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Ok this one is the latest about +Broadcom I promise, I know I'm getting boring.

So the driver is included in the upstream Linux kernel. That's kind of awesome right? Did Broadcom make di good? Well..... firmware is missing.... :|

The only source for the firmware seems to be the Windows driver. I kind of trust the Arch Wiki, but be aware I didn't verified. That said I have the linux-firmware package installed from Fedora 22 and.... firmware missing.

Now Broadcom, is it so hard to 1) license the firmware for redistribution only, if it is not already and 2) ask for it to be included in the damn linux-firmware tree? Like most of all other companies out there? Just check out linux-firmware.git to count them. I mean if they include firmware files for 10 gigabit ethernet and Infiniband cards (like you know those priced around 1000 each sometimes), I think you have nothing to worry for a consumer level WiFi.

Or do you really expect all users doing the steps described in the Arch Wiki or what? Do you think that's a good service, for an OS you claim to support given you do a driver for it, to your customers?

Come on, you did half of the work the good way this time (the driver is in kernel and actually works, with the firmware), but an half well done work is still just that, incomplete.

I would start hoping you would open source your WiFi driver next...
The 2015 Dell XPS 13 (9343) is the second-generation model of the XPS 13 line, and like its predecessor, it has official Linux support courtesy of Dell's Project Sputnik team. They target Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but the improvements and support from the Sputnik team are generally applicable to all ...
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+Elad Alfassa and you had to do that very probably for a broadcom legal dept fsckup :-/
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Couldn't agree more
 
The wizard anti-pattern aka. the installer anti-pattern
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+Roberto Sitzia​ looks OK here
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note to self: the dark variant of adwaita is very good for spotting errors, test stuff with that all the time
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This is a great blog post by +Lennart Poettering .  In fact, I put in a talk at  +The Linux Foundation Linuxcon Europe that this blog references.  However, my talk talks about the viability of a the Desktop as a business market.  What is missing is that we have no analytics about the strength of the market as it pertains to the desktop.  The 1-4% desktop share that we purport to have doesn't really have enough data.

If you are running GNOME on an enterprise setup, using RHEL or SLED, the +GNOME has no way of knowing who uses their software.  Application writers have no personal relationship with the desktop mraket because it is completely defused through the distribution network.  Quality issues also arise.  One distro can have a bug that is no repeatable in another.  IfI have a problem, do I blame the distro or upstream?

Centralizing application distribution, with sandbox'ed app, provides desktops like +GNOME and application writer with the kind of analytics that will help improve software quality and reliability on a wide range of platforms.  If an app fails we know exactly who to blame.

In many ways, Lennart's talk and mine (if accepted!) would be complimentary.  Of course this might mean that Lennart either follows me or I follow him, and boy I know how that ended up, last  time that happened! :-)

I think it would be awesome to have a conference where we place these kind of things as the main focus.  It seems that a lot of conferences these days center around kernel development.
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Dear +Wacom,

The companion 2 looks awesome, how well it works with linux (on the device itself I mean)?
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+Lapo Calamandrei I don't have any personal experience with the device so I can't say for sure how well it works. I have heard of one person managing to install Ubuntu Vivid onto it[1], though they report issues with both the touchscreen and pen (which are to be expected since they aren't supported by the linuxwacom driver yet). I'm not sure if they ran into any other issues getting it to work, but there's always the possibility.

If you're interested, I can provide you with development patches to the linuxwacom "input-wacom" driver which should get the pen working. Getting the touchscreen to work will be trickier since it seems like our new auto-configuring "HID_GENERIC" code doesn't quite like the format of the touch data. I'll probably have to ask you for some log information to figure it out.

[1]: http://sourceforge.net/p/linuxwacom/mailman/message/33583164/
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Canonical have improved their IP policy such that it no longer violates the GPL, but it's still awful. Tldr; don't build a product on top of Ubuntu 
(In order to avoid any ambiguity here, this is a personal opinion. The Free Software Foundation's opinion on this matter is here) Canonical have a legal policy surrounding reuse of Intellectual Property they own in Ubuntu, and you can find it here. It's recently been modified to handle concerns ...
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This is just another proof that US copyright law is completely broken
 
One word (but very loud) FUCK!
A controversial copyright ruling could make it harder to make computer programs work together, and the government advised the Supreme Court not to review it.
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I'm looking at +Christian Hergert's gnome-builder thinking about the wonders a (highly skilled) full time hacker can do. Too bad he has to pay bills and caffeine so the funds collected will run out soon, we should realy figure out a less time consuming (for them) way of funding indipendent hackers than indigogo or kickstarter.
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I'm trying to installat Fedora 22 on my GF laptop, I get the failwhale (note to +Jakub Steiner : I think the dark variant would work better for the failwhale screen) as soon as X starts. This is what journalctl says about it, any idea?
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I hate that padding too
I decided to spend some time today to play with GtkAssistant, more precisely, I tried to build a mock installation wizard mimicking Boxes' one in order to test how I could adapt its behaviour to make it GtkAssistant ready. Ov...
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