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Friday
13 October, 2017


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openSUSE Tumbleweed es una distribución “Rolling Release” en desarrollo continuo. Aquí puedes estar al tanto de las últimas novedades.

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Demos un nuevo repaso a lo que ha ocurrido en esta semana en openSUSE Tumbleweed.

openSUSE Tumbleweed es la versión “rolling release” o de actualización continua de la distribución de GNU/Linux openSUSE.

El anuncio original lo puedes leer en el blog de Dominique Leuenberger, en este enlace:

Las ISO’s son instalables, pero si ya estás disfrutando de openSUSE Tumbleweed en tu equipo, simplemente deberás actualizarlo mediante este comando aunque desde hace poco un simple zypper dup hace ya todo el trabajo.

Esta semana 41 ha sido bastante tranquila, como si nada hubiera ocurrido en Tumbleweed. Pero sin embargo se han publicado 5 nuevas “snapshots” (1005, 1006, 1007, 1009 y 1010), que ha traido muy jugosas actualizaciones a openSUSE.

Entre las actualizaciones más importantes que ha habido, se puede destacar:

  • GNOME 3.26.1
  • KDE Plasma 5.11
  • Linux Kernel 4.13.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 56 (no para arquitecturas i586)
  • Mesa 17.2.2
  • Zypper 1.13.37: si ejecutas ‘zypper up’ en Tumbleweed, te saldrá una alerta para indicarte que esa no es la manera adecuada de actualizar tu equipo. Después podrás escoger hacer lo que quieras, pero te podremos decir: “ya te lo dijimos” 🙂

Pero muchas más actualizaciones están pendientes. Entre ellas podemos destacar:

  • openSSL 1.1 por defecto
  • Eliminar python2 desde una instalación predeterminada
  • PostgreSQL 10
  • Linux Kernel 4.13.6

Por cierto, cabe recordar que este fin de semana (14 y 15 de octubre de 2017) habrá un proceso de mantenimiento en ciertos servicios de openSUSE. Por lo que puede haber ciertos problemas en los servicios que estén caídos. Más información:

Si quieres estar a la última con software actualizado y probado utiliza openSUSE Tumbleweed la opción rolling release de la distribución de GNU/Linux openSUSE.

Mantente actualizado y ya sabes: Have a lot of fun!!

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Como instalar um app Instagram no Linux manualmente

Se você quer usar o Instagram no Linux, veja como instalar o Ramme em qualquer distribuição, para ter um app Instagram no sistema do pinguim.

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Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Week 41 felt rather ‘quiet’, don’t know why. it’s not as if nothing would have happened. There were, after all, 5 snapshots released (1005, 1006, 1007, 1009 and 1010), delivering on the promises from last week.

Those snapshots contained those noteworthy updates:

  • GNOME 3.26.1
  • KDE Plasma 5.11
  • Linux Kernel 4.13.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 56 (not for i586!)
  • Mesa 17.2.2
  • Zypper 1.13.37: if you keep on running ‘zypper up’ with this on Tumbleweed, you will get a warning that this is not the correct way. You stay in control, but at least we can refer to: I told you so. It looks something like this:

There are quite some larger things happening in Staging, which is why we opened two new staging projects (Staging:N and Staging:O)

  • openSSL 1.1 as default (Staging:N)
  • Remove python2 from a default installation (Staging:O)
  • PostgreSQL 10 is still on the todo (the submitted packages are not all installable)
  • Linux Kernel 4.13.6

Besides all this progress, please take note that various openSUSE services will not be available on the weekend OCt 14/15, as was announced


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For quite some time I have some cryptocurrencies on hold. These mostly come from times it was possible to mine Bitcoin on the CPU, but I've got some small payments recently as well.

I've been using Electrum wallet so far. It worked quite well, but with increasing Bitcoin value, I was considering having some hardware wallet for that. There are few options which you can use, but I've always preferred Trezor as that device is made by guys I know. Also it's probably device with best support out of these (at least I've heard really bad stories about Ledger support).

In the end what decided is that they are also using Weblate to translate their user interface and offered me the wallet for free in exchange. This is price you can not beat :-). Anyway the setup was really smooth and I'm now fully set up. This also made me more open to accept other cryptocurrencies which are supported by Trezor, so you can now see more options on the Weblate donations page.

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Thursday
12 October, 2017


Michael Meeks: 2017-10-12 Thursday.

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  • Conference, lots of hallway-track goodness; positive CoC panel / discussion with Marina & Simon - good.
  • Lunch with friends great to see Pranav's Dialog Tunneling talk; gave a talk on Online Unit Testing:
    Collabora Online testing presentation
  • Off to the hack-fest in the evening, fine food, good company, lovely.

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Como instalar o cliente Viber no Linux

Procurando por uma alternativa ao famoso WhatsApp? Experimente instalar o cliente Viber no Linux, seja em distribuições que suportem arquivos em formato DEB ou RPM.

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SailfishOS should need no introduction, but just in case someone doesn’t know about it, it’s the successor of MeeGo developed by Nokia and Intel so to speak, i.e. it’s a proper GNU/Linux system, with a cool and efficient swipe based interface built on Qt, it uses a few SUSE technologies such as libzypp and Open Build Service and it sports an Android runtime, that lets you run most Android apps. In short: SailfishOS is made of awesome.

Until now SailfishOS has only been available on sub-par hardware, and sometimes devices haven’t really been available for purchase at all. But since yesterday you can buy a SailfishOS image for the Sony Xperia X (single SIM model, F5121).

I installed it yesterday and so far it’s an amazing experience to run SailfishOS on pretty decent hardware, and the standby battery time appears to be through the roof.

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The instructions for unlocking the bootloader and installing SailfishOS are a bit lengthy and technical and for the time being it requires access to a Microsoft Windows PC, but I managed without much hassle, and so can you!

In other news the Librem 5 crowdfunding reached it’s minimum goal, so overall it’s been a great couple of days for GNU/Linux on mobile devices.



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Alternativa ao TrueCrypt - Como instalar o VeraCrypt no Linux

Se você está a procura de uma alternativa ao TrueCrypt, conheça um pouco mais e veja como instalar o VeraCrypt no Linux.

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  Un petit souvenir de cette journée! We had a lot of fun 😀


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Plasma Vault puede cifrar y esconder carpetas de tu equipo que deseas mantener a salvo de miradas indiscretas.

Imagen: Brooke Ward

Plasma Vault quiere ser la “caja fuerte” de tu escritorio Plasma, desarrollado por la comunidad KDE, en la que esconder y mantener a buen recaudo carpetas que contengan archivos que quieres mantener a buen recaudo.

En este video tutorial veremos cómo crear nuevos “vaults” o cajas fuertes donde crearemos carpetas, y guardaremos archivos que se cifrarán y se mantendrán ocultos. Para acceder a ellos deberemos meter la contraseña que establecimos la primera vez.

Ivan Cukic, desarrollador de KDE, es quien ha creado esta nueva herramienta de la que ya nos hablaba en su blog hace unos cuantos meses. Ha sido en Plasma 5.11 donde se puede por fin probar, aunque todavía necesita muchas más funcionalidades.

Yo la he probado en un LiveUSB con openSUSE Krypton, en la que se ofrece la último de los repositorios de KDE con openSUSE Tumbleweed.

En openSUSE no se ofrece por defecto junto con Plasma 5.11 por tanto hay que echar mano de YaST o zypper para instalar e paquete plasma-vault.

Además necesitas también el paquete fuse en su versión 2.9.7, cosa que en openSUSE no se ofrece, por lo que tuve que instalarlo desde repositorios personales de desarrolladores que lo están empaquetando.

Una vez hecho esto, he grabado un video mostrando cómo crear un nuevo “vault” o caja fuerte. Cómo acceder a el y protegerlo. Y cómo funciona.

A continuación puedes ver el vídeo en cuestión que está alojado en archive.org

También puedes verlo en YouTube para quienes prefieran esta plataforma, en este enlace:

Por cierto para borrar un vault, yo lo conseguí aunque en el vídeo no se ve del todo, ya que no reinicié la sesión.

En resumen: Borrar las carpetas ocultas de vault, borrar el archivo rc y después cerrar sesión y volver a abrirla, con eso ya había desaparecido el vault.

Es un software que está en desarrollo, así que supongo que tendrá que recibir más mejoras, por ejemplo poder hacer eso desde la GUI sin necesidad de tener que borrar a mano archivos oculto, etc.

¿Te resulta interesante dicha herramienta?

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Le samedi 28 octobre 2017, nous organisons notre Journée Mensuelle du Logiciel Libre à la Maison St Sever à Rouen. (Centre Commercial St Sever, 10-12 rue Saint-Julien 76100 Rouen) de 14h00 à 18h00. On fera connaissance avec la toute dernière version de openSUSE, la openSUSE Leap 42.3, Gnome 3.20, LibreOffice et beaucoup d’autres distributions Linux. Nous […]


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The week has been pretty exciting for desktop enthusiast running openSUSE Tumbleweed since two of this week’s snapshots delivered new versions of GNOME and KDE respectively.

Snapshot 20171010, which is the most recent release, fixed numerous memory leaks with ImageMagick 7.0.7.6 and apache 2.4.28 fixed Optionsbleed or Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)-2017-9798, which allows remote attackers to read secret data from process memory. Cmake 3.9.4 added support for Boost 1.65.0 and 1.65.1 and hplip 3.17.9 added support for several new printers. New features were added for the Quick Emulator (QEMU) with the new libvirt 3.8.0 version. Two major version updates were also available in the snapshot; some targets may rebuild when upgrading with the software construction tool SCons 3.0.0 and the memory allocator Jemalloc 5.0.1 added several improvements and new features including the addition of mutex profiling, which collects a variety of statistics useful for diagnosing overhead/contention issues.

Tumbleweed KDE users saw Plasma 5.11 make its way into snapshot 20171009 less than 24 hours after the official upstream release. The new Plasma 5.11 brings a redesigned settings app, improved notifications and a more powerful task manager. The release is the first release to contain the new “Vault”, a system to allow the user to encrypt and open sets of documents in a secure and user-friendly way.    Several CVE fixes were made with the update of Mozilla Firefox 56.0, but users should be aware that Firefox has no 32-bit builds for the application. The Linux Kernel was also upgraded to version 4.13.5 in the snapshot.

Several libraries and XFCE plugins were updated in the 20171007 snapshot and Mesa 17.2.2 had several Vulkan ANV/RADV driver fixes. Support for LLVM 5.0 for the Gallium3D architecture when using SCons was also added with the new Mesa version. YaST 4.0.10 fixed the handling of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) signatures when running in insecure mode.

GNOME Tumbleweed users received a variety of bug fixes to many packages and translation updates with GNOME 3.26.1 in snapshot 20171006. GTK 3.22.24 fixed some issues with the new resizable tiling and the terminal emulator widget vte’s 0.50.1 version fixed a crash with hyperlinks if the mouse is over the padding. The OpenType text shaping engine package harfbuzz 1.5.1 added a new Application Programming Interface (API) for appending a buffer to another and for comparing contents of two buffers for type of differences.

The two snapshots beginning the week, which were snapshot 20171005 and 20171003, updated several python packages. Openvpn 2.4.3 fixed a potential 1-byte overread in the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) option parsing. Snapper 0.5.2 fix compilation with boost 1.65.0 and libgphoto2 2.5.15 made new capture properties for Fuji cameras and added USB identifiers to Sony, Cannon, Fuji, Nikon and


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Το συνέδριο SUSECon είναι το παγκόσμιο συνέδριο της εταιρίας SUSE. Δικαίωμα συμμετοχής έχουν οι υπάλληλοι καθώς και πελάτες της πληρώνοντας εισιτήριο. Πραγματοποιείται είτε στην Ευρώπη, είτε στην Αμερική.

Η εταιρία SUSE στηρίζει την διανομή openSUSE.

Τα τελευταία χρόνια, η έναρξη των συνεδρίων SUSECon γίνεται με κάποιο χιτάκι της εποχής, με λόγια περί ανοικτού λογισμικού και SUSE. Δείτε την λίστα παρακάτω (θα ανανεώνεται):

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Junto ao meu filho Guilherme, testamos os recursos de realidade aumenta para desenhos com lápis e papel, utilizando uma webcam fixada acima das sombrancelhas com o auxilio de um boné. O resultado foi fantástico, em breve o recurso no projeto OSAR e EducatTux e claro tutorial no Viva o Linux. O método consiste em utilizar um marcador para referencia na transformação relativa da coordenadas tridimensionais.

Com este projeto as crianças se aproximam mais dos lápis e papel novamente, e começam a interagir mais com o mundo real. Pois a tecnologia esta cada vez mais tornando os celulares uma prótese do corpo humano. A tecnologia se utilizada para o bem e visando dependência, pode trazer muitos benefícios.

A próxima versão que o Gui (meu filho) irá homologar, estará disponíveis nos telefones Android.

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Wednesday
11 October, 2017


Michael Meeks: 2017-10-11 Wednesday.

21:00 UTCmember

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  • Enjoyed the introduction, and the staggering depth of history, and richness of the venue - very grateful to the City of Rome for hosting us.
  • Massed board & MC & employees panel thing. gave my Collabora Opening keynote with some examples of the exciting thigns we've been up to for the last year:
    Collabora LibreOffice Keynote 2017
  • Lunch; and minuted a rather lengthy ESC meeting afterwards - with some ideas of where to go next in graphics & code cleanliness.
  • Out for a pleasant social event in the evening in town with the conference.

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Usando o Google Play Music a partir do terminal com o JAM

Se você quer ouvir suas músicas do Google Play Music a partir do terminal, conheça e veja como instalar o com o JAM no Linux.

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Hosted Weblate provides also free hosting for free software projects. The hosting requests queue has grown too long, so it's time to process it and include new project.

This time, the newly hosted projects include:

  • Hunspell - famous spell checker
  • Eolie - a web browser for GNOME
  • SkyTube - an open-source YouTube app for Android
  • Eventum - issue tracking system

Additionally there were some notable additions to existing projects:

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.

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La comunidad de KDE presenta la nueva versión 5.11 de su entorno de escritorio Plasma.

Ayer mismo 10 del 10 de 2017 la comunidad de KDE publicó Plasma 5.11 la versión más reciente de su entorno de escritorio para sistemas operativos *nix.

Y sólo un día después de la publicación oficial por parte de la comunidad KDE, ya estaba disponible en los repositorios de openSUSE Tumbleweed para actualizar el sistema incluido este entorno de escritorio y disfrutar de todas sus novedades.

openSUSE Tumbleweed es la versión de actualización contínua o “rolling release” de la distribución de GNU/Linux openSUSE. ¿Qué es una versión de actualización contínua o “rolling release”?

Eso quiere decir que el sistema se va actualizando a las versiones de los paquetes instalados más recientes y estables. Es decir, tendrás siempre lo más novedoso en tu sistema, pero sin descuidar la usabilidad y estabilidad del mismo.

Plasma 5.11 es la nueva versión del entorno de escritorio de la comunidad KDE. Un escritorio configurable, cada vez más bonito sin necesidad de modificarlo mucho, cada vez con más funcionalidades y útil.

Lo que lo hace la opción ideal para adaptarlo a tus gustos y dejarte trabajar en aquellas tareas que realices con tu ordenador.

Plasma 5.11 viene a corregir errores reportados por la comunidad, dar un lavado de imagen a algunas de las opciones del escritorio además de añadir nuevas herramientas al arsenal ya importante que ya trae de serie.

Así que si eres una persona que utiliza openSUSE Tumbleweed es hora de actualizarlo a la última “snapshot” hasta el momento que es la 20171009 donde se actualizará a Plasma 5.11 además de Firefox 56 entre otros muchos paquetes de software.

Quizás todavía no usas openSUSE Tumbleweed y después de leer esto quieres probarlo. Nada mejor que descargarte la ISO que quieras y probarla o instalarla en tu equipo y estar siempre a la última:

Si por el contrario usas Gnome como entorno de escritorio, también esta opción recibe las actualizaciones de las primeras. Gnome 3.26 estaba en los repositorios también sólo un día después de su publicación oficial. La comunidad de openSUSE no descansa!

Como veis en la imagen que encabeza el artículo yo ya he actualizado mi portátil y tengo un entorno de escritorio actualizado y un kernel a la última, acorde con todo el sistema.

Have a lot of fun!

Imagen: Markus

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Here is the YaST team again with a new report from the trenches, this time with a small delay over the usual two weeks. Most of the team keeps focused on the development of the upcoming SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 products family, including openSUSE Leap 15. That means finishing and polishing the new storage stack, implementing the new rich ecosystem of products, modules, extensions and roles (one of the biggest highlights of the SLE15 family) and much more. So let’s dive into the most interesting bits coming out of the sprint.

Hostname configuration during installation

And let’s start with one of those stories that illustrate the complexity hidden below the user-oriented YaST surface. During installation is very common to assign a hostname to the machine being installed to identify it clearly and unequivocally in the future.

Usually it is a fixed hostname (stored in /etc/hostname) but in some circumstances is preferable to set it dynamically by DHCP. Since some time ago (as you read in a previous report and is shown in the image below) YaST allows to set the hostname selecting a concrete interface or with a system-wide variable named DHCLIENT_SET_HOSTNAME which is defined in /etc/sysconfig/network/dhcp. The value to be set for such variable during installation can be optionally read from the distribution control file. Last but not least, as you already know, Linuxrc can also be used to enforce a particular network configuration.

YaST DHCP configuration with several network interfaces

Most users have a simple setup that works flawlessly, but we recently got a bug report about a wrong network configuration after installing the system if the hostname configuration was set via Linuxrc. After some research we found that the value of DHCLIENT_SET_HOSTNAME coming from the control file was overwriting the Linuxrc configuration at the end of the installation. Now it’s fixed and the global variable will be set by the linuxrc sethostname option if provided or loaded from the control file if not. And all that happens now at the very beginning of the installation to give the user to chance to modify it and to ensure the user’s choice is respected at the end.

Setting hostname in Linuxrc

Take into account that with multiple DHCP interfaces the resulting value for DHCLIENT_SET_HOSTNAME is not fully predictable. Hence, in that scenario we recommend to explicitly select the interface which is expected/allowed to modify the hostname.

Extending the installation process via RPM packages

As we have mentioned (a couple of times) during latest reports, we are implementing multi-product support for the installer. It means that SUSE will ship several products on a single installation media.

One interesting feature is that products, modules and extensions can define its own installation roles. For instance, if you select the desktop extension, you will be able to select GNOME as system role.

During this sprint, we have improved roles definitions handling, displaying a different list of roles depending on which product was selected.

As a side effect, we added support for sorting roles assigning them


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Como instalar o conjunto de ícones Halo no Linux

Se você procura ícones bonitos para seus sistema, conheça e veja como instalar o conjunto de ícones Halo no Linux e deixe seu desktop mais bonito.

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Como instalar o Urban Terror no Linux

Gosta de jogos de tiro em cenários urbanos? Então que tal instalar o Urban Terror no Linux e se divertir um pouco com esse game?

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Getting the masses to move to a Linux distribution can be challenging, but the openSUSE Project is doing its part to get people started with open-source software.

Members of the openSUSE community recently worked with Linux Magazine to publish a special edition of a Getting Started With Linux magazine with the purpose of increasing the openSUSE user base and teaching beginners how to make the switch to Linux.

The 100-page special edition focuses on installing openSUSE Leap 42.3, using the installation and configuration tool YaST, understanding security and many other topics specific for Linux beginners.

It also provides a crash course on Linux and goes in depth about the several applications available on Linux distributions and openSUSE’s default desktop selection, which currently is KDE’s Long Term Support version Plasma 5.8. Many of the articles written in the magazine are from community members of both openSUSE and KDE among others.

From editing photos with digiKam to retro gaming, the magazine covers all sorts of topics, applications and commands using the Konsole Terminal.

The special edition of the magazine will be available on newsstands throughout the globe over the coming months and openSUSE will have the special edition available for free at booths of upcoming open-source events. Pick one up at an openSUSE booth in the coming months and introduce a new user to the world of Linux through this comprehensible magazine.

A special thank you goes out to the members of the community who helped develop the Getting Started With Linux magazine and to the community members who requested magazines to help teach new users about Linux and openSUSE.

Have a lot of fun!


Tuesday
10 October, 2017


Michael Meeks: 2017-10-10 Tuesday.

21:00 UTCmember

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  • Up early, breakfast from the Termini Station & waited around - sending scouts to find the missing bus, collecting partners and Collaborans variously. Eventually found the bus, got to the Airsoft venue, and played a surprisingly fun team-game - lots to learn:
    Collabora & Partners post-AirSofting
  • Coach to a nice Italian restaurant for lunch, and on for a presentation (minus working projector sadly), still - good stuff.
  • Back to Termini; and had an all-afternoon team meeting & brain-storming / planing session until late. Out for dinner together; talked until rather late, bed.

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Como esconder arquivos e pastas sem renomeá-los

Quer ocultar alguns arquivos no Linux, mas não está conseguindo mudar o nome deles para fazer isso? Então veja como esconder arquivos e pastas sem renomeá-los.

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Upcoming Weblate 2.17 will bring improved access control settings. Previously this could be controlled only by server admins, but now the project visibility and access presets can be configured.

This allows you to better tweak access control for your needs. There is additional choice of making the project public, but restricting translations, what has been requested by several projects.

You can see the possible choices on the UI screenshot:

Weblate overall experience

On Hosted Weblate this feature is currently available only to commercial hosting customers. Projects hosted for free are limited to public visibility only.

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In the past days, the campaign to crowd-fund a privacy-focused smartphone built on top of Free software and in collaboration with its community reached its funding goal of 1.5 million US dollars. While many people doubted that the crowdfunding campaign would succeed, it is actually hardly surprising if we look what the librem 5 promises to bring to the table.

1. Unique Privacy Features: Kill-switches and auditable code

Neither Apple nor Android have convincing stories when it comes to privacy. Ultimately, they’re both under the thumbs of a restrictive government, which, to put it mildly doesn’t give a shit about privacy and has created the most intrusive global spying system in the history of mankind. Thanks to the U.S., we now live in the dystopian future of Orwell’s 1984. It’s time to put an end to this with hardware kill switches that cut off power to the radio, microphone and camera, so phones can’t be hacked into anymore to listen in on your conversations, take photos you never know were taken and send them to people you definitely would never voluntarily share them with. All that comes with auditable code, which is something that we as citizens should demand from our government. With a product on the market supplying these features, it becomes very hard for your government to argue that they really need their staff to use iphones or Android devices. We can and we should demand this level of privacy from those who govern us and handle with our data. It’s a matter of trust.
Companies will find this out first, since they’re driven by the same challenges but usually much quicker to adopt technology.

2. Hackable software means choice

The librem 5 will run a mostly standard Debian system with a kernel that you can actually upgrade. The system will be fully hackable, so it will be easy for others to create modified phone systems based on the librem. This is so far unparalleled and brings the freedom the Free software world has long waited for, it will enable friendly competition and collaboration. All this leads to choice for the users.

3. Support promise

Can a small company such as Purism actually guarantee support for a whole mobile software stack for years into the future? Perhaps. The point is, even in case they fail (and I don’t see why they would!), the device isn’t unsupported. With the librem, you’re not locked into a single vendor’s eco system, but you buy into the support from the whole Free software community. This means that there is a very credible support story, as device doesn’t have to come from a single vendor, and the workload is relatively limited in the first place. Debian (which is the base for PureOS) will be maintained anyway, and so will Plasma as tens of millions of users already rely on it. The relatively small part of


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La Free Software Foundation Europe (fsfe) ha lanzado una nueva campaña llamada #savecodeshare para impedir una nueva amenaza al software libre.

Tu dispositivo móvil, tu coche, el ruter wifi de tu casa, tu televisión, los aviones en los que viajas o la estación espacial internacional tienen algo en común. Todos contienen software libre o de código abierto en mayor o menor medida en alguno de sus componentes.

Este amplio uso y reutilización de software es posible debido a que el software libre y de código abierto puede ser compartido de manera abierta, para estudiarlo, adaptarlo a las necesidades de cada cual.

La Unión Europea está preparando un paquete de medidas de “Reforma de Copyright” para firmarlo, que fundamentalmente lo que hace es socavar los fundamentos en los que el software libre se fundamenta.

El artículo 13 propuesto por la directiva de Copyright de la UE tiene como objetivo todos los servicios en línea que permiten a sus usuarios el subir y compartir contenido con otras personas, incluyendo el propio código de las plataformas de hospedaje.

Bajo esta propuesta las plataformas de hospedaje estarán obligadas a prevenir cualquier infracción de copyright fundamentalmente desarrollando tecnologías de filtrado.

Estos algoritmos de filtrado decidirán en última instancia que tipo de software tendrán derecho a compartir los desarrolladores.

Como resultado de esta revisión de derechos de autor que está en marcha, cada usuario de una plataforma de compartición de código ya sea de manera individual o como parte de una empresa o administración pública, será tratado como in infractor en potencia de leyes de derechos de autor.

El contenido, incluyendo el repositorio del código entero, será controlado y bloqueado desde que alguien lo compartió en cualquier momento.

Estas restricciones en la libertad de los desarrolladores para utilizar componentes y herramientas de software específico además hace que sea menos competitivo y que haya menos innovación. Lo que provoca que el software sea menos fiable y provoca infraestructuras menos resiliente.

Nosotros como individuos, desarrolladores, organizaciones y empresas que desarrollan o confían en herramientas de software libre y de código abierto debemos hacer una llamamiento a aquellas personas que hacen las leyes de la UE para proteger aquellas plataformas abiertas y colaborativas que fomentan el software libre.

Las autoridades europeas deben realizar una reforma del artículo 13 de la Reforma de Copyright de la Unión Europea para evitar esta nueva amenaza al software libre y de código abierto.

Si estás de acuerdo y quieres sumarte a la campaña “save code share” de la fsfe puedes firmar esta carta abierta para reclamar una revisión a dicho artículo:

Más de 5000 organizaciones y desarrolladores de todo el mundo ya han firmado. Ya seas desarrollador o simple usuario es  hora de hacerte notar ¿Te animas?

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Monday
09 October, 2017


Michael Meeks: 2017-10-09 Monday.

21:00 UTCmember

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  • Up, quick breakfast - Kendy & I tried to get Uber working to get us to the Hotel. Board meeting all day, board dinner until late.
  • Back with Kendy to try to locate somewhere to sleep; thankfuly found Miklos & woke Andras to let us in; quested for (and found) the necessary extra bed in the end; phew.
  • Worked until 3am polishing slides; tiring.

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openSUSE Tumbleweed es una distribución “Rolling Release” en desarrollo continuo. Aquí puedes estar al tanto de las últimas novedades.

Tumbleweed

Demos un nuevo repaso a lo que ha ocurrido en openSUSE Tumbleweed esta semana pasada.

openSUSE Tumbleweed es la versión “rolling release” o de actualización continua de la distribución de GNU/Linux openSUSE.

El anuncio original lo puedes leer en el blog de Dominique Leuenberger, en este enlace:

Las ISO’s son instalables, pero si ya estás disfrutando de openSUSE Tumbleweed en tu equipo, simplemente deberás actualizarlo mediante este comando aunque desde hace poco un simple zypper dup hace ya todo el trabajo.

En la semana 40 hubo una nueva actualización de la versión de Perl. Las actualizaciones de Perl siempre causena algún contratiempo debido a que las nuevas versione son siempre más estrictas y los mantenedores se tienen que emplear a fondo.

Pero gracias a los colaboradores, esta vez transcurrió sin complicaciones (se descartó una “snapshot” para poder incluir más mejoras). En total, se publicaron 3 snapshots: 0929, 1001 y 1003.

Entre otros paquetes esas actualizaciones trajeron estos cambios:

  • Perl 5.26.1 (NOTA: $CWD ya no está disponible en @INC, esto puede romper algunos programas)
  • Linux Kernel 4.13.4
  • webkitgtk3 (webkit1 for gtk3) ha sido eliminado (gtk2 variant es el próximo!)

Lo próximo que se va a actualizar será:

  • GNOME 3.26.1 (a la hora de publicar este artículo ya está disponible en los repositorios)
  • KDE Plasma 5.11
  • Linux Kernel 4.13.5
  • PostgreSQL 10
  • rpmlint 1.10
  • Mozilla Firefox 56

Si quieres estar a la última con software actualizado y probado utiliza openSUSE Tumbleweed la opción rolling release de la distribución de GNU/Linux openSUSE.

Mantente actualizado y ya sabes: Have a lot of fun!!

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After five months of mucking around, I finally managed to get Android Auto on my HTC U11 working with my new 2016 model Honda Civic’s built in stereo system.

First though, the symptoms:

  • Neither my HTC M10 nor HTC U11 worked with the Civic’s Android Auto based stereo system
  • The HTC phones can however do normal bluetooth based phone calls and play music
  • The HTC phones work with Android Auto in other vehicles not made by Honda
  • Several different Samsung phones (Note 3, S8 etc) successfully work with Android Auto in the Civic

Things I’d tried unsuccessfully to get Android Auto working:

  • Reinstall Android Auto on the phone
  • Disable Boost+ power optimisation of the Android Auto application
  • Disable Boost+ power optimisation of the Google Maps application

And the trick that got it working in the end?

  • Enable USB Debug Mode under the hidden Developer Options menu!

I currently have no idea why this solves the problem, but at least it works…

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