by not giving credit and not following the *suggested* terms off sharing the thoughts.

Once an idea is released to the public it can never be taken back.

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