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Using i3 has me using keyboard shortcuts for everything, which are themselves beginning to feel like phrases, and tasks like paragraphs.

I never thought a window manager could make that big of a difference.

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I remembered a thing I forgot to do, and instead of continuing to do what I was doing while increasingly stressed, I stopped and did the thing.

's desktop added in , for next . Also added for window manager and for compositor data, and -panel. Thanks gm10

Also updated system base detection for !_OS from . That makes 2 Ubuntu derived OS'es connected with system76 now, being the other one.

Also added to supported SBC, fixed some CPU speed issues, sloppy Audio device handling, thanks strit from

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It's been a long time since I used anything like twitter but I like the idea of a decentralized social network, so here I am! Toot, toot!

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@smxi Yeah we need to write down some technical details for new members of the team or just to understand more of the code after few months from commits. Too big and too complex system to not write any documentation, even simple one.

I decided to update my old stats tool: github.com/smxi/dws

Mainly because they slightly changed their syntax internally, but then once I had looked at it, I decided to add a top/bottom x count of distros with a new -r option.

Everything seems to work, last 6 months, top 6:

dws -t 6 -r 6
Distrowatch.com 6 month rankings:
Manjaro: 1 (3981+)
Mint: 2 (2279-)
elementary: 3 (1804+)
MX Linux: 4 (1647+)
Ubuntu: 5 (1426-)
Debian: 6 (1080-)

package has been accepted, which I guess makes me the new tinycore linux inxi maintainer. No idea why it struck me as a good idea to do that, never packaged anything before.

Must be something about a minimal installer iso that is 12MiB in size, heh. And a 'full' iso that is 150MiB or so.

at the intimate Starline Social Club... amazing.

Just released 3.0.27 which contains memory and disk size fixes, Android ARM phone fixes, fixes, better debuggers for complicated debugging situations, and some bug fixes. Note that normally I don't do anything more than remove real errors for osx, but because one issue raised also was an existing old issue, I fixed that as well (space in remote file system name for partitions).

Also uploaded my first package for tce, will see if it is accepted.

changed column order and syntax for fre and avm in vmstat, thus breaking the expected syntax. This is fixed in , and will be out in 3.0.27. One could ask about the wisdom of changing things like this, but there are better ways to spend ones time so all I can do is create work arounds for this type of randomness and flux. But I think I will use this to create a FAQ about why inxi is so long, with vmstat output from OpenBSD 6.1 and 6.3, along with how many lines of code the fix required

Rough initial tests using + on phone OS and / have worked. Data is incomplete however due to issues with parsing /sys ARM data, but is showing complete output minus the missing data items, but no errors.

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display manager, a nice idea, ncurses based, requested being added to , now added in , and they just made a --version too for it, so it will show version, which should help their devs find bugs etc.

But thanks to the / maintainer of for spotting this last minute thing. Even though almost nobody uses format, it should be right, and working, just like any other repo syntax.

With yet another last minute fix, 3.0.26 goes live, that took way too long, and I think I'll step away from active dev for a while now barring new bugs or issues.

maintainer for and noticed a small glitch with deb822 format parsing for --repos feature, that is now corrected, very annoying format to work with.

Happily, Saint Vitus, Ruby the Hatchet, , and of course, , make working on tedious problems much less tedious.

inxi 3.0.26 almost ready to go, includes C1 and C2 fixes, better device type detections, better debuggers, as usual, update or miss out on new features.

Found a case where system restore tool mounts its backup partition in hidden mode, which I've never seen before, that's a udiskd mount, not sure why it's hidden, but it is is.

Rather than mess with the complex cross architecture code for df processing in , I am just reusing some lsblk data to detect these partitions, then using the new raw size output option from --admin to show the raw size, along with <root required> message for size and used items, which are not available to non root.

I just learned that 3.0.24 made it into Ubuntu main 18-10 release, though 3.0.25, just released now, didn't, but that's fine.

3.0.25 ended up having a silly amount of new features, --admin -p/-P/-d, --partition-sort [sort type], totally refactored Device/USB data generators, / support extended, basic support working, the list is way too long for my taste.

Sometimes I worry that too many features are added that are really just for a few users, but I can't know who uses what.

New dev output option for --admin -P, show swap swappiness and vfs cache pressure.

Useful in fringe admin type cases, for example, tells me that if users or distros have altered these two default values, that can trigger hard to figure out bugs in the kernel. At least kernels with some configuration focuses like .

Turns out the method I was going to use for --admin -p to determine block size was wrong, but found a standard linux tool that will give the partition logical and physical block sizes, so this feature is now working.

Added the /sys based block size report for -d disks as well, since I already had the logic, figured might as well.

This makes the upcoming inxi, as seems to the norm, filled with features and new tricks and gadgets.

--admin now actually does more than just -C cpu data, which is nice.

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