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Wednesday
18 April, 2018


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Esta semana va a estar muy centrada en el próximo evento de la Comunidad KDE. Y es que toca anunciar que Akademy-es de Valencia será protagonista del podcast de KDE España que emitiremos en directo y dejaremos grabado para la posteridad el próximo 24 de abril a las 22:00 hora española.

Akademy-es de Valencia será protagonista del podcast de KDE España

Del 11 al 13 de mayo se va a celebrar en Valencia Akademy-es 2018. A menos de un mes del evento es el momento de que varios integrantes del podcast de KDE España se reunan y comenten qué se espera de la reunión, realicen un repaso a las charlas que se llevaran a cabo y nos cuenten algunas de las anécdotas que han vivido en alguna de sus casi 15 anteriores ediciones.

Akademy-es de Valencia será protagonista del podcast de KDE España

Aprovecho la entrada para volver a decir que el registro es libre y que no cuesta NADA. Se hace para contar asistentes. Así, es más fácil organizar, comidas, espacios y eventos.

En otras palabras:

Regístrate

Para poder disfrutar del podcast en directo seguiremos utilizando los servicios de acontecimiento en vivo de Youtube y contestaremos, si podemos, vuestras preguntas en directo. Por cierto, este podcast será el octavo de la cuarta temporada, para los que les gusta la metainformación.

¡Os esperamos el martes 24 de abril a las 22:00!

Los podcast de KDE España

Ayúdanos a decidir el temaEn un afán de acercarnos más a todos los simpatizantes de KDE hace un tiempo que empezamos a realizar podcast. En ellos varios miembros de la Comunidad KDE de España nos reunimos para hablar un poco de los diversos proyectos.

Hemos hablado de muchos temas como por ejemplo Akademy, KDE Connect, Plasma Mobile, etc.

Podéis seguirnos en el canal de Youtube de KDE España o en Ivoox, donde estamos subiendo poco a poco los audios emitidos. Esperamos que os gusten.


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People of the Builds! Another Sprint is over and here is what the OBS frontend team has achieved in the last two weeks (2018-04-02 to 2018-04-13). Features Another pack of new features have been developed. They are cool! Protect your eyes and have a look. :sunglasses: Live Build Log Tired of scrolling up and down the page to know the status of a live build log? OBS comes to the rescue with this PR #4816...


Tuesday
17 April, 2018


Michael Meeks: 2018-04-17 Tuesday.

21:00 UTCmember

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  • Mail chew, patch review, planning.
  • Great to see some nice work by Tomi to get Collabora Online support integrated into JODConverter (increasing security), and to see Miklos's nice writeup around Document Conversion there - several of our customers get support for document conversion use-cases that help to improve LibreOffice.

    Performance of Collabora Online REST API for document conversion

    All those poor souls still struggling with manual management of LibreOffice processes for document conversion can relax & use something sensible instead.

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A Microsoft anunciou um sistema operacional denominado Azure Sphere OS voltado para o mercado IoT. Mas baseado em LINUX!  vejam “É um kernel Linux personalizado complementado pelos tipos de avanços que criamos no próprio Windows”, continuou Smith. “Para qualquer um que esteja seguindo a Microsoft, tenho certeza de que você reconhecerá que, após 43 anos, este é o primeiro dia em que anunciamos que estaremos distribuindo um kernel Linux personalizado. É um passo importante para nós. É um passo importante, eu acho, para o setor. E nos permitirá apoiar a tecnologia de uma maneira que acredito que o mundo precisa ”. É o fim dos tempos…

Fonte: https://www.thurrott.com/internet-of-things-iot/156628/microsofts-next-os-based-linux-not-windows


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KDE-connect-02I recently stumbled into this cool little feature with KDE Conenct, the ability to use your desktop Linux machine as your keyboard input to your Android device. I tested this on my Samsung Galaxy S5, Moto X and HP TouchPad running Android. Assuming you have given KDE Connect a try, you may or may not have used this feature. If you haven’t tried it, you may want to see how it works for you.

I am not a fan of the touch input on tablets and phones, the input is just too slow and cumbersome, so I tend to use a laptop for just about everything. There are unfortunately a few applications that will only work on mobile devices. I do have a Bluetooth keyboard that I have connected from time to time to more efficiently use the mobile device but I don’t need another keyboard on my desktop that I would use intermittently, at best. Being able to type from my Desktop Linux machine right into my Android powered phone or tablet whenever needed is a welcome feature and far better than using the screen to touch or swipe type.

For instructions on setting up KDE Connect in openSUSE, follow this link or here for everyone else.

On the Linux Desktop side, make sure you have selected Remote keyboard from the Desktop

KDE Connect Settings-01

Screenshot_Samsung_S5_Language_InputFor your Android device(s):

Go into your Settings menu. Search for Language and input > Set up Input Method (Might be under “Default” on some Android devices)

You will then see several options, check KDE Connect Remote Keyboard to activate it as an available keyboard.

The notification drop down on the Android device, There is an option to “Select keyboard”. Assuming that the Android device is working properly, you will be able to select the input keyboard.

The Keyboard switcher is either in the in the notification drop down of which I see on my Samsung Galaxy S5, and my HP TouchPad. On my Moto X, I have an option in the global keys along the bottom to select my Input Keyboard.

Moto X Keyboard SelectorIt appears that my Samsung Galaxy notification on the keyboard doesn’t actually do anything when selected but the HP TouchPad works like one would expect. I find that the Moto X method to be the best demonstration of exposing the keyboard input selection.

Now, back on KDE Plasma (I can’t speak for any other desktop), you can input into the Mobile Device clicking on the KDE Connect icon in the System Tray and enter text next to Remote Keyboard.

As you type in this dialog, you will see the text immediately display on the connected device. I find it strangle pleasurable to type on my computer to input text on the tablet, or SmartPhone. I spent several minutes sending messages thru Telegram even though I have a Telegram client for Linux Desktop, realizing that was a bit KDE Connect System Tray-Keyboard Inputsilly, I opened the SMS app on my phone to send messages to those


Monday
16 April, 2018


Michael Meeks: 2018-04-16 Monday.

21:00 UTCmember

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  • Weekend mail fun, poked partners, sync. with Miklos, Andras, created a unit test for thread stranding problem with fork-kit - whereby having threads lurking around at the time of a fork - is a really bad idea.

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La Quadrature du Net s'apprête à lancer une action de groupe contre les GAFAM afin qu'ils soient tenus responsables des violations des libertés fondamentales et de nos données privées.
Rejoignez l'action : https://gafam.laquadrature.net/


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Veamos el uso del comando less en GNU/Linux que nos muestra el contenido de archivos de texto de cualquier formato.

Stallman usando less bajo la atenta mirada de un perrillo

En GNU/Linux es algo frecuente el querer echar un vistazo a un archivo de texto plano en cualquier formato en que este se encuentre. Ya sea un log, un archivo de configuración, un archivo en formato markdown, código, etc.

Para mostrar el texto sin la necesidad de tener que editarlo tenemos varias opciones. cat, head o tail pueden ser algunas de ellas, pero less ofrece más posibilidades.

Veamos algunas de esas opciones de less en un breve video tutorial.

El vídeo incrustado a continuación se reproduce desde archive.org en formato .webm desde donde lo puedes descargar.

También está disponible en YouTube para quien prefiera esta plataforma.

¿Utilizas less con alguna opción que quieras compartir? Compártelo en los comentarios.

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No dia 14 de abril de 2018, a projeto KDE anunciou o lançamento do KDE Frameworks 5.45.0.

Os Frameworks do KDE são 70 bibliotecas adicionais para o Qt, que fornecem uma ampla variedade de funcionalidades normalmente necessárias em bibliotecas maduras, revisadas por pares e bem testadas com termos de licenciamento amigáveis. Para uma introdução, consulte o anúncio de lançamento do Frameworks 5.0.

Esta versão faz parte de uma série de lançamentos mensais planejados disponibilizando melhorias aos desenvolvedores de forma rápida e previsível.


Gostaria de contribuir?

Os interessados em seguir e contribuir com o desenvolvimento do Frameworks podem verificar os repositórios de git, seguir as discussões na lista de e-mails do KDE Frameworks Development e contribuir com patches através do painel de avaliação. As políticas e o estado atual do projeto e os planos estão disponíveis no wiki Frameworks. As discussões em tempo real ocorrem no canal # kde-devel IRC no freenode.net.

Apoio ao KDE

O KDE é uma comunidade de Software Livre que existe e cresce apenas por causa da ajuda de muitos voluntários que doam seu tempo e esforço. O KDE está sempre à procura de novos voluntários e contribuições, quer seja de ajuda na codificação, na correção de erros ou no relatório, na redação de documentos, nas traduções, na promoção, com dinheiro, etc. Todas as contribuições são agradecidas e aceitas com entusiasmo. Por favor, leia a página de Doações para obter mais informações ou se torne um membro KDE e.V. de apoio através da nossa nova iniciativa Join the Game. 

Mantenha-se atualizado e você sabe: DIVIRTA-SE!!

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Orchestration tools yang berkembang pesat dewasa ini hadir di dalam infrastruktur komputasi awan dan kontainer untuk mendorong industri untuk bekerja semakin cepat. Berkolaborasi dengan GO-JEK, Biznet Gio Cloud mempersembahkan GO-TALK: Transforming Modern Infrastructure with Kubernetes. Melalui event ini, simak bagaimana para ahli dari lansekap teknologi di Indonesia memanfaatkan Kubernetes untuk mengotomatisasi layanan dan aplikasi mereka.

Acara ini akan menghadirkan jajaran pembicara di antaranya:
1. Shani Hadiyanto, BI Analyst GO-JEK
2. Ibnu Yahya, Software Architect Biznet Gio Cloud
3. Utian Ayuba, Director Btech

Waktu: 23 April 2018
Tempat: GO-JEK HQ 6th Floor
Pasaraya Blok M Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta

Sesi ini tidak dipungut biaya, silakan segera daftarkan diri Anda karena tempat yang tersedia terbatas. Silakan kunjungi tautan berikut untuk mendaftar: http://gotalkbiznetgio.eventbrite.com

Acara ini didukung oleh PHP IndonesiaGLiB – GNU/Linux Bogor, dan Komunitas openSUSE Indonesia


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e6440-WiiU-Pro-Controller.pngI don’t do much serious gaming on Linux but I do like to play the occasional Steam or older games in an emulator. I have historically liked the PS3 controllers in Linux. There is nothing you have to do to get it to work. Plug the dongle in a USB, pop in some batteries and away you go.

The Wii U is now a deprecated gaming console, which makes me much more interested in it. I have had one for a little while but the Gamepad digitizer has been broken for some time. I originally set out to fix the game pad but the issue with some of the buttons not working along with the digitizer, it had me thinking I should just replace the whole thing so I can start using the console. On the hunt for the replacement Gamepad, I also acquired a couple of these Wii U Pro Controllers. I wanted these in order to play this “New Super Mario Wii U” game and compare it against my favorite of the franchise. I think putting “New” in the title is a bit silly because it isn’t new now.

Upon holding the Wii U Pro Controller in my hand, it felts so good… almost perfect for my somewhat long and gangly fingers. I wanted to try out these Wii U pro Controllers on Linux, play some Steam games but fully expecting the process to be a headache; you know, because Nintendo. I made the assumption that I would have to install xwiimote to get it to work but upon reading and some further understanding of all the work some incredibly smart people have done, I only need that for the Wii Remotes. The machine I tested this on is running openSUSE Tumblweed Kernel 4.16.0 and it is my understanding that the wiimote kernel drivers have been in place since 3.1.

Setting up the Wii U Pro Controller

Screenshot_20180402_122527Nintendo chose to use Bluetooth technology in the Wii and Wii U so I started off by Pressed the Sync button on the controller and it showed when selecting Add Device on the KDE Plasma Bluetooth configuration tool. It connected, the lights stopped flashing on the controller with one solid light glowing. I checked the capabilities of the controller, to see that it was usable, in the System Settings > Input Devices > Joystick. It was just as I would expect from any other controller I own.

I opened terminal to see the kernel messages concerning this device by running: dmesg

[86905.904160] wiimote 0005:057E:0330.000B: hidraw1: BLUETOOTH HID v0.01 Gamepad [Nintendo RVL-CNT-01-UC] on 80:00:0b:82:a8:1f
[86905.904169] wiimote 0005:057E:0330.000B: New device registered
[86905.981821] wiimote 0005:057E:0330.000B: detected device: Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller
[86906.011799] wiimote 0005:057E:0330.000B: detected extension: Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller
[86906.011889] input: Nintendo Wii Remote Pro Controller as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2


Sunday
15 April, 2018


Michael Meeks: 2018-04-15 Sunday.

21:00 UTCmember

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  • All Saints in the morning; H. played piano for a song. Back for pizza lunch plus Charlotte & Grace, took H. back to practice the organ.
  • Home; tea; read stories; out for a drink with Chris in the evening.

Saturday
14 April, 2018


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Next week the combined Ceph and Cloudstack Day will be hosted in London (2018-04-19). The agenda is online, get ready and your ticket to a great event!


I will speak about our Email at Ceph project (librmb). See you all in London!

Michael Meeks: 2018-04-14 Saturday

21:00 UTCmember

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  • Drove to Aldeburgh to collect N. and H. - who had both made pretty rings with Bruce. Silver-soldering up settings and bands, and setting a stone in them - good stuff.
  • Out to wander Sizewell beach, back for tea, home.

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Backup-02Backing up data is extremely important. That is, assuming you value your data. Many of us have pictures, videos and documents on our computer. The reality is, all machines will fail, everything gets old and stops working, eventually. Most notably, the Hard Disk Drives and Solid State Drives have a limited lifespan before they cease functioning.

Here is some advice to avoid that white-hot sweaty feeling from a black screen when you turn on your computer.

Back up your data!

Beyond hardware failure, there have been a series of recent ransomware attacks against individuals, businesses and government organizations. One particular bit of ransomware is called WannaCry. Presumably because if you are affected you “wanna cry.” It essentially encrypts all your data and leaves a message that tells you you can have your data back if you pay a ransom. This can be avoided entirely by doing regular offline backups.

Backing up your data is something that you will hear frequently but what do you use to back up your data? Drag and drop the contents of your home directory onto an external drive? That will fill up a drive pretty quick, and isn’t sustainable for the long term. You can pay for storage and sync your data up to “the cloud”, but that can get expensive if you have a lot of data. It also runs the risk of being compromised as well as it just replicates the contents of your data. I have been doing an Rsync command in the terminal but unless if I know that I have been compromised, it could overwrite my good data with bad data.

You Only Need Two Things

1st Item | External Hard Drive

WD.pngSeriously, under $60 will get you started.

The tools I recommend to get you started is some sort of high capacity external mass storage drive. Something like 1 TB or better. They are not expensive, especially if you compare the cost of a new drive to the cost of data recovery. Then you need to get the software. There are lots of great tools out there but rather than search forever for the best tool possible, start here and see if it works for you. Move on if needed and try something else but complete that first backup. Whatever drive you choose to use, ensure that is ALL that drive does. You plug it in, do your backup, unplug it and safely store it.

2nd Item | Software

I am not targeting Windows or Mac users but the fact of the matter is, most of the people I know are NOT on Linux (because they haven’t seen the light, yet). So I wanted to just highlight some FREE offline backup utility options to get you down the right path. This is free as in you don’t have to shell out any cash but feel free to contribute voluntarily to the projects.

Linux

Back In Time

This is what I use on my machine. It has worked very


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No dia 12 de abril a equipe do player de música Elisa anunciou o seu primeiro lançamento, a versão de número 0.1.
 
Elisa é um player de música desenvolvido pela comunidade KDE, seu foco e ser um player  simples e agradável para os usuários.





 Segundo o anuncio oficial os principais objetivos da equipe de desenvolvimento da Elisa são:

  • Elisa é um reprodutor de música desenvolvido pela Comunidade KDE baseado na simplicidade e facilidade de uso. Reconhecemos que precisamos criar um produto flexível para abordar diferentes ambientes de trabalho e utilização pelos usuários.
  • Nós focamos a integração do Elisa na área de trabalho do Plasma da Comunidade KDE sem perder o compromisso de suportar outras plataformas (outras desktop Linux, Windows e Android).
  • Estamos criando um produto confiável e fácil de usar que respeita a privacidade dos usuários e, dessa forma, preferimos oferecer suporte a serviços on-line nos quais os usuários têm controle sobre seus dados.
 Ele já esta disponível no openSUSE Tumbleweed e nos repositórios do openSUSE Leap 15.0.


Fonte: https://mgallienkde.wordpress.com/2018/04/12/0-1-release-of-elisa/

Friday
13 April, 2018


Michael Meeks: 2018-04-13 Friday

21:00 UTCmember

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  • Partner call, mail processing, admin, sync. with Eloy. Lunch, TDF BoD call, sync with Kendy.

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I don’t hear much about the current status of Spectre and Meltdown lately and I am not going to pretend that I am an expert on these topics. I will say, it has been marketed very well. Out of curiosity, periodically check the status of the vulnerabilities on my machines. I am running openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshot 20180410 and at the time of writing, with Linux Kernel 4.16.0-1-default.

Since I have trouble remembering the exact command, I tend to just scroll through my bash history to find it so to make my life easier, here it is:

grep . /sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities/*

This is what my machine says:

/sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities/meltdown:Mitigation: PTI
/sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities/spectre_v1:Mitigation: __user pointer sanitization
/sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities/spectre_v2:Mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB, IBRS_FW

If you run this on your Linux machine and don’t get the three lines of Meltdown, spectre_v1 and spectre_v2, your kernel is hugely out of date and is in desperate need of updating.

The reality is, there isn’t likely going to be fully secured fix for Spectre and Meltdown. The output from the patch status uses the word mitigation on purpose. It got me thinking, what does mitigation really mean?

According to Dictionary.com:

the act of mitigating, or lessening the force or intensity of something unpleasant, as wrath, pain, grief, or extreme circumstances.

Lessening the the intensity of something unpleasant… I once thought of computers as something you could truly secure but the reality is, the only secure piece of equipment is one you can’t access at all. Anything that can execute code is going to be vulnerable to some degree and weather it is Linux, Windows or Mac OS they all have their vulnerabilities, Linux just happens to have fewer.

I appreciate all the work of the Linux kernel team in responding to the recently discovered hardware flaws of these modern CPUs. Whether they are Intel, AMD, or ARM (and others?), more permanent hardware fixes won’t be in place for some time but in any complex system, there will always be bugs. The most responsible thing to do, as a user, is to keep your systems updated, know what you are installing, don’t click on sketchy things and perform offline backups of your data.

Further Reading

https://spectreattack.com/


Thursday
12 April, 2018


Michael Meeks: 2018-04-12 Thursday

21:00 UTCmember

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  • Mail chew, H. and N. off to learn some jewlery making with Bruce. Commercial call, lunch with smaller babes. ESC call. Pleased to see LibreOffice Writer used as the word-processing workload in the Powerhammer paper.

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Despójate de florituras, regresa a lo básico. Descubre si no lo conocías o redescubre lo que ofrece el texto plano.

Imagen: Markus Freak

¿Necesitas grandes florituras, y software cargado de opciones y a veces complejo para realizar tu trabajo, organizar tu agenda o hacer un seguimiento de aquello que tienes que hacer?

Quizás no. Quizás todo lo que necesitas lo puedes hacer con texto plano. Regresando a la básico, a la esencia.

Veamos qué dice la Wikipedia al respecto y cómo define qué es eso del texto plano:

Un archivo de texto simple, texto sencillo o texto sin formato (también llamado texto llano o texto simple; en inglés «plain text»), es un archivo informático que contiene únicamente texto formado solo por caracteres que son legibles por humanos, careciendo de cualquier tipo de formato tipográfico.

Guardar un archivo en texto plano asegura que pueda ser legible aún si el programa con el que fue escrito ha desaparecido. Siempre podrás ver qué hay dentro del archivo y leerlo sin más.

Sí, el texto plano es simple, sin adornos, puede parecer pasado de moda o incluso aburrido. Puede asustar un poco utilizarlo, o quizás parecer muy raro, pero no tiene por qué serlo.

Utilizar texto plano no está reservado para los más avezados en tecnología, o los más “geeks”. El uso del texto plano no está reservado para cuestiones académicas, o hackers. Cualquier persona puede utilizar el texto plano en su día a día.

Da igual si eres estudiante, periodista, escritor o comercial. Utilizar aplicaciones de texto plano en tu día a día puede hacer tus tareas más sencillas y puedes ser más eficiente.

Si te interesa, te quiero dar a conocer la web y proyecto “Plain Text Project” de Scott Nesbitt donde te ofrecen ideas, artículos, aplicaciones, técnicas, etc que utilizan texto plano, para que si te interesa tú también utilices texto plano y regreses a lo básico.

Espero que si eres una persona interesada en cómo poder desarrollar tus tareas utilizando texto plano y aplicaciones en texto plano, este enlace sea de tu interés.

Yo he estado echando un vistazo a algunas de sus herramientas y enlaces. No soy muy de organizarme, tomar notas y eso, pero sí envío mis correos en texto plano sin html, algo que debería hacerse. El html puede esconder “sorpresas” desagradables en forma de enlaces o texto “escondido” en un bonito código.

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Wednesday
11 April, 2018


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No mês de maio teremos em Praga na Republica Checa, a conferência da comunidade openSUSE 2018. 

O evento começara na sexta-feira, dia 25 de maio, e terminará no domingo, dia 27 de maio. 

A conferência openSUSE é o evento anual da comunidade openSUSE que reúne pessoas de todo o mundo para conhecer e colaborar. 

As palestras organizadas, workshops e vários outros tipos de eventos estão te aguardado.



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Hosted Weblate provides also free hosting for free software projects. The hosting requests queue has grown too long and waited for more than month, so it's time to process it and include new projects. I hope that gives you have good motivation to spend Christmas break by translating free software.

This time, the newly hosted projects include:

If you want to support this effort, please donate to Weblate, especially recurring donations are welcome to make this service alive. You can do that easily on Liberapay or Bountysource.

Filed under: Debian English SUSE Weblate


Michael Meeks: 2018-04-11 Wednesday

21:00 UTCmember

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  • Hospital app't in the morning - West Suffolk: they at least know a difficult case to be referred; good. Filed holiday, mail chew, poked at receipts & expenses.

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Gerenciando grupos no Linux com gpasswd O comando gpasswd permite administrar os arquivos /etc/group e /etc/gshadow, efetivamente permitindo o gerenciamento de grupos no sistema. Com este comando é possível determinar administradores e senhas para os grupos, além é claro de gerenciar seus membros. Sintaxe: gpasswd [opções] [usuário] grupo Se executado sem opções o comando permite criar ou


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We were in the middle of rewriting no, refactoring recompiling all of YaST into Visual Basic when we found that it was April 2nd already and had to scratch the entire project. Next year for sure. So you are left with a report of enterprise grade stabilization and we hope that your servers will be very bored running our software.

Installation and Upgrade

Clearer Description of Migration Targets

Life goes through various roads and it is same for SLE life. SLE15 is now split into multiple modules and during the upgrade it can be quite complex to pick the desired upgrade target. We have to react to this issue as customers start complaining that the upgrade overview starts to be hard to understand and we should improve it. So we did it and now you can check the changes on the attached screenshots. We modified the overview label from listing all products to just a summary with the details displayed below as it was before. Be aware that in the future and for some products or extensions/modules more migration targets will be possible.

Old screenshot:

and the new one (for a slightly different system, so it is not an exact match for the previous screenshot):

Importing the SMT Server SSL Certificate at Upgrade

We are still improving and fixing bugs in the migration from the SLE11 or SLE12 products to the new SLE15 line. One issue we fixed this sprint was importing the SSL server certificate from the old system at upgrade.

For registration you can use a local SMT server (Subscription Management Tool) instead of the usual SCC server (SUSE Customer Center).

The SMT servers usually use a self-signed SSL certificate to save some money for buying a real certificate signed by a well-known certificate authority. This self-signed certificate is imported to the system by YaST during the initial registration so the registration process and the repositories from the server can be properly accessed.

But during the offline upgrade to SLE15 the old system is not running, the installer runs from the installation medium. In that case we need to import the SSL certificate from the old system to the installer so it can properly access the registration server and do the upgrade.

The certificate import is quite easy, we just need to be careful as SLE11 uses a different (old) path for storing the imported certificates than in SLE12 or SLE15.

As the result you should be now able not only to upgrade the systems registered against the SCC server but also the systems registered against your local SMT server.

Many System Roles

Various products that we’re able to install have grown so many groups of presets, called System Roles, that they no longer fit on the screen. We applied some dark gray magic to make them fit in a scrollable box, at the expense of losing the keyboard shortcuts, sorry.

Storage

Better Message for Multipath (and other) Problems

While scanning the storage hardware, or at


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Akademy-es es la reunión anual de la comunidad KDE España. Da igual si usas KDE o no, da igual si te sabes las 4 libertades del software libre o no. Las puertas están abiertas a todas las personas que quieran acercarse.

Valencia es la ciudad escogida para celebrar la edición 2018 de Akademy-es. Sólo falta un mes (y descontando) para que de nuevo la comunidad de KDE España se reúna con las personas que quieran acercarse a conocer más no sólo de KDE si no sobre GNU/Linux y el software libre.

Del 11 al 13 de mayo se celebrará un año más el Akademy-es y esta vez la ciudad que lo celebrará será en Valencia. Hay que ir reservando fechas para poder cuadrar calendarios, pero si nada lo impide por allí estaré.

Repito en esto de asistir a una Akademy-es. La primera vez fue a la de A Coruña, donde también coincidió con una Akademy internacional. Repetí en la Akademy-es de Madrid. Y esta será mi primera Akademy-es a la que asistiré como miembro de KDE España.

Reconozco que esto del aspecto social es un parte interesante en las comunidades y en el software libre no iba a ser distinto. Está muy bien comunicarse por diferentes medios, pero encontrarse cara a cara es algo que aporta más.

Conoces a las personas que hay detrás de la pantalla y el teclado, puedes conversar de otros temas, conocer a esas personas algo mejor, etc. Vale reconozco que soy un poco tímido y tengo poco “don de gentes” pero al momento se pasa ese primer estupor y pronto vas teniendo y dando más confianza.

Ya está organizado el plan de charlas que se realizarán, empezarán el viernes 11 de mayo a las 17h con una ceremonia de apertura y terminarán el domingo 13 a las 13h con una ceremonia de clausura. Entre medias un par de días con charlas no sólo sobre KDE si no también otros temas.

Akademy-es lo organiza KDE España, pero por supuesto el evento es abierto, libre y gratuito para todas las personas que estén interesadas, no sólo en KDE, si no en GNU/Linux o el software libre.

Es una manera de conocer, de ponerse en contacto y de compartir con una comunidad como son los miembros de KDE España con diferentes ideas, inquietudes, etc. Todas las personas con inquietudes afines son bienvenidas a pasar esos días en Akademy-es.

Las charlas no pretenden ser muy densas y muy técnicas, quieren ser una aproximación amable no sólo a KDE si no a otros proyectos. Eso sí impartidas algunas de ellas por desarrolladores muy importantes dentro de la comunidad KDE y otras comunidades.

Por tanto si después quieres contactar con esos desarrolladores y exponerles, explicarles o preguntarles algo más técnico (aunque son personas muy


Tuesday
10 April, 2018


Michael Meeks: 2018-04-10 Tuesday

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  • Still no voice, mail, admin; lots of friends over for lunch before Tania's funeral at All-Saints - very sad; a packed church. Back for a customer call.
  • Plugged away at tasks variously; dinner, put babes to bed, worked in the evening.

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Boletín de noticias relacionadas con el software libre publicado por la Free Software Foundation.

¡El boletín de noticias de la FSF está aquí!

La Fundación para el Software Libre o Free Software Foundation (FSF) es una organización creada en Octubre de 1985 por Richard Stallman y otros entusiastas del software libre con el propósito de difundir este movimiento.

La Fundación para el software libre (FSF) se dedica a eliminar las restricciones sobre la copia, redistribución, entendimiento, y modificación de programas de computadoras. Con este objeto, promociona el desarrollo y uso del software libre en todas las áreas de la computación, pero muy particularmente, ayudando a desarrollar el sistema operativo GNU.

Además de tratar de difundir la filosofía del software libre, y de crear licencias que permitan la difusión de obras y conservando los derechos de autorías, también llevan a cabo diversas campañas de concienciación y para proteger derechos de los usuarios frentes a aquellos que quieren poner restricciones abusivas en cuestiones tecnológicas.

Mensualmente publican un boletín (supporter) con noticias relacionadas con sus campañas, o eventos. Una forma de difundir sus proyectos, para que la gente conozca los hechos, se haga su propia opinión, y tomen partido si creen que la reivindicación es justa!!

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Puedes ver todos los números publicados en este enlace: http://www.fsf.org/free-software-supporter/free-software-supporter

¿Te gustaría aportar tu ayuda en la traducción? Lee el siguiente enlace:

Por aquí te traigo un extracto de algunas de las noticias que ha destacado la FSF este mes de abril de 2018

Public Lab y Karen Sandler son los ganadores de los Premios del Software Libre 2017

Del 24 de marzo

En una ceremonia celebrada durante la conferencia LibrePlanet 2018, el presidente de la FSF Richard M. Stallman, presentó el Premio para Proyectos con Beneficio Social y el Premio Para el Avance del Software Libre. Public Lab, una comunidad y organización sin ánimo de lucro con el objetivo de democratizar la ciencia para acometer problemas medioambientales, ganó el Premio para Proyectos con Beneficio Social y Karen Sandler, directora ejecutiva de Software Freedom Conservancy, ganó el Premio para el Avance del Software Libre.

Dos nuevas entradas para la sección de preguntas más frecuentes de las Licencias GNU

Del 13 de marzo

Recientemente hemos añadido nuevas cosas en nuestro centro de información de Preguntas Más Frecuentes (Frequently Asked Questions o FAQ, por sus siglas en inglés) sobre las Licencias GNU. Las FAQ son uno de nuestros artículos más robustos, que trata sobre preguntas frecuentes para el uso y comprensión de las licencias


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Lenovo 110S Transparent Title.pngI have a Chromebook that I have been using for causal browsing and occasional writing but the problem with ChromeOS is that is is so limited and restrictive. I installed Crouton to get a more genuine Linux experience out of it but the performance was a bit lack luster and frankly, the keyboard layout on Chromebooks is terrible. Why Google decided on such a design is beyond me. Delete, Page Up, Page Down, Home and End are nowhere to be found. When the Chroot environment is working, it’s fine but it is an Ubuntu based environment and I didn’t like the limitations that came with it. All this has lead me into the desire to get a simple, low cost but reasonably capable machine of which I would have more control. Since I have perfectly fine working netbooks, albeit a bit long in the tooth, I had no real strong demand for anything new. So, I waited for something to present itself, and it did.

I walked into Best Buy on a whim, I had some time and thought I would just see what they had available. There were several acceptable, low end machines machines between the $150 to $200 range. Specifically, a Dell that was real tempting, as it had better specifications than I really needed for my purposes but had a nice keyboard (for the price). I just wasn’t prepared to spend $200 on something I didn’t NEED. I asked the nice folks there if they had any small Nuk like computers so we walked over to the “Geek Squad” area to the returns cage (the place they keep the bad computers?) where there were a couple out of box laptops. Some where display models of discontinued models that had been re-baselined to be sold. One was marked “$86” and I was VERY interested. I asked the employee if I could just type on it, you know, to see how the thing types, as that is what I plan to do with it… type… things… He said it was against policy to power it on but they had an identical machine behind the counter running Ubuntu on it. It booted up, albeit rather slowly but the screen looked good and if Ubuntu runs on it, openSUSE would certainly run on it. The keyboard wasn’t spectacular but typed well enough to be in my “acceptable” range.

I was sold.

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When I got the machine home, I wanted to run Windows 10. You know, see what I had been missing out on. I did a series of updates, started browsing the web with the Edge Browser, played in the control panel and so forth. I also had the opportunity to test out the Microsoft store and install a few things. Unfortunately, nothing I wanted would install. I could also only effectively do one thing at a time and it ran all herky-jerky. It was not an enjoyable experience at all, but what


Monday
09 April, 2018


Michael Meeks: 2018-04-09 Monday

21:00 UTCmember

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  • Practically no voice; not ideal; swallowing a challenge. E-mail doesn't require a voice-box however.

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