Episode 249: Home Grown FUD
The Linux community is eating its own this week, as attention seeking plucky YouTuber’s trade on free software’s good name for clicks. We learn the real story behind some of the Internet’s recent free software freak-out.
Plus a fantastic batch of community news and updates, some cool tools, and we discuss if it’s time to give up the Qt or GTK purist lifestyle.
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- GNOME Is Removing the Ability to Launch Binary Apps from Nautilus
- general: Don't allow launching binaries or programs in general
- Deep Dive: New bookmark sync in Nightly
- System76 and the LVFS – Technical Blog of Richard Hughes — tl;dr: Don’t buy System76 hardware and expect to get firmware updates from the LVFS
- System76 Blog — System76 and LVFS - What Really Happened — Wednesday there was an unfortunate message posted from Richard Hughes regarding his firmware service.
- GS Connect as part of 18.10
- Trust and security in the Snap Store | Ubuntu blog
- Malware Found on the Ubuntu Snap Store — A pair of (seemingly normal) apps hosted by the Canonical-backed app hub were discovered to contain a сryptocurrency miner disguised as the “systemd” daemon.
- Plasma Sprint in Berlin | KDE.news — During the sprint, the Plasma team was joined by guests from Qt and Sway WM. Discussion topics included sharing Wayland protocols, input methods, Plasma Browser Integration, tablet mode for Plasma's shell, porting KControl modules to QtQuick, and last but not least, the best beer in Berlin.
- Example Ubuntu System Report
- Purism's FSP Reverse Engineering Effort Might Be Stalled - Phoronix — Intel politely asked Purism to remove this document which Intel believes may conflict with a licensing term. Since this post was informational only and has no impact on the future goals of Purism, we have complied. I
- Archive: Intel FSP reverse engineering: finding the real entry point! – Purism
- Is the "either all GTK or all Qt" mentality still relevant today?
- The Microsoft cyber attack | DW Documentary - YouTube