my current session has near 1500 files open; quick scan shows a lot are ~/.cache/chrom.. but also tons of ~/.config/chrom*; the number of ./..config/.. surprised me...
this does however show one of the things I love about *nix; back when I used windoze; the workstation was brought to a crawl & you had no capacity to explore what google-chrome was doing; yes you could see thrashing (memory paging to disk & back), but it didn't have simple tools that allow system exploration as *nix, or my beloved GNU provides.
source: planet DEBIAN
backups are important.... very important.
with luck they'll never be used; but better to have them & never use them (excluding practice restores to test procedures) than need them & not find flaws in your backup strategy.... hence post...
Note: this is intended for coders using GTK+ (Gnome|Gimp-ToolKit), with info for application devs.
"If you are maintaining a GTK+ application (in particular, a big one like, say, inkscape), and you are looking at porting from GTK+ 2 to GTK+ 3, or updating it to keep up with the changes in 3.20, please let us know about the issues you find. Such feedback will be useful input for us when we get together for a GTK+ hackfest in a few weeks."
Why I had Ubuntu, in the first place? Because it works with uefi and all (including a sh!ty Radeon card, not Lnx friendly) and is good.
ps: pretty sure I've posted this already; it's found in Fedora People & Planet Debian too so I may have just read it multiple times that way... but if repeat post apologies.
debian-testing is where ubuntu is based; thus changes made by debian can often be fixed by ubuntu coders as effects them too; resulting in the occasional link between them, and me on occasion seeing ubuntu/debian mentioned in each others feeds..
gnome is heavily red hat funded; it was written by a gnome coder which I think is the link to fedora people (used to be planet fedora from memory; but making it 'people' allowed them to blog outside of just fedora in red hat's (or fedora's) view)
yes it was in all three; when I posted I was reading the debian post; only now checked
I like .deb's, any missing requirements are easy to get on a pc/server here @ home, as takes me a single-command to give my servers access to web; another command to close it. my workstations already have web access; so any missing requirements are easier to grab.
more of a pain on phones or tablets; which currently is a aim for canonical.
snap's though are also for headless servers; which often have restricted access to web; thus a missing requirement can be a pain; as if you have to open up 'walls'; there is always the chance that you'll forget something and leave some security down as you forgot to reverse all steps.. this is I think part of reason for snap's. (keeping it simple for sysops/admins)
ubuntu is huge in the cloud; much of which is running in vm's or more likely containers. vm's have limited functionality to reduce footprint so a missing requirement can be a bigger pain. yes containers are where it matters; but I can't speak with knowledge there. (my vm example sucks I know; can't think of better right now)
servers are headless; so they don't run X anyway; but the writer was using X in his argument as he could prove it with code.
--- my first answer to this was lost when I dropped something on the mouse & it closed. i've now forgotten where I was heading.. so i'll end here knowing i've gone in circles & likely only confused not reaching my point anyway.
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