I am working on a #javafx desktop app for Mastodon. Key goal is to have a seamless experience for multi accounts across multi instances. It is still in alpha stages. So far you can login with multi accounts, view the main 3 feeds, boost, favorite, and view notifications. Help would be greatly appreciated. I will be building out GitHub issues for all the features to get parity with the webapp. It is written in #kotlin using the #tornadofx framework https://github.com/wakingrufus/mastodon-jfx
I am still learning #kotlin, but happy to pass on some tips I have figured out so far. Here is a blurb I wrote about writing testable functional Kotlin: https://medium.com/p/writing-testable-functional-kotlin-2c06ec01dc02
Akira, The Linux Design Tool
Akira is about giving the freedom to designers who want to use Open Source.
Read about our upcoming PureOS App Store coming to Librem 5 and Librem laptops https://puri.sm/posts/purism-announces-pureos-store/. Exciting times are ahead of us! #DefendFreedom #PrivacySecurityNow
mastodon.technology now has a plan in the event that @ashfurrow is suddenly, permanently rendered unable to administer the instance. As with our other docs, the plan is open: https://github.com/ashfurrow/mastodon/tree/public#handling-the-bus-factor
It's a work-in-progress but this is a good starting point.
Hardware Updates for 2019! 🎉
Today we introduce Version 4 of the Librem laptop line — now with an updated CPU and graphics for all models and a 4k/HiDPI screen for the 15″ model.
A California judge has ruled that American cops can’t force people to unlock a mobile phone with their face or finger. https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/01/14/feds-cant-force-you-to-unlock-your-iphone-with-finger-or-face-judge-rules/#5899df8c42b7
>Some of the most evil corporations on the planet have given back significant open source projects. Hard to say whether they take more than they give.
But that is too narrow of a focus. Giving a 'handful' of developers these tools and frameworks which are in large part the same ones that allow them to roll out ever more extractive business practices to the rest of humanity and increase their dominance.
There is a crisis in (FL)OSS and it needs to be solved.. somehow.
You have a limited amount of time in this world. You decide whether to spend it being “neutral” (legitimising trillion-dollar surveillance capitalists) or working with those of us trying to raise awareness about their abuses so we can actually regulate them and get funding for ethical alternatives that don’t rely on them. If you’re doing the former don’t you dare criticise those doing the latter. We’re not the ones punching down and we don’t owe you an explanation for doing the right thing.
Maybe it’s time for some organisations to take a fucking stand. Start calling surveillance capitalists “surveillance capitalists.” Say no to their money. And stop legitimising these bastards.
Plasma is the most popular desktop amongst MuyLinux readers according to their 2018 poll. Of the 6,000 votes cast, Plasma received 1,637, that is 27% of the total. This is the third year running Plasma has been chosen best desktop by MuyLinux readers.
"T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling access to their customers’ location data, and that data is ending up in the hands of bounty hunters and others not authorized to possess it, letting them track most phones in the country." – https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/nepxbz/i-gave-a-bounty-hunter-300-dollars-located-phone-microbilt-zumigo-tmobile #Privacy
This is nice, sure, but: If at all possible, please consider using other services – your local hackerspace might have a git server, or people around here might open theirs to you if you ask – or you could host it yourself, if you have the capability and resources. #git #github
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