Episode 241: Snitching on SCaLE
We’re playing just one interview from SCaLE this year, tons of community news, and two handy app picks.
Plus webOS returns, some fundamental Linux plumbing upgrades, and Private Internet Access goes Open Source.
Special Guest: Ilan Rabinovitch.
- Ting: Visit linux.ting.com and get a $25 discount off a device, or $25 in service credit if you bring one!
- DigitalOcean: Visit do.co/unplugged for a limited time special offer, or enter dounplugged after you create your account for a $10 credit. Promo Code: dounplugged
- Linux Academy: Visit linuxacademy.com/unplugged to support the show and sign up for a 7 day free trial.
- LG Announces webOS Open-Source Edition — LG in cooperation with South Korea's NIPA government agency are working on making webOS suitable as a more open platform with open connectivity. They are still looking to commercialize it as an open-source platform, LG announced this morning.
- GNOME 3.28 Release Notes — In total, the release incorporates 25832 changes, made by approximately 838 contributors.
- Bolt Will Tackle Thunderbolt 3 Security on Linux — “[Bolt] provides a D-Bus API to list devices, enroll them (authorize and store them in the local database) and forget them again (remove previously enrolled devices). It also emits signals if new devices are connected (or removed). During enrollment devices can be set to be automatically authorized as soon as they are connected.”
- GStreamer: news — The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new major feature release of your favourite cross-platform multimedia framework!
- Firefox 59 released, these are the key changes — The built-in Firefox screenshot tool lets you copy an image to the clipboard, ready for you to paste elsehwhere.
- Off-Main-Thread Painting – Mozilla Gfx Team Blog — I’m excited to announce Off-Main-Thread painting, our new Firefox graphics performance effort!
- Off-Main-Thread Painting - For Linux — set “layers.omtp.enabled” to true.
- Private Internet Access goes Open Source — As long-time supporters of the Free and Open Source Software community, we have started the process of open sourcing our software, and over the next six months we will be releasing the source code for all our client-side applications, as well as libraries and extensions.
- OpenSnitch — OpenSnitch is a GNU/Linux port of the Little Snitch application firewall.
- Spotifyd — An open source Spotify client running as a UNIX daemon. Spotifyd streams music just like the official client, but is more lightweight and supports more platforms. Spotifyd also supports the Spotify Connect protocol which makes it show up as a device that can be controlled from the official clients.
- Ilan Rabinovitch — VP, Product & Technical Community at @datadoghq, recovering SysAdmin, SCALE Conference Chair, and other FL/OSS fun.